2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS from North America - Comments

3rd Sep 2003, 14:54

I have a 2001 Honda Passport. I, too, bought it used so I can't take advantage of the lemon laws. I bought it with 8000 miles on it and immediately there was a clicking noise in the engine. Covered by warranty, they said the computer needed to be re-programmed.

I also have a squeal when in reverse and turning. Last I checked they didn't know what that was or how to fix it.

About 8 months ago, my fuel sensor went bad. The low fuel light starts flashing, the gage goes below "E" and the check engine light comes on. It's not under warranty anymore so now I drive 250 miles and stop to get gas. I haven't run out yet, but what a pain. I understand the repair to be $400+, so I haven't done it yet.

Just today, there was a strange noise. It stopped when I turned off the A/C, so I figured that to be the problem. I took it to my mechanic who informed me that the compressor was going bad. He called his parts supplier for a price quote on a new one and they told him there were 350 on backorder. That tells me there's a common problem, but there were no technical difficulties that Honda had reported.

I've owned 8 cars before, and I've never had a vehicle with so many problems. I am very disappointed as this vehicle cost a pretty penny and now I'm stuck with it. I agree with the person who said there has to be some sort of recourse for people who got stuck.

6th Oct 2003, 21:40

I too have an Isuzu Rodeo, 2001. I have had transmission problems and the car only has 40,000 miles. Recently I have noticed a black adhesive leaking from the bottom of the rear passenger doors and have taken the car in to be fixed. I purchased the car used (with 18,000 miles) so the warranty does not cover such things. It will cost me $270.00 to stop the black ooze from dripping inside of my car.

Very disappointed.

11th Oct 2003, 17:13

I have an 200 Honda Passort - I have had it for 8 months recently I was driving down the road around 60 mils per hr and the truck just "Died" Radio still running, but eng. is dead to the world. Elec. Wire Harness was replaced 4 weeks ago the truck again driving down the road just dies.

Has anyone else had any of these problems?

20th Oct 2003, 14:28

I have a 1999 Honda Passport. Bought it used at 35000 miles.

1 month from the time I bought it I noticed a problem when I went in reverse the whole truck shakes very badly. No every once in a while I will drive from a stop and the tranny will Clang into 2nd. I found that putting it in Low the tranny would shift into 2nd.. When it was not supposed to. This was after I had taken it to the dealer several times to have them look into it. After having to ride with the tech he said there is something wrong.. I said very sarcastically "Really" So they replaces a little motor in the tranny 1000 later and 1 month My tranny is doing the same thing. I am also having problems with my engine overheating. I have replaced the Thermostat (very poor location book calls for a 2 hour job! Wrong try 4-5 hours with all the correct tools) There has to be a way to recall these poor SUV's!

4th Mar 2004, 18:49

For the person who's vehicle just died going down the road. Many problems could be the cause, but it turns out a common failure is in the quad driver circuit in the computer. Pretty complicated diagnosis, but anyone who can follow directions and use a multi meter could find the offensive sensor or wire within a few hours. Speaking from personal experience here. Had my Isuzu in the shop for 3 days with no results. Took a day off work and fixed it myself with directions I got from Autozone.

29th May 2004, 14:20

I am currently looking to purchase a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo Ls. The dealer is asking $10,800.00. I am not sure how reliable Isuzu's are and I am slightly nervous purchasing a car I know nothing about. It is the two wheel drive model and I am also concerned about how it would handle in snowy conditions. Another concern I have is gas mileage. I have heard that these Sport Utility Vehicles are gas hogs. If anyone who owns, or has owned a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo can post any insight for me, it would be greatly appreciated.

5th Jun 2004, 21:55

I have a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo with 42,000 miles on it and I love my truck, but it gives me so many maintenance problems.

The First time my C.E. light came on, it was a loose hose that was covered by my warranty. The next time it came on, oil leaked on to my back brakes. This too was covered by warranty. Now my C.E. light comes on and my gas light flashes... but I have a half tank of gas.

This truck is nice, but I wish I never bought it.

MGonzales

Houston, TX.

10th Jun 2004, 10:19

My husband bought his 2000 Rodeo new, and it has ALWAYS been a problem. Since he is out of town I have inherited the never ending problem. The Check Engine light always comes on. Just took it to the dealer again last week for repair, and it came back on as I left the parking lot! We also had the engine die on us on the highway. It was a fuse shortage. Just took it in for the ABS recall, because ABS light is always on. They fix it, and say the light is still on because "other issues" come up. They are not specific and I feel ripped off. This comes off lease in 11 months, if my husband buys it I will be forced to either file for divorce, bankruptcy or both. This truck is a piece of Junk and I would strongly advise against buying one.

28th Jun 2004, 12:33

Just like others my 2000 passport 4wd transmission needs to be replaced with only 40000 miles on it. Wonder how they last over 100000 miles.

15th Jul 2004, 21:36

I bought my 2001 rodeo used with 39,000 on it. it is a ls model. the transmission shifts fine until I come to a stop and then go again it seems to slam into gear hard. I took it and they replaced the rear drive shaft seal. it worked perfect for another 8,000 miles and now the problem is back again.

1st Aug 2004, 11:36

I am currently considering buying a 2001 Rodeo. It is a 2wd LS with 46,000 miles on it. The dealer has offered me a $10,000, drive out price. Could anyone who has the same truck let me know if they think this is a good deal, or should I consider something else. M.E.--Houston, TX.

7th Aug 2004, 16:40

I am a very unhappy 1998 Honda Passport owner who has had multiple problems since buying it used 4 yrs ago with 26,000 miles on it. Check engine light comes on and then I experience extremely rough shifting (loud clunking and jerking) and spontaneous acceleration/deceleration while cruising along at a steady speed. Mostly happens in the rain or really damp weather. Mechanics can't seem to pin it down, despite many many trips to the garage. Have replaced the Throttle position sensor twice, the Electrical control module once, cleaned the ERG valve multiple times, replaced the alternator, and now they want to replace 2 wire harnesses at a cost of $2400 for parts and labor. No one has ever suggested repairing/replacing the transmission. Talk about lemons!!! Help!