13th Dec 2005, 18:28

I have a 2000 trooper, 70k miles, burns excessive oil, The gm trans just puked, a 4L30e, is junk, and is poorly designed. I won't go into too much detail about the trans, but I have worked on many and have not seen one like this. The segments are not even doweled together allowing for shearing between trans segments which results in pressure drops.

The car drives well, rides exceptionally nice, except in corners and is generally good quality. However I would reccommend not purchasing anything with GM components unless they are the old tried true and proven parts. Unfortunately the Japenese made engine has it's share of problems too. Stick with Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi and Nison.

17th Dec 2005, 16:55

I have a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS, approx 50k miles. I bought it used from a dealer when it had 37k miles and I have not had ANY problems with it. I change the oil regularly, don't drive erratic and take care of it with regular maintenance. It shifts fine, brakes are good, everything works and drives really good. I am happy with my Rodeo. I've had it for almost 2 years now.

28th Dec 2005, 09:31

I have a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo that came with a 50k mile warranty. At about 53k a transmission switch went out causing extremely hard shifting. I took the truck to an AAMCO Transmission Shop who diagnosed the problem correctly and suggested I take it to the dealer, they also mentioned that they have seen this problem quite a few times. The dealer charged a considerable amount. 2k miles later the ABS pump would stay on after the engine was shut down, I pulled the fuse and took it to Isuzu, they wanted 800+. I have opted to drive without ABS, it is safer anyway since they now have a recall on the ABS system not pertaining to the pump so it does me no good. I have close to 100k miles now, the engine light comes and goes, the fuel gauge is in-op and I have been informed by my mechanic that the transmission is on its way out. I have kept up with the routine maintenance since I bought the vehicle. The corporate Isuzu offices will do nothing for me. Please, don't buy an Isuzu vehicle.

5th Jan 2006, 14:03

I purchased my 2001 Rodeo in December of 2001. Since then I have had so many problems with this vehicle. It shuttered and changed gears really bad. It died on me not once, but twice on the busy Interstate. This could have caused a major accident on the Interstate. Now my car is in the repair shop again needing major repairs. I purchased a worthless warranty that haggles forever about whether or not they are going to pay for repairs. I NEED HELP.

9th Jan 2006, 00:33

I have a 1999 Rodeo LS with 5 speed manual. I recently had the timing belt and water pump changed at 105000 miles as a per manual. The Fan clutch failed a 60k and replaced with after-market as Isuzu would take 3 weeks. After-market clutch not very good, but works. Fuel sending unit failed at 65K and rear ABS sensor failed neither replaced. These are a hassle, but not detramentaly to operation. Over all happy with vehicle, but would not purchase another. Isuzu dealers are becoming harder to come by, and the ones by me do not seem knowledgeable.

31st Jan 2006, 09:50

OMG...same problem here. I have a 2000 Isuzu Rodeo. 2 years ago... it had a transmission leak and the fuel pump need to be replaced. Well, here we are 2 years later with the same tranny problem. Sluggish and slips on 1st gear. I have a feeling it's the design itself and it will ALWAYS be a problem. AND... you can't get to the pan to check the tranny fluid. It's under the car!!!

1st May 2006, 17:48

I purchased a 2002 Isuzu Rodeo - 4WD - when the ABS activated (when just tapping the brakes) I would have no braking at all. Both Isuzu and the dealership maintained the brakes operated properly and there was nothing to fix. Gave up trying to get it fixed and traded for a 2003 - third day of ownership the brakes went out on it. I have a 1991 Rodeo - 2WD - with no ABS and it still runs - it is impossible to get anyone's help on this - please don't buy an Isuzu of any kind - they have set up a Catch 22 - if they say it isn't broken and won't fix it what can you do? I think they have a mindset now that they take no responsibility until they are forced to - either through lawsuits or Recalls - plus their warranty dropped from 10 yr/100,000 mile warranty in 2002 to a 7 yr/75000 mile warranty -- that tells you a lot right there.

1st Jun 2006, 13:10

I own a 2001 Honda Passport LS V6 2WD. I bought it at 43k miles and it now has 111k miles. I love it, but have had these problems:

The engine would stop while I was waiting at a red light. The check engine light went on intermittently. The dealer told me the check engine light was due to the throttle sensor. I had them replace it at $750 (the sensor is not a part, you must replace the complete throttle body). This did not fix the engine shutting off on its own. Then the dealer said it was the wiring harness, which was replaced at $850. Still, the car was not fixed. So after taking it back to the dealer 3 separate times because they could not recreate the problem, they asked me to test-drive it with the service manager. When it stalled again they said they had some ideas to look into. Finally it turns out it needed a new computer, which cost another $650. I will not name the Honda dealer, but I will say even though I was angry and frustrated, they took care of me. They worked with me on the fees and put new tires, new shocks, new starter, paid for my rental, and various other small items that needed fixing to make up for the $$ I spent that turned out to be unnecessary.

I love to drive the truck and it now runs like a champ. Knock on wood.

1st Jun 2006, 19:55

I have a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS that I really like, and have had no problems until about a month ago. It only does this when the motor is cold, like when I first crank it up in the mornings, it cranks good, and then it starts acting like it's choking or out of gas. And then sometimes when I put it in park, it will rev up real high and low, and real high again, and continue till I cut it off. I only have these symptoms when the vehicle is in park.

I've had the timing belt changed... did not help. Then I had the manifold intake gaskets changed... did not help... Now I'm out of money... Has anybody else experienced this? And what is it?


2nd Jun 2006, 20:29

Have a 2000 trooper with just over 100k on it. have had minor problems with it up until yesterday when the auto transmission went... have been searching for a replacement, but can't find anything for less than $1,500... seems the transmissions are exceedingly expensive for this vehicle... just a heads up that anyone considering a purchase might want to think about before putting the money down...