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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,556 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.

2001 Isuzu Rodeo transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Isuzu Rodeo Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 012005

Rodeo

  • 17,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. While driving approximately 45 mph, the contact attempted to accelerate but the vehicle decelerated to about 5 mph and continued to coast at that speed. All of the warning lights on the instrument panel were illuminated. The contact drove onto the emergency lane and turned the vehicle off. When she attempted to restart the vehicle, the failure occurred again. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where it was recalibrated. The failure continued to occur and the vehicle was recalibrated thirty times with no resolution to the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was approximately 17,000. The current mileage was approximately 60,000.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #8

Dec 282008

Rodeo

  • miles
I have had many problems with this car. 1. servo valve 12/2005, 2. door lock, 2005, check engine light, gas meter problems, replace gas tank 1/2008, 3. replace alternator 9/2008, now my transmission is not working nor is my egr and evap sensor. I only have 58,000 miles on this car. Also one of the oem brake pads fall out of the holding bracket and got stuck between the caliper and the rotor. Nothing but problems with this SUV.

- Brookfield, IL, USA

problem #7

Jun 152006

Rodeo 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles
The fuel sending unit on the '01 Isuzu Rodeo is faulty and causes the check engine light to come on and the gas gauge to work improperly. Also, the transmission for the '01 Rodeo appears to be structurally unsound for the engine. The transmission on my '01 Rodeo, after 70,000 miles, has needed to be replaced. This truck has not been used for 4 wheel driving. Though they recalled the '02 for the fuel sending unit they did not incorporate the '01 into that recall.

- Pueblo, CO, USA

problem #6

Jun 012003

Rodeo 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

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

Intermittent problem since 45,000 miles. On automatic transmission, while in drive or from a stop, car does not accelerate despite pushing all the way down on the gas pedal. Tried stopping car (to park and back to drive) but does not solve problem. Seems to go away if I shift to gear 3 then back to drive. If left in drive, slowly drives five miles per hour for several blocks. Only happens at low speeds, mostly when accelerating. Took into dealer. Could not diagnose problem due to not duplicatable problem. Guessed that it was the inhibitor switch, but could not tell me for sure. Spoke with Isuzu and was instructed to do nothing until it breaks completely. No parts replaced.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #5

May 052001

Rodeo 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked on level ground and was running, the transmission was in park and it disengaged and took off

- Cambridge, VT, USA

problem #4

Oct 152001

Rodeo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There is a loud groaning sound when making left turns and backing up. The vehicle was taken to the dealer 5 times and the dealer could not find a problem. On 21 May 2002, the check transmission light came on. The vehicle is at the dealership.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #3

May 292001

Rodeo

  • miles

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

While traveling at approximately 40 mph engine check light came on and, engine suddenly stalled while approaching a red light. Upon restarting vehicle, engine/transmission would not accelerate to any speed above 25 mph. Dealership has examined the vehicle, but could not reproduce the problem or determine a cause. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- The Woodlands, TX, USA

problem #2

May 082001

Rodeo

  • miles
Engine dies, cruise control, engine & check light/transmission lights come on and backfires. Random and frequent times.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 022000

Rodeo 4WD

  • miles
Engine dies, cruise control & check transmission light comes on. Random and frequent times

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

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