2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L V6 from North America




No problems yet.

General Comments:

This is my second Rodeo. The first was a 1997 and ran great to 120K before trade in.

Own a 2001 now and am very satisfied with this SUV.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th March, 2008

2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 4WD 3.6 from North America


Great car all around, but do run into some problems, love it!


Electrical harness fried.

Both front bearings had to be replaced. Just your usual wear.

Battery replaced.

Seal gaskets for transmission.

EGR valve.

O2 Sensor

Sensor for transmission, computer.

Black goo coming out from under the door during hot months.

Burns oil.

Now not too sure, but maybe the water pump?

Making a whining sound when first started. While accelerating it whines. Not during turns. Not the rear end or transmission.

Any suggestions?

General Comments:

Love the car. Rides real nice. Bought this over the Nissan Extera.

Not too good on gas mileage.

Seats are very comfortable.

Fits a 6'3 person comfortably.

Plenty of cargo room to fit to full size black Labs.

Great 4WD capabilities.

Great handling in rain and snow if you slow down for control.

Starting to have problems, but will repair to keep it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 4th January, 2008

4th Jan 2008, 20:38

How can you call it a great car, with all those problems?

2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 6 cylinder from North America


I don't care for it


At 70000 the AC/Air Compressor went out $2000.

At 72000 the Heater Fan started acting up. I need to hit it in the Winter to make it start.

The braided exhaust pipe behind the manifold rusted out $350.

The Exhaust/engine always rattled, until I cut the heat shield off the mid exhaust.

At 83000-yesterday I was in 4WD and pulled into a parking spot in a parking garage. When I pulled in the ABS kicked in and the vehicle didn't stop. I hit a concrete wall going about 4 MPH. It pushed my bumper back about 2 inches and flattened the contour of the front from left to right. I had it checked at a garage and they said that the brakes were fine, that sometimes the ABS kicks in during a tight 4WD turning radius.

General Comments:

I don't like it.

The Rodeo smashed itself into a wall.

It is more like a bucking bronco.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th December, 2007

2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2 from North America


The Isuzu Rodeo should have never been made


Today I learned the englne's crankshaft blew after taking it to a dealership. I took it to the dealership after a mechanic at another repair facility told me that oil was leaking in a piston.

General Comments:

I owned this car for less than 7 months. During that period, I had to replace the ABS module, the exhaust system and installed new struts. The rear windshield wiper no longer works and the lock to the rear hatch is busted.

Now the engine is gone and has to be replaced. Thankfully, I bought an extended warranty when I purchased the car. However, I don't know how much it will cover the cost of a new engine.

With this car, I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop. It seems this car is just falling part, and it will be just a money pit unless I can get rid of it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th October, 2007

2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L V6 from North America


Good show


When I purchased the car it had a few minor problems such as the rear cup holders being broken, the plastic handle for the drivers side seat adjustment missing and the drivers pod switch for the right rear window not operating correctly (would put window up, but not down).

Only major problem (check engine light was on) was the fuel pump, had it replaced by dealer before signing for car. Otherwise everything runs great.

General Comments:

Great SUV, can fit just about anything you could fit in a pick-up in it and it runs great. I have the tow package on mine so the ride is a bit rough due to stiffened shocks, but I will probably be replacing those with some smoother offroaders.

Only thing I really don't like is the part-time 4WD, you have to watch it. Running the 4WD on pavement can potentially damage your drive train (transfer case most likely) and will definitely wear your tires down due to the way it operates. (Locks both axles in so they must spin at the same RPM, will either cause tires to slip and wear more and will lock transfer case and potentially damage it and possible other components.) Then again, I've heard of people driving over 100k miles with 4WD on and not experiencing any problem.

Engine does not get along great with this new E10 gas, if you let the SUV sit for a while you may get a check engine light for emissions reasons and the Ethanol settled to the bottom of the tank. Driving a few miles will turn the light off.

Overall a great SUV, couldn't ask for better, especially when I got it 4k under book value.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th August, 2007