Suzuki Grand Vitara - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Suzuki Grand Vitara owners have reported a total of 918 problems for their cars built in the 15 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Suzuki Grand Vitara. The 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara cars have the most problems reported (216 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Suzuki Grand Vitara

  Common problems of Suzuki Grand Vitara

The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for Suzuki Grand Vitara cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (136 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (89 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Suzuki Grand Vitara

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
136
  Electrical System
89
  Vehicle Speed Control
84
  Exterior Lighting
72
  Engine And Engine Cooling
69
  Gasoline Fuel System
66
  Service Brakes
65
  Power Train
53
  Suspension
40
  Equipment
38
   
  Steering
37
  Tire
34
  Seat Belt
31
  Visibility
23
  Structure
18
  Seats
17
  Wheel
11
  Unknown Or Other
10
  Latches/locks/linkage
7
  Other Fuel System
7
  Electronic Stability Control
6
  Child Seat
2
  Interior Lighting
2
  Air Brake
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Suzuki Grand Vitara of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Grand Vitara model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Suzuki Grand Vitara model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Grand Vitara Model Years

Grand Vitara
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2013 62,8416    
0.35
  2012 146,9237    
0.29
  2011 105,7048    
0.22
  2010 257,4989    
0.37
  2009 166,47610    
0.25
  2008 4917,99611    
0.25
  2007 7922,45212    
0.29
  2006 21635,49213    
0.47
  2005 47,33014    
0.04
  2004 318,39815    
0.25
  2003 558,83716    
0.39
  2002 9516,45617    
0.34
  2001 7123,79818    
0.17
  2000 10636,41819    
0.15

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Suzuki Grand Vitara is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2011 Grand Vitara
3
  2009 Grand Vitara
1
  2008 Grand Vitara
4
  2007 Grand Vitara
10
  2006 Grand Vitara
27
  2005 Grand Vitara
2
  2004 Grand Vitara
2
  2003 Grand Vitara
12
  2002 Grand Vitara
16
  2001 Grand Vitara
11
  2000 Grand Vitara
5
  1999 Grand Vitara
20


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