2002 Suzuki XL-7 from North America
Do not purchase
AC Compressor is bad! Several review I have read indicate this to be a real common problem with this vehicle. Remote entry and overhead lighting does not work. Motor to wipers no longer works. (2) recalls on vehicle.
I was originally very happy with vehicle. It needed a cargo net and it is difficult to clean the console area, but now I have major issues. Not only did the keyless entry quit as well as overhead lights (and I do not have a local dealership), but the AC blew and I see this to be a common problem with no help from Suzuki.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd April, 2007
27th Jul 2007, 17:40
Re A/C compressor: this is emerging as a problem with this Nippondenso unit after 40000 or so miles; hopefully Suzuki will consider doing something about it.
Re keyless entry: 2001 was unfortunate in that the control module only worked with the two original key fobs; once they quit you were done; this was fixed in 2002 and after as the control modules would program new key fobs to work with it -- see? Suzuki did fix it on the next production run. They also fixed that wacky cruise control arrangement in 2002!! :-)
13th Aug 2007, 19:15
2002 XL-7 re: a/c compressor. Mine totally ceased at 37,000 miles. Dealership quoted me $1100.00 to replace and that was just for the part. We have filed a claim with Suzuki and are waiting for a response. Just had it at the dealer for an inspection and to check out the a/c for the claim , now they are telling me it needs bearings and seals in the rear and a new front timing cover. Funny thing is nothing is leaking in my driveway and it drives great. I also just had it at a different mechanic to replace an oxygen censor and he rotated all 4 tires and never mentioned the leaking seals, that was just a few days ago (*¿*)