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NHTSA — Equipment Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 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.

2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara accessories - interior problems

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2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 162011

Grand Vitara 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles


2009 Suzuki vitara air conditioner compressor has failed upon 2 year ownership. It is not covered under the warranty per Suzuki dealership. While driving at normal speed, a popping sound occurs and the air begins to blow hot air. The events leading up to this was the highbeam/lowbeam lights burn out within 3 months of ownership. Then pulley system fails. Then the compressor. This all takes within 2 years. To repair the compressor, there are no "old" parts and it is only stocked with the Suzuki dealership. You are forced to pay their price for replacing unit, even though the air conditioner and filtering unit is covered under the 7 year/or 100000 mile warranty. The dealership told us that is was covered then 6 hours later they said it wasn't and refused to pay for the compressor telling me that they were not going to let me "win the lottery". our Suzuki has 40,000 miles currently. A two year old car should not have this many problems.

- Kansas, KS, USA

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