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NHTSA — Power Train Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,962 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.

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2008 Suzuki XL7 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2008 Suzuki XL7 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 312013


  • 90,925 miles


Lost steering while driving, became very hard to steer. Cost $2300 to repair. Said defect started as steering rack and caused metal to go throughout the system and take out the pump also. ABS/trac control/stability lights among others come on and loose AWD. Sunroof leak and paint peeling. Steering was lost again while driving 1.5 years later. Definite recall situation.

- Liverpool, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 012010


  • 45,000 miles
Initially stability control off warning message light lit up after starting engine--once every couple of weeks--message disappeared w/I 5 seconds. Then traction control off, stability control off, service traction control, service stability control, and AWD off messages on every start up and is constant until car is turned off completely.

- Running Springs, CA, USA

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