I have my comment already, just want to add.
A/C in Suzuki XL7 runs twice as much than in any other vehicle because A/C is on even when you try to blow an air on the windshield without an A/C on. That is the way it is designed.
Check. Look at the A/C compressor when the air is sent on the windshield and the A/C is off; the clutch is engaged and the A/C is running.
I have a 2002 XL7 with 47,000 miles, and my first compressor froze up at 26,000 miles, and last week it froze up again.
My 2002 Suzuki XL7 had the A/C go at 65000 miles and at a cost of $2000. Now the check engine light has been coming on and now stays on... I will never buy another Suzuki and have told at least 15 people looking at them about how Suzuki parts are a ridiculous price to purchase, and the company will not stand by their product.
My check engine light kept coming on as well. It ended up being the thermostat, and that needed replaced. I have a 2002 as well, and have had no major problems. Although my gas door just fell off and I only have 93000 on it.
I own a 2001 Xl7, and my A/C compressor froze at 45,000, and also caused the belt to snap.
My 2002 XL7 air compressor locked up at 59,000 miles and snapped the belt that controls the air and the power steering.
I guess I get to join the crowd of unhappy XL7 owners (2002). I have had to replace my A/C compressor twice and now it is froze again.
I only have 71,200 miles on this car, already did the check engine light routine 357.00 for the sensor.
I don't understand how Suzuki is allowed to get away with this.
Oh I forgot to mention my gas door is broken. Should have known that would happen.
At exactly 68,000 miles I became the next victim of the failed A/C compressor and snapped belt. What a joy to drive the rest of the way home without power steering.
MY mechanic said when the defroster is on, the compressor is running as if you had the A/C on, and that MIGHT contribute to the failure. My mechanic (who is my dad) in his 40 years of fixing cars has never seen so many A/C failures like the ones in the XL7's. Best price for the new unit is $520. You also need to replace the dryer, for the labor... take out a loan!! This should be a recall because if the belt snaps at highway speed, it can get caught in the fan and I think that is a safety issue.
Oh yeah... gas tank door gone a long time ago!
I posted an earlier comment regarding my vehicle and just found out that only a couple of people have filed a complaint.
Those of you who have had problems with your car, it is important to file a complaint with the National Office of Defects Investigations so that they will have an idea how widespread this problem is.
By phone: 1-888-327-4236 8:00AM to 10:00PM Monday-Friday
Have your ODI Number available.
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2001 XL-7, I don't know if I should be happy or sad that so many xl-7 owners have had the same problems I have had
1. AC compressor: check, I've been through 4 or 5 belts
2. Gas door: check, flew off
3. engine went out at 70,071 (71 miles over the warranty) used engine from other model cost about $2K.
Ever since I settled on not fixing the AC the car has been going strong at almost 140K miles.
I own a 2002 Suzuki XL-7. I had the same problem that everyone else has with the AC compressor. My compressor locked up at 29,900 miles and snapped the belt as well. I got my belt replaced for $30.00 dollars. Also my mechanic disconnected the A/C switch. Now I am using this vehicle without A/C. Under 30,000 miles (7 years old) most parts look like they must be replaced very soon. All welded joints are not rust proof or protected.
Last week (07/24/2009) I spoke to one auto mechanic and he told me don't change the compressor. He will fix this problem. evening time I got the call "A/C is fixed" also replace the air filter. I told him to do the oil change too. All together he charged me $165.00
Thanks GOD I saved over $1,000.00. Dealer asked me for this work around 2000.00, other local mechanic told me $1,500.00
Need to know what your mechanic did to fix the issue with your AC compressor. Do you have his number. I just need to know how he fixed it without replacing the noisy ass AC module.
I have a 2002 Suzuki XL7. It has 135,000 miles on it, bought it four years ago, have had nothing but problems with it AC/compressor, and now the wiring to the head lights has melted, have no idea what may have caused this problem.
Compressor went out @ 75K... Calipers went out so I had no brakes... other than the $2,500 I need to fix this car, it's OK I guess.
Driving to work 3 weeks ago, I noticed problems with the power steering. I checked and it was the belt. I replaced it myself, and 2 weeks later the new belt went. When I put in a new one and started the car, it was fine, but when I turned the AC on, it started smoking. I turned AC off and left the car running for a while no problems. Now that I see what all these people are saying, I think that SUZUKI should recall the A/C compressor.
My 2001 XL-7 compressor went out over a week ago. I have about 80,000 miles on it. I was driving and I started hearing a squealing noise. I was luckily at a stop light, because I turned the A/C off, then back on and my car stalled out!!!
The first place I took it to gave me a quote of $1300. I said no way. I took it to another place today, and he said he couldn't even find the compressor so he'd have to get it from Suzuki, at a cost of $1300 just for the part.
The evaporator/condenser has to be replaced as well, so if he were to do I have no idea how much I'd be looking at. He told me I should trade "that thing" in. Maybe that is what I'll do because I don't want to sink so much into a repair on a car that is 9 years old. I would have swallowed $800, but come on, it's utterly ridiculous to have to pay so much.
I own a 2002 Suzuki XL7 bought new. The A/C compressor went out 3 years; thankfully I bought the extended warranty and it was covered.
Currently the magnetic clutch on the compressor will not engage. All fuses and relays are good, but the refrigerant leaked out; poor workmanship at the dealer?
The gas door came off.
Oxygen sensors went out twice. Replaced one myself, and the other the dealer did at a extremely inflated high price.
Have not had a problem with the power steering unit yet. Hopefully I can get rid of it before that happens. I have owned other Suzuki vehicles in the past without any issues. I will not buy another Suzuki product.