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NHTSA — Power Train: Driveline Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 miles

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2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner Comments

problem #1

May 182011

Grand Vitara 4-cyl

  • 15,000 miles


2009 grand vatari Suzuki discovered what appears to be defect in right rear axle.the right rear tire went bald after 15K miles complained to yokohama about tires. Purchased new set of different yokohama's. when vehicle reached 45K miles second set went bald. At that point I noticed a roar and vibration coming from right rear purchased a third set of tires and rotated every 3K miles. The roar got worse. Had car lifted both wheels off ground placed car in drive pressed accelerator ran odometer up to 50 miles per hour while listening and watching rear end I hear clicking and saw a vibration on right rear. All of this was visible to eye and ear. Took vehicle to Suzuki dealer described problem and history to service writer. The car was taken back in shop. The mechanic said the problem was the bearing in the right rear axle it would have to be replaced. This problem had to exist when the car was purchased because the symptoms have been the same since the first 15K miles. Suzuki is replacing the bearing under the warranty.

- Tx, TX, USA

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