Facebook Icon 17X17
Twitter Icon 17X17

2011 Grand Vitara Limited Sport Utility ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR Recall

On January 27, 2011, the NHTSA and Suzuki announced the recall of this model for problems relating to the vehicle’s ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR. Learn more about this problem below.
New Truck Price Quote
Get FREE, up-front new vehicle pricing and a no hassle buying experience.

2011 Grand Vitara Limited Sport Utility ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR Recall

Recall ID # 11V055000 - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
Recall Date
JAN 27, 2011

Model Affected
2011 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA

Recall Summary
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.

Defect Consenquence
IF THE DRIVE BELT COMES OFF, REQUIRING THE DRIVER TO USE INCREASED STEERING EFFORT, OR THE ENGINE STALLS, A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR

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.

Units Affected
32291

Notes
AMERICAN SUZUKI MOTOR CORP. SM
Recent Articles
2012/2013 Compact Crossover SUV Comparison
Ford Escape vs. Honda CR-V vs. Kia Sportage vs. Mazda CX-5 vs. Volkswagen Tiguan -- Whether we like... more
First Drive: 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4WD
While most compact SUVs and crossovers in the market today are considered as comfortable grocery... more
Quick Drive: 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara XSport 2WD
One of the last remaining bona fide compact SUVs... more
First drive: 2007 Suzuki XL7
Five years ago, Suzuki stretched the wheelbase of its body-on-frame Grand Vitara a foot, added a... more
Road Test: 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara
Expanding from motorcycles to automobiles worked for Honda--why can't it work for Suzuki?... more
2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara, Cnet Review
2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara Source: cnet At a glance * Editors' rating: 6.0 Good * The good:... more
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Named "Northwest SUV of the Year" by NWAPA
Read the full press release below: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Named "Northwest SUV of the... more
All-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Named "SUV of Texas"
Congrats! All-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Named 'SUV of Texas' by Texas Auto Writers... more
Suzuki crossover SUV is a new and improved family vehicle
Suzuki crossover SUV is a new and improved family vehicle Source:... more
Suzuki crossover SUV is a new and improved family vehicle
The exterior looks pretty fresh and attractive. Never seen the interior on one or many Suzukis for... more
Truck Trend
Trade In Value