Mechanics

DOOR LOCKS SEEM TO LOSE POWER WHEN EITHER PUSHING INTERIOR OR KEYPAD LOCK/UNLOCK BUTTONS

2008 Suzuki XL7 • 55,000 miles

Locks will not fully open or close when using either interior buttons or keypad buttons. It is not localized to 1 door. It happens to all 4 doors/locks. Sometimes the locks will work fine for about 2-3 presses of the lock/unlock button. Other times they do not budge at all.
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Jessesampson
September 23, 2012.




Yes, but a code reader don't work here. You need a scan tool that can communicate the Body Control Module, the brain of the centeral locking system, to diagnose if there are any trouble codes or malfunctions.

You need to check with the dealer to find out if it is under warranty.

KHLow2008
Sep 24, 2012.
Awesome. Thank you much.

Tiny
Jessesampson
Sep 24, 2012.
You're welcome.
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KHLow2008
Sep 24, 2012.
Just replace the door actuator is the same that the GMC equanax there is one in each door the coast about $65.00 each I had to replace driver and back back door in mine very simple if you can open the door panel will be happy to give you the part # later

Tiny
Aprilp
Dec 31, 2012.
I had the same problem with my Suzuki XL7 2008. After 2 years of owning it the locks seemed to work sometimes. For several years now I have had to manually lock and unlock all doors as none of them work. It even effected the back hatch which I spent hundreds to replace. I feel this was something the manufacturer was negligent in and I was told by my mechanic it is a common problem in Suzukis and that the mechanisms were rusting out. For this reason I decided not to follow through with the costly repair because I would have to pay a couple grand every few years to replace all the locks. I wonder how many of these cars are experiencing the same thing. I have also had a problem while driving and the air bags went off with no explanation. I was petrified and all they could offer was that this sometimes happens if the air pressure changes outside and we were getting ready to have a storm that day. I hate having to crawl through my car and manually unlock doors so people can get in. The only door I can open is the driver door by using the key in the lock, like in the old days. Anyone have any ideas?

Tiny
Momzybaby
Feb 2, 2015.

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