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Axle Seals Failed


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
120,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

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2004 Suzuki XL7 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Suzuki XL7 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 152015

XL7 EX III 2.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


This car has been nothing but trouble since the day I got it. Recently my axle seals and axles themselves have failed resulting in damage to brakes hubs and rotors and wheel bearings. I do not have an exact price at this current moment but my first quote was over $950+ and is steadily rising with every new thing my mechanic finds broken or damaged from this issue.

PLEASE, I beg of you, stay far away from this vehicle. It is a load of crap and I can't afford to dump it. It will cause you nothing but grief. Take my warning and look towards the Subaru Forester, or the Toyota RAV 4, and even the Honda Pilot.

- , Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 122015

XL7 EX III 2.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

The seals on my axles failed causing my differential to leak all the fluid out and damage the hub and axle causing a clicking sound and damage to my differential. From what I have been told by auto repair shops is that this could cost around $700 to reseal the damaged ones. It may cost more if any significant damage happened to the differential. I haven't been able to drive the car for over a month until I had the funds to repair it. This was such an inconvenience because I commute over an hour away every day.

- , Grand Rapids, MI, USA

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