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Old 12-18-2011, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This dealrship has to be by far the worst dealserhip in the GTA.

Took my Grand Vitara in as the sensor for parking brakes kept on coming on. Car still under waarnty 52,000 K. The guy charges me 60 bucks for evaluation and then comes back to tell me all my brakes need replacing. What has that got to do with parking brake sensor ?
Anyone suggestions?
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There is no "parking brake sensor" on your Grand Vitara. The red brake warning lamp will come on in the dash when either the parking brake is applied or when the fluid level drops below the fluid level sensor ( on the master cylinder). The brake fluid level will drop as your brake pads wear. It is unfortunate that you require brakes at 52000kms. Have you had the regular brake maintenance services performed every 20000kms as suggested in the vehicle's service manual? Regular brake maintenance services can help prevent premature brake pad wear. As far as the 60 bucks the dealer charged you, they should have told you beforehand. Or did they? Sounds like you need to replace your brake pads before you hurt yourself or someone else.
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like into it said.. The 'brake' light will indeed come on when the fluid gets too low in the master cylinder.. This is most likely due to the front pads being low. There is no brake sensor. My guess it just needs front pads. $35 and 1/2 time and you can do it yourself
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I too have had problems with them, they find way too much stuff wrong with my car, and never fix the original problem..
seems every visit something else needs to be flushed.

now i go to Mississauga Suzuki.
Way better service there!!
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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There's more..
I went there to replace a headlight bulb, they wanted $60!!!
They other dealer does it for $25
Crazy!!
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One of the best dealers in the GTA I have found is Brampton Suzuki. They will only fix what's broken. They allways inform you of what they find that isn't in the original service. I have personally heard the service manager suggest to someone with a Check Engine light on that it's probably only the gas cap, (it was); but dealership love scaring people with the dreaded "Evaporative Emissions Leak Detected". I was even quoted $250.00 by a GM dealer in Orangeville as he wanted to drop the tank to fix it.... (it was the gas cap).
Give them a try. I take my 03 Tracker LT and my 05 XL-7 to them for the major services.
PS The bonus is they work on Saturdays and when you book an appointment, they will be working on the vehicle at that time or even before, if you show up early.
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In my experience, with evap code I find that only about 10% of the time is the gas cap actually the problem.
It's easy to blame the cap cuz people are lazy to do the leak test.
And because the conditions required for the ECM to do the self test are so precise that when you clear the code, it may take weeks before it will come back on again..
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