22nd Mar 2007, 13:38

I have been with out my 1999 Isuzu Rodeo for 3 months now. I took my car to the shop for an oil change and 3 weeks later the engine blew.There was no oil in it...bone dry. The car was driven very little during that time.I'm still making payments. My gas gauge also went out and my ABS light stays on after dealer recall. I love my car and can't afford new motor. I would like Isuzu to take responsibility for their manufactured defects. If anyone has a class action please contact me. pemdlw605@aol.com.

3rd Apr 2007, 10:02

I have a 1999 Rodeo also and it consumes a quart of oil every 500-600 miles. I mean it is ridiculous now. I have to drive around with a case of oil in the back. Has anyone got any replys back from Isuzu about this? I am about to call Isuzu tonight and see what they say. Also my ABS light comes on even after I have fixed it 3 times paying over $200.00 each time.

9th Jun 2007, 16:49

We too are having the oil burning problem described in multiple previous posts...it's a shame b/c otherwise it's a good vehicle.

I was surprised & shocked at all of the others with the same problem, you would think that a recall would be in order with this many people having this issue! I'm going to try the 15W-40 oil & I also bought a product called slick 50 for high mileage engines... it claims to reduce oil burning. I'll report back.


22nd Jun 2007, 20:52

I own a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo LSE, which I purchased in 2002 with 29k miles. It is now approaching 80k miles and I have the following troubles with the vehicle:

#1. Sending unit is bad so gas gauge reads empty.

#2. Vehicle burns 1 quart of oil every 800 miles. Engine


#3. ABS light is constantly on.

#4. Intermittent wipers do not function. Regular wipers

stop in the middle of the window when shut off, unless

switched off in the down position.

#5. Wheel bearings in front are bad on both sides, so I

hear a whirring while driving. Going to be expensive to


I am wondering if anyone wants to file a class action since so many of us have similar issues. I paid good money for my vehicle, in good faith that it would last at least 100k miles or more. I did not expect to share identical problems with owners that are obviously manufacturer's flaws since the commonalities are so obvious!

Please contact me at jettyhound@sbcglobal.net.

24th Jun 2007, 19:01

I also own a 99 Isuzu Rodeo and have had the following problems...

ABS light is constantly on.

Slipping in the transmission, but only the first time I drive it per day. I had a tranmsission flush about 3 months ago and the problem stopped... that is til today.

Check Engine light comes on for no reason.

I am so fed up with this car. It only has 85,000 miles on it so I have no idea how these problems are constantly occurring!!!

29th Jun 2007, 11:45

I wrote to you all in early March. I had the 99 Isuzu Rodeo. Well I want you to know that the car will never run again, and I have a new truck. Needless to say, it's not an Isuzu!! I would love to know if someone has a lawsuit against them, because I still want in on it. You can e-mail me at pemdlw605@aol.com

4th Jul 2007, 11:17

Add another fed-up 99 Rodeo owner to the list. I really wish I'd have read some of these postings before buying the damn thing. Seems redundant, but my problems have been:

- Fuel sensor

- Rough starting (and erratic idling)...engine will occasionally cut off while driving


- Intermittent wipers, rear wipers

- Oil consumption.

Have spent about $2000 on these issues with little success... Please let me know about a lawsuit

11th Jul 2007, 09:21


Have 4X4 '99 Passport purchased new, now has 109K miles. Taken great care with oil changes every 3-5 k miles etc.. my problems include -gas gauge reads empty (i fill every 200 miles), ABS went out at 75K (refused to fix this), wipers don't park proper and the intermittent function is faltering, NOW I have discovered very little oil. No evidence of spillage or burning!!! Dare I take it to mechanic after reading the above notes??? help..eyler80@yahoo.com.

12th Jul 2007, 12:36

Count me in on any lawsuit! I'm a '99 Rodeo in disguise (Honda) owner, bought it new in '99 - religiously checked the oil & kept all records.

Complained about oil consumption to Honda at 30K miles; they said it's normal.

At 55K miles, the engine was sucked dry in under 1000 miles and it failed. Honda refused any help - out of warranty. Replaced the engine ($5,500) and now I've got the same problem 35K miles into the new engine!! Engine eats a quart of synthetic 10W40 every 750 miles now. This has to be a huge design flaw, and I can't believe Isuzu hasn't done a thing about it. I do like the vehicle - sturdy as hell off road!

Please contact me at jhaydeno at aol.com if anyone can get a class action lawsuit started.

As an aside, I've also had the ABS and the fuel gauge troubles too.

18th Jul 2007, 20:13

Hi I have a 99 Rodeo that I bought 2 years ago. The gas gauge don't work, the check engine light stays on they say it is an oxygen sensor, and my engine blew last night and I still owe on the car. I am in on the class action lawsuit.


23rd Jul 2007, 17:55

I have a 99' Isuzu Rodeo. It has been a good truck, (other than the quart of oil every 600 miles and the ABS light on all the time).

Recently the transmission has been shifting very hard, about every other time that I drive it. I took it to a shop where they hooked it up to a computer to find the problem, to no avail.

Also, about the same time the tranny started acting up the ignition hasn't been working the first time you turn the key. It clicks once then nothing.

If anyone has had the same problems please let me know what to do, my e_mail is how462663@yahoo.com. thanks.

31st Jul 2007, 08:44

I have a 1998 Rodeo. While having my rear brakes changed last week, which by the way, they had to break several lug nuts to remove my tires. Anyways, I was told I have the following problems: busted axle seal and leaking brake seal. This is in addition to the burning of oil, bad thermostat, check engine light always on, ABS light always on, and the fact that I am now getting about 10 miles per gallon. The mechanic told me to get rid of the car even if it means letting the finance company pick it up. There has to be a way out. I can't afford the repairs and besides my mechanic said he will have nothing to do with those types of repairs.

10th Aug 2007, 21:13

Add me to the list. I own a 99 Rodeo that I bought brand new. Surprisingly enough it has not used oil like others here that I have read about. However, early on the air compressor went out and cost me a bundle to have replaced. From day one the brakes have never worked properly, to the point of being dangerous. Also early on the gas gauge quit working. Now the transmission is giving me problems. Seriously!! I'm in. StanleyAGCON@aol.com.