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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,500 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.

2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara engine problems

engine problem

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2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 072011

Grand Vitara 4-cyl

  • 1,500 miles


Forty-nine days after purchasing the car it burst into flames from under the hood only moments after my wife had exited the car in her parking lot at a school. The car became a total loss as the fire reached the driver's compartment. Two nearby cars belonging to workmates were also damaged with melted tail lights and blistered paint. No after market equipment had been installed and no service had yet been performed on the car.

- Marion, NY, USA

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