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NHTSA — Seat Belts Problems

2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,525 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.

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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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

Jan 032013

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • 88,500 miles
I was traveling on the highway at about 55 miles per hour when the passenger airbag and seatbelt light came on. Then the dash airbag light came on and stays on constantly. Now the passenger airbag light comes on and goes off at any time with or without a passenger.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #5

Feb 042013

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • miles

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

The passenger seat belt indicator stays on regardless of having someone sit in the seat or not. The air bag warning light is also on all the time. I have checked the wiring and nothing seems to be wrong with it.

- Little Egg Harbor, NJ, USA

problem #4

Mar 142012

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Grand vitara. The contact stated that the front passenger seat belt warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the seat belt cushion needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 124,000.

- Hollow Spring, MS, USA

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problem #3

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 #2

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 #1

Mar 012010

Grand Vitara

  • 49,000 miles
I notified my car dealership, Suzuki that my seatbelt on the passengers side was not operating correctly. They stated that I would have to pay $85 for them to make a diagnostic evaluation. Then pay for whatever parts/labor to correct the problem. The seat belt does not come all the way out, it appears that the spring latch that control it is broken. They stated that the seatbelt was not covered under any warranty after a certain number of mileage. My question is this is a safety issue and it should be covered for the life of the vehicle. I would like someone to explain to me why this is not covered, my vehicle is a 2006 Suzuki Grand vitara. It appears that no one is concern with the safety of this vehicle because seat belts are the number one safety feature in addition to the airbags. That would be like telling me that the airbags are not covered under warranty and if you are in an accident and they don't deploy then who is at fault and who be sued in the event of death? I will take this further if this is not addressed, because this is a serious safety concern.

- Lynchburg, VA, USA

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