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Old 10-24-2014, 07:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
Cathy
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Good morning, Sajeev!

I have a 2007 Suzuki XL7, 180,000 km,*which apparently needs its timing chain replaced.* (The engine light is on, giving a P0008 code, and the dealer and another independent garage has both told me the code means a timing chain replacement, giving me a repair estimate of $2500-3500.)*

I have since spoken to four other 2007 XL7 owners, and all have had the same issue.* Fortunately, they were able to get the chain replaced while the car was still under warranty - not true in my case.

Thus, I am thinking since it seems to be such a widespread problem, that it is a design flaw (they have sliders that wear out, instead of pulleys that turn)*- surely there should be no reason to repair cam chains/tensioners in a normal-design vehicle that has been given regular maintenance?

Have you heard of this issue before?* I am wondering if there is a class action suit against Suzuki around this issue.

Thanks,

Cathy
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