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Recall: 2007 Suzuki XL7 for fuel leaks

Fuel-pump line on the discontinued SUV could crack, especially in hot weather; 4 warm-weather states targeted.

By Exhaust Notes Dec 30, 2012 11:02AM
Suzuki is recalling 2,830 XL7 vehicles from the 2007 model year for fuel-pump lines that could crack and leak gasoline, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

Drivers may smell fuel or see fuel leaking, which could cause a fire, Suzuki said. The problem is exacerbated in hot-weather states; as a result, the recall is directed only at XL7 models sold or registered in Arizona, California, Nevada and Texas. 

This Suzuki recall expands on an October recall of 41,000 General Motors vehicles for the same problem. The 2007-2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, 2007-2009 Pontiac G5, 2007 Chevrolet Equinox, 2007 Pontiac Torrent and 2007 Saturn Ion were included. The Suzuki XL7, a 3-row SUV that shared General Motors parts, was built from 2001 to 2009. No other model years are affected.

Suzuki dealerships will replace the fuel-pump module sometime early next year. Owners can contact Suzuki at 1-714-996-7040, but from our experience prior to Suzuki liquidating its American division, it might be hard to get an answer.

[Source: NHTSA]
38Comments
Dec 30, 2012 4:37PM
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I own one of these XL7's and my wife and I along with our friends have witnessed the issue they are recalling it for. While it is parked in our driveway I have smelled gasoline near and around the vehicle like someone spilled it! I am not pleased with the fact that the recall is only being issued in Warm States. I live in New Hampshire and know for a fact that it is an issue in New Hampshire... Hello a fire can happen in New Hampshire just as easy as Nevada...

 

Dec 30, 2012 3:30PM
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it should be recalled in all states as vehicles travel around the country as well as get reregestared in other states as used cars,GM should just fix the problem as they made the parts that failed
Dec 30, 2012 6:30PM
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Why is Florida not considered a warm weather state.......
Dec 30, 2012 6:22PM
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The article is wrong: "The Suzuki XL7, a three-row SUV that shared General Motors parts, was built from 2001 to 2009"..... Suzuki XL-7's that were 99% GM were made 2007 to 2009. Suzuki XL-7's made from 2001 to 2006 were made by Suzuki in Japan. I was a Technician for Suzuki from 1996 to 2004 and I own a 2002 XL7 4x4 7 pass. It has 97,000 miles on it, gets 25 mpg and never been back to the dealer for anything.
Dec 30, 2012 3:25PM
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If you would of read the whole article, it also includes chevy, pontiac, and saturn.

gets your facts straight dumb a$$

Dec 30, 2012 4:03PM
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With the same parts in the above mentioned GM vehicles identified as the problem area, it comes as no suprise Suzuki would be recalling this model. Still as interesting, the above mentioned GM vehicles are either no longer made or were simply subpar sales flops. 
Dec 30, 2012 4:03PM
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ricers_stink-It is a GM based vehicle assembled in Canada.  GM 3.6L engine technology.  It is not a Japanese product.  And despite what the article states, that platform was only from 2007-2009
Dec 31, 2012 6:19AM
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My father had a 86 chevy sprint and the motor said suzuki on it...after 250,000 miles what more can you say.....we own a 98 suzuki sidekick sport....built in japan....no problems...go figure.  As for GM (imo), they've tanked after 1990 and Ford seemed to have passed them in the longevity dept.
Dec 30, 2012 5:50PM
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I guess we better unload the Kizashi!
Dec 30, 2012 7:59PM
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The article makes if appear that Suzuki was using GM made parts, it's actually the other way around.  

 

Suzuki is a parts supplier for other car manufacturers, including GM, Ford, Volkswagen, Toyota, Fiat, etc.  Suzuki may be pulling out of the US car market but the odds are many of you will still be buying cars made with Suzuki parts.

Dec 30, 2012 7:35PM
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The last I heard was Suzuki Automobiles are pulling out of the US.
Dec 30, 2012 3:24PM
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It is a GM under the skin, look at the vehicles that are listed under the recall. My Japanese built Grand Vitara will out last most of the American cars on the road with little to no problems.
Dec 30, 2012 5:50PM
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I had a 2007 Suzuki XL7 platinum and got rid of it in 2010 for a more dependable, reliable and safer SUV.
Jan 1, 2013 6:31AM
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I contacted the local dealership. They have not received a recall notice therefore any repairs will be at my expense. They were professional and kind. They suggested I contact Suzuki directly...

I am going to contact them, but hold very little hope that this will be resolved in my favor. I could be wrong, but it does not look good. We have been happy with the vehicle otherwise and the service work that has been done on it so far. @ ) I have owned several Fords, Volvo's, Chevy's, Honda's, VW's and Chryslers, Dodge in my 26+ years of driving. All of the aforementioned makes have their own unique issues. I am well aware that I get what I pay for. That is why I purchased a bumper to bumper warrantee on the Suzuki. The only thing that is not covered are oil changes, brakes and tires which are wear items. To date the best vehicle I have owned is my 2009 VW with my 2002 Dodge Caravan running a close second and it has 205,000 miles on it!

Dec 31, 2012 10:01PM
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Many vehicles that GM has a hand in, go down the toilet.

 

Oldsmobile

Saab

Hummer

Pontiac

Saturn

Suzuki is leaving the market here because of poor sales....more like poor GM engineering for it's parnter. 

 

Reminds me how GM turned their back on their deal with Toyota at NUMMI and as a final show of low integrity, left Toyota to pay the bills and ultimately forced the closure of the plant putting thousands of Americans out of work.

 

Wait til the new "right to work" bill kicks in. GM quality will sink even further.....if thats even possible.

 

The "Old GM" is still here...just re-named.   

Jan 1, 2013 12:11AM
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I GUESS I SHOULD COUNT MY BLESSINGS FOR BUYING A 2004 XL7 SUZUKI THAT WAS

MADE IN JAPAN AND HAS NEVER BEEN RECALLED.  I NOW HAVE OVER 137,000 MILES

AND I DON'T INTEND TO REPLACE IT ANYTIME SOON.   THE ORIGINAL RED METALIC PAINT

JOB AND DESIGN IS OUTSTANDING, STILL LOOKS NEW, RUNS GREAT AND  IS FUN TO DRIVE.

Dec 30, 2012 6:00PM
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I worked on those crude. archaic POS's for 7 years. To all who are unlucky enough  to still own one.........when the flames start, pull the liscence plates off and use the insurance money to buy a real SUV.
Dec 30, 2012 3:16PM
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Thank goodness Suzuki is leaving the states after this year!!!!
Dec 30, 2012 3:11PM
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Another "quality" Japanese product. bwhahaha
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