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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,212 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.

2002 Isuzu Axiom engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Isuzu Axiom Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 012009

Axiom 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Isuzu Axiom. The contact stated that while driving at low speeds or when the vehicle was shifted into reverse, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and the rpms increased while the contact applied the brakes. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who replaced the spark plugs and cylinders. The failure continued. The failure mileage was 48,000 and the current mileage was 50,000. Updated 3/22/11 the consumer stated the vehicle would lurch forward or backward several feet, until the RPM's decreased as the brake was applied. Also, the check engine light illuminated, due to a problem with the spark plugs. Updated 04/27/11

- Mexico, NY, USA

problem #4

Jun 262003

Axiom 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Isuzu Axiom. While depressing the brake pedal, the vehicle accelerates. The contact has to apply more pressure to the brake pedal in order for the vehicle to come to a complete stop. The vehicle was taken to a dealer once, but they could not duplicate the failure. The current mileage was 65,000 and failure mileage was 8,000. Updated 05/06/08. The consumer stated the failure happened when braking to a stop. As the consumer was about to stop, the engine revved. The consumer crashed into a parked vehicle. Updated 05/06/08.

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 022003


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at low speeds, the vehicle jerked. The consumer applied the brakes, but the vehicle accelerated uncontrollably. The consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle and drove it to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic was unable to duplicate the problem.

- Harker Heights, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 012000


  • 0 miles
Brake pedal vibrated when depressed while going down an incline. When this occurred vehicle lurched forward. This resulted in loss of control of vehicle, almost causing an accident. Dealership ran a diagnostic test but no failure code was found.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #1

May 062003

Axiom 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60 miles
Vehicle accelerated to 90 miles and did not stop with brakes or on neutral, had to be put on park to stop it. It happened twice at 6,000 miles and 13,000 miles.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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