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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,859 miles

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2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara engine problems

engine problem

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2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 212012

Grand Vitara

  • 13,859 miles


Every morning I head off to work when the vehicle is cold, I start the vehicle, I put into drive as I accelerate to about 10 miles I hear a rattling sound from underneath the vehicle. This sounds happens even when the car is warm accelerating from a stopped position, such as being at a stoplight. I had the vehicle in the repair shop at the dealer where I purchased the vehicle. The dealer's service department said it was the heat shield for the catalytic converter. I left the vehicle overnight, in order for the service department to experience the annoying sound, when they test drove it the following morning. Here I am about seven months later with the problem. I believe it is something more serious than a heat shield. I have scheduled a second appointment to have the same issue repaired. I have been research the issue online and see that this been an ongoing issue with Suzuki.

- Germantown, MD, USA

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