3rd Generation (2006—2013) Grand Vitara Problems

This generations ranks 12th out of 14 Suzuki generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the lights (20%), hvac (13%), and the interior (9%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Clutch Failed 1 complaints at an average of 11,299 miles in the 2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara.
  2. Turbo Failure 1 complaints at an average of 27,962 miles in the 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara.
  3. Premature Failure of Front Passanger Seat Sensor 4 complaints at an average of 74,189 miles in the 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara.

What Grand Vitara Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Suzuki model years.

Watch out for the 2010 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2013 1 1 0 0.33
2012 2 1 0 0.49
2011 2 3 5 0.86
2010 3 4 5 4.93
2009 1 3 7 0.49
2008 5 1 5 3.76
2007 14 2 11 4.01
2006 16 5 20 4.88

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