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NHTSA — Power Train: Manual Transmission 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Isuzu Rodeo Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 282002


  • miles


Consumer states that while driving and no warning the vehicle will jerk and switch from 1st gear to 2nd gear causing it to be hard for the consumer to control the vehicle. Dealer notified.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #2

Jan 071999


  • miles
2 times vehicle left me & my 6 year old twins stranded on dark dangerous hwys. On 2nd engine- and now possibly 2nd transmission? 1-28-99 incident scary- smoke and burning smell. All of sudden-no warning. SUV rolled to stop on pavement, unable to shift into any gear. Had to allow grade of road to roll me backwards in N off the pavement and into dirt shoulder to safety. SUV out of service to date-23 days. Dealer does not know what is wrong-can't indicate problem. No one hurt, yet.

- Bullhead City, AZ, USA

problem #1

Apr 201998


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Transmission would not shift/slipping

- Kingstree, SC, USA

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