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NHTSA — Power Train: Driveline: Differential Unit Problems


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Crashes / Fires:
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2003 Isuzu Ascender drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Isuzu Ascender Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 012008

Ascender 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I was driving on 1-88W bound on 2-1-2008, my car started to make squeaking noise and very hard to drive. Luckily, 2 blocks from rt 31 exit, there was a Firestone auto care, the mechanic was able to determined that the front axel broke and it is affecting the differential. The car was then towed to Isuzu dealer in elgin the next day.the mechanic from bigger Isuzu called Monday, 2-5-07, claiming that the front differential need to be replaced because of lack of gear oil. Cost--$4,800 to be repaired. The car mileage was 77,000 miles. I called Isuzu to complained and they said, they won't be responsible for the repair. I went to NHTSA, there was a technical service bulletin regarding 2003 Isuzu Ascender power train-drive differential. NHTSA item #10016589 and service bulletin #0507002. Date of bulletin 08/01/2005.

- Algonquin, IL, USA

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