really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,313 miles

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #35

Sep 162015

Grand Vitara

  • 0 miles


The vehicle was shipped to a Suzuki dealer in puerto rico and then shipped back to the usa. Once shipped to puerto rico, Suzuki provides a specific VIN as vehicles exported out of the usa. The vehicle was shipped back to usa in 2009 and ever since I have received three safety recall notifications to have done by local Suzuki dealer. We contacted the local Suzuki dealers several times and the VIN does not appear in their system at all. I been told they will not service my vehicle being that it was ship from puerto rico and the only place they would fix the recall would be there. I have contacted corporate Suzuki multiple times and been told they can't do much to try to negotiate with the dealer again which has refused to do the service. I have been many hours explaining my situation to different individuals from dealer and Suzuki and never come to a solution after several months. I'm told that vehicles shipped to puerto rico (us territory) and back to us are not covered under these safety recalls despite I am receiving the notification to my Ohio address. Its been several months we been trying to solve this issue and always get the run around. One of the recall is related to air bags and differential train locking due to faulty seal. The vehicle was being driven by my daughter for school and we've now have restricted her from driving the vehicle concerned for these issues. We would appreciate any support or assistance you may provide to solving this issue.

- Beavercreek, OH, USA

problem #34

Aug 052015

Grand Vitara

  • miles

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #33

Jul 152015

Grand Vitara

  • 72,500 miles
I have tried numerous times through safercar.gov to check if the airbags I have in my car are on the recall. I get no response. I would appreciate if you can check to see if my car's airbags are ok. A response would be greatly appreciated.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #32

Jul 092014

Grand Vitara

  • 90,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Grand vitara. After the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V405000 (air bags), the air bag warning indicator was consistently illuminated. The failure recurred each time the vehicle was started. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the air bag system was faulty and could deploy at any time. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Parkersburg, WV, USA

problem #31

Sep 292014

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Grand vitara. While at a stop light, another vehicle crashed into the rear driver side of the contact's vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries reported. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 13V405000 (air bags); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 89,000. The consumer stated the recall was for the passenger side, but it was the drivers side light that was lit. Updated 08/26/15.

- Cincinnati , OH, USA

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problem #30

Sep 022014

Grand Vitara

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Grand vitara. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under recall NHTSA campaign id number: 13V405000 (air bags). However, the air bag warning light continued to illuminate. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 64,000.

- Cantonment, FL, USA

problem #29

Jul 222013

Grand Vitara

  • 134,500 miles


Notice while driving that the passenger seat belt light came on showing that my passenger wasn't buckled in even if the seat belt was on and that air light warning light came on the dashboard. This is the second time this has happen. This problem happens if there is a passenger sitting in the seat or even if no one is sitting in the seat. Seat sensor was replaced once already back in 2008, covered by car warranty but not sure if it will be covered this time again as I have 134,000 miles on the car already. Waiting for response from dealer about the situation.

- Pearl City, HI, USA

problem #28

Aug 152010

Grand Vitara

  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Grand vitara. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the driver and passenger side air bag warning lights illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where it was advised to the contact that the passenger's side air bag sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #27

Jul 132010

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • 47,703 miles
A hot day or any bag weighing over 5 lbs. Will trigger the passenger seat sensor for the air bag. The only way to stop this problem is to permanently buckle the passenger seatbelt.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #26

Jan 032013

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • 88,500 miles
I was traveling on the highway at about 55 miles per hour when the passenger airbag and seatbelt light came on. Then the dash airbag light came on and stays on constantly. Now the passenger airbag light comes on and goes off at any time with or without a passenger.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #25

Feb 042013

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • miles


The passenger seat belt indicator stays on regardless of having someone sit in the seat or not. The air bag warning light is also on all the time. I have checked the wiring and nothing seems to be wrong with it.

- Little Egg Harbor, NJ, USA

problem #24

Jul 082009

Grand Vitara 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
The sensor built into the passenger seat that controls the airbag is defective. The fix is a $2000 total seat replacement. Unacceptable. The car thinks a door or hatch is open and turns the overhead light on and off all the time. Another sensor. You have to be houdini to install a bulb in the front light assembly and the bulb is held by a rinky dink clip that doesn't hold so the front lights are subject to going out. The clip won't hold the bulb in place and even the dealer has problems when your bulb burns out or many times just becomes loose.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #23

Apr 292010

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • miles
Seat airbag sensor failure, airbag code light in dash always on, cheked in dealer, and the no passenger indicator light in console always on with a passenger sit on the seat.

- Humacao, PR, USA

problem #22

Aug 162007

Grand Vitara

  • 30,000 miles
To whom this concern I have a 06 Suzuki Grand vitara im the original owner the passenger air bag light stays on, the dealer and company says I have to spend $2000 to fix it if U go on line the other people are having the same issues my autistic son sits in the front and I believe they dealer and company knew about this for the longest time nopt doing nothing to help us expect everyone to spend money which I think I should be a recall, can something be done to help my email is[xxx] or[xxx] address is [xxx] ty for your time and I hope to get a response. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Manchester Nh, NH, USA

problem #21

Feb 282012

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Premature failure of the passenger restraint air bag system due to failure of a pressure sensor in the passenger seat. Suzuki refuses to repair it as they consider it out of warranty and the dealer wants $1,200 to replace the seat.

- Greenwood , IN, USA

problem #20

Jan 252012

Grand Vitara 4WD 6-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
Right front passenger seat intermittent sensor failure. Seat intermittently does not sense an adult in the seat creating a "pass" condition which disables the right passenger seat air bag(s).

- Greenwood, IN, USA

problem #19

Dec 012011

Grand Vitara

  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Suzuki Grand vitara. The contact stated both the front passenger's side seat belt and driver's side air bag warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The warning indicators remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the front passenger seat cushion sensor would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 66,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Ogdensburg, NJ, USA

problem #18

Nov 092011

Grand Vitara 6-cyl

  • miles
I engaged my brakes and pulled into a parking spot going about 10 miles per hour. When I was about 6 inches away from the sidewalk curb (about 6 inches high) with my brakes applied fully my vehicle revved up really loud and lunged forward violently and crashed through a brick office building. I did not step on the gas at all. My air bags did not deploy either.

- Covington, LA, USA

problem #17

Feb 142007

Grand Vitara

  • 10,000 miles
At apx. 10000 miles, the air bag light came on with the car, and did not go out. Took the vehicle to the dealer; was informed that the driver's side air bag weight sensor had failed in the seat, and would be replaced under warranty. At apx. 25000 miles, the air bag light again came on. The car was now out of warranty. I took the car to the dealer, and was informed that the air bag weight sensor in the seat had failed, and needed to be replaced. When I informed the service manager that this was the second time that this had happened, they offered to replace the sensor for $300 dollars. Which I paid for. At apx. 52000 miles, the air bag light came on again. (it was intermittent, as it would sometimes not be on) after a few months, we were involved in a minor accident, (struck by another car on rear quarter) when the car was repaired, I was asked about the seatbelt light; I was informed that the diagnostic code indicated a failure of the weight sensor. I informed the repair shop and insurance that the light was not due to the accident. While I was at the shop, the error light went out, but subsequently (within 5 miles) came back on again. The shop informed me that the problem was <<>> in the wiring harness or sensor connector, rather than the actual sensor (as the problem was intermittent.) the car has not been fixed, and the air bag light is still on. That is three air bag weight sensor related problems with the same car. This is a safety issue, and it seems to be a pervasive safety issue with the 2006 Grand vitara... [in addition, the car blows the low-beam (and sometimes high beam) headlights quite often - more than any other car I've driven in nearly 40 years of driving.]

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #16

Aug 312011

Grand Vitara 4WD 6-cyl

  • 66,500 miles
We recently purchased a 2006 Suzuki Grand vitara from an individual. On the way home the" passenger seat belt off" and air bag lights remained on. When we took it to a Suzuki dealer for diagnosis the results was the passenger seat sensor was not working therefore the passenger air bags were disabled. The service manager quoted $1800. To $2000. For replacement. We are very disappointed to find this to be a common problem with Suzuki.

- Choctaw, OK, USA

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