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Suzuki Aerio Maintenance and Repair

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  • I have an 06 SX. The Passenger side rear tire wore on the inside. I asked my mechanic to research for a TSB and he found it. It is for 04 - 06 SX. There are serial numbers on it so beware, there are not many which I found strange. My serial # was 2 off from the TSB. MY Suzuki Dealer was a little reluctant but called the factory rep for me. They are performing the TSB no charge. The TSB # is TS 05 11225, date of issue is 11/22/2005. There is a part required for the AWD cars, part #27610-54G00. It is the Viscous Coupling, but the dealer said they are replacing the entire rear drive shaft! The 2 wd requires the Rear Control Rod Assy part # 46300-60G21. There is a new Alignment for the rear, all models.

    Hope this helps for anyone who has an isue wth Rear Tire premature wear.
  • bob_mbob_m Posts: 2
    Out of the blue, my right front window will not raise. I have a 2003 Aerio SX staight stick. All the other windows work OK. What gives? Help!
  • bob_mbob_m Posts: 2
    Never mind! I must have pressed the window disable switch. You can tell how much I use that switch. Live and learn.
  • carthellcarthell Posts: 124
    I don't think the window lock switch on the driver's side affects anything but the rear windows. I'll check my unit tomorrow.
  • I have a 2003 Suzuki Aerio SX wagon. Up until now we have had no big problems with it. Its a 4 banger automatic with 76,500 miles on the odometer. Its been well maintained and cared for. However, the other day the A/C started doing something strange, the driver side is blowing warm air and the passenger side is blowing cold. I called my local dealership and spoke with an advisor but that was certainly a joke! He tells me that there is no way that could be happening because it the air all comes thru the same hose whether its coming from the heater core or the a/c! Any help on what this might be or what it might take to fix it would greatly be appreciated!
  • I have the same exact problem and have no clue, someone told me it might be moved cuz I had remote starter and alarm installed.
  • dkarasindkarasin Posts: 10
    I have a similar post see #346. I bet that you will also have a problem with the heat doing the same thing the side that now blows cold air will blow hot when the heat is on and the side blowing hot will blow cold. I took the car to two different dealers near me spending ~$400 at each. Neither dealer could fix it. I have a theory that one of the vent doors either broke or is out of place. The side that does not work is just blowing outside air into the compartment. In my area (upstate NY) the problem is worse in the winter. I had access to a 4 channel temperature logger and took data on the trip home from work to prove the problem to the first dealer. I complined to Suzuki America and got no help. I was told by them "sir your car has heat".

    If you have comprehensive insurance your best bet will be to hit a deer and total the car.

    One more note. I have not been able to drive my `03 SX since 1/6/09 when the engine died.(92k miles and still under warranty). I took it to the dealer, they agreed by the sound that the engine was bad and told me they needed ~$300 to pull the pan and head to take pictures for Suzuki for authorization of the engine replacement. I knew then that I was going to get screwed. They told me the engine was bad and that I ran it out of oil, which of course is not true. After the dealer threatend to start charging storage I towed the car home and got a better look at it with a few car friends. Neithe the dealer or Suzuki would say more than the motor was bad. We found that the skirt on the #3 piston was broken and a stationary cam chain guide was broken. I don't see even if the car was run low on oil how it could cause either problem. Suzuki still asserts that it is my problem.

    Suzuki will act in bad faith every time. Get rid of your problem car as soon as you can it will only get worse. :lemon: :lemon: :lemon:
  • I have an 05 that is overheating only when it is idling. If I am driving it down the street there is no problem. Change the thermostat already and did not take care of the problem. Does anyone have any suggestions?? I am stumped here.

    Thank you
  • angel,

    It seems likely that your electric fan is not coming on for one reason or another. It could be something as simple as a fuse or relay, or it could be that the fan itself is out.
  • moopitzmoopitz Posts: 1
    I have an 03 aerio sx and i love it. I would not trade it for anything. in fact I am researching the best aftermarket clutch to put in. I am leaning towards a stage 2. It currently has a cold air induction and custom exhaust. I lucked out and had minor gear work done by my local suzuki mechanic in which he didn't properly seal the tranny and I ended up with a new transmission at 98,000 miles for free!!! I also had a timing chain snap and the valves bent, but suzuki honored the warranty again and re-did the engine. Only issue i have is the clock light not working. nothing to lose sleep over. Any suggestions on the Stage 2 Clutch would be appreciated though. Oh, I love the way it handles the road too. ;)
  • just so everyone knows i know nothing about cars and probably way over pay people for maintenance. that being said, my car does go in for regular oil changes, tuneups, etc. i have a 2003 aerio sx awd automatic with ~78k miles. i've been fairly lucky and really only had the minor "annoying" issues mentioned in the forum - rattling (heat shield which apparently we don't even really need) and the annoying clock light issue. actually that has somewhat migrated to a larger part of my panel lights - sometimes only half work and sometimes they all work. it's annoying but i can live with it.

    just wondering if anyone has had to replace anything related to their exhaust. i apparently need a "muffler and center pipe assembly" since there are rust issues. according to suzuki they have to order this part from california and parts alone cost about $575. a muffler place nearby has the muffler for $200ish but they are missing the center pipe. the auto shop that would fix it would charge under $100 labor so the bulk of the cost to fix this is parts. any ideas where i can find the parts? and/or has anyone one else had this problem?
  • jaltfunjaltfun Posts: 8
    Well, as most of you probably already know, Suzuki dealships are dropping like flies. I purchased a new Aerio Premium 2 wheel drive in 2005. It has been a good little car and currently has a little north of 68,000 miles on it. A couple of little zingers but after a lot of urging on my part, the dealer took care of them. When I took it back to the local dealer because one of the windshield washer nozels quit working, it took several phone calls and finally some good old fashiond yelling to get them to replace it.

    Three weeks ago, I had a BIG zinger. The engine quit on my sister in law as she was driving home. She called and told me there was a loud "bang" and she couldn't get it started. Since she was about 2 hours away, I suggested she have it towed to the local dealer.

    The Gainesville, Florida Suzuki dealership is no more and we were told to take it to a Chevy dealership. They had the car for about three days and the report they gave us was bad, real bad. The head was warped and the crankcase was full of coolant. A rod broke in two putting a rather impressive hole in the side of the block. The coolant was not low as I had just checked all the fluids before I let her use the car earlier that day.

    Three weeks later we have a brand new engine and a new 100,000 mile power train warranty, and, get this....no money out of pocket. :)
  • jaltfunjaltfun Posts: 8
    Here is what I would do. Take it to a muffler shop. Not one of those big name chains. There is probably one near you. Have them look at it. They keep pipe in all diameters and mufflers are a dime a dozen. As long as your catalitic converter isn't damaged, they can cut out the old stuff, bend and weld in new stuff and have you back on the road for around $200.00. If you are young and crazy, you can get one of those big fat chrome mufflers for about $50.00 more.
  • Thanks for the advice jaltfun!
  • Hi,

    First of all thank You very much for every one who are giving suggestions and those who are sharing their thoughts.

    I Bought second hand suziki aerio 2003 model 3 months back. it worked fine till now and we went for a long drive 2 months ago too but did not have a problem. But suddenly yesterday when I was on highway suddenly car started to jump and all of sudden after some distance it stopped. It was not moving at all. I stopped the engine and again started it but the car did not move forward. And when I start the engine and leave it in parking it shuts down by itself. I took to the mechanic he saw it and told nothing except take to the dealer.

    I am not understanding what to do. Please can anyone suggest some suggestions....

    Thanks in Advance.
  • I am assuming that you have an automatic, but it really doesn't matter. Something in your transmission has stripped, or the CV joints have gone out, though that is less likely. The CV joint fix is fairly cheap, but the transmission fix is going to be a big hitter, and probably can only be done by a dealer. Good luck.
  • Sounds ridiculous, but check and if necessary, try adding TRANSMISSION oil. After some major check up when they were supposed to drain and change the transmission oil on my car, I had some sort of problem with the car popping out of gear - I'm an automatic - that was the trouble. I was off the stick and had to added over two quarts of transmission fluid. Multiple voice mails to the dealer in San Jose, CA and multiple voice mails to my service manager, but no call backs. Needless to say, I never went back. :cry:
  • 2006 Aerio - Left headlight very dim , with blue warning symbol on dash . I changed bulb and checked fuse - was ok . What's next ?
  • I purchased an 04 Aerio wagon which has no manual. I am wodering about replacement of headgasket and timing belt/chain. Ihave 160,000 k's on car. Thanks in advance for any info
    Northlander
  • I'm just wondering what became of this. I too own an '05 Aerio and I am completely appalled at the problems I'm experiencing. At 76,000 kms, the car is on it's 3rd set of tires (and not cheap ones), on it's second set of front brakes and rotors (and need to be replaced again), the steering rack is leaking and all four struts are shot.
    WTF!
    Is this vehicle on par with the Ford Edsel???
    I was joined to suzuki at the hip until this piece of crap came on the market. Never again.
    I got an '05 swift at the same time (which is made by Daewoo), and it has 93,000 kms. I just got the second set of tires this past summer and still on the original brakes and rotors. A better vehicle by far.
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