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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,703 miles

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2003 Isuzu Rodeo transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Isuzu Rodeo Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 282004

Rodeo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,703 miles


The Rodeo was three months old when I noticed that the gas mileage was decreasing at an alarming rate. (less than 12 miles per gallon) upon taking the Rodeo to the shop I was told that it had a seal on the transmission that was leaking causing the engine to work harder, burning more gas. ( I saw no oil) the seal was replaced but the leak continued. The dealer determined that it would need a new transmission. If the vehicle was older I would have dismissed the transmission due to age. Since it is so new I wondered if there have been other reports of this. My Rodeo is an automatic.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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