2003 Isuzu Rodeo from North America - Comments

12th Mar 2006, 01:20

Do you guys realize that the transmission is a GM/Chevy product, not Isuzu? Granted it is in an Isuzu, but it's a Chevy product issue.

20th Apr 2006, 13:12

I bought a 2003 Isuzu Rodeo in December of 2003. Since that date I have had to put up with a sewer scent from the exhaust pipe. The dealer said it was the new vehicle and the oil, but two years later I am smelling the same scent. What can I do to stop this scent because it is embarrassing if I am in a crowd or an airport area. There is also this screeching noise like an old car that comes from the tires what can I do to rectify my problem?

23rd Sep 2006, 13:53

Isuzu has made fantastic cars in the past...

It's a shame that this one reads out to be crap...

By the looks of it, the 1990 3.1l Trooper is far more reliable...

Damn you chevy!!!

31st Oct 2006, 14:50

Well I own a 2003 rodeo and I had it from 2003...brand new. Its now 2006, and it is fine. I have never had a problem with it. I love it. I treat it like mess... basically I do lots of off roading and I don't even service it regularly. My SUV runs perfectly and I love it to death. I have no complaints with it. Sad that you guys do though. Good Luck!

15th Nov 2006, 00:35

I own a 2003 Rodeo V6 that is fully loaded. It has 28,000 miles on it. It has been absolutely trouble free! Sorry to hear that there are a few bad apples out there. But, I would buy another one if they still made them. As to the bad service at Isuzu, I would not know, I take mine to a Honda dealer for routine service. The Passport and Rodeo are the same truck. Isuzu is the oldest truck manufacture in Japan and they did over build the Rodeo, with proper service they can do 200,000 miles easy.

24th Jun 2008, 17:21

I have had a rattle in my exhaust since I purchased it in 2006. Now the rattle I am told in inside the cat, and it is getting worse! Does anyone else have this problem? My exhaust also smells like the sewer. I threw 6 codes in November of last year it cost me 1000.00 for diagnostics and valve gaskets and 1 O2 sensor. It is for sale, it has 66,000 miles and is in great shape, all except for the rattle!

21st Aug 2008, 16:50

I have a 2003 Isuzu Rodeo with under 27,000 miles on it. All I have to say is thank goodness for the 7 year/75000 mile warranty because I would be broke without it. I have had the fuel gaskets replaced (under warranty), catalytic converter (under warranty), something with the ABS I cannot recall right now but it was also under warranty, new front and rear brakes (out of pocket), and most recently exhaust flex pipe (out of pocket)... and only 27000 miles!!! I will drive this one as long as possible, but I would not recommend it. The worst of all is all the Isuzu dealerships are closing in my area and the closest is now 55 miles away! Makes it tough when you need a ride from a friend back and forth! I do take care of it and take it for all the scheduled check-ups as well as frequent oil changes, but yikes I often wish I still leased.

3rd Sep 2010, 18:21

1st Paragraph: every manufacturer has minor defects like improperly glued trim. It should've been fixed, but your dealer is unreliable, not the Isuzu.

2nd paragraph: Midas' fault, not Isuzu.

3rd Paragraph: It's a 4x4 and you never changed the transmission fluid. Your fault, not Isuzu.

4th Paragraph: Valid argument.

5th Paragraph: Again, your dealer was unreliable, not Isuzu.

6th Paragraph: Almost every vehicle's gas gauge works that way. You will not get an accurate readout when the vehicle is moving.

In the end, the only gross argument you presented that could be attributed to Isuzu was also the one you touched on with the most brevity. Why?

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