1999 Isuzu Rodeo LE
The vehicle takes away the joy of driving.
Initially the ABS system was replaced through the Isuzu recall. We are still having problems with it responding to hard stops at times. Reaction is delayed.
Then, the Check Engine Light came on though the vehicle was running well.
Shortly after this the Gas Gauge began to fail and the low fuel light began to flash though the tank was full.
These problems have persisted for approximately 40000 miles.
The newest problem has been an increase consumption of oil.
I have enjoyed my 99 Isuzu Rodeo, but have learned these problems are common among Rodeo owners. I have not heard whether Isuzu has owned up to correcting these problems or even addressing them. Dealers are quick to try an make a big buck off the owners without trying to address these issues through Isuzu. The fuel problem is found to be a bad sending unit, but the dealers want to replace it and the fuel pump at a costs of over $500. The sending unit costs about $40 and can be done by yourself with the proper instructions saving a bundle.
The Check Engine Light is due to a EGR Valve. Of course, the dealer wants a premium price to replace it as well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th July, 2005
16th Jul 2005, 23:50
I am the owner of a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS. So far the only problems I have experienced were the fuel gauge not working and oil consumption.
8th Sep 2005, 08:31
I bought a 99 Rodeo about a year ago and I have had 2 problems so far. First, the fuel gauge does not work and the the fuel light flashes constantly, second, the exhaust manifold gasket began to leak. I am going to change the fuel level sensor in the gas tank myself. Does anyone know if this will cure the fuel gauge problem?