Suzuki Grand Vitara Tire and Light Problems
I am so disappointed in my 2008 Grand Vitara. Love the car...hate the problems. Have had it for 6 months and had it in for the lights (interior and exterior) 3 times now. All the interior lights have burned out....I've never experienced this before. I had a Chevy Blazer that was 10 years old and never replaced an interior light. First one went out after I had the vehicle 2 months....it was bought brand new. Worse than that...at 18000 miles my tires are completely bald. Suzuki won't do a thing even though I have a 100,000 mile warranty (I know the warranty doesn't cover the tires) but I feel as though this is so excessive they should do something. Obviously the tires aren't covered because they are junk. If anyone has dealt with these problems and can give me some advice I would appreciate it. I'm a single mom and can't afford to put $600 in tires on this vehicle every 6 months. And does the light issue fall under the lemon law? Any advice would be great as Suzuki is willing to do nothing to help.
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I don't know why, but especially in the US, it looks like a lot of new GV were out of specs regarding the alignment.
For the lights, I cannot add more than what tidester wrote.
The light bulb problem is just unacceptable. It's not like it could be caused by abuse.
If the dealership won't fix the alignment and the electrical problem, send a letter by REGISTERED mail to Suzuki America or Suzuki Canada. Include proof that your dealership has failed to fix the problems. Point out that part of what you paid for is the warranty, and Suzuki is not upholding their part of the sale
Second, too much camber tends to generate irregular wear. My experience is that anything over a degree is an issue. I note that the alignment specs I have for a 2008 Grand Vitara specify a degree and a quarter for camber on the rear. The fronts show a target of zero. I'm guessing the specs for a 2011 are the same.