NHTSA — Fuel System, Other: Storage: Fuel Gauge System Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,200 miles

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2001 Isuzu Rodeo fuel system problems

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2001 Isuzu Rodeo Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 192011


  • 101,200 miles


2001 Isuzu Rodeo 4X4 3.2 V6 fuel gauge reading inaccurate. Constant problem with fuel gauge reading inaccurate - has lead to two breakdowns in the last month.

- Palmyra, VA, USA

problem #5

Mar 022007

Rodeo 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
We purchased a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo used from a dealer in 2002. The fuel gage started falling to empty triggering the gas light to come on along with the cel, since it wasn't a major problem we have not had it repaired since being quoted over $500 to replace the whole fuel pump because of a faulty fuel sensor unit. There are hundreds of complaints regarding this same issue and Isuzu is not picking up the responsibility of replacing this. Now because we can't pass emissions with the cel on we are forced to have this repaired.

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

problem #4

Aug 012007

Rodeo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2001 Isuzu Rodeo fuel gauge not working cause code in computer fuel sending unit.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jul 012007

Rodeo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2001 Isuzu Rodeo, I started having problems with fuel gauge and check engine light came on. Even though the vehicle will have a full tank of gas, it will register empty. Also, the vehicle is idling high. I purchased this vehicle new in 2001 and it only has 44,000 miles. The dealership ran tests and said that it is an egr valve oxygen sensor, and a fuel leveling sending unit. I have a 10 year/120,000 mile warranty, however these parts went out with a 3 year warranty. Cost of repairs at dealership---$1200.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #2

Jul 142005

Rodeo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
I own a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. At about 50,000 miles, which was around July 2005, the gas started going back and forth after about of quarter of a tank of gas was used, which caused the check engine light to come on. It thought itwas empty when I actually was about 8 more gallons of gas in the tank. Also, about the same time the vehicle started idling very roughly and sometimes shutting off. It has gotten worse. Also, it a idled very high at times, and sometimes the idling fluctuated back and forth between high and low, almost like I was pressing on the accelerator. I am writing this because I have looked on line and saw several people with the same two problems. Thank you for your consideration.

- Grovetown, GA, USA

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problem #1

Mar 032005

Rodeo 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
Fuel gauge was reading incorrectly. It would indicate that I was about out of fuel when I actually had about 1/2 a tank left. Isuzu dealership is replacing the fuel level sending unit.

- Riverdale, UT, USA

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