2003 Isuzu Ascender Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Isuzu Ascender

2003 Isuzu Ascender Problems

No start due to failed ignition switch

The ignition switch may fail resulting in a no start condition. Replacement of the failed switch is necessary to correct this condition.

Check Engine Light with code P0606

The Check Engine Light may illuminate with a code P0606 stored. Our technicians tell us updating the powertrain control module (PCM) software will generally correct this concern.

Check Engine Light with codes P0171 & P0172

The Check Engine Light may illuminate with codes P0171 and P0172 stored. Our technicians tell us reprogramming the powertrain control module (PCM) and replacing the fuel pump may be necessary to correct this concern.

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2003 Isuzu Ascender Recalls

Recall 05V494000
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES HAVE A REAR SIDE CLOSURE LATCH THAT MAY NOT LATCH OR UNLATCH DUE TO CORROSION CAUSED BY ROAD SPLASH, SUCH AS WATER AND ROAD SALT. THESE VEHICLES WERE ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE FOLLOWING STATES: CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA...
Turn Signals May Operate Like Hazard Flashers

The turn signals may operate like hazard flashers when intending to signal for a turn. The driver may not be able to clearly signal their intentions, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the suspect flasher modules with a new flasher designed with sealed relays for better durability. The recall began August 4, 2005. The GM recall number is 05044.

Windshield Wipers May Not Function Properly

The windshield wipers may not turn on, turn off while in operation, or may not turn off. The windshield washer pump may operate continuously as well. Water in the wiper modules can cause a short circuit or can corrode the components in the module. Depending on the condition, this could cause reduced visibility, which could result in a crash. Dealers will replace the windshield wiper system assembly. The recall began on July 15, 2004.

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