NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Disc: Pads Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,000 miles

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2006 Suzuki Aerio brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Suzuki Aerio Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012007

Aerio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles


Emergency brake light began coming on randomly from time to time. It then began to come on when I turned left, then began to light up when I used the brakes, then stayed on all the time. My brother and I both own 2006 Aerios and both had the same problem at the same time. He took his to the dealership for what we thought would be warranty service. Turns out the brakes had worn out at 18,000 miles! he paid $200 to have his replaced. Being a former mechanic, I decided to sidestep the exorbitant cost of having a dealer replace my brakes planned to do the job myself. Unfortunately, there are no part stores that carry replacement pads for my car. I went to a dealership and was asked to pay $150 just for the pads! instead, I went to a local tire/brake shop and, in the interest of saving time and ending the runaround, I ended up paying the $200 to have my brake pads replaced at 18,000 miles.

- Franklin, TN, USA

problem #1

Jan 012006

Aerio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I bought this vehicle on Nov 2, 2005. Two months later the car was out of alignment so I took it to the shop to get that rectified. Exactly 7 days later it was out of alignment again so I took it to the dealership I bought it from and after I explained the situation their response was that this is not covered by the manufacturers warranty. I paid over $50 to get the car aligned again. In June and just today (Aug 15, 06) I took it to sears for alignment again. This is the fourth time in 10 months I had to take this car back for alignment. The tires are wearing excessively. The front brakes vibrate at 40 mph and of course, I was told by the dealership that this problem is also not covered by the warranty. Even without even test driving the car. Amazing. To fix it, it will cost me another $160 because the brake pads alone, supposedly cost $120. Let me tell you this, I came back to Suzuki because I was the proud owner of a Chevy sprint rs 1985 made by Suzuki and I had it for 10 year with no problems whatsoever. Maybe that was too much luck but 4 alignments in 10 months is defenitly not the quality I was expecting from Suzuki. I will get rid of this car as soon as I can and guess what, I'm passing the word about the aereo's deficiencies to.

- Juana Diaz, PR, USA

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