2011 SUZUKI Grand Vitara

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4 Recalls for 2011 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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Date Component  

11 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2011 SUZUKI Grand Vitara

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Date Component  
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11288804
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11073749
STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 10596873
TIRES
ODI Number: 10592587
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10576273
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10575078
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10555603
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10534208
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10486769
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10425746
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT
ODI Number: 10420753
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3 Investigations for 2011 SUZUKI Grand Vitara

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
AIR BAGS
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7 Service Alerts for 2011 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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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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April 16, 2010 052310 PARKING BRAKE:DRIVELINE:HYDRAULIC:ACTUATOR

SUZUKI VEHICLE: CHANGE IN ESP ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY. WARNING LIGHT COMES ON AFTER VEHICLE IS STARTED. WHEN STARTING THE VEHICLE IF THE BATTERY IS NOT FULLY CHARGED, THE BATTERY VOLTAGE MAY DROP TO A LEVEL THAT THE ESP UNIT JUDGES TO BE BELOW

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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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