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Malfunction Indicator Light is on - 2009 Suzuki SX4-- manual states something to do with emissions -- can you help? This is my 3rd post I wrote with NO answers

I want to know what this light pertains to. Before I take it to Dealership & they try to rip me off-- do you have any ideas? Of what is it or how it can be fixed-- this is my 3rd try at trying to get an answer

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Dont use stealerships find a local shop with ASE badges on the wall
and all mechanics sleeves. the dealer will charge you $25 for a single spark plug. why do that? why get ripped off.....
and $125 hr labor. are you rich,?
your car uses OBD2 scan tools, most auto stores and all shops
have one. they cost about $9, min, or $200 for a good tool.
good tools scan all factory codes.
the $9 tool can not DO THAT, and makes you blind.
and id sell the bankrupt Suzuki, i would

and same in canada , now.

buy a Toyota or Mazda. (for rice burn cars)

Posted on Apr 22, 2014


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open your owners manual. if you havent already and see if there is a reset proceedure if so and light is still on go to a firestone or dealer and see if you may have a faulty tpms (tire pressure monitor system). or you may just need there tool to reset light. and yes it might cost you somthing to do it.

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Here is a site that should help. If I could hook my scanner up I could tell you in minutes if the O2 sensor was working by watching the data stream. the code means you are running lean on the #2 side. This can be caused by a vacuum leak or even a bad sensor. It has to be diagnosed. Read more in this site:

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My light in my 2007 SX4 just came on. Apparently my oxygen sensor is wrecked... allegedly from oil dropping on it during oil changes. Did the light come on after the most recent oil change?

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you will only find that out by hooking it to a computer to read any fault coads,,,but il bet its an oxygen censor near the cat?

Posted on Aug 21, 2010

SOURCE: How do I put my 09 Suzuki SX4 AWD in lock position ?

In addition to Don's comments above, here is a little more information. The 'lock' feature manually engages the all-wheel drive at low speeds only (less than 50 kmh, or 30 mph). It is intended for use in situations like deep snow which you need to drive through at low, preferably steady speeds, where extra torque to the wheels is required. Most of the time, I just leave mine set to 'Auto', which as Don says engages the all-wheel drive only when the onboard computer detects one or more wheels starting to slip on the road. Once control is regained this will automatically revert to front-wheel drive only. This is a great feature! I suggest driving with this switch in 'Auto' all the time. It will not adversely affect your gas milage, unless you are driving agressively on slippery roads a lot.
Jeff - 2008 Suzuki SX4 AWD owner.

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