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NHTSA — Power Train Problems

4.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,064 miles

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2009 Suzuki SX4 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2009 Suzuki SX4 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 132012

SX4

  • 38,000 miles

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

After 38,000 miles and less than 3 years, my Suzuki needs a new drive belt and tensioner according to the dealership. My warranty just ran out. According to research I have done online this belt should last at least 60,000 miles and the tensioner much longer. They are quoting me $450 to repair. Ridiculous!

- Auburn, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 062011

SX4

  • 12,127 miles
While driving on a winnipeg street, approaching a red light @ about 40/45km, & changing to the lane on the right, the steering locked. This occurred on June 6th, 2011. It was a sunny morning. Hadn't rained for at least 24 hrs. I immediately put on the hazard light, shifted to neutral, restarted & drove away without further incident. This has never occurred before; car purchased July 2009--current mileage-12,300 km. No other problems. My mechanic examined all relevant areas and said he found no worn parts or defects. He test drove the car but could not find anything of concern. He stated the car computer did not register that any such incident had occurred. Haber Suzuki test drove the car on June 13. Found no fault with the drive; also stated that the car computer did not indicate that an incident had occurred & saw no reason for further investigation. They informed me that the car had stalled & that caused the steering to lock. The manager there stated that no further investigation was necessary.

- Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada,, 00, USA

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