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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara (Page 2 of 2)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,313 miles

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #15

Jul 312011

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • 21,500 miles

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

I have Grand vitara 2006 with 21,500 miles. The airbag light turn on 21,000 miles. I check internet a lot of this SUV have the same problem. Airbag sensor under passenger seat is damage. Replace full seat $2,200 to $2,500.

- Rio Grande, PR, USA

problem #14

Jun 282011

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
I have a 2006 Suzuki - Grand vitara, my passenger side air bag light stays on. I took it to the Suzuki dealer and they said my passenger side air bag sensor is out and it would cost $2000 for the part only. The light sensor started flickering a few months ago with nothing or anyone in the seat today 06/29/11 finally took car into dealer to figure out what is wrong. They told me I couldn't even trade the car in because of this safety issue unless I repair and pay for cost on my own. What is that?

- Kalaheo, HI, USA

problem #13

Jun 012011

Grand Vitara

  • miles
My Suzuki Grand vitara 2006, has error code B1312 which is a failure of the passenger seat airbag sensor. This is a major safety issue since it will not deploy any airbags in case of an accident. I have contacted Suzuki but they have been dodging this issue. I believe that Suzuki should pay for this entire repair as a safety recall. You may also find more such cases here: www.Suzuki-forums.com/2G-2006-grand-vitara/42300-error-code-B1312.html www.Suzuki-forums.com/2G-2006-grand-vitara/26724-airbag-warning-service-light-came.html www.Suzuki-forums.com/2G-2006-grand-vitara/38714-airbag-sensor-light.html thank you.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #12

May 212011

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • 38,750 miles

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

Started truck the other morning passenger airbag and seatbelt light came on and won't go off even when no one is sitting in seat.. there was no accident or damage done to vehicle.

- Joplin, MO, USA

problem #11

Apr 082011

Grand Vitara

  • 65,016 miles
The passenger airbag light came on and stayed on even when no one was sitting in the seat. Therefore, we returned the vehicle to the Suzuki dealer. The dealer stated it would cost over $2,000 to repair the electronic switch for the passenger airbag. However, we were informed that we could continue to operate the vehicle, but to note that the passenger air bag may or may not deploy in an accident. We fell this is a safety related issue, and the cost for repair is so prohibitive. We feel that the manufacturer should be responsible for such repair. Questions: Has this similar problem been reported from other car manufacturers" if so, who was responsible for the repair? or is this the first time this type of issue has surfaced"

- Sumter, SC, USA

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problem #10

May 052010

Grand Vitara

  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Grand vitara. The contact stated that the air bag sensor failed. The contact stated the sensor was supposes to recognize when the passenger seat was occupied and activate the air bag but that was not the case. The vehicle was neither inspected nor repaired for the failure. The failure mileage was 62,000 and the current mileage was 73,000. Updated 05/03/11 updated 05/04/11

- Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #9

Oct 012009

Grand Vitara 4WD 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles

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

2006 Suzuki Grand vitara. Airbag light stays on continually for months. The dealer states it's my responsibility to pay $2,000 to fix the defect which is a sensor in the seat. VIN# [xxx]. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #8

Feb 012011

Grand Vitara

  • 110,000 miles
I got a 2006 Grand vitara brand new at first it was little things like my dome light switch breaking and the window controller becoming loss and after getting them fixed they break again a week latter then a sensor light comes on about the air bag and wont go off the worst thing is my air condition control only lets ac run cant turn it off and don't try to put the heat from you feet to face the air might just stop working then I started to have bearing issues that was a recall item but my dealership closed so I had to drive 47 miles drop it off and had to come back the next day to get it that was the first recall then my car started to make a weird noise I got the notice of another recall and my pulley broke and I cant drive my car 47 miles to get it fixed I asked if I just fix it my self will they refund me my money back for the part they said no and they wouldn't even ship the item to me because im not a shop but they were willing to pay 50 dollar towards my three hundred dollar tow to get my car there.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #7

Sep 282010

Grand Vitara

  • 54,000 miles
My vehicle (in addition to headlights that burn out frequently), has had the airbag sensor control light and seat belt light illuminated off and on for the past few months, accompanied by the high pitched beep-beep-beep...alarming, of course. Mine also came on a little of 54,000 mile. As it is intermittent, and I am generally in the vehicle alone, I haven't had it looked at or replaced. This will happen when no one and/or nothing is on the front seat. Various speeds (from 35 mph to freeway speeds). E lights for the front passenger seat airbag and seatbelt are constantly on. They came on at approximately 56000 miles. I was told by Suzuki of nashville that it was possibly the sensor in the front passenger seat, but not sure. Cost of $2700 to repair. Also I was told that they do not know if the airbags will deploy or if the seat belt will catch when brakes are activated. This is a safety issue and should be addressed by Suzuki - possible a recall would be the proper approach. Apparently the sensor module needs to be replaced, not the whole seat. It seems ridiculous to charge $2700 for a front seat cushion when the car is worth approx $10,000.

- Spanaway, WA, USA

problem #6

Nov 152010

Grand Vitara

  • miles
Airbag sensor control module and seat belt light problem. The lights for the front passenger seat airbag and seatbelt are constantly on. They came on at approximately 56000 miles. I was told by Suzuki of nashville that it was possibly the sensor in the front passenger seat, but not sure. Cost of $2700 to repair. Also I was told that they do not know if the airbags will deploy or if the seat belt will catch when brakes are activitated. This is a safety issue and should be addressed by Suzuki - possible a recall would be the proper approach. Apparently the sensor module needs to be replaced, not the whole seat. It seems riduculous to charge $2700 for a front seat cushion when the car is worth approx $10,000.

- Christiana, TN, USA

problem #5

Sep 172010

Grand Vitara 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,700 miles

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

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

problem #4

Feb 012010

Grand Vitara

  • 37,800 miles
2006 Suzuki Grand vitara passenger side air bag light on. Dealer wants approx $2000 to replace seat bottom because sensor is built in. Light was coming and going now it is on all the time airbag system is now inop car was approx 1800 miles out of warranty. Now has approx 40,000 miles on it. Dealer refused to make an invoice for my visit to document issue.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #3

May 012010

Grand Vitara

  • 59,000 miles
Low beam headlights frequently burn out airbag seat sensor twice changed, now it is out of warranty. Check engine light turns on frequently. Ac blows hot air suddenly. Power steering plastic tensioner may break out. Rear wheel cover impact wiil dent backdoor.

- Aguadilla, PR, USA

problem #2

May 102010

Grand Vitara

  • 18,500 miles
All was normal in the events leading up to the defective items below: Ac fan blower motor- broken, needed to be replaced. No air blowing through vents. Airbag warning light- broken, passenger seat cushion needs to be replaced.

- Wailuku, HI, USA

problem #1

Sep 152006

Grand Vitara 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
Frontal collision (50 mph impact) air bags did not deploy. Engine cut-off did not work. Engine had to be turned off manually. Vehicles totaled by Missouri highway patrol.

- Gladstone, MO, USA

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