Suzuki XL7 owners have reported 6 problems related to engine belts and pulleys (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Suzuki XL7 based on all problems reported for the XL7.
The contact owns a 2008 Suzuki Xl7. While driving various speeds, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the engine. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the camshaft and timing chain needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired and the timing chain belt fractured. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.
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While driving 70 mph on the highway in heavy traffic to a scheduled doctors appointment from toledo, ohio to ann arbor, michigan, the power steering wheel became stiff and difficult to control and operate the vehicle properly and safely. When changing lanes to get off the freeway after driving 56 miles the power steering wheel was hard to turn while exiting off the offramp. I was able to drive to a nearby service center called goodyear. Goodyear analyzed the vehicle and said the drive belt had broken off the air compressor which controls the power steering belt. Goodyear had to put a new drive belt on, which cost me $115. 89. Additionally, goodyear said the a/c compressor had malfunctioned and that caused the a/c compressor to freeze up which caused the serious problem of the power steering belt to break off. (shredded)
goodyear's estimate to repair the compressor malfunction was $1,500. 00 dollars. The estimate cost of the a/c compressor part by itself for the Suzuki Xl7 03 was $600 dollars. Also, when I researched the internet for other similar Suzuki a/c malfunction complaints I found numerous Suzuki Xl7 owners who have complained about this problem, ie. , the a/c compressor has a serious habit of freezing up and breaking the drive belt!
I believe that this is a very serious safety hazard for owners of Suzuki Xl7 03 models and your agency needs to investigate this safety defect before the Suzuki Xl7 causes a serious vehicle accident which could result in death!
additionally,anything that would impair the operation of a major part of any vehicle is a "safety defect" and hazardous!" Suzuki manufacturers ought to be held accountable for this safety problem as they manufactured the Suzuki Xl7 03 and should have known the a/c compressor could malfunction which is the cause for the drive belt to break off the power steering.
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Was told that I was hearing a noise that wasn't there when the rack n pinion started to fail. And that the dash board was suppose to crack. I really don't have enough characters to tell you how unsafe this car is so I'll just give you a list. Which take another 100+ out off my pocket, I can't fix the car but must pay for the insureance. I also can't register the car. And it is to dangerous todrive any way. While Suzuki files chapter 11. Lets see it one of the higher ups in the company will pay for it out of his bonus. 1 rack n pinion 2 dash board crack a passangers air bag was replaced crack again 3 rear strut had to be replaced on a 9 month old car because it was leaking4 front passengers seat came off 4 front passanger seat came off had to be replaced 5 drivers side door handle came off 6 driver side window works intermittently 7 drivers side lock dosen't work 8 replaced 4 power steering pumps at my cost 9 engine light code p0008 on can't register car. Causes possible causes of obd code p0008 10 stability control lights randomly go on and off 11 randomly lose speed from 65 to 25 on freeway 12 tire psi always wrong 13 windshield fluid motor no longer works. 14 " wiper in back goes off with out power 15 2nd row seat belts always get stuck 16 rear doors randomly have to be pried open 17 climate control in all 3 sections, as well as ac no longer work 18battery although in working order randomly needs to be jumped. 19 stereo although replace once switches from radio to aux. 20 1st time the jack was needed tire iron broke 21 metallic covering on inside door handles is peeling off causing hands to be sliced 22 console clip broke was replaced, now vanity mirror drivers side broke off.
The contact owns a 2002 Suzuki xl-7. While driving approximately 65 mph, the contact heard a knocking sound. The air conditioning shut off and she exited off the interstate. In addition, the power steering would not allow her to turn properly. She turned off the vehicle and attempted to restart it, but the failures continued. The contact managed to drive to a service station and the mechanic stated that the issue may have been the power steering. She purchased fluid, but another mechanic stated that the belt failed. The contact went to an auto parts store and a mechanic replaced the belt. She then took the vehicle to a dealer who stated that the air conditioning compressor needed to be replaced and would cost approximately $2,500. She went to an auto service shop and the mechanic disabled the air conditioning mechanism because it could potentially be a safety hazard, if activated. The compressor has not yet been replaced. A report was filed with the manufacturer and they stated that they could not assist. The current mileage was approximately 62,000 and failure mileage was approximately 59,000.
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2002 Suzuki Xl7 a/c compressor. While driving at 65-70 mph on the highway, the air conditioning compressor locked up and snapped the belt causing the power steering to stop working and the car to overheat. I paid 1200 to have it fixed about 2 years ago. Now the new one is making a lot of noise and needs to be replaced. I looked on message boards and see that this is a huge problem on these cars for hundreds if not thousands of people. This company needs to correct this problem. It's a major safety issue and very expensive to fix multiple times.
While driving on flat road, the vehicle did not accelerate over 50-60 mph. The dealership was unable to duplicate the problem. The consumer purchased the vehicle with what she thought was minor cosmetic problems then they started to get worse as time went on, there was a dragging which came from the rear interior, the seat belt holders rattled, the leather seats had sink holes where the batting was coming from the leather, and there was a loud roar coming from the engine.
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|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Check Engine Light On problems||
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems||
|Loud Engine Noise problems||
|Timing Tensioner problems||
|Engine Stall problems||
|Engine Cooling System problems||
|Coolant Leaking problems||