NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,553 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.

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1998 Isuzu Amigo engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Isuzu Amigo Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 242006

Amigo 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 95,000 miles


1998 Isuzu Amigo with 95000 miles had the oil pump shell out destroying the crank and block under normal driving conditions with clean oil and regular maintenance.

- Seminole, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 302004

Amigo 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 101,660 miles
To start off I was never notified regarding the recall for the timing belt. I just happen to find it myself on the internet doing a search for recalls. I took the vehicle to Isuzu and had 2 of the recalls fixed. (timing bet "belt kit" and rear axle "bolt kit") this was on Feb, 5 2003 at 88803 miles. On April, 30 2004 at 101660 miles I was driving my husband to the airport and the car died at a turn. "in the middle of the road" numerous attempts to restart the car failed and it was towed to my mechanic. I was thought it may have been bad gas "water in the gas" due to the fact I had just filled up 15 miles prior. To sum it all up the mechanic had to replace the timing belt as it was in shreds. (part is still available if needed) now $226 + rental car out of my pocket to fix something that was supposed to be already fixed? I only drove 12,857 before it gave out and was told you shouldn't have to replace a timing belt but every 60,000 miles.. this seems to a serious problem with the 98 Amigos and something needs to be done about it! ps. Contacting Isuzu customer relations tomorrow to discuss this matter as I feel I shouldn't have to pay for this.

- Windham, ME, USA

problem #1

Apr 122004


  • miles
While driving 55 mph vehicle stalled. Consumer was unable to restart vehicle. Consumer had the vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic could not duplicate the problem.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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