2000 Holden Jackaroo 3 litre turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand
From 20,000 onwards, there were problems with the injectors.
Eventually at 37000, the heat of the problem injectors overheated the cylinder head, resulting in piston, conn rod damage.
The problem went on and on until there was a safety recall for injector replacement.
There is a very real risk of the vehicle suddenly increasing in speed, beyond the drivers control. Most owners do not realise this problem has been known about for quite some time.
My advice, get rid of it before you find yourself with a bill for very expensive engine repairs.
Overall comment on the vehicle?
Not a vehicle I would buy again, nor would I trust the one I had.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd August, 2006
25th Aug 2007, 22:07
My brother in law has has nothing but problems with his Jackaroo, and the dealer said it was just a lemon because they cannot seem to fix the problems. His was a 2000 turbo diesel.
14th Sep 2007, 15:37
Fuel mixes with the oil when injector leaks are bad enough. Diesel engines run on heat and compression... no spark. With enough fuel in the oil, engine will rev its guts out (when it feels like it) and the ignition is not gonna stop it! Result: melted pistons, etc.