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NHTSA — Engine Problems

3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,756 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.

2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012016

Grand Vitara

  • 21,511 miles

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

There is a engine knock while vehicle is in neutral or park. Took it to the dealer service department. They think it might be a lower motor issue. Vehicle only has 21000 miles on it.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

May 182013

Grand Vitara

  • 68,000 miles
The vehicle was parked in a store parking lot and when I started the car put it in reverse and then in drive to exit the parking lot. When on the street the car went across the street I put my foot on the gas and it stalled. When I my put my foot on the gas to go forward it didn't respond. I then put the car in park and the car jumped forward three times on its own and then stopped repeating this again, but not a third time because I shut the car off. Then I restarted the car. I was able to coast with hazards on to my house under 10 mph. O shut it off and called the auto mechanic. The throttle sensor went. So my car now stays at the station awaiting a new sensor while I am without a means to get to work. This could have caused a serious accident as I crossed the street because cars were coming.

- Huntingdon Valley, PA, USA

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