NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Headlights Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,690 miles

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara lights problems

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 182006

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • 4,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Grand vitara. The contact stated that the bulbs in the headlights continuously fell; she had to put the bulb back in manually. The contact informed the dealer who stated that they would check the vehicle and informed her that the headlight sockets had melted. The contact replaced the sockets which melted again. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop and the mechanic stated that the sockets would continue to melt even if she replaced them again. The mechanic advised her to contact the manufacturer. When she called the manufacturer, she was offered no assistance as the vehicle was outside the warranty. The vehicle had not been repaired. The current mileage was approximately 40,000. The failure mileage was approximately 4,000. Updated 12/21/10 updated 12/29/10

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #4

May 232007

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,949 miles
Faulty low beam head light, both side were blow out or melting, one of the events was while I was driving at night. In first time, I call the service dealer and they said it was due to the use and time of the light on the vehicle. Because it was the first time I accepted their explanation. But, again at June they blow out or damage again, this time at night. I went to the service dealer and again they said the same reason that they gave me when I call. Again I accept, but they didn't change it. Again one week ago they blow out, then I decide to do this complaint. Everytime I change the lights I changes for the ones the manual said. Since the second event I saw some vehicles like mine with the same problem, the low headlight were blowout.

- Cabo Rojo, PR, USA

problem #3

Dec 202006

Grand Vitara 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
We bought a Suzuki Grand vitara from the car company, here in warsaw Indiana, the low beam head lights are a hazard to driving at night, we have had the car back to the dealers twice to have this problem corrected. The dealer tried to correct this problem but he could not, so I am making this complaint, hopping that Suzuki will be informed of this problem, we have been informed by the dealer that we are not the only people who have complained about these low beam headlights.

- Warsaw, IN, USA

problem #2

Oct 212006

Grand Vitara 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,200 miles
: the contact stated while driving 35 mph on normal road conditions, the headlights had a distortion and a white light diminished the driver's visibility especially under severe weather and at night. There were no warning signals prior to the incident. The vehicle was taken to the dealership, who determined the headlights were working fine and were properly aligned, they did not find any problems. The manufacturer was contacted, and determined the headlights were working as designed. Owner affirmed that the headlights were defected.

- Doylestown, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 062006

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles
: the contact stated the headlights only shine 50 feet in front of the vehicle. The dealership determined this is how the vehicle is supposed to operate.

- Columbia, SC, USA

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