2002 Suzuki XL-7 touring from North America - Comments

3rd Feb 2005, 09:24

My girlfriend bought an '02 XL-7 brand new. Over all it seems like a good vehicle the the size and style. The third row seat latch broke at around 30,000 miles. Covered under warranty and fixed no questions.

The paint on the seals around the factory fender flare accents, that are color key factory have now turned yellow. The paint has apparently just evaporated or washed off (no real word to describe). Wasn't that noticable before the warranty ran out.

Now at 49,000 mile the Air Conditioner compressor locked up. The dealer said it wasn't under any warranty so it would cost $85.00 just to bring it in. We have taken it to a local mechanic and no parts store has a listing. The factory part is $1063.00, not installed. We found one in a junk yard for $200.00. The mechanic said that it was unreasonable for the compressor to go out at only 49k.

26th Oct 2006, 09:43

I live in Phoenix Arizona, we use the air in our 2002 nine (9) months out of the year. I also own 98 & 90 Trackers, which is another name for Suzuki Sidekick, both also have air and we have had no difficulty with the AC compressor on any of the vehicles. Seeing as you live in the cold belt, do you turn your AC on at least once a month to circulate oil in the compressor? If you let it sit 9 months out of the year and then turn it on for 3 it's not a AC compressor failure.

29th Mar 2007, 14:37

I just took my 2002 XL-7 in for service at 100,000 miles and the a/c compressor locked up and shredded the belt on the way to the dealer. Our estimate was $1,400 to replace. I was planning to trade it next week, but oh well. It also had an 02 sensor out. $250 for that.

7th Apr 2007, 11:35

I just purchased my Suzuki XL-7 and was very excited about it and after having it for only 3 weeks the air conditioner compressor locked up and the a/c does not work, the car has only 42,000 miles on it, seems to me that there is definitely a serious problem with this and I will be contacting Suzuki directly as well as the dealer I purchased it from... consumer beware!

10th May 2007, 14:20

I also own a 2002 Suzuki XL-7 and the air conditioning compressor went out at 45,000 miles. The dealer I bought it from in San Diego, no longer carries Suzuki. All other Suzuki dealers, in my vicinity, do not carry Suzuki cars ANYMORE. Is there a reason for this? I took my Suzuki in to a shop that does air conditioning work, and they want $2,600 to replace the compressor, and another problem they found, having to do with the a/c.

15th May 2007, 11:59

I, also, own a 2002 Suzuki XL7 and purchased it brand new. I recently found out my AC compressor is locked up and the cost of repairs is $2100. Two years ago my Timing Chain Tensioner broke and it was $1700 to repair. I'm so dissatisfied with my vehicle with these costly repairs!!!

23rd May 2007, 14:09

My 2003 XL-7 air conditioner also locked up shortly after the warranty had expired. Sounds like this is a flaw and should be looked at.

23rd May 2007, 16:36

A/C failed on my 2002 Suzuki XL-7 with 68,000 miles. You can find a replacement online for about $400 brand new, but now I need someone to put it in. What a headache, because when the compressor locks up, it snaps the accessory belt everytime. One thing you can do in the meantime, is disconnect the A/C from the system by unplugging the wiring harness that goes in to the compressor. But after that's fixed, it is being sold.

13th Jun 2007, 12:40

I live in Southwest Ohio and bought a used XL-7 in March 2006. Right after signing the papers to purchase it, the check engine light came on and a engine sensor had to be replaced. The keyless entry has never worked, Suzuki wanted $350.00 to replace that. And now a little over a year later, the A/C compressor has locked up at 58,000 miles and Suzuki wants $1000.00 for the part and $85.00 just to look at it. I bought this heap as a family vehicle and now I can't even drive it in the summer for family outings. THANKS SUZUKI! Stand by your product and admit when you put out a faulty product.

25th Jun 2007, 15:06

I own a 2001 Suzuki XL-7 and have timing belt problems and A/C compressor lock up in the same week. Out of warranty and big bucks to fix... Seems like after reading some posts on this site...I am not alone.

17th Jul 2007, 13:48

I have a 2001 Suzuki XL-7. The A/C compressor locked up at about 84,000 miles. It seems like a common problem with these compressors. I may trade it in instead of having it fixed. The parts can be had for about $700 (compressor, drier, expansion valves) and then you have labor to get them installed, so probably another $700.

22nd Jul 2007, 18:29

2002 Suzuki XL-7...ditto on the compressor (locked). 55,187 miles on the truck. Fortunately the serpentine belt did NOT break. I am pretty disapointed in this vehicle.

Brad Winter.

22nd Sep 2007, 14:57

I have a 2002 Suzuki XL-7 with 55,0000 miles. Air conditioner compressor just seized and failed. Radio display quit working about 2 years ago. It took the dealership literally about 2 months for an attempt to fix the problem with the radio, and the problem still exists. I will never buy another Suzuki again.

1st Oct 2007, 22:10

My 2002 suzuki xl-7 ac compressor seized up this week (50,000 miles) so no ac for me... I will never buy a suzuki again due to these costly repairs. Of course not covered under their extended warranty. Definitely a flaw they should have looked into with all these complaints.

12th Nov 2007, 16:36

My 2002 Suzuki XL-7 AC compressor busting at 84K was the least of my problems. While trying to recharge the system I found out that the AC condenser was the root of all evils. Total cost, so far, $2,200. Now I know why this vehicle set on the lot so long! Suzuki corporation should note this website and fix these cars!

28th Dec 2007, 14:12

Ditto again on the AC Compressor, mine went at ~75,000. My mechanic has said that is not normal.

Ditto on the rotted out gas door as well.

Not a bad car altogether, but Suzuki should do something about this AC Compressor issue.

I would NOT buy another Suzuki.

9th Jan 2008, 12:05

Our 2002 Suzuki Xl 7 has 47000 km's and no A/C problems ~ yet. However, we have a rumble while driving at speeds above 80km/h (55mph). It has new tires and I had them rebalanced which helped, but still this annoying rumble and you can feel it through the steering wheel.

Any thoughts?

20th Feb 2008, 20:53

I have a 2002 XL-7. My Compressor seized at about 75-80k. I went to 2 mechanics that both said they would have to replace not only the compressor, but the entire system because they feared junk from the burned out compressor went all through out the system. I wound up removing the compressor in its entirety and buying a non-ac XL-7 fan belt.

But the reason I am here is my gas door fell off today. where did you purchase your replacement?