Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
SB0002S00101/01/2000610549A condition may exist where the p1441 evaporative emission code. *tt05/05/2000
9802L00107/01/1998602248Workshop manual corrections on fuel system electrical test driveability and emissions. *yc10/20/1998
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
SB9802L00211/01/19986092447Some affected vehicles may experience a condition in which the instrument panel fuel gauge reads inaccurately. *tt12/07/2000

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
11/28/2011160000
 Tl* the contact owns a 1998 isuzu rodeo. the contact was driving 40 mph when the rear of the vehicle suddenly began to abruptly sway to the right. the contact merged the vehicle to the shoulder and called a tow truck. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who inspected the failure and advised the contact that the brackets from the frame were fractured and also caused a hole in the fuel tank. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign id number: 10v436000 (suspension: rear) and was advised by the dealer that the rear suspension could be repaired under the recall but not the hole in the fuel tank. the manufacturer was notified of the failure who confirmed to the contact that the recall repair would not cover the damage of the fuel tank. the failure mileage was 160,000.
11/28/2011160000
 Tl* the contact owns a 1998 isuzu rodeo. the contact was driving 40 mph when the rear of the vehicle suddenly began to abruptly sway to the right. the contact merged the vehicle to the shoulder and called a tow truck. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who inspected the failure and advised the contact that the brackets from the frame were fractured and also caused a hole in the fuel tank. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign id number: 10v436000 (suspension: rear) and was advised by the dealer that the rear suspension could be repaired under the recall but not the hole in the fuel tank. the manufacturer was notified of the failure who confirmed to the contact that the recall repair would not cover the damage of the fuel tank. the failure mileage was 160,000.
11/28/2011160000
 Tl-the contact owns a 1998 isuzu rodeo. the contact was driving 40 mph when the rear of the vehicle suddenly began to abruptly sway to the right. the contact merged the vehicle to the shoulder and called a tow truck. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who inspected the failure and advised the contact that the brackets from the frame were fractured and also caused a hole in the fuel tank. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign id number: 10v436000 (suspension: rear) and was advised by the dealer that the rear suspension could be repaired under the recall but not the hole in the fuel tank. the manufacturer was notified of the failure who confirmed to the contact that the recall repair would not cover the damage of the fuel tank. the failure mileage was 160,000. kmj
11/28/2011160000
 Tl-the contact owns a 1998 isuzu rodeo. the contact was driving 40 mph when the rear of the vehicle suddenly began to abruptly sway to the right. the contact merged the vehicle to the shoulder and called a tow truck. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who inspected the failure and advised the contact that the brackets from the frame were fractured and also caused a hole in the fuel tank. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign id number: 10v436000 (suspension: rear) and was advised by the dealer that the rear suspension could be repaired under the recall but not the hole in the fuel tank. the manufacturer was notified of the failure who confirmed to the contact that the recall repair would not cover the damage of the fuel tank. the failure mileage was 160,000. kmj
04/01/2011168000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1998 isuzu rodeo. the contact noticed that fuel was leaking from the vehicle and when traveling, the fumes entered the vehicle. also, the gas gauge was inoperable and she was unable to determine how much gas was in the vehicle. the dealer or manufacturer had not been notified. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who inspected the vehicle and confirmed that there was a whole in the top of the gas tank and that the fuel gauge was faulty. no repairs were performed. the current and failure mileages were 168,000. the vin was unavailable. bw
04/01/2011168000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1998 isuzu rodeo. the contact noticed that fuel was leaking from the vehicle and when traveling, the fumes entered the vehicle. also, the gas gauge was inoperable and she was unable to determine how much gas was in the vehicle. the dealer or manufacturer had not been notified. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who inspected the vehicle and confirmed that there was a whole in the top of the gas tank and that the fuel gauge was faulty. no repairs were performed. the current and failure mileages were 168,000. the vin was unavailable. bw
04/01/2011168000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1998 isuzu rodeo. the contact noticed that fuel was leaking from the vehicle and when traveling, the fumes entered the vehicle. also, the gas gauge was inoperable and she was unable to determine how much gas was in the vehicle. the dealer or manufacturer had not been notified. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who inspected the vehicle and confirmed that there was a whole in the top of the gas tank and that the fuel gauge was faulty. no repairs were performed. the current and failure mileages were 168,000. the vin was unavailable. bw
04/01/2011168000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1998 isuzu rodeo. the contact noticed that fuel was leaking from the vehicle and when traveling, the fumes entered the vehicle. also, the gas gauge was inoperable and she was unable to determine how much gas was in the vehicle. the dealer or manufacturer had not been notified. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who inspected the vehicle and confirmed that there was a whole in the top of the gas tank and that the fuel gauge was faulty. no repairs were performed. the current and failure mileages were 168,000. the vin was unavailable. bw
10/24/201077000
 Tl-the driver owns a 1998 isuzu rodeo. while having the vehicle examined by an independent mechanic he was informed the fuel tank and undercarriage of the vehicle was severely rusted. the vehicle was not repaired. he also stated the fuel gauge stopped functioning. he repaired that failure himself. the failure and current mileages were 77,000. the vin was unavailable. sm.
10/24/201077000
 Tl-the driver owns a 1998 isuzu rodeo. while having the vehicle examined by an independent mechanic he was informed the fuel tank and undercarriage of the vehicle was severely rusted. the vehicle was not repaired. he also stated the fuel gauge stopped functioning. he repaired that failure himself. the failure and current mileages were 77,000. the vin was unavailable. sm.
10/24/201077000
 Tl-the driver owns a 1998 isuzu rodeo. while having the vehicle examined by an independent mechanic he was informed the fuel tank and undercarriage of the vehicle was severely rusted. the vehicle was not repaired. he also stated the fuel gauge stopped functioning. he repaired that failure himself. the failure and current mileages were 77,000. the vin was unavailable. sm.
03/17/2006450001
 I have some very important issues pertaining to my 1998 isuzu rodeo. i read several blogs on a forum from other rodeo owners that have had some of the same problems that i have with mine. the biggest one is the abs system and the other is the fuel sending unit and gas gauge. these are two of the most reported problems but not the only ones. it seems that isuzu should be doing something to correct these and other problems associated with this vehicle. the abs has been addressed in some but not in others. although the gas gauge does not pose any real safety issues it is one that poses minor safety issue because of the possibility of running out of gas because of not knowing the correct amount of fuel in the car. *tr
03/04/2005100000103/01/1998
 Fuel gauge began reading erroneous. replaced fuel sending unit located inside fuel tank but still only reads 1/8 of a tank when full. i believe the vehicle must be reprogrammed by the dealer for this particular model year. i have to go by the miles driven to estimate next fuel stop. *tr
03/07/200490000101/30/1998
 Fuel sending unit is operating erratically. had it replaced after receiving what i thought was a recall from the manufacturer, only to be told by isuzu rep that it was only a recommendation the time of the replacement the fuel gauge was reading correctly. i have personally talked to several repair places and some friends who have had the same problem with the isuzu rodeo/honda passport. this seems to tell me that this is a common problem with these vehicles. i would greatly appreciate any help or feedback you can give me on this problem since the repair cost is near $600.00, and the sending unit is only available through isuzu dealer service centers. *jb
08/04/200278000100002/28/1998
 Fuel sending unit intermittent after fill-up, during daily driving. gas gauge reads empty nearly all the time regardless of level of fuel. after filling tank gauge will rise to 1/2 then as you drive daily it will read empty w/low fuel warning on or it will stay at 1/2 tank then next day drop to empty. *nlm
04/19/1999
 Consumer was driving approximately 40-45mph when she began to smell gasoline. the front wheel of driver side started to feel like it was turning to the right. vehicle began skidding. driver applied brakes, but brakes failed to stop vehicle. consumer lost control of wheel and crashed into the gaurdrail, vehicle was towed. *ak
112/28/1997
 Fuel leak.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY
1003/01/1999
 Braking discontinues and pedal goes soft when a bump is hit at any speed, has happened numerous times, check engine light on due to faulty fuel sensor
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
11/08/2004600002
 (1) fuel gauge failed. i note that other owners of this car of similar year have the same problem. (2) stalled in middle of freeway which almost caused crash with cars traveling in adjoining lanes at 65 mph. *ak (3) replaced fuel pump at $500+ with no resolution of problem. the fuel guage still does not work, and car stalled again on freeway.
06/30/2003112/20/1997
 I have continually replaced major parts on my vehicle since owning it. from the electrical system, transmission, fuel pump, etc.*ak
02/02/1998101/02/1998
 Fuel pump failed.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
08/24/20021
 Abs light came on, driving 35 mph could not stop suddenly and slid into another car causing $2700 worth of damage to my car and insurance had lapsed had to pay out of pocket. fuel gauge always shows less than really is even when full. catalictic converter is always rattling. dt
110/01/1998
 Consumer was told there was water in the gas so dealer replaced filter and cleaned gas tank. *slc
06/23/199802/02/1998
 Fuel gauge.
04/01/1998
 Gas gauge failed. yh
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
07/20/2010110000
 My 1998 isuzu rodeo has been having a problem with a very high iddle somewhere between 1800 and 2300 rpm more often than not this can cause the brakes to wear down faster and ofcourse it consumes way too much gas i know that i can own another car but it is not right that i can't even find the right source for this dilema the official isuzu wed site does not even have a referal or any attachment to make any kind of complains or at least a way out of this problem. i've change many componets but still not problem resolve. if you google this issue you will realized that it's been a problem that hasn't been addressed by any means everyone's guessing but my biggest fear is that i suspect that there has been many close calls of near proportions to having accidents of serious consequences. could you please address this issue pronto before anybody gets killed. i'm somewhat of an expert on cars i drive many different types but i've to be honest with you: i'm kind of affraid to drive my own car. i commutte at least 50 miles per day. i have no choice in the meantime i need help. my resources are not that abundant as a matter of fact this car is a fine car but the parts are very expensive nontheles i try to keep up with it as far as manintanance is concern and then some but i feel that in the hands of an average joe believe me they wouldn't be able to affort the repairs let alone the up keep. this is why i try to more than the average person to have my car running fine and care free. please help. sign distress driver from nyc
07/20/2010110000
 My 1998 isuzu rodeo has been having a problem with a very high iddle somewhere between 1800 and 2300 rpm more often than not this can cause the brakes to wear down faster and ofcourse it consumes way too much gas i know that i can own another car but it is not right that i can't even find the right source for this dilema the official isuzu wed site does not even have a referal or any attachment to make any kind of complains or at least a way out of this problem. i've change many componets but still not problem resolve. if you google this issue you will realized that it's been a problem that hasn't been addressed by any means everyone's guessing but my biggest fear is that i suspect that there has been many close calls of near proportions to having accidents of serious consequences. could you please address this issue pronto before anybody gets killed. i'm somewhat of an expert on cars i drive many different types but i've to be honest with you: i'm kind of affraid to drive my own car. i commutte at least 50 miles per day. i have no choice in the meantime i need help. my resources are not that abundant as a matter of fact this car is a fine car but the parts are very expensive nontheles i try to keep up with it as far as manintanance is concern and then some but i feel that in the hands of an average joe believe me they wouldn't be able to affort the repairs let alone the up keep. this is why i try to more than the average person to have my car running fine and care free. please help. sign distress driver from nyc
07/20/2010110000
 My 1998 isuzu rodeo has been having a problem with a very high iddle somewhere between 1800 and 2300 rpm more often than not this can cause the brakes to wear down faster and ofcourse it consumes way too much gas i know that i can own another car but it is not right that i can't even find the right source for this dilema the official isuzu wed site does not even have a referal or any attachment to make any kind of complains or at least a way out of this problem. i've change many componets but still not problem resolve. if you google this issue you will realized that it's been a problem that hasn't been addressed by any means everyone's guessing but my biggest fear is that i suspect that there has been many close calls of near proportions to having accidents of serious consequences. could you please address this issue pronto before anybody gets killed. i'm somewhat of an expert on cars i drive many different types but i've to be honest with you: i'm kind of affraid to drive my own car. i commutte at least 50 miles per day. i have no choice in the meantime i need help. my resources are not that abundant as a matter of fact this car is a fine car but the parts are very expensive nontheles i try to keep up with it as far as manintanance is concern and then some but i feel that in the hands of an average joe believe me they wouldn't be able to affort the repairs let alone the up keep. this is why i try to more than the average person to have my car running fine and care free. please help. sign distress driver from nyc
07/20/2010110000
 My 1998 isuzu rodeo has been having a problem with a very high iddle somewhere between 1800 and 2300 rpm more often than not this can cause the brakes to wear down faster and ofcourse it consumes way too much gas i know that i can own another car but it is not right that i can't even find the right source for this dilema the official isuzu wed site does not even have a referal or any attachment to make any kind of complains or at least a way out of this problem. i've change many componets but still not problem resolve. if you google this issue you will realized that it's been a problem that hasn't been addressed by any means everyone's guessing but my biggest fear is that i suspect that there has been many close calls of near proportions to having accidents of serious consequences. could you please address this issue pronto before anybody gets killed. i'm somewhat of an expert on cars i drive many different types but i've to be honest with you: i'm kind of affraid to drive my own car. i commutte at least 50 miles per day. i have no choice in the meantime i need help. my resources are not that abundant as a matter of fact this car is a fine car but the parts are very expensive nontheles i try to keep up with it as far as manintanance is concern and then some but i feel that in the hands of an average joe believe me they wouldn't be able to affort the repairs let alone the up keep. this is why i try to more than the average person to have my car running fine and care free. please help. sign distress driver from nyc
05/01/199808/01/1998
 Fuel gauge and rear brake light failure.
05/01/1998304/01/1998
 Gas gauge failed, replacement was done on two occasions, problem still exist. *yc
103/01/1998
 Fuel guage reading incorrect. *yc
06/10/1998106/10/1998
 Gas gauge failed.
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - STORAGE - FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM
04/26/2007304/26/2007
 Fuel gauge is inaccurate. filled rodeo twice and gauge shows empty and light comes on in cluster. have not resolved problem yet. *tr
11/08/2004600002
 (1) fuel gauge failed. i note that other owners of this car of similar year have the same problem. (2) stalled in middle of freeway which almost caused crash with cars traveling in adjoining lanes at 65 mph. *ak (3) replaced fuel pump at $500+ with no resolution of problem. the fuel guage still does not work, and car stalled again on freeway.
10/01/200445000111/01/2002
 Fuel sending unit defective. apparently a manufacturing problem after reading other posts. i have evacuated 3 times due to recent hurricanes in florida and have fought huge gas lines only to discover i still had 3/4 of a tank left even though it reads completely empty. i now have to rely on doing the math to determine if i need gas. this needs to be addressed now!!*ak
09/19/2004800002011/18/1998
 Failure of abs brake system, even though dealer fixed the problem via recall; fuel leak at hose and fuel pump connection; failure of fuel sending unit and fuel gauge.*ak
07/08/200495750106/28/2002
 My gas gauge started acting funny, i called my mechanic and told him and he informed me of technical service on the fuel gauge sender. we called bob dance isuzu in sanford, florida and talked to him about the situation. he says that he has several isuzu rodeos coming in with this problem. i can't afford to replace something that is due to manufactures default. someone needs to step in and make them fix the problem. i just talked to my friend who owns the same vehicle except a 2000 and she already had to replace this part. do something about this situation!!! *jb
01/27/200331807101/27/2003
 Fuel gauge in 1998 isuzu rodeo. this is clearly malfunctioning/defective and, from reviewing a wide variety of internet newsgroups pervades all isuzu owners from this model year. the manufacture wants to place the blame on sulphur in the fuel. if this was the case, why does this condition not occur in many vehicle models. i believe this warrants a recall and i'm surprised a recall has not been issued. if you have any information about a forthcoming recall or what can be done to resolve this circumstance, it would be greatly appreciated. the dealer will only address this issue if the vehicle is under warranty. i've had the vehicle serviced multiple times but the dealer has never taken the initiative to repair/replace the part. this is unacceptable. *la
05/15/2004400001
 The fuel sending unit has become eratice since the vehicle was purchased used three years ago. at times it is impossible to know how much fuel remains in the tank. even after filling the tank the guage may read empty and the low fuel lamp will flash. i've read that this is a common major repair on this vehicle.*ak
06/01/1998103/01/1998
 Fuel gauge sending unit failed. *yc
06/15/1998106/15/1998
 Fuel tank sending unit failed.
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - FILLING/CHARGING
09/19/2004800002011/18/1998
 Failure of abs brake system, even though dealer fixed the problem via recall; fuel leak at hose and fuel pump connection; failure of fuel sending unit and fuel gauge.*ak
01/21/1998101/02/1998
 Fuel sensor failed.