wheel bolts SUZUKI GRAND VITARA 2022 Owners Manual
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Exhaust gas warning
Daily inspection checklist
1) Check that windows, mirrors, lights and
reflectors are clean and unobstructed.
2) Visually check the tires for the following
– the depth of the tread groove
– abnormal wear, cracks and damage
– loose wheel bolts
– existence of foreign material such as
nails, stones, etc.
Refer to “Tires” in “INSPECTION AND
MAINTENANCE” section for details.
3) Look for fluid and oil leakage.
WA R N I N G
Avoid breathing exhaust gases.
Exhaust gases contain carbon mon-
oxide, a potentially lethal gas that is
colorless and odorless. Since carbon
monoxide is difficult to detect by
itself, take the following precautions
to help prevent carbon monoxide
from entering your vehicle.
• Do not leave the engine running in
garages or other confined areas.
WA R N I N G
• Do not park with the engine run-
ning for a long period of time, even
in an open area. If it is necessary to
sit for a short time in a parked vehi-
cle with the engine running, check
that the air intake selector is set to
“FRESH AIR” and the blower is at
• Avoid operating the vehicle with
the tailgate or trunk open. If it is
necessary to do so, check that the
sunroof (if equipped) and all win-
dows are closed, and the blower is
at high speed with the air intake
selector set to “FRESH AIR”.
• To allow proper operation of your
vehicle’s ventilation system, keep
the air inlet grill in front of the wind-
shield clear of snow, leaves or
other obstructions at all times.
• Keep the exhaust tailpipe area clear
of snow and other material to help
reduce the buildup of exhaust
gases under the vehicle. This is
particularly important when parked
in blizzard conditions.
• Have the exhaust system inspected
periodically for damage and leak-
age. Any damage or leakage
should be repaired immediately.
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
(1) Tread wear indicator
(2) Indicator location mark
2) Check that the depth of the tread
groove is more than 1.6 mm (0.06 in.).
To help you check this, the tires have
molded-in tread wear indicators in the
grooves. When the indicators appear
on the tread surface, the remaining
depth of the tread is 1.6 mm (0.06 in.)
or less and the tire should be replaced.
3) Check for abnormal wear, cracks and
damage. Any tires with cracks or other
damage should be replaced. If any tires
show abnormal wear, have them
inspected by your SUZUKI dealer.4) Check for loose wheel bolts.
5) Check that there are no nails, stones or
other objects sticking into the tires.
Hitting curbs and running over rocks
can damage tires and affect wheel
alignment. Have tires and wheel
alignment checked periodically by
your SUZUKI dealer.
WA R N I N G
• Your SUZUKI vehicle is equipped
with tires which are all the same
type and size. This is important to
ensure proper steering and han-
dling of the vehicle. Never mix tires
of different size or type on the four
wheels of your vehicle. The size
and type of tires used should be
only those approved by SUZUKI as
standard or optional equipment for
• Replacing the wheels and tires
equipped on your vehicle with cer-
tain combinations of aftermarket
wheels and tires can significantly
change the steering and handling
characteristics of your vehicle.
• Therefore, use only those wheel
and tire combinations approved by
SUZUKI as standard or optional
equipment for your vehicle.
Replacing the original tires with tires
of a different size may result in false
speedometer or odometer readings.
Check with your SUZUKI dealer
before purchasing replacement tires
that differ in size from the original
For 4WD models, replacing a tire with
one of a different size, or using differ-
ent brands among the four tires can
result in damage to the drive train.
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For more details, contact an authorized
To change a wheel, use the following pro-
1) Remove the jack, tools and spare
wheel from the vehicle.
2) Loosen, but do not remove the wheel
3) Jack up the vehicle (follow the jacking
instructions in this section).4) Remove the wheel bolts and wheel.
5) Clean any mud or dirt off from the sur-
face of the wheel (1), hub (2), thread
part (3) and surface of the wheel bolts
(4) with a clean cloth. Clean the hub
carefully; it may be hot from driving.
6) Install the new wheel and replace the
wheel bolts with their cone shaped end
facing the wheel. Tighten each bolt
snugly by hand until the wheel is
securely seated on the hub.
Tightening torque for wheel bolt
85 Nm (8.7 kg-m, 62.7 lb-ft)
7) Lower the jack and fully tighten the
bolts with a wrench in numerical order
as shown in the illustration.
Never apply a garage jack to the
exhaust pipe, side under spoiler (if
equipped), engine undercover or rear
WA R N I N G
• Shift into “R” (Reverse) when you
jack up the vehicle.
• Never jack up the vehicle with the
transaxle in “N” (Neutral). Other-
wise, unstable jack may cause an
WA R N I N G
Use genuine wheel bolts and tighten
them to the specified torque as soon
as possible after changing wheels.
Incorrect wheel bolts or improperly
tightened wheel bolts may come
loose or fall off, which can result in
an accident. If you do not have a
torque wrench, have the wheel bolt
torque checked by an authorized