Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

1998 Isuzu Rodeo electrical problems

electrical problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Isuzu Rodeo:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1998 Isuzu Rodeo Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 012002

(reported on)

Rodeo 4WD

  • miles


Vehicle originally failed summer of 2000 with ~42000 miles. While driving, engine would stall for a few seconds and re-fire. Vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that until the vehicle failed and would not start again, they could not diagnose the problem. As time went on, the failures became more frequent and more severe. The vehicle will stall and will not start for 5-20 mins. Sometimes the vehicle will not start in the morning when it is cold. This problem has been reported the last 6 times the vechicle was taken in for other service and the dealer has been unable to fix the problem. During hot weather, the vehicle stalls at least once per day. Same symptoms as 98V170000 recall. Dealer claims recall was performed or vehicle was N/a. dealer just kept the vehicle for 11 days, was able to reproduce the problem 1 time. Contacted Isuzu and cleaned all ground wire contacts. This did not fix the problem. I have been in many dangersous situations with the vechicle stalled on high-speed freeways with no shoulder to pull onto, and in traffic where I have nearly been rear ended multiple times.

- Stillwater, MN, USA

problem #5

Dec 142000

Rodeo 4WD

  • miles
Rough idle & check engine light, stalling. Large crack dealer says sees many of these.

- Coon Rapids, MN, USA

problem #4

Jan 032001

Rodeo 4WD

  • miles
Engine intermittantly shuts down when coming to a stop. Ie. happens on highway when slowing down to go thru a toll or in stop and go traffic.takes several attempts to restart vehicle. Vehicle taken to dealer several times problem still exist. This I feel is a definite safety issue if I get caught stopped on the road and get rear ended.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #3

Oct 311998


  • miles


Vehicle has many problems from start, car shimmy's with no available fix, rear brakes make noise, bumper paint is very cheap, steering wheel makes rubbing noise when turned, rear cup-holder doesn't stay shut. Takes too long to start vehicle.

- St. Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 011998

Rodeo 4WD

  • miles
No summary included.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 041998

(reported on)

Rodeo 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle hard to start. Sometimes need to hold the key in start position for more than 10 seconds. Happens at least once every week at random times. Have the dealer check it out several times, and couldn't find anything wrong.

- Columbus, OH, USA

Not what you are looking for?