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NHTSA — Structure: Frame And Members: Underbody Shields Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,000 miles

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 172011

Grand Vitara 4WD 6-cyl

  • 79,000 miles


At first I thought it was a wheel bearing after having a mechanic lift the car I noticed the crossmember for the transmission hanging, after close inspection of the crossmember seem there were no drain holes for water to exit the mount. And maybe defective metal used to produce the part caused premature failure of the part luckily I found the problem as this part is supposed to support the weight of the transmission and keep the alignment of the engine to transmission, to drive shafts, to the rear end, transfer case drive line to the front wheels. A total failure may cause drive shafts to break possibly catapulting the car, not to mention the accelerated ware and tear on all parts that are engineered to high tolerances to line up. This 4X4 vehicle has 79, thousand highway miles, no off roading.

- Mastic Beach, NY, USA

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