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NHTSA — Engine Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,667 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.

2004 Isuzu Ascender engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Isuzu Ascender Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 152015


  • 150,000 miles


Cluster panel does not work. The low beam lights have stopped working regularly whether stationary or driving.. they work intermittently causing the use of high beams. It has become a night time driving safety issue. Car will turn off in the middle of driving causing my daughter to have to pull over for safety.

- Choctaw, OK, USA

problem #2

Nov 192012

Ascender 6-cyl

  • miles
I have owned this car for three years and in that time heres the issues, RPM, oil, tempature, speedomter gauges have quit. The car virbrates extememly hard when sitting still. If the ac is on, its virbrating harder, the front vents have quit working and only the defrosters and rear vents work. The car likes to die at red lights. I see the oil and tempature gauge as a safety issue. There will be no warning if the car is too hot and the oil pressure is to high.the engine light stays on no matter what we fix. It says the car had a cylinder one missfire. Can be caused by a bad spark plug, a bad coil or vacuum leak. Replaced the first two and had it inspected by a mechanic for the second. Nothing. The cold to hot setting on the heat, only one side of the light works, but if I slide the knob up and down fast, the light comes on. Sign of a short.

- Joaquin, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 222010


  • 35,000 miles
I was getting out of my driveway when suddenly the engine shutdown, and I have to restart it problem on restarting.

- Virginia Beach , VA, USA

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