2006 Suzuki Reno S from North America - Comments

16th Mar 2008, 20:06

I bought a 2007 Reno back in November of 2007 and it is now March of 08 and I have already put 6900 on it. I don't really have a problem with the car yet. I researched for about 3 years before I bought a new car and found that it was the best deal on the market. I know people who have had Suzuki vehicles before, for example a Samurai,

Sidekick, Swift, and Vitara 2 door. I haven't heard any problems from them except for the swift and it was only because the car was driven extremely hard, never had oil changes, filter replacements etc. I love my Reno and I put the miles on it. It gets up to speed excellent on the highway and that says a lot because of the fact that I live in the Appalachian mountains and we have many big hills. Anyway I just think all cars have problems and they all get old. You can't expect to get a Benz for a small price.

2nd Apr 2008, 18:23

We bought our 2006 Reno new. It currently has over 31,000 miles on it and the gas mileage has seemed to improve over time. I love the way it zips around thru traffic, and my husband, who is 6'2" has plenty of leg room. We have had the air bag sensor issue, but that's been its only problem. I got rear-ended by an SUV going 30 MPH and while the damage was fairly significant, I feel like the car protected me well. The body shop had problems getting parts, tho. Overall, I think it's a great little car for the money.

6th Apr 2008, 09:03

I don't think discontinuing models that are 4 years old will adversely affect their retail value. It's called a model auto manufacture life cycle.

Spares and servicing will continue to be available by Suzuki.

I think the styling of the Forenza and Reno has aged pretty well actually.

29th May 2008, 13:26

We just bought a 2008 Suzuki Reno and so far love it. It is getting about 400 miles to a tank of gas and we are loving it.

27th Jul 2008, 21:17

We have a small dealership and we purchased a 2005 Reno from an individual. Shortly after we purchased it, I was turning a corner and it shut down. The car will not start. The mechanic said the diagnostics indicate that the ECM must be replaced. Can anyone tell us where it is located. The local dealership started that it was either under the seat or behind the glove box. NEITHER ONE... A local salvage yard said it should be behind the radio. PLEASE... can anyone help us.

15th Oct 2008, 20:26

Hello, I am an owner of a 2005 Suzuki Reno LX SWT.

I purchased the car in November 2005 new with 8 miles on it. I drove it for a little over a year, before I decided to give it to my daughter. It now has approx. 48 thousand miles on it. It has been a good car.

With about 35 thousand miles I had the recalls done on it. At that time the driver side air bag light stayed on, had the dealer check it, could not find anything wrong, reset codes.

Just in the last few months it started to do it again. Going to take it back to have it checked. Even with the few problems that have occurred, my daughter and I really enjoy the car.

The car has been getting around 24 to 26 miles to the gallon, three quarter highway and quarter city driving. I'm glad I purchased it. Will look to buy another Suzuki in the future.

14th Nov 2008, 20:51

My personal feeling is that people only comment on this kind of stuff when they've been burned and want to vent. I love my '08 Reno and haven't had a single problem with it. Take care of it and it will take care of you.

9th Apr 2009, 03:24

2005 Suzuki Reno.

At about 65000 miles earlier this year, the head had to be replaced. Fortunately it was covered under warranty. Also I have the airbag problem everyone else has had. I thought it was bad enough that the head had to be replaced after little more than 50000 miles, but then it starts burning coolant again, and after 3 more times taking it in to them, they finally diagnose the thermostat has gone bad. After they replaced that, now it yet again is burning coolant and overheating, this time they say the radiator has gone... how can a car with less than 70000 miles have this many problems?

Also they are telling me the radiator is not covered, and that it will cost me almost 700 dollars to replace, and in my opinion the radiator problem probably was caused by the 2 previous warranty covered problems in the first place... is that right, should I really have to cover expenses to related problems?

10th May 2011, 16:54

I have a 2005 Suzuki Reno and I was going to go through the Lemon Law when I first purchased, but it has to be the same problem three times in a row or something.I had four separate issues which the dealership fixed. Kinda sad when I knew the mechanics names and also was around for three different managers.

Ahh... I love and hate this car! I love what I got for the price, hate that parts are hard to find and when I have to get my car fixed now as my warranty's gone, mechanics look at me like I'm crazy and say thought you said car? I have to say yes a car!

Such is life. I will do a little more research before I purchase another car that's for sure. Live and learn.

23rd Jul 2012, 10:07

I have a 08 Suzuki Reno (46,000 miles), and I have not had any problems with it since I bought it about a year and a half ago.

I recently got into an accident. A woman tried to turn right from the left lane, and I clipped her back end and caused about $2,500 damage to my car. At the time of the accident, I reversed and the D and R showed as combined, and the engine light came on. I had the body work done, and that afternoon I got the car back, I went to accelerate, and it wouldn't. Seemed like it was in neutral. I am wondering if this is accident based, or if this was inevitable with the Reno?

5th Mar 2013, 14:23

2006 Suzuki Reno:

Bought with 89 miles.

Got the car in the summer of 2007. In the winter of 2007, the car did not start on a cold morning. Got the ECU replaced under warranty; took a month to get the replacement.

Multiple electrical problems, airbag light on dash permanently on.

Electrical gremlin, comes and goes. Two different dealers never found or cured the problem. When shutting the car off, it remains running until the door is open, and then all the lights in the dash stay on.

My wife bought the dealer extended warranty, and so far we have replaced:

Air conditioning compressor.

Throttle body assembly.

Air bag sensor.

Air mass sensor.

Transmission position sensor.

Fixed a short that did not allow the headlights to come on. Only day time running lights were on.

Replace both front shock absorbers (leaking) at less than 25 000 miles.

All the above mentioned were covered by the warranty with a $100 dollar deductible for each item listed above.

The car runs good, now has 126 000 miles, and the timing belt just broke. It will cost $2600 to have it fixed, the car lists for $2800, so maybe is time to get another car.

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