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2004 Suzuki Verona
03-16-2008, 02:30 AM
Post: #1
2004 Suzuki Verona
Hi All

Took my Suzuki Verona with 97000 miles on it into the dealer to have a few things looked at before my 100000 mile warranty ran out. The motor seemed to be getting a little louder and it appeared to be burning a little oil since the last oil change aprox. 1qt in 1000 miles or so. They check everything our and to my suprise tell me that I have a lower engine knock and that Suzuki is replacing my engine under warranty. So I am getting a new block, heads and 2 new catalytic converters. I am happy to hear this and luckily have an extra car that I can drive while its in the shop. So three weeks later they say its ready and I go to pick it up. It runs fine and I go back to work where I pop the hood to check things out, should have done it in the dealership parking lot, I find the airbox unclipped and broken, the battery terminal covers broken off and the oil level on the dipstick barely reaching the end of the dipstick. Im a little concerned but I call them and they tell me to bring it in tomorrow and they will check it out. On my way home the abs light pops on but goes off when I shut the car off and turn it back on. I drop it off the next day tell them about the light they give me a loaner and keep the car over the weekend. They call on Monday and say everything is taken care of and that the abs light was due to low voltage caused by the battery so I gladly paid them a 110.00 bucks for the battery I mean I just got a new motor for nothing! Everything they broke is repaired and I am a happy camper............until my abs light comes back on the next day on my way to work. When I get to work I pop the hood to see if there is anything obvious. When I open it I am hit with a strong smell that kindof smells like electrical wires burning mixed with a welding metal type smell that seems to be coming from the alternator area. This worries me and I immediately take the car back to the dealer with the abs light still on. They take the car and give me another loaner. They call me the next day and say that the smell coming from the car is the new catalytic converters and is normal. And the abs light is on but they can pick up any codes and have no idea what is causing it but they want to keep it over the weekend again.

Okay after that long explanation here are my questions.

Are they accurate about the cats smelling funny when they are new? It sure smelled like an electrical issue to me.

Can a low battery cause the abs light to come on? It NEVER happened before there work on the engine?

And finally if it can what it going to trip that light but NOT trigger any codes?

Sorry for the long story any help or advice would be much appreciated. I would find another Suzuki dealer for a second opinion but they are the only ones within 300 miles and I know there are many issues with this model but up until this happened this was a VERY reliable car.

Thanks
Rydell
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03-16-2008, 12:32 PM (This post was last modified: 03-16-2008 12:37 PM by Rupe.)
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RE: 2004 Suzuki Verona
Yes, new exhaust parts can cause a "hot metal" smell. That should disapate within a few weeks or a few hundred miles.

I suspect the abs light issue may be from them disconnecting something during the work or possibly something not being tightly reconnected but that should cause a code, unless someone is not using the proper code reader. (not all code readers will read trans or brake codes)

Personally I would return to the dealer and explain in calm but frank terms that you would like them to but their best man on the job and you expect the problem to be TOTALLY resolved when you pick up the car. Ask for a loaner car and tell them to take their time. Also ask for a contact number for the regional service manager and talk to him about the issue as he may have access to information from many other dealers and could have come across a similar problem in the past.

The abs problem may or may not be covered under the extended warranty but I would be looking for a full explanation of the fix either way.

Rupe
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03-17-2008, 10:08 PM
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Big Grin RE: 2004 Suzuki Verona
Rupe Wrote:Yes, new exhaust parts can cause a "hot metal" smell. That should disapate within a few weeks or a few hundred miles.

I suspect the abs light issue may be from them disconnecting something during the work or possibly something not being tightly reconnected but that should cause a code, unless someone is not using the proper code reader. (not all code readers will read trans or brake codes)

Personally I would return to the dealer and explain in calm but frank terms that you would like them to but their best man on the job and you expect the problem to be TOTALLY resolved when you pick up the car. Ask for a loaner car and tell them to take their time. Also ask for a contact number for the regional service manager and talk to him about the issue as he may have access to information from many other dealers and could have come across a similar problem in the past.

The abs problem may or may not be covered under the extended warranty but I would be looking for a full explanation of the fix either way.

Rupe

Rupe

Thanks for the information I picked the car up today and their explanation for the ABS light was that the ground for the wiring harness was corroded and wasnt making good contact. Does this seem plausible? I would think that if the ground to the harness was corroded that I would have had many more electrical issues unless the ABS is on a separate harness. Anyway so far so good at least this time I got more then 5 miles from the dealer Big Grin

Thanks I will keep ya posted
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03-17-2008, 10:40 PM
Post: #4
RE: 2004 Suzuki Verona
Yes, that does seem likely although it could be a CYA for the guy leaving it loose. (eyes rolling skyward) Either way a good snug with a wrench in the right place and there's fresh / bare metal exposed to make the ground connection. (and I'm sure there are several for different circuits on any given car)

Glad to be of help.

Rupe
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07-28-2010, 06:07 AM
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RE: 2004 Suzuki Verona
A standard six-cylinder engine, automatic transmission and ample passenger and cargo room, it's designed to go head-to-head with class-leading vehicles. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard.

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