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Old 06-02-2011, 10:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got a new 2011 sx4 crossover 2 weeks ago. I'm starting having problems with starting the car. At first it was ok, but know it's getting worse. Has anyone had this problem?
I would appreciate your guys input.
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A stupid question, but are you making sure you DONT touch the gas pedal when starting the car??? Most computer controlled, fuel injected cars dont like this!
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A stupid question, but are you making sure you DONT touch the gas pedal when starting the car??? Most computer controlled, fuel injected cars dont like this!
Also, as has been suggested in other posts, try waiting a few seconds with the key in the "on" position before cranking, to allow the fuel pump to get up to speed.
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Not my Suzuki, but my nissan I used to have, had trouble starting. I always had to do what Tom said. My brother had the same car and took it in to have it looked at a few times and they replaced a few things but it still didnt change.
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2011 SX4 should start right away no need to delay turning the key. I'f it isn't starting take it back. There is an obvious problem and needs resolving.
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Well, after allowing time after I insert the key (until the chime is off) and then turn the car on, I haven't had any problems.
I am not sure what to say. Some say to allow time, others like Jeff L. that it is not necessary.
Some other mentioned a 're-flashing".
In any case,... I do have an appointment w/ the dealer this coming Monday. We'll see what they have to say.
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I don't have an answer but with my 2010 when it started getting really hot here like 90 + degrees there were a couple of starts (soon after turning off) that it took a long time to start. The problem seem to cleared up in a day or 3. Maybe it was some crappy gas causing a vapor lock. Lets us know what the dealer says.
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I'm having the same issue. I just bought my 2011 Sportback 3 days ago and on day 2 it wouldn't crank right away. It took a couple of tries for it to turn over. It did this twice, but hasn't done it since. I just spoke to the suzuki service department and they said they would have to duplicate the issue to figure it out. It's started fine 8 out of the 10 times i've started it. I just don't know if it's going to do it for them. We shall see.
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When I first bought my SX4, there was a loose connector under the battery that was preventing the battery from charging. My dealer fixed that.

When doing my under-the-hood maintenance one day, I bumped the positive terminal on the battery and it moved. The clamping bolt was tight but the clamp was not. I actually did some modification to the clamp to allow it to tighten down more and hold firmly to the positive terminal. That problem had not YET caused poor starting, but it could have. (so check your own battery terminals) I strongly suggest the use of Anti-Corrosion felt washers under the battery terminal clamps.

On my 2006 Suzuki Forenza, I had quite a few miles on the car when it began having starting problems, including backfiring during starting. A reflash by the dealer solved that problem. That may be the resolution of the starting problems on the 2011 SX4 also.

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