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NHTSA — Fuel System, Other: Storage: Fuel Gauge System Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,173 miles

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1998 Isuzu Rodeo fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Isuzu Rodeo Owner Comments

problem #9

Apr 262007

Rodeo 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Fuel gauge is inaccurate. Filled Rodeo twice and gauge shows empty and light comes on in cluster. Have not resolved problem yet.

- Alamogordo, NM, USA

problem #8

Nov 082004

Rodeo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
(1) fuel gauge failed. I note that other owners of this car of similar year have the same problem. (2) stalled in middle of freeway which almost caused crash with cars traveling in adjoining lanes at 65 mph. (3) replaced fuel pump at $500+ with no resolution of problem. The fuel guage still does not work, and car stalled again on freeway.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 012004

Rodeo 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Fuel sending unit defective. Apparently a manufacturing problem after reading other posts. I have evacuated 3 times due to recent hurricanes in Florida and have fought huge gas lines only to discover I still had 3/4 of a tank left even though it reads completely empty. I now have to rely on doing the math to determine if I need gas. This needs to be addressed now!!

- Titusville, FL, USA

problem #6

Sep 192004

Rodeo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

Failure of ABS brake system, even though dealer fixed the problem via recall; fuel leak at hose and fuel pump connection; failure of fuel sending unit and fuel gauge.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #5

Jul 082004

Rodeo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,750 miles
My gas gauge started acting funny, I called my mechanic and told him and he informed me of technical service on the fuel gauge sender. We called bob dance Isuzu in sanford, Florida and talked to him about the situation. He says that he has several Isuzu Rodeos coming in with this problem. I can't afford to replace something that is due to manufactures default. Someone needs to step in and make them fix the problem. I just talked to my friend who owns the same vehicle except a 2000 and she already had to replace this part. Do something about this situation!!!

- Sanford, FL, USA

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problem #4

Jan 272003

Rodeo 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,807 miles
Fuel gauge in 1998 Isuzu Rodeo. This is clearly malfunctioning/defective and, from reviewing a wide variety of internet newsgroups pervades all Isuzu owners from this model year. The manufacture wants to place the blame on sulphur in the fuel. If this was the case, why does this condition not occur in many vehicle models. I believe this warrants a recall and I'm surprised a recall has not been issued. If you have any information about a forthcoming recall or what can be done to resolve this circumstance, it would be greatly appreciated. The dealer will only address this issue if the vehicle is under warranty. I've had the vehicle serviced multiple times but the dealer has never taken the initiative to repair/replace the part. This is unacceptable.

- Mason, MI, USA

problem #3

May 152004

Rodeo 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,000 miles

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

The fuel sending unit has become eratice since the vehicle was purchased used three years ago. At times it is impossible to know how much fuel remains in the tank. Even after filling the tank the guage may read empty and the low fuel lamp will flash. I've read that this is a common major repair on this vehicle.

- Highland, UT, USA

problem #2

Jun 011998

Rodeo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel gauge sending unit failed.

- Carlsbad, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 151998

Rodeo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel tank sending unit failed.

- Santee, CA, USA

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