NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,125 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Isuzu Rodeo engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Isuzu Rodeo Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 212015


  • miles


Sometimes when I'm driving a light come up power reduce and I can't go faster its going slow down and just shut off.

- Barrigada, GU, USA

problem #7

Apr 252013


  • 150,000 miles
My 2001 Isuzu Rodeo that I have had for 9 years has never really given me any problems until this year. This exact incident has occurred on three different occasions now. I will be driving, the speed does not matter, sometimes it is 30, 50, or 80 mph, and the car will just start losing power. First the dash and all my gauges will go out, then the motor will start to sound funny and start losing power. Then as I make it to the side (thankfully every time) it just stops running and everything shuts off. I try to re-crank it and it won't turn over. I will turn my flashers on and even then they run at an extremely reduced rate and sometimes not at all. I have replaced my battery, the wiring to my alternator, my alternator, and my egr valve. I don't know what else to fix and I need the problem diagnosed so I'm not spending money fixing things I don't need and spend money on the actual issue getting fixed.

- Franklin, TN, USA

problem #6

Jan 022005

Rodeo 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When braking on occasion vehicle will die, also on separate occasions the vehicle reduce power and check engine light will come on. The vehicle. Also, idle surges. The consequences could result in being hit from behind when sudden stopping. Also, the reduce power results in not going over 20 mph at maximum with pedal on hill which could result in an accident since in this mode vehicle cannot climb hills and on highway could be dangerous since sudden speed drop. On two occasions have had vehicle checked. Result showed throttle postion sensor on diagnostic test changed both sensors one twice with no postive results.

- Pisgah Forest, NC, USA

problem #5

Jun 172004

Rodeo 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles


Various problems with 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. The consumer noticed the vehicle did not stop the brakes were applied. They would slide, then stop. Two small children would be with the consumer when these problems would occur. The dealer suggested that nothing was wrong with the vehicle and that the brakes were working properly. There was an incident where the vehicle was going down a hill approaching a stop sign and the brakes did not respond. The vehicle sounded as if the engine was raised and the vehicle almost slid into traffic. The dealer suggested that the sliding was the ABS kicking in. The problem was intermittent. The consumer also found that the vehicle need a master cylinder cap and diaphragm for the brake fluid. The consumer also experienced jerking and felt that something was wrong with the transmission, but that wasn't the case. The consumer requested compensation for these issues.

- Brimingham, AL, USA

problem #4

Sep 202002


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving the vehicle at any speed the the cruise control will come on/off by itself. The dealer has been notified and the problem still occurs. The consumer is requesting a new vehicle if the cruise control cannot be fixed.

- Mclouth, KS, USA

problem #3

Jun 102001


  • miles
Almost got hit 4 times because of loss of power/ almost hit a child when it accelerated and I could not stop

- Mesq., TX, USA

problem #2

May 082001


  • miles
Engine dies, cruise control, engine & check light/transmission lights come on and backfires. Random and frequent times.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 022000

Rodeo 4WD

  • miles
Engine dies, cruise control & check transmission light comes on. Random and frequent times

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

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