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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,389 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.

2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara engine problems

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner Comments

problem #9

Apr 112015

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • 69,500 miles

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

My vehicle was at a standstill at a red light. I had the automatic transmission in neutral, with my right foot on the brake. While with my foot still on the brake, I shifted into drive and the car instantaneously sped forward at an uncontrollable high rate of speed causing me to hit the car in front of me.

- Tarpon Springs, FL, USA

problem #8

Apr 192015

Grand Vitara 4WD 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
My wife and I just left my mother's condominium premises, I turned right on geneva avenue in san francisco. As I started to accelerate at 23 miles per hour, the car took on a life of its own! the car took off, the engine revved up, by it self and sped up, even me my right foot stepping as hard as I could on the brakes! I steered the car to the side of the road, but I needed to hit the bumper of a parked car in order to stop. In my opinion, my wife and I were subjected by this car into a life threatening situation. I left a note and my phone number on the windshield of the car I hit, apologized, and asked the driver to call me as soon as possible. I thought the frightful experience was over! after I left my note for the driver of the parked car I hit, we decided to proceed. After half a block, the engine powered up by itself, again, and was launching forward. I managed, with all the force I could muster, to step on the brakes and stop on a red zone. We decided to have the car towed to my hometown, 44 miles away. The 2006 Suzuki Grand vitara should be examined thoroughly by the manufacturer in my opinion, correct this huge problem before it kills. Better yet, it should be bought back by the manufacturer. Other people might be driving at 45 miles, not 23, by the side of the cliff. I advised Suzuki usa about this. The matter is pending. I was told nonchalantly by a richard travis that they will have the vehicle examined. They will try to 'duplicate the harrowing experience. I did not feel any compassion at all from Suzuki.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #7

Feb 222013

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • 88,500 miles
I had pulled into the parking garage where I work and was pulling into my space. The car revved up and took off. I hit the parking curb, flew up and back down crashing into another vehicle it was still going and was going to hit another vehicle when I got the steering wheel turned away and out into the middle where there was nothing and got it stopped. If anyone had been walking in the garage at that time I could have hit and killed them. This is a serious problem and needs to be addressed. My car is a total loss.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #6

Nov 092011

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • miles

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

I engaged my brakes and pulled into a parking spot going about 10 miles per hour. When I was about 6 inches away from the sidewalk curb (about 6 inches high) with my brakes applied fully my vehicle revved up really loud and lunged forward violently and crashed through a brick office building. I did not step on the gas at all. My air bags did not deploy either.

- Covington, LA, USA

problem #5

May 062011

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • 32,500 miles
Earlier today, 6 May 2011, my mother was beginning to drive out of the bank drive-thru window when her vehicle took off on its own until she was able to crash it against a wall to avoid impacting other cars and people that were in the area. This is the second incident for this vehicle, a few months ago, again just beginning to move, sped out of control impacting the neighbors home. The vehicle was taken to a local Suzuki dealer for a mechanical evaluation, but nothing unusual was found. That same Suzuki dealer has been the only place where services have been performed on that SUV and I don't buy for a second that nothing is wrong with the vehicle, especially after a second incident.

- Carolina, PR, USA

problem #4

Jul 192010

Grand Vitara

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a Suzuki Grand vitara. The contact stopped at a traffic light with her foot on the brake pedal, the vehicle accelerated and crashed into the vehicle in front of her. A police report was filed. The contact stated that her front end was damaged. The vehicle was towed to a local auto body shop. The vehicle was been repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage were 45,000.

- Sarrockaway, NY, USA

problem #3

Nov 132009

Grand Vitara

  • 55,000 miles

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

( corrected report ) my wife had just filled the truck up at sheetz..I went to pull it up and as soon as I put it in gear it took off...went about 70 feet into a parked car and brick wall..brakes were either ineffective or not working..my wife had a similar event the day before but it was brief and we did not pay attention to it.. throttle was stuck wide open !! I was not injured and luckily was able to steer away from the steet right in fron of me!! I found no recalls of this vehicle on the internet and no similar reports..but it is a serious problem and I could have very easily killed someone or been killed..accident is reported with West hills police johnstown pa..

- Johnstown, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 132009

Grand Vitara

  • 55,000 miles
My wife had just filled the truck up at sheetz..I went to pull it up and as soon as I put it in gear it took off...went about 70 feet into a parked car and brick wall..brakes were either ineffective or not working..my wife had a similar event the day before but it was brief and we did not pay attention to it.. throttle was stuck wide open !! I was not injured and luckily was able to steer away from the street right in front of me!! I found no recalls of this vehicle on the internet and no similar reports..but it is a serious problem and I could have very easily killed someone or been killed..accident is reported with West hills police johnstown pa..

- Johnstown, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 132009

Grand Vitara

  • 55,000 miles
My wife had just filled the truck up at sheetz..I went to pull it up and as soon as I put it in gear it took off...went about 70 feet into a parked car and brick wall..brakes were either ineffective or not working..my wife had a similar event the day before but it was brief and we did not pay attention to it.. throttle was stuck wide open !! I was not injured and luckily was able to steer away from the steer right in front of me!! I found no recalls of this vehicle on the internet and no similar reports..but it is a serious problem and I could have very easily killed someone or been killed..accident is reported with West hills police johnstown pa..

- Johnstown, PA, USA

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