2003 SUZUKI Grand Vitara

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4 Recalls for 2003 SUZUKI Grand Vitara

Recall Date Component Summary
October 5, 2005 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR

ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 16-INCH WHEELS, THE FRONT BRAKE DISCS MAY BREAK UNDER SEVERE DRIVING CONDITIONS. THE BREAKAGE CAN OCCUR IN CONDITIONS WHERE THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN ON A REGULAR BASIS ON EXTREMELY STEEP PAVED DOWN-SLOPES WHILE CONTINUOUSLY APPLYING THE BRAKES.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT BRAKE DISCS ON THESE VEHICLES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 10, 2005. THESE VEHICLES ARE LOCATED ON ST. THOMAS ISLAND (VIRGIN ISLANDS). OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUZUKI DEL CARIBE AT 787-622-0600.

August 30, 2004 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, UNDER AMBIENT TEMPERATURES BELOW -25 DEGREES CELSIUS, MOISTURE CAN FREEZE IN THE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR. AS A RESULT, FUEL SYSTEM PRESSURE MAY INCREASE AT THE TIME OF ENGINE START UP, CAUSING FUEL LOSS AT THE FUEL PIPE/FUEL HOSE CONNECTION.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR, THE FUEL DELIVER HOSE AND REPLACE THE HOSE CLAMP WITH AN IMPROVED CLAMP. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.

December 5, 2003 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES

ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE ACCELERATOR CABLE CASING CAP THAT IS ATTACHED TO THE VEHICLE FIREWALL CAN CRACK DUE TO EXTENDED EXPOSURE TO FORCES FROM THE ACCELERATOR CABLE AND INSUFFICIENT LONG-TERM DURABILITY OF THE PLASTIC CASING CAP. IF THE CASING CAP BECOMES CRACKED, MOVEMENT OF THE INNER ACCELERATOR CABLE THROUGH THE CAP CAN CAUSE THE INNER ACCELERATOR CABLE TO BECOME FRAYED.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ACCELERATOR CABLE, WHICH INCLUDES THE PLASTIC CASING CAP. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON JANUARY 5, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.

June 16, 2003 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

CERTAIN PASSENGER (111 MY 2002 ESTEEM, 777 MY 2002 AERIO, 2,368 MY 2003 AERIO) AND SPORT UTILITY (324 MY 2002 GRAND VITARA, 274 MY 2003 GRAND VITARA, 684 MY 2002 GRAND VITARA XL-7, AND 781 MY 2003 GRAND VITARA XL-7) VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 212, ‘WINDSHIELD MOUNTING.” THE WINDSHIELD MAY NOT BE PROPERLY SECURED TO THE VEHICLE BODY DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ADHESION BETWEEN THE PAINT APPLIED DURING THE SECOND-STAGE PAINTING PROCESS AND THE PAINT APPLIED DURING FINAL-STAGE PAINTING.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THESE VEHICLES. VEHICLES THAT ARE FOUND TO HAVE INSUFFICIENT PAINT ADHESION WILL EITHER HAVE THE PROBLEM REMEDIED BY REPAINTING, OR WILL BE REPLACED, OR REPURCHASED AND DESTROYED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON JULY 8, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.

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1 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2003 SUZUKI Grand Vitara

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32 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2003 SUZUKI Grand Vitara

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Date Component  
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
ODI Number: 10081924
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
ODI Number: 10081893
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
ODI Number: 10080105
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11151386
POWER TRAIN | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10410869
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
ODI Number: 10358473
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10235550
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10235107
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10157877
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10127888
SEAT BELTS:REAR/OTHER
ODI Number: 10114904
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY
ODI Number: 10103163
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
ODI Number: 10101062
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10095586
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
ODI Number: 10095025
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 10095024
TIRES
ODI Number: 10082439
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
ODI Number: 10082436
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
ODI Number: 10080105
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
ODI Number: 10081924
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
ODI Number: 10081893
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES | VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 10075149
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
ODI Number: 10071734
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
ODI Number: 10064716
TIRES:SIDEWALL
ODI Number: 10063470
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
ODI Number: 10064803
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
ODI Number: 10064798
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 10051917
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
ODI Number: 10053950
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10053077
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10047699
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 10044680
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0 Investigations for 2003 SUZUKI Grand Vitara

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11 Service Alerts for 2003 SUZUKI Grand Vitara

Date Description
November 20, 2018 020000 SUSPENSION

This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

November 20, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

This Service Bulletin was sent by Suzuki Motor Corporation to its authorized Suzuki automobile distributors in the U.S., explaining the importance of proper inspection and maintenance of suspension lower arm ball joints to prevent the ball

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 1, 2003 221700 SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER

SEAT HEATER INSPECTION TABLE – SERVICE MANUAL UPDATE. *TT

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January 1, 2003 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

OIL WEEPAGE/SEEPAGE FROM LEFT FRONT OF ENGINE. *TT

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January 1, 2003 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

OIL LEVEL READS AT LOW MARK ON OIL LEVEL DIP STICK. 1999 – 2003 VITARA/GRAND VITARA/XL-7. *TT

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January 1, 2004 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

OIL LEAKING FROM LEFT FRONT OF ENGINE. *TT

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063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

EXHAUST NOISE CAN BE HEARD FROM UNDER THE VEHICLE. *TT

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355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

SERVICE MANUAL UPDATE, A/C WIRING DIAGRAM CORRECTION GRAND VITARA SQ625W/XL-7 JA627 *SC

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060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

MODIFICATION OF MAIN BEARING OIL CLEARANCE AND THE BEARING SELECTION PROCEDURE. 1999-2005 SUZUKI VITARA SQ420/SQ625L, GRAND VITARA SQ625W, AND XL-7 JA627 *SC

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060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

ECM REPROGRAMMING FOR POOR COLD START. *TT

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061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

MODIFICATION OF MAIN BEARING OIL CLEARANCE AND THE BEARING SELECTION PROCEDURE. *TT

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