I bought my 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara V6 first thing that went wrong was the that when ever I pressed the horn the radio volume would go up loud. After two years the ABS dash light came on, got it fixed. After five years all the dash light are on including the ABS. One year later a missed fire been happening it loses power while driving, you turn it off and the missed fire stops. It has gotten to a point we’re it has to be turn off and on every two minutes. Has this happened to anyone else?
Best vehicle I have owned for winter driving.
I really like the "Hill Descent Control" feature. That has been a lifesaver as I had to drive almost 70 miles just one way to work for 4 of the 6 years that I have owned the car. Winter driving can be a challenge at times in PA. The Suzuki Grand Vitara has been comfortable for me and dependable until I got around 135,000 miles and some throttle control sensors went bad under the hood. Great on snow covered & icy roads thanks to 4-wheel drive. The only part I don't like are the headlights. The low beams seem to be only the running lights; the big headlights do not come on in low beam. So unless you run the high beams all the time at night; visibility is not so good. I have had the bulbs replaced numerous times; but this does not correct the problem. Other than that it has been good.
We bought this clunker in January 2010 at 8900 miles. From the get go, nothing but problems. The A/C went out before summer started, and the dealership repaired it. Indicator lights on the dash would appear and not go out, and had to be taken to the dealership to be reset. Last year, the A/C was blowing hot air. Come to find out, radiator fluid was leaking out, causing overheating, which shut the A/C compressor down. The fluid leaked out because the engine block cracked. Got the engine replaced. A few weeks ago, my wife was driving to Austin (from Dallas) and broke down on the highway an hour from Austin in traffic when the engine locked up. The timing cover broke and all the oil leaked out. Now we're on the second engine replacement in less than a year. We'll get some use out of this engine, then we're done with the car. It was a horrible investment.