checking oil SUZUKI GRAND VITARA 2022 Owners Manual
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It is normal for water to drip from the air
conditioning system after use.
4) Check that the hood is fully closed and
5) Check the headlights, turn signal lights,
brake lights and horn for proper opera-
6) Adjust the seat and head restraint.
7) Check the brake pedal and the parking
8) Adjust the mirrors.
9) Check that you and all passengers
have properly fastened your seat belts.
10)Check that all warning lights come on
as the ignition switch is turned to “ON”
position or the engine switch is pressed
to change the ignition mode to “ON”.
11)Check all gauges.
12)Check that the brake system warning
light turns off when the parking brake is
Once a week, or each time you fill your fuel
tank, perform the following under-hood
1) Engine oil level
2) Coolant level
3) Brake fluid level
4) Battery solution level
5) Windshield washer fluid level
6) Hood latch operation
Pull the hood release handle inside the
vehicle. Check that you cannot openthe hood all the way without releasing
the secondary latch. Close the hood
securely after checking for proper latch
operation. See the item “All latches,
hinges and locks” of “Chassis, body
and others” in “Maintenance schedule”
in “INSPECTION AND MAINTE-
NANCE” section for lubrication sched-
Once a month, or each time you fill your
fuel tank, check the tire pressure using a
tire pressure gauge. Also check the tire
pressure of the spare tire.Engine oil consumption
It is normal for the engine to consume
some engine oil during normal vehicle
The amount of engine oil consumption
depends on viscosity and quality of the oil
and your driving conditions.
More oil is consumed during high-speed
driving and when there is frequent acceler-
ation and deceleration. Under high loads,
your engine also will consume more oil.
A new engine also consumes more oil,
since its pistons, piston rings and cylinder
walls have not yet become conditioned.
New engines reach the normal level of oil
consumption only after approximately
5000 km (3000 miles) driving.
Max. 1.0 L per 1000 km
(1 Qt. per 600 miles)
When judging the amount of oil consump-
tion, note that the oil may become diluted
and it is difficult to judge the accurate oil
As an example, if a vehicle is used for
repeated short trips, and consumes a nor-
mal amount of oil, the dipstick may not
show any drop in the oil level at all, even
after 1000 km (600 miles) or more of driv-
ing. This is because the oil gradually
becomes diluted with fuel or moisture,
WA R N I N G
Check that the hood is fully closed
and latched before driving. If it is not,
it can fly up unexpectedly during
driving, obstructing your view and
resulting in an accident.
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(For diesel engine model)
Depress the clutch and brake pedals fully
and press the engine switch to crank the
engine. If the glow plug indicator light
comes on, the engine will start automati-
cally after the glow plug indicator light goes
off up to 10 seconds afterward.
Crank the engine by pressing the engine
switch to change the ignition mode to
Caution when stopping the engine with
When stopping the engine after climbing or
high speed driving, let the engine idle for
about one minute or more (if it is not pro-
hibited) to cool down the turbocharger and
engine oil. This is to prevent the engine oil
from over-deteriorating. Deteriorated
engine oil will damage the bearings of the
turbocharger.Restarting diesel engine after fuel-
If the engine stops and the low fuel warn-
ing light and the malfunction indicator light
come on, use the following procedure:
1) Fill the fuel tank.
2) Press the engine switch to change the
ignition mode to “ON” for 5-10 seconds
to feed fuel.
3) Perform the above engine starting pro-
cedure to start the engine.
If the malfunction indicator light still comes
on after the engine started, there may be
some problem with the engine. Ask your
SUZUKI dealer to have the engine
If the master warning indicator light
blinks and the engine cannot be started
Your keyless push start system remote
controller may not be sensed as being
within the interior workable area. Try again
after checking that you have the remote
controller with you. If the engine still can-
not be started, the battery of the remote
controller may be discharged. To start the
engine, use the following method:
1) Check that the parking brake is set fully.
2) Shift to “N” (Neutral) and fully depress
the clutch pedal. Hold the clutch and
brake pedals fully depressed.
3) “PUSH START SWITCH.” message will
appear on the information display in the
instrument cluster. Press the engine
4) The master warning indicator light in
the instrument cluster blinks within
about 10 seconds. Touch the engine
switch with “LOCK” button of remote
controller (2) for about 2 seconds.
Do not crank the engine for more
than 30 seconds at a time.
If the engine does not start on the
first try, wait about 15 seconds before