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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,871 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.

2003 Isuzu Rodeo engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Isuzu Rodeo Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 202008


  • 34,000 miles


03 Isuzu Rodeo 3.2L burning excessive amount of oil. Takes a quart every 250 miles. Done everything recommended at the recommended intervals, oil changes, egr valve, PCV valve, ect. I am very good about changing recommended parts when needed. This engine should not be taking oil. I do not tow or rev over 5,000 RPM, ever! other Isuzu owners have also expressed concerns about this to me, this seems to be a fairly common problem with the Isuzu engine. I now need to replace the engine at a cost of 3,000 plus installation labor charges. This is the third Rodeo I have had, good luck with the other two, but not this one. If this cannot be resolved, I will purchase another model in the future.

- Ossian, IA, USA

problem #1

Oct 022004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,742 miles
While driving at any speed a knocking noise was produced from the engine.

- Frederiksted, VI, USA

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