NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,650 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Isuzu Trooper engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Isuzu Trooper Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 092012


  • miles


My SUV, Isuzu Trooper of 10years, was parked in a library parking garage and after ignition turned on, I put it in reverse gear to get out of the parking lot and the car rapidly reversed and before I could figure out and react, the car shot like a rocket towards the front, while still in reverse gear, and I had no control of the brakes or steering wheel, it rammed into a concrete pillar and got completely totaled. Airbags opened and front doors jammed and I had slide to the back to escape. Luckily, car did not catch on fire or explode. ( police report verify that after crash, car still found to be in reverse gear and suprised how car moved towards the front). A week ago, prior to this freaky crash, ( luckily no minors, seniors, homeless who usually walk in the parking lot were not present, otherwise, there would have been multiple deaths) my car dealership had done work on my car for nearly $1000. And they replaced mode switch for my automatic transmission ( thermostat changed; piston cover changed) and don't know what role it played in my car's crash. I am pretty sure its a malfunction. It needs to be assessed and figured what role the above installation played in the crash which could have had disastrous consequences. Was it due to defective part? insurance company blames it on me and say my premiums will be higher since its at fault accident despite hearing my experience and with evidence of police report which states that my gear was still in reverse. ( after crashing head on against a concrete pillar) thank you for keeping public safety first!

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #1

Feb 012002


  • 87,300 miles
2001 Isuzu Trooper with faulty transmission accumulator and bad U-joint customer states that they want us to review the safety issues** the consumer stated having 3 separate issues with the vehicle the first being a bad U joint, the second being a faulty transmission accumulator and the third was having to replace a long engine block. The consumer was also informed the electrical hydraulic brake system needed to be replaced. The consumer stated recently requested a goodwill adjustment and was ultimately denied by the dealer due to the fact the vehicle was 40,000 miles over the base warranty.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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