NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Gasoline Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,602 miles

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2004 Isuzu Axiom engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Isuzu Axiom Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 262004

Axiom 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles


We have owned our Axiom for 3 months, after approx 1000 miles we noticed that when starting the car occasionally right after the vehicle started it would buck, back fire, smoke and have no power at all for approx the first 1-2 minutes of running. We did'nt think to much of as it was brand new and had not been broken in as of yet. Then it started to happen more often and would even stall before we got out of the driveway.we brought it in for the 1st oil change at 4000 miles and had them check it and the said that there was no code on the computer so it must have been bad gas (I don't think so) also when this occurs going down the road the transmission acts up after it clears up like it surges forward and back. I'm writing this today because on 8/19/04 I went to dinner and leaving I had to cross 3 lanes of heavy traffic to go home. When I pulled out the car bucked, backfired and close to no power at all, I was almost "T" boned by a tractor trailer and another car. The car straightened it self out just in time and I was able to get out of there way. My wife said it did it to her when she tried to pass a car but that she put the gas pedal to the floor and it picked up and ran ok after that. I have another appoint to have suspension checked and I hope they will look at this to. 2nd thing is a rear suspension problem. When the car has 2 adults, 2 children and 3 suit cases in the rear and traveling the highway. When the road surface changes like going on to a bridge the rear end will bounce and bounce several time until it stops, I also had this checked and was told that there is nothing wrong with the struts so theres nothing they can do. Now I have to watch my speed when I see the road surface change because it has bounced very, very badly. This to will be checked again when I bring it back.

- Kent, CT, USA

problem #1

Jun 062004

Axiom 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,203 miles
After driving vehicle and stopping for 1 hour; when restarting, the engine stalls after driving a short distance. When I pulled out into traffic, nearly had a major accident when the engine stalled. This began on 5-18-2004 with 3563 miles on the odometer. Since then I have had the vehicle back to the dealer for the fourth time. The milage is now 4203. I am still driving a loaner vehicle since June 6 2004. And have not heard from the dealer since that date.

- New Smyrna Beach, FL, USA

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