28th Jan 2008, 01:45

I also have a 2000 Isuzu Rodeo. The transmission is the biggest problem for me now, the car is at about 65000 miles. I have heard many suggestions from friends and mechanics alike such as replacing an electronic sensor, replacing a faulty gasket, etc. I have had the trans rebuilt, replaced, and refilled. Nothing seems to help. I was told whenever I brought the car in for repairs (four times total) that the transmission fluid is either getting burned due to overheating, or that the fluid is leaking and causing the remaining fluid to get overused. All in all, I am very disappointed with the car seeing as how I purchased it in April of 2007 for $5000 and have since spent roughly $2500 on repairs and maintenance. It is now January of 2008.

31st Mar 2008, 16:50

I bought my Rodeo in 2004 and it has almost been 4 years now. It is a 2000 model and when I bought it it had about 60000 mileage and now it is about 97000. After I drove it for about 6 months the fuel indicator gage started to give me false reading and the check the engine light stayed on.

After I drove it for a year or so I had some problem with the transmission and I had to get it fixed. But the problem was not that big although I paid a bit high price for the fix. Three months ago while I was driving on the highway the car stopped in the middle of the road. I learned that the transmission fluid has all been draind on the road for no reason that I knew of. I had to get it towed and had it fixed for a little more than $300.

I want the check the engine light to be off and the fuel gage to read correctly. Does anyone have any idea what to do about it?

9th May 2008, 14:50

I have 2000 Isuzu Rodeo also, that I have had since it was new. It had a transmission seal problem at 56k miles and now I am at 78k miles and it needs a whole new tranny. And get this, now Isuzu wants to see records that I maintained the transmission by having all my services done. Well, here's the fun part, my vehicle had all it's maintenance performed at Isuzu dealers, and as you may know Isuzu dealers are like revolving doors, so 2 of the 4 dealerships I went to no longer exist. I now also found out that even though I recalled having a 60k service at my current dealer, which is a 40 mile drive away from my home, I apparently did not, even though it was there at 56k miles for a major tranny repair. I am waiting on the verdict from Isuzu as to whether or not they will honor the 10/120k...or blame me for not having a 60k service done two years ago. I love this truck, but parts and service kill me. I just did brakes and wheel bearings - $900. The AC stopped working, that's $1500. I'd love to keep this truck but it's a money pit.

10th Jun 2008, 20:44

4 to 1 seal; it's on the passenger side of the trans, goes bad at about 45k. Replace and purchase multiples. I have a 2002 Rodeo with 326,000 miles, never replaced engine or trans, just replaced seals as they went, and fluids... regular maintenance people; look at the bottom of your vehicle every couple thousand miles, it will save you thousands of dollars...

28th Jul 2008, 18:03

I bought mine new in July of 2000. I have 140K miles on it now and it is still running strong.

The issue with the check engine light staying on is a problem with the sending unit in the tank. This is attached to the fuel pump. The only way to fix it is to replace the fuel pump. Cost me about $500 parts and labor.

The only other issue I have had was the transmission. At about 60K I had it rebuilt under warranty by the dealer. Then again at about 120K for $2300. Otherwise I have never had a single problem with it.

I only wish I had purchased a standard instead of the automatic. Then I wouldn't have had the transmission trouble.

7th Dec 2008, 18:24

I recently bought a 2000 Isuzu Rodeo with 85000 miles on it and 3000 miles later it is in the shop for transmission work. I believe if anything needs recalling that transmission does.

20th Dec 2010, 06:37

I own 2000 Rodeo LS, very nice, haven't had problems.

19-20 MPG. Love it.

5th Sep 2011, 12:46

I have had my Rodeo for about 11 years now. I have 200,000 miles on it, and the only problem with it was my transmission. I had it re-built for $1,500. I absolutely love my car, and wouldn't trade it for the world. My transmission just recently blew out at 150,000 miles like I previously said, but it's running sooo good. I'm loving it.