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>two, four wheel alignments,
>the brackets and bushings replaced for the front sway bar,
>4 new tires installed because a defect destroyed them,
>the viscous coupling for the AWD replaced
>passenger power door lock mechanism replaced
The styrofoam for the rear bumper (under the outer plastic) has fallen off, the rims are all scratched and gouged from all the repair attempts, there is and ever present clunking noise from the front end and it shakes and vibrates on the highway :mad: :lemon: lemon:
First problem is my dashboard lights are fading (only the part where it shows how much fuel you have and part of the rpm bar and numbers). When I turn the headlights on the temperature and time display goes out. Do I need a new lightbulb? I would like to check the fuse but I don't know what to look for on the fuse box label. There is nothing for the dashboard. Unless it is labeled under something else.
Second problem is when I am driving on the highway over 70mph the rpms start going up and I am not going any faster and the vehicle is slowing down (like being stuck on Neutral). In order to correct this I pull to the side of the road, turn off the vehicle and start it up a
gain and it is fine. No engine lights come on. I had the Suzuki dealer check it out and they say nothing is wrong and that I should have the transmission fluid flushed. I took it somewhere else and they said the transmission fluid was fine. This incident happened twice, since I have been driving it under 70mph, nothing has happened (knock on wood).
Third problem is when I start the car up in the morning. The vehicle shakes and then finally fades away. I know this is not normal. This happened 3 times.
Can anyone give any suggestions of what could be wrong to any of these problems. Thanks.
I am new to this site, but I also have a 03" Suzuki AWD Areo. I had a new one in 02". Traded it for a 04" Vitara. Sorry I did that. The Areo was a far better car. But my 03" Used Areo has that same vibration felt in the seat. The Dealer said it was the tires at first. Now they agree it is in the drive shaft. Car goes in tomorrow the 13th of February. I will update this when they tell me what part of the shaft it was.
There is an aftermarket camber adjuster (just a bolt with a cam)that does seem to work . Your other choice is to buy new springs.
This car is a horror show.
The car stereo sounds Better when playing CD that the radio, especially when I listening to mp3. I have to turn down the volume when switching over from mp3 to the radio. I think maybe CD have gotten So Good that it is beginning to make the regular radio broadcasting sound Bad. The factory sound system that comes it the car Standard sounds pretty good to me. I have not heard XM or Sirius in the car yet, maybe that is the next hope and step for the radio industry.
This happened first on a cross-country trip just South of Des Moines, Iowa. The dealer in Des Moines stated this was caused by a bad ‘synchronizer’. Rather than wait the two-to-three days for the Des Moines Suzuki dealer to fix it, he recommended I drive it back home to Kansas holding it in gear with one hand. While awkward, this did get me home.
The Suzuki dealer where I live in Kansas diagnosed the problem as, “Premature wear in the 5th gear synchro assembly”. Both the Des Moines and Kansas dealer mentioned they had one or two of these same problems come up. To repair the problem the dealer replaced the 5th gear fork, counter shaft gear, input gear, all synchro springs and the key and input 5th gear bearing kit.
This has seemed to fix the problem and all the work was done as fast as possible under the 7 year 100,000 mile warranty. I have no problems with the way in which I was dealt with by both dealers.
Has this happened to others? Is this is a problem with the material or engineering of the manual transmission, or is this a fluke? I would not be pleased to find out the Aerio only comes with a 50,000 mile transmission.
To answer the obvious, I’ve been driving manual transmissions since the early 70s. The problem is not related to driving habits.
By the I am from Bellingham WA what about you... I will keep you posted as you do the same for me.... They better fix yours too. The should fix it and not just glue a cap on so it won,t leak that is so stupid. .... Peace SOMO
Sounds like interference from possibly the ignition system. Did you recently install new spark plugs by chance?
The first time I brought it in (I have a 2005 Aerio with 8000 KM) the mechanic changed the transmission oil (believing it was overfilled at the factory) and cleaned the breather hose.
The problem reoccured after 3 weeks. I brought it back for a second time and the mechanic decided to replace the breather hose as this is where the oil was coming from. What was interesting to note was that the design of the breather hose on my 2005 was completed different from the breather hose on the new 2006. The one on the 2006 was longer and more flexible...in fact the mechanic had to steal one from a 2006 that was in the show room as the dealership did not have any new hoses in stock....this is how the mechanic found out about the new breather hose design....he said that Suzuki should have informed the techs about this new designed change.
Ever since doing this...changing the breather hose to the new design...I have had no problems.
I brought it in to the dealer who advised me that the evaporator drain hose was clogged / saturated. It was cleared and everything runs ok for now. I have only had this car for 6 months...and the drain hose is clogged????? Why was there water coming out??? The dealer could not explain this...only the cause.
Has anyone else had this problem??
What is the purpose of this reservoir that captures the water??
Was is the purchase of
Just noticed the problem myself on my '03 Aerio SX. I was going to change the belt and tensioner and called the dealer. The service guy told me that there is a TSB out for this and need to replace an alternator bracket and belt to fix this problem. He told me under 3yrs or 36K miles then warranty but I have 70K. So if your lucky and qualify then have your dealer take care of it free. For me it just happens in drive when stopped when running it's okay.
mahalo in advance
I delt directly with Yokohama.
But the sidewall blew out on the tire when I first bought the car and there was only about 1,ooo miles on the tire. The side wall of the tire hit a curb and blew out. I currently have 21,ooo miles on the car. The front tires looks like it is going to last till about 36,ooo miles and hopefully I will get about 48,ooo for the rear tires. Where have you bought your tires from in Hawaii? I don't see many places that stock 55 profiles tires. I religious align the tires at least ever 6 months or as often as 3 month with the really poor roads with all of the potholes. AT Firestone they have Lifetime alignment for about $150. I think it was a wise investment, especially since the tires are So Expensive to replace.
-front sway bar bushings fell out 4 times
-have had 3 alignments because it was horrible to drive
-replaced 6 tires because the were destroyed
-had viscous coupling replaced for AWD
-had power door lock fail and replaced
-had lower control arm bolts almost fall out
-styrofoam on rear bumper fell off
-rims are destryed due to constant tire replacement
-rattles all over as it was 15yrs old.
Never again will I buy Suckzuki.......absolute junk!!!!!! :lemon:
The TSB is 9 pages long and details pictures for the mechanic on how to correct the problem. The correction to the problem..and I am quoting the TSB...." the left hand transmission case has been redesigned to include a baffle plate as part of the transmission breather system...in the event that you (dealer) receive a complaint of leakage from the transmission on a 2004 to 2006 Aerio equipped with M/T, and have confirmed that the leak is coming from the transmission breather hose, install a new left hand transmission case and baffle plate"
The job will take about 5.5-6 hours. 12 parts have to be installed. The parts must come from Japan and will take about 1-2 months to get to dealer.
The mechanic is shaking his head in amazement as he does not believe it will 5-6 hours.....in fact...a lot more time.
Hopefully this info helps....contact your Suzuki dealer.
I'm not sure if the same TSB # applies to cars in the USA.