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NHTSA — Steering Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,745 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 SX4 steering problems

steering problem

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2009 Suzuki SX4 Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 172014

SX4 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Suzuki SX4. The contact stated that the drive belt slipped causing a squeaking noise. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 11V055000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 02/18/15 the consumer stated the vehicle's blower fan would slow down. The steering would become difficult and pull to the right. Updated 4/4/16/2016

- Warsaw, NY, USA

problem #3

May 212013

SX4 4-cyl

  • 34,352 miles
Chirping of accessory drive belt aread noticed. Suzuki replaced serpentine belt and tensioner pulley out of warranty. Seems like something is wrong when replacing a tensioner pulley below 35000 miles.

- Waterford, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 062011


  • 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

problem #1

Feb 242011


  • 18,500 miles
Belt tensioner on 2009 Suzuki failed. The car had 18000 miles on it. The failure was a noisy belt, which gradually grew louder. The belt fell off before I could get it to the dealer. Lost power steering and charging system.

- Bellerose Manor, NY, USA

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