hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,801 miles

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2007 Suzuki Reno engine problems

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2007 Suzuki Reno Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 122009


  • 26,083 miles


Issue noted: A hesitation/loss of power while driving resulting in rapid deceleration and no response from the acceleration pedal/throttle. Several "pumps" of the pedal were required and after some coasting, the vehicle accelerator would respond again. Issue noted as being worse in warmer temperatures and also when driving on hills/inclines. Issue creates a major safety concern when pulling into or across lanes with traffic as the issue may reoccur at any time. On the first occurrence of this issue (10-12-09), vehicle was taken into dealership w/ hesitation and loss of power. The throttle body was replaced at that time with part#13400-85Z20. Issue reoccurred (06/09/11) and dealership checked electrical connections/ground wires, etc. And applied stabliant 22 to terminals. Issue reoccurred (08/24/11) and throttle body was replaced again with part# 13400-85Z21. Issue reoccurred (01/25/12) and was taken to an import specialist that suspected the foot pedal sensor (est. Cost 350.00). Subsequent service at dealership included wiring/signal correlation work between throttle body and foot pedal sensor. Issue is reoccurring now (07/07/15) and after $1597.22 in repair costs since 2007 with this issue, I am hesitant to spend more money on a poorly engineered product that the manufacturer refuses to accept responsibility for by issuing a recall (similar complaints noted on this site and online.)

- Bella Vista, AR, USA

problem #7

Nov 012012

Reno 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
When attempting to shift the vehicle from park to reverse or drive there will be a loud clunk sound. The check engine light will come on and the vehicle will not accelerate. If you shut the vehicle off and then restart, it will then accelerate but will not shift properly. I had the vehicle to ken pollock Suzuki dealership in Pennsylvania when it was still covered under warranty and they charged me $100 dollars to run a diagnostic code scan. They said that they could not find the problem but when asked to explain the codes that were retrieved, I was informed that they were generic transmission codes and that they would not or could not fix the vehicle. This is a ongoing problem and a severe safety concern considering the amount of complaints logged against this model vehicle.

- Wilkes Barre, PA, USA

problem #6

Mar 042014


  • 52,000 miles
Upon executing a left hand turn at approximately 32 mph, the inner support brace in the bottom seat cushion broke. This caused my foot which was on the accelerator to be jammed forward and caused the vehicle to downshift and accelerate through the turn. The seat is now unable to be adjusted forward or backward. Upon further online research, this is quite a common occurrence on these cars.

- Scottsbluff, NE, USA

problem #5

Aug 132013


  • 85,465 miles


I own 2007 Suzuki Reno since this year. Car was running good now its has 85600 miles on it approximately. I haven't had any issue but since last six month, my transmission range sensor causing lots of problem I already spent $350 for repair but now I replaced it second time. When I search online and go to Suzuki forum I see lots of owner of Suzuki having same issue that I am having. Below is the link where you can see so many people already having same issue that I am having. I need your help to resolve this issue with the company. If Suzuki can install original parts that would be fine. I have already spent lots of money for this specific issue.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #4

Jun 272012


  • 47,857 miles
Going into reverse heard and felt a hard loud clunk. Check engine light came on and car bare ly moved. Kept slipping in to neutral on highway top shop. Had checked transmission range sensor

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #3

May 092012


  • 67,000 miles
Car check engine light was on for a few days, then turned off. When I turned on the car, the check engine light was back on, put car in reverse and clunk, while the display where the R for reverse would have been was scrambled, car still reversed. Clunked into drive, and wouldn't switch out of 1st gear. This occurs sporadically. Check engine code signaled transmission range sensor malfunction. There are many other occurrences for the same model year which occurs around 70000 miles.

- Absecon, NJ, USA

problem #2

Mar 152012


  • 61,000 miles
Transmission range sensor is faulty. Car bangs into gear from park and reverse, as well as erratically shifts into neutral while driving.

- Panama City, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 172011


  • 86,000 miles
My 2007 Suzuki Reno jerks when you put it into reverse and check engine light comes on, then when you put it into drive it goes really slow and sometimes I have to drive it in 3rd gear I've read around done some research and I've seen alot of people with the same problem.

- Santa Fe , NM, USA

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