Suzuki CVT Problems
Suzuki's continuously variable transmissions (CVT) are running hot and entering temperature protection control, a fail-safe mode that slows the vehicle's speed and ability to accelerate.
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Where Transmission Complaints Happen
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- 2008 Forenza transmission is jumping out of gear 5 (100%)
- 2007 Forenza not shifting properly 3 (60%)
- 2008 Reno shifting roughly 1 (20%)
- 2004 Grand Vitara not working properly 1 (20%)
- 2008 SX4 5th gear stopped working 1 (20%)
- 2011 Grand Vitara transmission leaking 1 (20%)
- 2013 SX4 transmission failure 1 (20%)
Suzuki is recalling 5,800 Kizashi and SX4 vehicles because of control module problems inside the continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Suzuki says stress cracks caused by heat can start in unsoldered areas [of the modules] and cause electrical issues. This can cause the solenoids that control hydraulic pressure of the transmission fluid to increase in pressure, causing a rise in transmission fluid temperatires.…
Suzuki is recalling the 2009-2013 Grand Vitara because people keep breaking their gear shifters.
The gear shift rear shaft, which connects the shift lever and the manual transmission, can break due repeated right-to-left and left-to-right movement of the shift lever.
Wait, so the gear shifter is breaking because ... people are shifting gears? Yeah, I'm glad this is a free repair.…keep reading