I have a 1999 Rodeo also, and it has the fuel gauge problem since 2006. I go to about 280 miles, then fill with a full tank and reset the miles. Also the oil consumption is ridiculous. Since 2002 I have to add a quart of oil every 800 miles. It has no visible leaks, just the oil is burning off because the piston rings are installed improperly from the factory. Isuzu knows this, and did nothing about it.
I fill up and go 250 miles to be safe.
All you people who knock Rodeo and Trooper cars, need to learn how to care for your cars or get real mechanics.
I have a 1998 Rodeo with 216,000 miles, and a customer with a 1995 Trooper with 326,000 miles. I have been a mechanic for 45 years, and these cars are some of the finest automobiles ever made.
All new cars come with a book full of maintenance requirements, and hardly anyone follows the list of work necessary to keep the cars in tip top shape. If people were to take care of their cars and spend the right amount of money to repair them, and get a good mechanic that they can trust, most of today's cars would last 300,000 or more miles!
Car lover in Florida.
Yeah, good luck finding a GOOD mechanic that you can TRUST. Either they try, but don't have the experience, so it's hit-or-miss as they try this and that; or an experienced guy milks you for all he can get. Only politicians are worse than mechanics.
We had same problem with the gas gauge. When we had fuel pump fixed, that problem went away, and now it works fine. We use to go by miles prior to repairing it, and around 300 miles you better fill up.
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