Suzuki Jimny (1998–2018)
Suzuki generally 3rd lowest average warranty repair costs in 2003 Warranty Direct Reliability index (index 43.23 v/s lowest 31.93) www.reliabilityindex.co.uk
What to watch out for
Noisy and unrefined. Poor 'on-road' manners, especially with large wheels and tyres.
15th from Bottom in 144 car 2002 JD Power / What Car? Customer Satisfaction Survey of V and W reg cars. Came 7th from bottom in 2005 JD Power/What Car? Survey of 23,000 cars reg Sep 2002 to Aug 2003 with satisfaction score of 72.8%.
15-1-2014: A set of four spark plugs for the 1.3 petrol engine costs £76.
3-11-2017: Report of 2016 Suzuki Jimny 1.3 VVT SZ4 Auto reluctant to change up from second to third-fourth gear in cold weather and sticks at 3000 revs. No probem in Summer. Suspect moisture contaminated transmission fluid.
2-11-2001: 4,068 Jimny hard and soft tops built 1/4/1998 to 31/10/1999 recalled because bolt holding gear selector yoke to gear selector shaft may loosen and fall out. High tensile replacement bolt to be fitted and torqued to tighter setting.
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