NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal: Sensor/Control Module Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,500 miles

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 182006

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Grand vitara. The contact stated that the passenger air bag warning lamp was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the passenger side air bag seat sensor was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 3000 and current mileage was 61,675. Updated 6/8/11 updated 06/16/11

- Caguas , PR, USA

problem #3

Jul 232010

Grand Vitara

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Grand vitara. The contact stated that the air bag sensor under the front passenger seat was defective. In order to repair it the bottom of the seat had to be replaced along with the sensor. Suzuki was contacted but stated that it was not covered under warranty. The air bag warning lights are on continuously and would not shut off. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were approximately 30,000.

- Highland Lakes , NJ, USA

problem #2

Jan 022010

Grand Vitara

  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Grand vitara. The contact stated that the air bag sensor light shut on and off and it became progressively worse over time. The dealer stated that the air bag sensor in the front passenger seat failed and that the entire seat had to be replaced at the owners expense for approximately $2,275. The contact also notified Suzuki who was unable to offer assistance. The failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was approximately 37,000.

- Saint Louis , MO, USA

problem #1

Oct 012006

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
- the contact stated that her 2006 Suzuki Grand vitara, has had several safety issues since she's purchased the vehicle last year. The first problem was her air bag sensor; she stated that when there is someone sitting on the passenger front side the air bag sensor constantly turns on and off. She has stated that sometimes if you sit in the seat a certain way the airbag sensor works. She has taken the vehicle to the dealership and they changed the computer in the vehicle on one occasion. The seat continued to have the same problem and she took the vehicle back and they changed the seat sensor and that didn't work. The stated that they have also re calibrated the seat and the seat sensor was still malfunctioning. On 03/16/07 while driving at a speed of 60 mph she tried to pass two vehicles on the expressway and the vehicle stalled. She stated that the engine accelerated, but instantly the vehicle lost power. She noticed that the engine light was on, but not sure if any other lights turned on. The contact stated that the vehicle coasted to the side of the road and was able to restart the vehicle immediately. The contact stated that she drove two miles and had the vehicle towed to the dealership. The contact stated that as of now she's waiting for the diagnostic evaluation of the vehicle. The current mileage was 7016.

- Kailua-Kona, HI, USA

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