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NHTSA — Electrical System: Instrument Panel Problems

1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,523 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.

2005 Isuzu Ascender accessories - interior problems

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2005 Isuzu Ascender Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 022012

Ascender

  • 90,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

TL * the contact owns a 2005 Isuzu Ascender. While driving approximately 60 mph, all of the instrument panel gauges failed except for the temperature and RPM gauges. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Kansas City, KS, USA

problem #4

Apr 042012

Ascender 6-cyl

  • 114,000 miles
I have been having issues with my gas gauge for about 3 weeks...at first I would fill up the tank or at least think it was full as the gauge would move all the way over to full then after I would stop pumping and turn on the car the gauge would go down to 3/4 tank and fluctuate back and forth between 3/4 and full over several days. Then yesterday I went and filled up and decided to not use the gauge as a measuring system and instead just let the pump go until it clicked off as it does when tank is full so I did this and the gauge went up to full then bounced back to empty and now my fuel low light is on and I cannot get any range reading on mileage for gas or anything. Also it should be noted that about that same 3 weeks ago my speedometer stopped working briefly starting off at 65 mph at rest then it gradually made its way back down to zero at rest and has since seemed to be ok.

- Lewis Center , OH, USA

problem #3

May 212011

Ascender 6-cyl

  • 59,982 miles
This is regarding my 2005 Isuzu Ascender. While driving on highway I78 in NJ sudden noticed that speedometer gauge jumped to 120 mph but the speed on my portable navigation was showing only 68 mph. After that speedometer gauge shows 70, 80, 90 mph or so when vehicle is only at 20, 30 or 40 mph. Now is passed 120 mph and not coming back to normal. This seems to be a faulty speedometer. I have never seen any speedometer this way. This is the first time ever facing this issue. Now I have no idea at what speed I am going on.

- Easton, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 082011

Ascender 4WD 6-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
Speedometer failed. Driving around 30 mph when the gauge jumped to the end of the meter and dived back down quickly. Gauge will intermittently work but only for short time frames but then will be off by 20 to 70 mph and jump at erratic moments. Issue happened around 95K.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 092010

Ascender

  • 68,632 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Isuzu Ascender. The contact was driving approximately 35 mph when the vehicle speedometer failed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or a local mechanic for diagnosis of the failure or repairs. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 68,632 and the current mileage was 68,662.

- Durham, NC, USA

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