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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems

1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,793 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara lights problems

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2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner Comments

problem #15

Jul 012016

Grand Vitara

  • miles

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

I bought my 07 Suzuki Grand vitara in 2008. Since I have owned this vehicle I have had to replace the low beam headlights about every 3-4 months. The lights even after being replaced will flicker and turn off. I have to open the hood and wiggle the light to come back on. The connectors on the headlights have become overheated and mealted. Once while driving I smelled smoke, after opening the hood I realized it was the headlight. I have been pulled over several times because my headlight(s) have turned off while driving. I have had to drive multiple times with the high beams. Also the low beam headlights are so dim I can barely see a yard infront of my vehicle while driving. These are all serious safety hazards and even life threatening if the headlights were to catch fire.

- Ingram, TX, USA

problem #14

Apr 042016

Grand Vitara

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Suzuki Grand vitara. The contact stated that the low beam lights failed to work. The contact had to constantly use the high beams each time the failure happened. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was not available.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #13

Feb 152016

Grand Vitara

  • 65,000 miles
The head lights keep blowing out, especially the left front. I find myself changing this bulb every 3-5 months. Now the high beams do not turn on from the forward position at the steering wheel, they will work when the arm is pulled back with the high beam light indicating they are working, not the same in the forward position. I have checked the fuses and bulb. I am tired of these problems and it is a definite safety hazard. Suzuki should get on board to fix these reoccurring problems for every owner. But since Suzuki no longer exists in the United States, it will be up to NHTSA.

- Bremerton, WA, USA

problem #12

Jan 122009

Grand Vitara

  • miles

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

My lights are always going out its hard to see at night when they are on and I considered very dangerous and went dealer where I bought it and they tell me they can't fix it just keep changing lights when they go out not good

- Pitman, NJ, USA

problem #11

Feb 232015

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • 730,000 miles
The headlights burn out about every 4 months. This is a very expensive problem.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

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problem #10

Jan 142015

Grand Vitara

  • 125,000 miles
I have two issues, and have had these issues since buying the car about 3 years ago, when running the car cold the brakes do not depress the first time I brake, it takes alot of force to get the car to stop, if it is warmed up for 15 min or so it will not have the issue, but figures it should be addressed. My other issue is the headlights, they burn out constantly, I change then ever 2 or so months alternating between drivers side and passanger side.

- Lemars, IA, USA

problem #9

Jul 172010

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles

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

The head lights keep going off every 4 to 6 months. There's been numerous complaints from other owners on repairpal.com about the same thing and Suzuki has not wanted to recognize that there is a problem. This is partially what they have posted "we understand the concerns you have raised in your message and we want to inform you that there is no known issues with the headlight assembly". yet everyone's complaints about the headlights going off every 4 to 6 months is a fact. I tried replacing the entire head light assembly before I knew there is actually a problem with it and it's still doing it months later. It's getting very expensive for everyone and myself to be replacing headlight bulbs every couple of months that should be lasting years.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #8

May 182012

Grand Vitara

  • 50,000 miles
I see that you have recalls on some vehicles for the daytime headlights over heating. It is also happening on the 07 Suzuki Grand vitara. I have to replace my headlights at least once a year from the over heating issue and it also has a rubber burning smell. If my vehicle is recalled how do I go about getting it fixed if I havent even got called for even the past recalls on my vehicle like the airbag reccall... please inform me on how to do so.

- Ragland, AL, USA

problem #7

Jan 042013

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • 92,900 miles
I received a recall notice regarding the air bags malfunction in the early part of 2014. In fact my air bag light stays on and will not turn off. I took my car to the recommended dealer, and waited 3 hours, while the dealer (big red) tried to sell me another car for all that time, only to be told 3 hours later that they didn't have the part to repair this problem. This was done in March 2014 and to date - July 2014 as of this letter, I still haven┐┐T been notified that they ever received the part, so this condition remains unfixed. Report receipt date: Sep 06, 2013 NHTSA campaign number: 13V405000 component(s): Air bags could you please also help me with this, I noticed that I have replaced the same head lights over 4 times in one year, the last time the light went out the gentleman at oreily's showed me that the headlamp switch was burnt, and told me there must be some electrical problem with the switch and to be very careful. I did read where there are recalls for problems with overheating headlamp switch and module that poses a risk of fire. Date of incident: 02/12/2013 NHTSA id number: 10618387 component(s): Exterior lighting lastly I have a transfer case problem and the car gets stuck in 4WD has anything to do with the power train recall? all my 4WD lights are blinking, I was just wondering if you knew if these problems maybe related. Report receipt date: Dec 07, 2007 NHTSA campaign number: 07V554000 component(s): Power train

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #6

Feb 122013

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
I have replaced the headlamp bulbs 17 times on the vehicle mentioned above the each time they would stop working. Found out there is nothing wrong with the bulbs there is an abnormal operation of the low beam headlamps and the daytime running lamps. They flickered constantly and stopped working one night as my son was driving home from college. He could have been killed!!! we have had the vehicle serviced several times and each mechanic stated there should be a recall. Many people with the same vehicle have posted the same complaint on the internet and I think there should an immediate recall. We cannot drive the vehicle because the lights continue to stop beaming randomly. There is a Suzuki safety recall for this issue on the 2004-2008 forenza and reno and there should be one issued on the Grand vitara as well.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #5

Jul 022007

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • 3,500 miles

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

Low beam headlight bulbs (H7) fail every other month. I've spent about 150-200 us dollars every year on headlight bulbs since I bought the car new in 2007. Wiring harness for H7 bulb show signs of excessive heat (melting and burn marks) on plastic and metal parts. I've always used nitrile gloves, paper towels, and bulb grease (di-electric) to install bulbs and wiring harness. Despite all the precautions working with these bulbs they always fail within 3 or 4 months. The concern is safety and preventing an accident due to defective parts.

- Fort Collins , CO, USA

problem #4

Feb 192014

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • 86,500 miles
The bulbs in my headlamps constantly need replacing. I have replaced them on average twice a year since I purchased the vehicle, which has increased in frequency the last two years to 5 month intervals. I have a standing relationship with my electrician/mechanic, who almost knows me on a first name basis. He never finds anything wrong, in terms of a short in the wires.....just continues to change the bulbs and pocket my money. This last time both bulbs blew out within a week of one another. There was one instance when I was unaware that a bulb had blown and incurred a "fix it" ticket. There should definitely be a recall for this issue, as I suspect there is either a short or outright flaw in the electrical system.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 072012

Grand Vitara

  • miles
I have been having issues with my low beam headlight not working. I have had to replaced the light bulbs every 3-4 months for the past year. The first couple of times I was told the person installing the light bulbs were not doing it properly and that was the issue. Recently, I have been advised that the adapter is the issue and because it has the electric wires connected to it I have to pay for electrical work. To save money I thought I could buy the part myself but, after going to 4 different auto stores who did not have the part I was forced to come online. This is when I discovered that I'm not the only one with this issue. I think Suzuki should place a recall on this issue.

- Augusta , GA, USA

problem #2

Sep 032013

Grand Vitara

  • 77,000 miles
The low beam headlights in our Suzuki Grand vitara went out completely. I have had problems before with a single bulb burning out which I replaced. They are burning out much more rapidly now and becoming a constant problem of having to replace the low beam headlights. Now, both low beam headlights stopped working the other day as we were driving back at night which forced me to use my high beam headlights to get home safely. I have researched online and have seen that this is a common problem many Suzuki owners are having but Suzuki is refusing to acknowledge it and put out a recall on the issue.

- Smithville, MO, USA

problem #1

Jun 192013

Grand Vitara

  • miles
My headlight has blown out 3 times within 6 months. I have replaced them but now I tried to replace my headlight and it won't work, my headlight doesn't even come on. I am thinking its the wiring and I looked online and I seen that multiple people have had this same problem. It is crazy because I shouldn't have to replace my headlight that many times in a year. I contacted Suzuki and they said they can't help me without making me pay the amount, I shouldn't have to pay for this parts and labor when they are aware of this problem because they said they have heard that before.

- Garfield , AR, USA

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