Squeaky Swift silenced at last
AS I mentioned last month, the Swift was whisked away to Suzuki as they wanted to investigate my complaints about the rattling interior trim and sub-optimal gearbox feel.
Second gear, for example, felt particularly unhealthy due to regular sharp clicks and crunches, and at least three separate interior knocks were getting irritating. Just before the Swift’s departure for inspection, the rear left door handle stuck shut, too, requiring so much force to open it I feared I’d end up yanking the handle o entirely, Incredible Hulk-style.
The gearlever assembly was replaced, as were both rear door catches. But both were a new, modi£ied type of part added after the £irst 2017 production run that included my car, and neither of which have been subject to a recall from Suzuki UK. Suzuki’s techs also changed the transmission oil, recti£ied a creak coming from dry front suspension rubber mounts and secured a loose wiring loom behind the dash that was the cause of some of the knocking.
All is now well, with the Swift back in rude health and no harm done, although it would have been better if I’d taken it to a dealer as soon as it sounded a bit o, rather than waiting until Suzuki became alarmed by my grumbling. If you own a 17-plate Swift, I suspect it’ll be worth checking in with a dealer if you’re having similar problems, or bring it up at your next scheduled service.
Previously as peaceful as a toolbox in a cement mixer, the Swift is now rattle-free