2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara engine NHTSA complaints: Vehicle Speed Control

NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,000 miles

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2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara engine problems

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2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 282014

Grand Vitara 4WD 6-cyl

  • 88,000 miles


I have had three incidents of unexplained acceleration and revving of the engine in my Suzuki. Each time I have had to leave the flow of traffic and turn the vehicle off to stop the acceleration. This happened twice while driving at highway speed. Braking does not cause the car to downshift. I think a throttle or acceleration is sticking similar to the recalled Toyota cars. This has happened with passengers in the car who can support what happened. Following two incidents, the dealership replaced the motor mounts to fix the problem. It cost $500. On 2/13/15, the week after the repairs, the problem repeated. I was in downtown denver traveling at approximately 20-25 mph. Thankfully, I was able to move out of traffic while avoiding pedestrians and turn the car off. I returned the car to medved Suzuki on 2/16/15. It has been there since. Neither the dealership nor Suzuki motor of american can replicate the problem or recommend a repair. They want to close their work order, have me pick up my car and return a rental vehicle they provided. I ask your assistance to require Suzuki to replace or repair my car which still carries a drive train warranty. I do not want to be injured or to injure others due to unexplained acceleration issues.

- Denver, CO, USA

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