2002 Suzuki XL-7 touring from North America - Comments

11th Sep 2008, 22:34

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.

22nd Sep 2008, 20:01

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.

2nd Nov 2008, 18:58

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.

17th Nov 2008, 07:12

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.

26th Dec 2008, 12:12

I own a 2001 Xl7, and my A/C compressor froze at 45,000, and also caused the belt to snap.

17th Jan 2009, 20:54

My 2002 XL7 air compressor locked up at 59,000 miles and snapped the belt that controls the air and the power steering.

3rd Feb 2009, 09:43

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.

23rd Mar 2009, 13:50

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!

13th May 2009, 15:31

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

TTY: 1-888-424-9153

Have your ODI Number available.

(Spanish-speaking operators available)

10th Jun 2009, 22:00

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.

13th Jul 2009, 18:12

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

18th Aug 2009, 18:20

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.

19th Sep 2009, 15:21

My gas door flew off also. Is there any way I can buy another one online?

14th Nov 2009, 22:32

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.

30th Nov 2009, 15:34

Please... what did your auto mechanic do to fix the issue?

4th Dec 2009, 19:24

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.

7th Jun 2010, 14:26

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.

11th Jun 2010, 17:07

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.

22nd Jun 2010, 15:50

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.