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Old 07-10-2011, 06:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an almost 4 year old Jimny which I am going to replace before August for another car because within 4 years the brakes are so rusty that they need to be replaced. I have not had any service from the Suzuki dealer in Helmond, Holland, nor from Suzuki Holland. They claim that the mileage of my car is not enough and that I do not brake hard enough !!!! This of course is ridiculous and I therefore recommend anybody NOT to buy a Suzuki Jimny.
You can expect this kind of problem from an old car, but if they tell you after 3 years that within 1 year these brake discs have to be replaced, I wonder if I bought a new car.....Maybe my car has been standing around for a couple of years before they sold it to me.
I know somebody who bought the same car just 1 month prior to me and the mileage on that car is way below standard. If she drove it for 10 km a week, this would be much, and she did not expierence any brake problems.
So this is the service of Suzuki: NO SERVICE AT ALL

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Old 07-10-2011, 11:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what part was "rusty" and what makes you think they need replaced (what was the problem) ??

not sure I follow your rant about brakes being rusty..... some parts of the brake system are metal and are not coated thus they will rust, and if left to rust they could cause problems. Using the brakes will scrub off minor surface rust on the rotors thus maybe the reason that you need to drive it more and use the brakes.... not sure how the brake rotors being rusty would make them need to be replaced.... did the brake caliper get rust around the pistons and tear a piston seal... more info would be helpful if you are looking for any info on this problem.
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Dear My996duc1,
Thanks for your reply. Here in Holland your car needs to be inspected and certified after 3 years. When I went to pick my car up, the local dealer in Helmond informed me that the brake discs need to be be replaced due to rust with the next inspection which will be coming August. When they told me this I looked at them as if they were crazy, because you do not expect this to be necessary with a 3 year old car. Before this car I had the old version of a Swift, which was ten/eleven years old. The mileage with my swift was less than with my Jimny and though it was older than my Jimny, the brake discs were never replaced.
I know that there might be wear on brakes, but not with a car that is not even four years old. And the stupid reasons of the mileage and not braking enough could be a reason, if not that I know more people with the same car, less mileage and also less braking, without this problem. What buggs me the most is that there is no coulance reaction from the Suzuki company. They are not willing at all. Notvevrn an excuse. This is also a reason for me to advise everybody NOT to buy a Suzuki!!! I have never been so dissappointed by a company.
But to come back to your question: I can see the rust on the brakes myself, and I understand the logic, but I am not a mechanic, so I donot know the exact reason for replacement.
I still have thd idle hope that Suzuki will do something and will help me before I buy a new car of another brand, because despite this problem, I still like driving it.
Regards, Marianne.
Ps: sorry for typing mistakes, I used my phone in answering
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