2009 SUZUKI Grand Vitara

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4 Recalls for 2009 SUZUKI Grand Vitara

Recall Date Component Summary
March 7, 2019 AIR BAGS:SENSOR:OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION | SEATS

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Kizashi and 2006-2013 Grand Vitara vehicles. The front passenger leather seat may shrink due to high humidity and high temperature. As a result, the occupant classification system (OCS) sensor mat may not accurately detect if an adult or child is occupying the seat.

Remedy:

Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seat bottom cushion, free of charge. Interim owner notification letters were mailed on May 3, 2019. All second letters notifying owners of the remedy were mailed by April 10, 2020. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki’s numbers for this recall are 4011 and 4012.

February 9, 2017 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Grand Vitara vehicles equipped with a manual transmission. The gear shift rear shaft on these vehicles may break, preventing the gears from being able to be changed.

Remedy:

Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the gear shift rear shaft, free of charge. The recall began March 2017. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki’s number for this recall is VZ.

September 6, 2013 AIR BAGS

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2006-2011 Grand Vitara and 2007-2011 SX4 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, over time, the OCS sensor mat installed in the front passenger seat may fail due to repeated flexing of the mat from use of the seat. As a result, during a crash necessitating deployment, the air bag will deploy regardless of whether the front seat occupant is an adult or a child.

Remedy:

Suzuki will notify owners and dealers will replace the front passenger seat cushion assembly (which includes the OCS sensor mat) free of charge. Sufficient quantities of parts are not currently available to fix all of the affected vehicles. Owners will be notified of the recall in October 2013 and will receive a second notification when parts are available to have their vehicle repaired. The recall began on May 23, 2014. Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki’s recall campaign number is VD.

January 27, 2011 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR

SUZUKI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4-CYLINDER ENGINES; MODEL YEAR 2011 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES PRODUCED PRIOR TO OCTOBER 17, 2010; MODEL YEAR 2010 SUZUKI SX4 PASSENGER VEHICLES; AND 2011 SUZUKI SX4 PASSENGER VEHICLES PRODUCED PRIOR TO OCTOBER 14, 2010. THE TENSION ADJUSTER PULLEY FOR THE DRIVE BELT THAT OPERATES THE ALTERNATOR, WATER PUMP, AIR CONDITIONER COMPRESSOR AND POWER STEERING PUMP, HAS AN IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED INTERNAL SPRING THAT CAN BREAK DUE TO REPEATED STRESS. IF THE SPRING BREAKS, THE DRIVE BELT WILL NOT BE ADJUSTED PROPERLY AND CAN SLIP, CAUSING A SQUEAKING NOISE. OR THE DRIVE BELT COULD COME OFF CAUSING THE DRIVER TO INCREASE TO STEER THE VEHICLE. THIS CAN ALSO CAUSE THE COOLANT TEMPERATURE INDICATION TO RISE, WHICH CAN LEAD TO THE ENGINE OVERHEATING, OR CAN CAUSE THE CHARGING LIGHT TO COME ON, WHICH CAN LEAD TO BATTERY DISCHARGE AND ENGINE STALL.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TENSION ADJUSTER PULLEY WITH AN IMPROVED PART. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 16, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-887-697-8985 OR VISIT SUZUKI’S WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.SUZUKIAUTO.COM.

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14 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2009 SUZUKI Grand Vitara

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Date Component  
AIR BAGS | ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11003864
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | ENGINE
ODI Number: 10950047
STEERING | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11280765
AIR BAGS | ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 11269259
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 11203901
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11195430
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11022575
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10845720
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10706498
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 10467212
EQUIPMENT | EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER | EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
ODI Number: 10413583
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE
ODI Number: 10403753
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10382873
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10294320
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3 Investigations for 2009 SUZUKI Grand Vitara

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
AIR BAGS
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
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17 Service Alerts for 2009 SUZUKI Grand Vitara

Date Description
July 8, 2022 020000 SUSPENSION

Reminder of the importance to conduct safety inspections for rust damage to suspension and related parts that could be caused by road salt or other chemicals applied to the roadway.

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July 8, 2022 160000 STRUCTURE

Reminder of the importance to conduct safety inspections for rust damage to suspension and related parts that could be caused by road salt or other chemicals applied to the roadway.

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May 18, 2022 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Service update of cylinder block warranty extension (revision of original notice). Note that actual model name is “Suzuki Kizashi”, NHTSA model name reference is misspelled “Suzuki Kazashi”.

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April 24, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This communication is a revised Service Bulletin concerning an extended warranty for a possible cracked cylinder block. The Service Bulletin was expanded to provide additional details about what is covered under the extended warranty. A r

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May 17, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This letter was sent to owners of vehicles included in a warranty extension campaign for a possible cracked cylinder block. The letter provides owners with additional details concerning what is covered.

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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

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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

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February 20, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This letter was sent to owners of 2009 Grand Vitara and certain 2010 Grand Vitara and Kizashi vehicles, informing them about a warranty period extension to 20 years (unlimited mileage). The warranty extension relates to cracks that may occ

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January 21, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This Service Bulletin informs Suzuki Service Providers in the mainland U.S. about a customer-satisfaction warranty period extension to 20 years (unlimited mileage) for 2009 Grand Vitara and certain 2010 Grand Vitara and Kizashi vehicles. C

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December 26, 2018 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This communication from Suzuki Motor Corporation announces a customer satisfaction warranty period extension to 20 years (unlimited mileage) for 2009 Grand Vitara and certain 2010 Grand Vitara and Kizashi vehicles. Cracks may occur at spec

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April 2, 2013 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

SUZUKI: COUNTER MEASURE PROCEDURE FOR DTC B1318. THE AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATES, AND DTC B1318 IS STORED. THIS TYPICALLY CAN RESULT FROM A CHANGE IN LOAD ON THE PASSENGER SEAT, SUCH AS A PASSENGER SHIFTING THEIR WEIGHT ON AND OFF T

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April 2, 2013 141000 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

SUZUKI: COUNTER MEASURE PROCEDURE FOR DTC B1318. THE AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATES, AND DTC B1318 IS STORED. THIS TYPICALLY CAN RESULT FROM A CHANGE IN LOAD ON THE PASSENGER SEAT, SUCH AS A PASSENGER SHIFTING THEIR WEIGHT ON AND OFF T

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April 2, 2013 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

SUZUKI: COUNTER MEASURE PROCEDURE FOR DTC B1318. THE AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATES, AND DTC B1318 IS STORED. THIS TYPICALLY CAN RESULT FROM A CHANGE IN LOAD ON THE PASSENGER SEAT, SUCH AS A PASSENGER SHIFTING THEIR WEIGHT ON AND OFF T

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July 25, 2012 141100 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

SUZUKI: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. WARRANTY EXTENSION FOR ‘AIR BAG’ WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATION. *JS UPDATED 7/25/12. *PE

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January 1, 2012 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

SUZUKI: SERVICE MANUAL UPDATE: TENSIONER AND IDLER PULLEY REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION. *JS

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January 1, 2013 141000 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

SUZUKI: THE AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATES, AND DTC B1318 IS STORED. THIS TYPICALLY CAN RESULT FROM A CHANGE IN LOAD ON THE PASSENGER SEAT. *JS

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February 19, 2013 062000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

SUZUKI: ENGINE COOLANT LEAKING FROM COOLING JACKET INTO CAMSHAFT HOUSING OF CYLINDER HEAD AND MAY HAVE A CRACK BETWEEN CYLINDER HEAD BOLT AND CASTING PLUG, CAUSING ENGINE TO OVERHEAT. MODEL 2009 GRAND VITARA. *PE

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