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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems

4.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,428 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 Rodeo engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Isuzu Rodeo Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 032010

Rodeo

  • 99,000 miles

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

My car stalls in traffic due to a defective intake manifole gasket. I have been left stranded in traffic, unable to restart my vehicle. This is an unsafe condition entirely caused by a manufactoring defect. Isuzu is aware of this defect and has repaired many free of charge under a secret plan that is not known to the public. I had my car dianoised at mike raisor Isuzu imports (lafayette, Indiana) and was informed that even though I owned this car from 2005 at 51000 miles Isuzu will apply this service bullition repair.

- Galveston, IN, USA

problem #3

Jan 162004

Rodeo

  • 22,714 miles
The consumer had to refill the vehicle with oil every 1,000 miles. The dealership informed the consumer that the problem was pertaining to the oil burning quickly. The mechanic did not resolve the problem.

- Melrose Park, IL, USA

problem #2

Jun 012001

Rodeo

  • miles
I have to add oil twice between my 4000 mile oil changes. I have been required to do this since the 30000 mile mark. The dealer(s) claim the engine is designed to 'use' up to 1 quart every thousand miles!!! sounds like a design flaw to me.

- Bogalusa, LA, USA

problem #1

Sep 252003

Rodeo

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer called complaining about hood problems. Hood will not close as it suppose to. Also, was having problems with ABS brake system. In addition, vehicle was leaking oil from the front part where the engine was located. Dealer was contacted, and stated that they will pick up the vehicle to find out what was wrong with it. Manufacturer was not contacted at the time of this call.

- San Juan, PR, USA

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