2004 Suzuki Verona

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#171; on: March 16, 2008, 12:36:32 AM #187;

Hi All

Took my Suzuki Verona with 97000 miles on it into the dealer to have a few things looked at before my 100000 mile warranty ran out. The motor seemed to be getting a little louder and it appeared to be burning a little oil since the last oil change aprox. 1qt in 1000 miles or so.

They check everything our and to my suprise tell me that I have a lower engine knock and that Suzuki is replacing my engine under warranty. So I am getting a new block, heads and 2 new catalytic converters. I am happy to hear this and luckily have an extra car that I can drive while its in the shop.

So three weeks later they say its ready and I go to pick it up. It runs fine and I go back to work where I pop the hood to check things out, should have done it in the dealership parking lot, I find the airbox unclipped and broken, the battery terminal covers broken off and the oil level on the dipstick barely reaching the end of the dipstick. Im a little concerned but I call them and they tell me to bring it in tomorrow and they will check it out.

On my way home the abs light pops on but goes off when I shut the car off and turn it back on. I drop it off the next day tell them about the light they give me a loaner and keep the car over the weekend. They call on Monday and say everything is taken care of and that the abs light was due to low voltage caused by the battery so I gladly paid them a 110.00 bucks for the battery I mean I just got a new motor for nothing!

Everything they broke is repaired and I am a happy camper. until my abs light comes back on the next day on my way to work. When I get to work I pop the hood to see if there is anything obvious. When I open it I am hit with a strong smell that kindof smells like electrical wires burning mixed with a welding metal type smell that seems to be coming from the alternator area. This worries me and I immediately take the car back to the dealer with the abs light still on.

They take the car and give me another loaner. They call me the next day and say that the smell coming from the car is the new catalytic converters and is normal. And the abs light is on but they can pick up any codes and have no idea what is causing it but they want to keep it over the weekend again.

Okay after that long explanation here are my questions.

Are they accurate about the cats smelling funny when they are new? It sure smelled like an electrical issue to me.

Can a low battery cause the abs light to come on? It NEVER happened before there work on the engine.

And finally if it can what it going to trip that light but NOT trigger any codes?

Sorry for the long story any help or advice would be much appreciated. I would find another Suzuki dealer for a second opinion but they are the only ones within 300 miles and I know there are many issues with this model but up until this happened this was a VERY reliable car.

Thanks

Rydell

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