NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,333 miles

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2005 Isuzu Ascender lights problems

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2005 Isuzu Ascender Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 142013


  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Isuzu Ascender. While driving various speeds, the vehicle made a loud abnormal noise underneath the hood of the vehicle. The wires on the driver side headlights melted. The contact took the vehicle to a certified mechanic who diagnosed that the intake manifold gasket was fractured and the headlights failed, all of which needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired a total of three times for the intake manifold gasket and twice for the headlights within the past three years; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Conception Junction, MO, USA

problem #2

Mar 012016


  • 70,000 miles
The lights go off while driving at night. It is the same problem as with the Ascender 2006-2008 recall, but does not include the 2005. The hdm has gone out. It has happened several times in the past 4 months only to go out and not come back on this last time 03/01/2016. I should not have to pay to have it replaced. I noticed on the internet that other people have had the same problem with the car prior to 2006 model. They should cover the cost on this car since it is the exact same problem as the recall 14V755000 11/26/2014 and second notice of recall 08/18/2015. The 2005 model should be included.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 302011


  • 72,000 miles
The first time I realized my gas gauge wasn't working, I was sitting at a traffic light. The gas hand read half full. I made the turn at the intersection and the car stopped running. At this point, I had no control over the steering wheel or anything. Traffic was heavy so I wrestled with the steering wheel to coast to the side of the road. Since then, other gauges in the instrument panel have stopped working. Also, my headlights work on bright only. I had the low beams changed and they still don't work. There seems to be a serious electrical issue with this vehicle. With the number of reports, there should be a recall to address these issues.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

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