Kizashi Club

Your Kizashi Owners Club and Forum 

The Kizashi should soon show up in Australia. We look forward to seeing members from your region.
 #35687  by coref1
 Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:09 am
Agree, hard to beat for the money and I want to keep mine forever. Just trying to find out how much of a potential problem the cvt may be given previous issues particularly in North America.
 #36491  by c.grantham
 Tue May 19, 2015 10:40 am
Hi. First time on the chat line
Got me an awesome Kizashi 2010
BUT just had it full service 150,000 kms
Cruised into me driveway and felt like I had a flat tyre, had enough speed to get into garage
Selected reverse gear did not move transmission shagged
Advised it was the primary cones in the transmission and will cost me $5995.00 plus tow truck driver
Help me
anybody had the same issues
Look forward to your reply.
NZ Chris


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 #36494  by Fritz2
 Wed May 20, 2015 3:35 am
Man, that's not good. Maybe at that price you could convert to a 6 speed manual trans? They appear to be fairly bulletproof. Easy to shift compared to some of the other manuals I've owned, as well.
 #36495  by Woodie
 Wed May 20, 2015 10:45 am
What kind of powertrain warranty did you get ? Here in the States that would still be covered up to 160K km.
 #36688  by coref1
 Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:56 am
Hi Chris, Sorry to hear about your trannie problems but good to hear Suzuki are paying part of the cost. It be good if you could keep us all up to date on how the repairs go. Can you tell us did you just purchase your Kizzie or have you had it since new? Do you know if the trannie has been serviced before at all?
 #36717  by coref1
 Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:20 am
This is the first cvt failure I've heard of from NZ/Aus Kizzie owners so hopefully it's not a sign of things to come. The cvt is probably the biggest concern with the Kizashi, it seems pretty reliable otherwise. With the northern hemisphere summer upon us I'll be interested to see if there are anymore cvt failures there.
 #37152  by G13b
 Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:08 am
Lucky mine is manual tranny, to those who has issue with cvt maybe its an option to convert it to manual if you know how to drive one.

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