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NHTSA — Power Train: Manual Transmission: Column Shift Assembly Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,780 miles

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2004 Isuzu Rodeo transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Isuzu Rodeo Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 232005

Rodeo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,780 miles


On the night of the 22nd of March 2005, I went to the potamkin dealership to buy an izusu Rodeo, they told me that the only vehicle they had was on that they were use it as a demonstration, that they will give me a good deal on it, the vehicle had a noise on it but they told me that was nothing that they will make the necessary adjustments. The next day I brought the vehicle back, and I told them that the noise was very bad and that I will bring the vehicle back, the vehicle had 2783 miles on it and the diagnosis was that they sold me a car with a bad transmition, I was 5 days without a car to go to work. The problem was generated when the dealer instead of exchange the car, they will fix it and put a new transmition, I haven't hear from them, and for what I observed the service is very poor, I think that they should it exchange the vehicle, without questions ask, they new that the car wasn't ready for sale, but they choose to set up a new salesman that he saw the oportunity to make business with me, also I called the credit union to try to stop the check, but for one night to the other morning the dealer cashed the check, they couldn't do anything to help me. I really need help from you to get my car back and in good condition, this people are crooks in what they did, I wouldn't sale a car that has mechanical failures.

- Miami, FL, USA

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