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NHTSA — Seats Problems

3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,863 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 192013

Grand Vitara

  • 89,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Passenger and driver seatbelt light stays on.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #7

Jul 132010

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • 47,703 miles
A hot day or any bag weighing over 5 lbs. Will trigger the passenger seat sensor for the air bag. The only way to stop this problem is to permanently buckle the passenger seatbelt.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 082009

Grand Vitara 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
The sensor built into the passenger seat that controls the airbag is defective. The fix is a $2000 total seat replacement. Unacceptable. The car thinks a door or hatch is open and turns the overhead light on and off all the time. Another sensor. You have to be houdini to install a bulb in the front light assembly and the bulb is held by a rinky dink clip that doesn't hold so the front lights are subject to going out. The clip won't hold the bulb in place and even the dealer has problems when your bulb burns out or many times just becomes loose.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #5

Apr 292010

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Seat airbag sensor failure, airbag code light in dash always on, cheked in dealer, and the no passenger indicator light in console always on with a passenger sit on the seat.

- Humacao, PR, USA

problem #4

Feb 282012

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Premature failure of the passenger restraint air bag system due to failure of a pressure sensor in the passenger seat. Suzuki refuses to repair it as they consider it out of warranty and the dealer wants $1,200 to replace the seat.

- Greenwood , IN, USA

problem #3

Feb 142007

Grand Vitara

  • 10,000 miles
At apx. 10000 miles, the air bag light came on with the car, and did not go out. Took the vehicle to the dealer; was informed that the driver's side air bag weight sensor had failed in the seat, and would be replaced under warranty. At apx. 25000 miles, the air bag light again came on. The car was now out of warranty. I took the car to the dealer, and was informed that the air bag weight sensor in the seat had failed, and needed to be replaced. When I informed the service manager that this was the second time that this had happened, they offered to replace the sensor for $300 dollars. Which I paid for. At apx. 52000 miles, the air bag light came on again. (it was intermittent, as it would sometimes not be on) after a few months, we were involved in a minor accident, (struck by another car on rear quarter) when the car was repaired, I was asked about the seatbelt light; I was informed that the diagnostic code indicated a failure of the weight sensor. I informed the repair shop and insurance that the light was not due to the accident. While I was at the shop, the error light went out, but subsequently (within 5 miles) came back on again. The shop informed me that the problem was <<>> in the wiring harness or sensor connector, rather than the actual sensor (as the problem was intermittent.) the car has not been fixed, and the air bag light is still on. That is three air bag weight sensor related problems with the same car. This is a safety issue, and it seems to be a pervasive safety issue with the 2006 Grand vitara... [in addition, the car blows the low-beam (and sometimes high beam) headlights quite often - more than any other car I've driven in nearly 40 years of driving.]

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #2

Aug 312011

Grand Vitara 4WD 6-cyl

  • 66,500 miles
We recently purchased a 2006 Suzuki Grand vitara from an individual. On the way home the" passenger seat belt off" and air bag lights remained on. When we took it to a Suzuki dealer for diagnosis the results was the passenger seat sensor was not working therefore the passenger air bags were disabled. The service manager quoted $1800. To $2000. For replacement. We are very disappointed to find this to be a common problem with Suzuki.

- Choctaw, OK, USA

problem #1

Sep 172010

Grand Vitara 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,700 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Grand vitara. The contact stated that whenever a person was sitting in the passenger seat, the air bag light illuminated. The passenger seat module was defective. The contact had to turn the vehicle off and restart it to reset it. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that they would cover 50% of the repair costs to replace the entire seat cushion. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 35,700 and the current mileage was 36,600. Updated 02/1/11 updated 04/14/11

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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