Suzuki Ignis (2017–)

What's good

Five star Euro NCAP rating (when fitted with safety pack). 87% adult occupant safety, 79% child occupant safety, 77% pedestrian safety, 60% safety assist.

The spare wheel well of a Suzuki Ignis will take a full sized spare wheel.

What to watch out for

Only a three star Euro NCAP rating (with standard equipment). 79% adult occupant safety, 79% child occupant safety, 67% pedestrian safety, 25% safety assist.

19-5-2018: Report of repeated failures of Pioneer satnav unit fitted in the dash of a 2017 Suzuki Ignis. Would freeze or simply not turn on. Dealer replaced it with a secondhand Pioneer unit under warranty. This unit lasted about two months and now works intermittently. Again the dealer went back to Suzuki and again Suzuki is going to supply another "used" Pioneer unit. But new Ignis models are now coming through with Bosch satnavs.

18-12-2018: Report that 2017 Suzuki Ignis juddered from the front when starting from cold since new. Dealer apparently stripped it down but eventually agreed to a swap to a Swift with a 6-speed torque converter auto.

7-1-2019: High rate of tyre wear reported on Bridgestone Ecopia 175/60 R16 82H on 2017 Suzuki Ignis SZ-T Dualjet at 10,500 miles. Only 3mm left on the fronts and 4mm on the rears. Car did have its suspension stiffened by the Suzuki dealer to prevent it bottoming out when fully laden.

12-2-2019: Complaint of problems with AGS automated manual transmission in 2018 Suzuki Ignis, now at 4,000 miles. "The car is now in the dealer probably having a new fly wheel fitted, and the dealer, (having previously advised 'Suzuki know of the issue and is considering either a recall or a in service solution',) warned me yesterday having "asked permission" to drop the gearbox out, that, should the damage be found to be due to bad driving we'll be expected to pay."

15-6-2019: Report of failure of clutch of late 2018 Suzuki Ignis at 4,000 miles. £600 to replace.

31-12-2019: Report of impending failure of clutch on March 2019 Suzuki Ignis SZ3 after 10,000 miles. Symptom is sluggish response and over-revving after upward gearchanges. We suggested if this particular clutch has a concentric slave cylinder it is possible that fluid has leaked onto the clutch plates. It is also possible that the engine crankshaft end seal or the gearbox main shaft end seal have leaked oil onto the clutch. In either case the clutch should be replaced under warranty.

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