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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,691 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.

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2004 Isuzu Ascender engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Isuzu Ascender Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 222005

Ascender 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,691 miles


Check engine light came on while vehicle was idling. Took to dealer and he had to reprogram or reboot the computer. (1 day at dealer) subsequently (approx. 6 months) the dash lights failed (no warning lights) dealer reprogrammed/rebooted computer. Problem recurred on trip home so I returned car to dealer. Diagnosed as bad instrument panel - took 6 days to get replacement part. Parts for Isuzu have to be ordered from Isuzu. The exact same part is available from Chevrolet, GMC, Buick and was readily available from any of these but we lost use of our vehicle for 6 days waiting on Isuzu to deliver the part.

- Saint Simons Island, GA, USA

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