NHTSA — Visibility: Power Window Devices And Controls Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,330 miles

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2006 Isuzu Ascender windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Isuzu Ascender Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 182012

Ascender 6-cyl

  • 160,660 miles


It was raining outside and I got in my SUV to drive down the driveway to pick up my granddaughter as she got off the bus. As I started the SUV and put it into reverse to back out of my space I noticed that the driver window started to roll down, the window got about halfway down I pressed the switch to raise the window and it started going up and then stopped at about 3/4 of the way up, at this point I had stopped the SUV and I let off of the switch and the window went all the way down and I noticed smoke coming up from the window seals. I proceeded down the driveway to the end and the smoke was getting thicker and blacker. I shut the SUV off and it stopped smoking and the residual smoke continued to pour up through the window seals. I turned the ignition back on and the smoke was instant and just as heavy as before. I shut off the ignition and saw the wiring harness in the door hinge area and was able to unplug the harness. The window is still down and I am not able to afford to fix the problem at this time. Updated 10/19/12 updated 10/23/2012

- Stem, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 212008

Ascender 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
Power controls on driver's side door, controlling mirrors, seats, locks, windows, have defected twice since purchase of vehicle two years ago, requiring replacement of power module.

- Derwood, MD, USA

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