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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,600 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Isuzu Amigo engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Isuzu Amigo Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 012003

Amigo 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 53,000 miles


The contact stated there was a knocking sound in the engine. The dealer has not inspected the vehicle to determine the cause of the problem. A local mechanic said the valves were knocking, and it could possibly be the lifters.

- Daytona Beach, FL, USA

problem #4

Feb 032002


  • miles
Head gasket failure.

- Brandon, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 282001

(reported on)


  • miles
Timing belt broke three times. Dealer was contacted, and repaired each time.

- Bocca Rotron, LA, USA

problem #2

Apr 052001


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Crankshaft pulley and water pump pulley fell off vehicle. Dealer has repaired vehicle.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 011998


  • miles
Consumer was traveling on highway and as at a intersection at light then vehicle started smoking. Timing belt fell off. Vehicle had to be towed. Mechanic at the dealership told her that clutch had blown out.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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