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Suzuki SX4 (2010 year). Instruction - part 13

 

 

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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Drive Belt
Engine Oil and Filter
Oil Level Check
Engine oil dipstick
Specified Oil
WARNING
When the engine is running, keep
hands, hair, clothing, tools, etc. away
from the moving fan and drive belts.
Check the accessory drive belt only for
damage. You do not need check it for ten-
“Starburst”
sion as it has an automatic tensioner.
If you need to replace or adjust the belt
have it done by your SUZUKI dealer.
L4 2.0L
80G064
80JC103
It is important to keep the engine oil at the
Use engine oil with the American Petro-
correct level for proper lubrication of your
ADB
leum Institute Certified For Gasoline
vehicle’s engine. Check the oil level with
GE
Engines “Starburst” symbol.
the vehicle on a level surface. The oil level
indication may be inaccurate if the vehicle
We highly recommend you use SAE 5W-
is on a slope. The oil level should be
30 oil.
checked either before starting the engine
or at least
5 minutes after stopping the
AC
CAUTION
engine.
→: 100 N (10 kg, 22 lbs) press
Failure to use the recommended oil
ADB: Accessory drive belt
GE: Generator
can result in engine damage.
DEF: Deflection
AC: Air conditioner compressor
80J2055
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Refilling
Changing Engine Oil and Filter
FULL
EXAMPLE
ADD
EXAMPLE
EXAMPLE
Open
Close
52D084
81A147
60G306
The handle of the engine oil dipstick is col-
ored yellow for easy identification.
Remove the oil filler cap and pour oil slowly
Drain the engine oil while the engine is still
through the filler hole to bring the oil level
warm.
Pull out the oil dipstick, wipe oil off with a
to the upper limit on the dipstick. Be careful
1) Remove the oil filler cap.
clean cloth, insert the dipstick all the way
not to overfill. Too much oil is almost as
2) Place a drain pan under the drain plug.
into the engine, then remove it again. The
bad as too little oil. After refilling, start the
3) Using a wrench, remove the drain plug
oil on the stick should be between the
engine and allow it to idle for about a
and drain out the engine oil.
upper and lower limits shown on the stick.
minute. Stop the engine, wait about 5 min-
If the oil level indication is near the lower
utes and check the oil level again.
WARNING
limit, add enough oil to raise the level to the
The engine oil temperature may be
upper limit.
high enough to burn your fingers
when the drain plug is loosened. Wait
until the drain plug is cool enough to
touch with your bare hands.
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Replace the Oil Filter
WARNING
EXAMPLE
New and used oil and solvent can be
hazardous. Children and pets may be
harmed by swallowing new or used
oil or solvent. Repeated, prolonged
contact with used engine oil may
cause
[skin] cancer. Brief contact
with used oil or solvent may irritate
skin.
• Keep new and used oil and solvent
away from children and pets.
• Wear a long-sleeve shirt and water-
proof gloves.
54G093
• Wash with soap if oil or solvent
60A198
(1) Oil filter
contacts your skin.
1)
Remove the engine under cover.
(2) 3/4 turn
2)
Using an oil filter wrench, turn the oil fil-
4) Reinstall the drain plug and gasket.
ter counterclockwise and remove it.
6) Tighten the filter 3/4 turn from the point
Tighten the plug with a wrench to the
3)
Using a clean rag, wipe off the mount-
of contact with the mounting surface (or
specified torque.
ing surface on the engine where the
to the specified torque) using an oil filter
new filter will be seated.
wrench.
Tightening torque specification
4)
Smear a little engine oil around the rub-
35 Nm (25.3 lb-ft, 3.5 kg-m)
ber gasket of the new oil filter.
Tightening torque specification
5)
Screw on the new filter by hand until the
14 Nm (10.0 lb-ft, 1.4 kg-m)
filter gasket contacts the mounting sur-
face.
CAUTION
CAUTION
To prevent oil leakage, make sure
To tighten the oil filter properly, it is
that the oil filter is tight, but do not
important to accurately identify the
overtighten it.
position at which the filter gasket
first contacts the mounting surface.
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
NOTE:
Engine Coolant
When it is difficult to remove the oil filter,
EXAMPLE
we recommend you take your vehicle to
Selection of Coolant
your SUZUKI dealer for oil filter replace-
ment.
CAUTION
SUZUKI LLC: Super (Blue) coolant;
Refill with Oil and Check for Leaks
SUZUKI LLC: Super (Blue) coolant is
1) Pour oil through the filler hole and
already diluted to the proper percent-
install the filler cap.
age. Do not dilute with distilled water
For the approximate capacity of the oil,
additionally. Doing so may result in
refer to the
“Capacities” item in the
the possibility of freezing coolant
“SPECIFICATIONS” section.
and/or overheating.
2) Start the engine and look carefully for
leaks at the oil filter and drain plug. Run
the engine at various speeds for at least
80J014
To maintain optimum performance and
durability of your engine, use SUZUKI
5 minutes.
3) Stop the engine and wait about 5 min-
Genuine Coolant or equivalent.
CAUTION
utes. Check the oil level again and add
oil if necessary. Check for leaks again.
Oil leaks from around the oil filter or
NOTE:
drain plug indicate incorrect installa-
If you replace the engine coolant other
tion or gasket damage. If you find any
than the SUZUKI LLC: Super (Blue), follow
CAUTION
leaks or are not sure that the filter
the schedule of SUZUKI LLC: Standard
When replacing the oil filter, it is rec-
has been properly tightened, have
(Green). To see the detail of the mainte-
ommended that you use a genuine
the vehicle inspected by your SUZUKI
nance schedule, refer to “Periodic Mainte-
SUZUKI replacement filter. If you use
dealer.
nance Schedule” in this section.
an after-market filter, make sure it is
of equivalent quality and carefully fol-
This type of coolant is best for your cooling
low the manufacturer’s instructions
system as it:
and precautions.
• Helps maintain proper engine tempera-
ture.
• Gives proper protection against freezing
and boiling.
• Gives proper protection against corro-
sion and rust.
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Failure to use the proper coolant can dam-
Coolant Level Check
age your cooling system. Your authorized
Check the engine coolant level at the
WARNING
SUZUKI dealer can help you select the
reserve tank, not at the radiator. With the
Engine coolant is harmful or fatal if
proper coolant.
engine cool, the engine coolant level
swallowed or inhaled. Do not drink
should be between the “FULL” and “LOW”
antifreeze or coolant solution. If swal-
CAUTION
marks.
lowed, do not induce vomiting. Imme-
To avoid damaging your cooling sys-
diately contact a poison control
Adding Coolant
tem:
center or a physician. Avoid inhaling
• Always use a high quality ethylene
mist or hot vapors; if inhaled, remove
glycol base phosphate type coolant
to fresh air. If coolant gets in eyes,
diluted with distilled water at the
flush eyes with water and seek medi-
correct mixture concentration.
cal attention. Wash thoroughly after
• Make sure that the proper mix is 50/
handling. Solution can be poisonous
50 coolant to distilled water and in
to animals. Keep out of the reach of
no case higher than 70/30. Concen-
children and animals.
trations greater than 70/30 coolant
to distilled water will cause over-
CAUTION
heating conditions.
• Do not use straight coolant nor
SUZUKI LLC: Super (Blue) coolant;
plain water (except SUZUKI LLC:
SUZUKI LLC: Super (Blue) coolant is
Super (Blue)).
already diluted to the proper percent-
• Do not add extra inhibitors or addi-
age. Do not dilute with distilled water
56KN090
tives. They may not be compatible
additionally. Doing so may result in
with your cooling system.
If the engine coolant level is below the
the possibility of freezing coolant
• Do not mix different types of base
“LOW” mark, more engine coolant should
and/or overheating.
coolants. Doing so may result in
be added. Remove the reserve tank cap
accelerated seal wear and/or the
and add engine coolant until the reserve
possibility of severe overheating
tank level reaches the “FULL” mark. Never
and extensive engine/CVT damage.
fill the reserve tank above the “FULL” mark.
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Air Cleaner
Spark Plugs
CAUTION
You should inspect spark plugs periodically
SUZUKI LLC: Standard (Green)
for carbon deposits. When carbon accu-
coolant;
mulates on a spark plug, a strong spark
• The mixture you use should con-
may not be produced. Remove carbon
tain
50% concentration of anti-
deposits with a wire or pin and adjust the
freeze.
spark plug gap.
• If the lowest ambient temperature
To access the spark plugs,
in your area is expected to be
-35°C (-31°F) or below, use higher
(3)
concentrations up to 60% following
(2)
the instructions on the antifreeze
container.
CAUTION
80J2056
When putting the cap on the reser-
If the air cleaner is clogged with dust, there
voir tank, line up the mark on the cap
will be greater intake resistance, resulting
and the mark on the tank. Failure to
in decreased power output and increased
follow this can result in coolant leak-
fuel consumption.
age.
Unclamp the side clamps, and remove the
(1)
element from the air cleaner case. If it
Coolant Replacement
80J2069
appears to be dirty, replace it with a new
Since special procedures are required, we
one.
1) Remove the air cleaner inlet hose (1).
Remove the front part (2), then remove
recommend you take your vehicle to your
SUZUKI dealer for coolant replacement.
CAUTION
the rear part (3) of the air cleaner case.
The air cleaner element should be
CAUTION
replaced every
50000 km
(30000
miles). More frequent replacement is
When remove the engine cover, make
necessary when you drive under
sure the cover does not interfere the
dusty conditions.
vehicle to avoid damage to the cover.
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
EXAMPLE
CAUTION
• When servicing the iridium/plati-
num spark plugs (slender center
electrode type plugs), do not touch
1.0 - 1.1 mm
(4)
the center electrode, as it is easy to
(0.039 - 0.043 in.)
damage.
• When installing the spark plugs,
screw them in with your fingers to
avoid stripping the threads. Tighten
with a torque wrench to 25 Nm (2.5
kg-m, 18.0 lb-ft). Do not allow con-
taminants to enter the engine
through the spark plug holes when
80J2070
80G093
the plugs are removed.
2)
Disconnect the coupler (4) while push-
• Never use spark plugs with the
ing the release lever,
wrong thread size.
3)
Remove the bolt, and
4)
Pull the ignition coil out.
CAUTION
When replacing spark plugs, you
should use the brand and type speci-
fied for your vehicle. For the speci-
fied
plugs,
refer
to
the
“SPECIFICATIONS” section at the
end of this book. If you wish to use a
brand of spark plug other than the
specified plugs, consult your SUZUKI
dealer.
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Gear Oil
Instruction transaxle
API GRADE
EXAMPLE
Specified Gear Oil
Instruction transaxle
GL-4
When replacing gear oil, use gear oil with
the appropriate viscosity and grade as
Rear differential oil
GL-5 (Hypoid
shown in the charts below.
(i-AWD)/Transfer oil
gear oil)
(i-AWD CVT)
We highly recommend you use:
“SUZUKI GEAR OIL 75W-80” for instruction
transaxle gear oil
(1)
Instruction transaxle (API GL-4)
75W-80, 75W-85, 75W-90
80J2083
o
C
-30
-20
-10
0
10
20
30
40
Transfer case (i-AWD)
o
F
-22
-4
14
32
50
68
86
104
80J2087
We highly recommend you use:
API GL-5 hypoid gear oil SAE 80W-90 for
rear differential oil (i-AWD) and transfer oil
of CVT model (i-AWD)
Rear differential oil (i-AWD)/Transfer oil
(1)
of CVT model (i-AWD)
(API GL-5 Hypoid)
80J007
(1) Oil filler and level plug
54G096
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Rear differential (i-AWD)
Gear Oil Level Check
Clutch Pedal
The instruction transaxle, transfer gears (i-
AWD CVT) and rear differential (i-AWD)
are lubricated with gear oil. To check the
gear oil level in any of the above locations,
use the following procedure:
(1)
1) Park the vehicle on a level surface. Set
parking brake and stop the engine.
2) Remove the oil filler plug (1).
For the instruction transaxle;
3) If gear oil flow from the plug hole, the oil
level is correct. Reinstall the plug.
If gear oil do not flow from the plug
hole, add oil through the filler plug hole
80J015
until a little oil flow from the plug hole.
80J004
(1) Oil filler and level plug
For the transfer and rear differential;
Check the clutch pedal for smooth opera-
Tightening torque
3) Check the inside of the hole with your
tion and clutch fluid level from time to time.
finger. If the oil level comes up to the
If clutch dragging is felt with the pedal fully
Oil Filler Plug
bottom of the plug hole, the oil level is
depressed, have the clutch inspected by
correct. If so, reinstall the plug.
your SUZUKI dealer. If the clutch fluid level
27 Nm
4) If the oil level is low, add gear oil
is near the “MIN” line, fill it up to the “MAX”
Instruction transaxle
(19.5 lb-ft)
through the filler plug hole (1) until the
line with SAE J1703 or DOT3 brake fluid.
(2.7 kg-m)
oil level reaches the bottom of the filler
hole.
Transfer
23 Nm
(16.6 lb-ft)
Rear differential
Gear Oil Replacement
(2.3 kg-m)
Since special procedures, materials and
tools are required, it is recommended that
you trust this job to your authorized
SUZUKI dealer.
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Continuously Variable
hot weather. Wait until the fluid cools down
(about 30 minutes), or the fluid level indica-
EXAMPLE
Transaxle (CVT) Fluid
tion will not be correct.
Specified Fluid
3) Park your vehicle on level ground.
Use a CVT fluid SUZUKI CVT FLUID
4) Apply the parking brake and then start
GREEN-1 or Shell GREEN-1V.
the engine in “P” (Park). Let it idle for
two minutes and keep it running during
Fluid Level Check
the fluid level check.
5) With your foot on the brake pedal, move
CAUTION
the gearshift lever through each gear,
Driving with too much or too little
pausing for about three seconds in
fluid can damage the transaxle.
each range. Then move it back to the
“P” (Park) position.
80J2071
You must check the fluid level with the CVT
fluid at normal operating temperature.
WARNING
Be sure to depress the brake pedal
EXAMPLE
To check the fluid level:
1) To warm up the transaxle fluid, drive the
when moving the gearshift lever, or
(3)
the vehicle can move suddenly.
vehicle or idle the engine until the tem-
(1)
perature gauge indicates normal oper-
ating temperature.
EXAMPLE
(2)
2) Then drive for ten more minutes.
CAUTION
Be sure to use the specified CVT
fluid. Using CVT fluid other than
SUZUKI CVT FLUID GREEN-1 or Shell
GREEN-1V may damage the CVT of
your vehicle.
80J2072
(1) FULL
NOTE:
(2) LOW
Do not check the fluid level if you have just
(3) The lowest point = Fluid level
driven the vehicle for a long time at high
75F086
speed, or if you have driven in city traffic in
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
6) The handle of the CVT fluid dipstick is
Brakes
colored red or orange for easy identifi-
cation.
Brake Fluid
Remove the dipstick, clean it and push
or
it back in until the cap seats. Pull out
EXAMPLE
the dipstick and read the fluid level.
The fluid level should be between the
two marks in the “HOT” range on the
80J104
dipstick.
7) Add just enough specified fluid through
WARNING
the dipstick hole to fill the transaxle to
the proper level. It takes only 0.6 liters
Failure to follow the guidelines below
(1.27 US pt) for CVT to raise the level
can result in personal injury or seri-
from “LOW” to “FULL”.
ous damage to the brake system.
• If the brake fluid in the reservoir
CAUTION
drops below a certain level, the
brake warning light on the instru-
After checking or adding oil, be sure
80J004
ment panel will come on
(the
to insert the dipstick securely.
Check the brake fluid level by looking at
engine must be running with the
the reservoir in the engine compartment.
parking brake fully disengaged.)
Deterioration Checking or Chang-
Check that the fluid level is between the
Should the light come on, immedi-
ing Oil
“MAX” and “MIN” lines. If the brake fluid
ately ask your SUZUKI dealer to
Since special procedures, materials and
level is near the “MIN” line, fill it up to the
inspect the brake system.
tools are required to check the deteriora-
“MAX” line with SAE J1703 or DOT3 brake
• A rapid fluid loss indicates a leak in
tion of CVT oil or change, it is recom-
fluid.
the brake system which should be
mended that you trust this job to your
inspected by your SUZUKI dealer
authorized SUZUKI dealer.
immediately.
• Brake fluid can harm your eyes and
damage painted surfaces. Use cau-
tion when refilling the reservoir.
(Continued)
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
NOTE:
measured above is less than the minimum
WARNING
With disc brakes, the fluid level can be
distance required, have your vehicle
expected to gradually fall as the brake
inspected by your SUZUKI dealer.
(Continued)
pads wear.
• Do not use any fluid other than SAE
NOTE:
J1703 or DOT3 brake fluid. Do not
Brake Pedal
When measuring the distance between the
use reclaimed fluid or fluid that has
brake pedal and floor wall, be sure not to
been stored in old or open contain-
include the floor mat or rubber on the floor
ers. It is essential that foreign parti-
wall in your measurement.
cles and other liquids are kept out
of the brake fluid reservoir.
WARNING
Brake fluid is harmful or fatal if swal-
lowed, and harmful if it comes in con-
tact with skin or eyes. If swallowed,
“a”
Floor carpet
do not induce vomiting. Immediately
contact a poison control center or a
physician. If brake fluid gets in eyes,
flush eyes with water and seek medi-
65D345
cal attention. Wash thoroughly after
handling. Solution can be poisonous
Pedal to floor carpet minimum distance
to animals. Keep out of the reach of
60G104
“a”
children and animals.
40 mm (1.6 in.)
CAUTION
With the engine running and the parking
The brake fluid should be replaced
brake set, measure the distance between
according to the maintenance sched-
the brake pedal and floor carpet when the
ule. Have the brake fluid replaced by
pedal is depressed with approximately 300
your SUZUKI dealer.
N (66 lbs, 30 kg) of force. The minimum
distance required is as specified. Since
your vehicle’s brake system is self-adjust-
ing, there is no need for pedal adjustment.
If the pedal to floor carpet distance as
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Parking Brake Lever
Steering Wheel
WARNING
If you experience any of the following
EXAMPLE
problems with your vehicle’s brake
200 N (44 lbs, 20 kg)
system, have the vehicle inspected
immediately by your SUZUKI dealer.
Poor braking performance
Uneven braking (brakes not work-
ing uniformly on all wheels.)
“c”
Excessive pedal travel
Brake dragging
“b”
• Excessive noise
(Except ABS equipped vehicle)
Pedal pulsation
(pedal pulsates
when pressed for braking.)
60A226
80J005
Ratchet tooth specification “b”
Steering wheel play “c”
4th - 9th
0 - 30 mm (0.0 - 1.2 in.)
Check the parking brake for proper adjust-
Check the play of the steering wheel by
ment by counting the number of clicks
gently turning it from left to right and mea-
made by the ratchet teeth as you slowly
suring the distance that it moves before
pull up on the parking brake lever to the
you feel slight resistance. The play should
point of full engagement. The parking
be between the specified values. Check
brake lever should stop between the speci-
that the steering wheel turns easily and
fied ratchet teeth and the rear wheels
smoothly without rattling by turning it all the
should be securely locked. If the parking
way to the right and to the left while driving
brake is not properly adjusted or the
very slowly in an open area. If the amount
brakes drag after the lever has been fully
of free play is outside the specification or
released, have the parking brake inspected
you find anything else to be wrong, an
and/or adjusted by your SUZUKI dealer.
inspection must be performed by your
SUZUKI dealer.
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Power Steering (if equipped)
Tires
B. Tire Name/Model
The tire name or model is shown
For safe operation of your vehicle, it is
EXAMPLE
here.
important that the tires be the correct
C. Tire Size
type and size, in good condition, and
The tire size code is a combina-
properly inflated. Be sure to follow the
tion of letters and numbers used
requirements and recommendations in
to define a particular tire’s width,
this section.
height, aspect ratio, construction
type, and service description. See
Tire Sidewall Labeling
the “Tire Size” explanation later in
Useful information about a tire is
this section for more details.
molded into its sidewall. The example
D. U.S. DOT Tire Identification Num-
below shows a typical passenger car
ber
tire.
The Department of Transportation
54G225
Typical Passenger Car Tire Sidewall
(DOT) marking indicates that the
tire is in compliance with the U.S.
(1) UPPER
I
C
Department of Transportation
D
(2) LOWER
Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
J
The letters and numbers following
Check the steering box case, vane pump
B
the DOT marking is the Tire Iden-
and hose connections for leaks or damage.
H
tification Number (TIN). The TIN
identifies the tire manufacturer
Power Steering Fluid
Check the fluid level by looking at the res-
and plant, tire size, and date the
G
tire was manufactured.
ervoir in the engine compartment when the
fluid is cold (about room temperature).
E. Uniform Tire Quality Grading
A
(UTQG)
Check that the fluid level is between the (1)
E
Tire manufacturers are required to
and (2) lines. If the fluid level is near the (2)
F
grade tires based on three perfor-
line, fill it up to the (1) line with an auto-
67D027
mance factors: treadwear, traction
matic transaxle fluid equivalent to ATF
and temperature resistance.
DEXRON®-II
(Esso JWS
2326) or
A. Tire Manufacturer
Refer to the “Uniform Tire Quality
DEXRON®-III. Do not overfill.
The name of the tire manufacturer
Grading” section for more details.
is shown here.
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
F. Load Rating
Tire Size
U
124 mph
Load rating is the maximum
The following illustration shows an
weight a tire is designed to sup-
H
130 mph
example of a typical passenger car tire
port in normal service.
size.
G. Max Inflation Pressure
V
149 mph
Max inflation pressure is the max-
W
168 mph*
imum inflation pressure a tire is
designed for.
Y
186 mph*
H. Tire Ply Material
These tire markings describe the
*The letters ZR may be used on tires
type of cord and number of plies
with a maximum speed capability over
in the sidewall and under the
149 mph and will always be used on
tread.
tires with a maximum speed capability
A
B
C D E
I.
Load Index and Speed Rating
over 186 mph.
The two- or three-digit number is
J. M+S Marking
the tire’s load index, the maximum
This marking indicates the tire
load a tire can carry at the speed
has some mud and snow capabili-
indicated by its speed symbol at
67D028
ties and is designed for all-season
the maximum inflation pressure.
use.
A. Tire Type
The higher the number is, the
This letter code indicates the pri-
greater the load carrying capacity.
mary intended use of the tire. The
The letter symbol denotes the
letter “P” identifies a tire primarily
speed at which a tire is designed
intended for use on a passenger
to be driven for extended periods
vehicle.
of time. (Ratings are listed below.)
B. Tire Width
This three-digit number indicates
Letter Rating
Speed Rating
the tire section width in millime-
Q
99 mph
ters from sidewall to sidewall.
C. Aspect Ratio
R
106 mph
This two-digit number represents
the tire section height divided by
S
112 mph
the tire section width.
T
118 mph
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
D. Construction Code
Tire Inflation Pressure
• Seating Capacity
This letter code is used to indicate
Tire inflation pressure should be
• Maximum Allowed
Combined
the type of ply construction in the
checked when the tire is cold. “Cold
Weight of Occupants and Cargo
tire. The letter
“R” means radial
tire inflation pressure” is the pressure
• Original Tire Size
ply tire construction, the letter “D”
in a tire that has been driven less than
• Recommended Cold Tire Inflation
means diagonal or bias ply con-
1 mile (1.6 km) or has been standing
Pressure of Original Tires
struction, and the letter “B” means
for three hours or more.
• Size of Compact Spare Tire
belted-bias ply construction.
• Recommended Cold Tire Inflation
E. Rim Diameter
Pressure of Compact Spare Tire
This two-digit number is the wheel
or rim diameter in inches.
Recommended Cold Tire Inflation
Pressures
WARNING
230 kPa
Front Tires
Your SUZUKI is equipped with
33 psi
tires which are all the same type
and size. This is important to
230 kPa
Rear Tires
ensure proper steering and han-
33 psi
dling of the vehicle. Never mix
420 kPa
tires of different size or type on
Compact Spare Tire
60 psi
the four wheels of your vehicle.
80JS025
Mixing tires could cause you to
lose control while driving which
The front and rear tire pressure speci-
may lead to an accident. The size
fications for your vehicle are shown
and type of tires used should be
below and are listed on the Tire and
only those approved by SUZUKI
Loading Information Label, which is
Motor Corporation as standard or
located on the driver’s door lock pillar.
optional equipment for your vehi-
The Tire and Loading Information
cle.
Label contains the following informa-
tion:
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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
NOTE:
Measuring Air Pressure
The tire inflation pressure will change
Use the following steps to achieve
WARNING
due to changes in atmospheric pres-
proper tire inflation:
Air pressures should be
sure, temperature or tire temperature
1) Identify the recommended tire pres-
checked when the tires are cold
when driving. To reduce the chance that
sure on the vehicle’s Tire and Load-
or you may get inaccurate read-
the low tire pressure warning light will
ing Information Label or in the
ings.
come on due to normal changes in tem-
owner’s manual.
Check the inflation pressure
perature and atmospheric pressure, it is
2) Remove the valve cap from the tire
from time to time while inflating
important to check and adjust the tire
valve stem.
the tire gradually, until the spec-
pressures when the tires are cold. Tires
3) Using a reliable pressure gauge,
ified pressure is obtained.
that appear to be at the specified pres-
measure the tire inflation pressure
Never underinflate or overin-
sure when checked after driving, when
by pressing the tire gauge firmly
flate the tires.
the tires are warm, could have pressure
onto the valve to get a pressure
Underinflation
can
cause
below the specification when the tires
measurement. Remember that
unusual handling characteristics
cool down. Also, tires that are inflated to
inflation pressures should be
or can cause the rim to slip on
the specified pressure in a warm
checked when the tires are “cold”,
the tire bead, resulting in an acci-
garage may have pressure below the
meaning before they have been
dent or damage to the tire or rim.
specification when the vehicle is driven
driven one mile or after sitting for
Underinflation can also cause
outside in very cold temperature. If you
three hours or more allowing the tire
tires to overheat, leading to tire
adjust the tire pressure in a garage that
to cool to ambient air temperature.
failure.
is warmer than the outside tempera-
4) If the air pressure is too high, slowly
Overinflation can cause the tire
ture, you should add 1 psi to the recom-
release the air by pressing on the
to burst, resulting in personal
mended cold tire inflation pressure for
tire valve stem with the edge of the
injury.
every 10°F difference between garage
tire gauge until you reach the cor-
Overinflation can also cause
temperature and outside temperature.
rect pressure.
unusual handling characteristics
5) If the air pressure is too low, fill the
which may result in an accident.
tire with air at a service station until
it reaches the recommended pres-
sure.
6) Make sure all tires have the same
air pressure
(unless the owner’s
manual indicates otherwise).
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