2006 Isuzu Ascender Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Isuzu Ascender
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2006 Isuzu Ascender ProblemsHarsh transmission shifting due to failed input speed sensor
The transmission may develop a harsh shift condition with the Check Engine Light on and fault code P0717 stored. This is commonly cased by a failed input speed sensor (ISS), located inside the transmission. The wiring at the sensor may be found damaged. If so, the sharp edges near with ISS wiring should be filed smooth to protect the new speed sensor wiring from damage.
The fuel level sensor may fail resulting in erratic reading of the fuel gauge. Sensor replacement is generally required to correct this concern.
A no start condition may be caused by a failed ignition lock cylinder (the ignition key will not turn). If this occurs the ignition lock cylinder will require replacement.
2006 Isuzu Ascender QuestionsCar turned off while in reverse. gear shifter stuck in reverse car won't start (1 answer)
Inadvertently tuned the vehicle of when backing up. The car turned off, however now it won't start and gear shift is stuck in reverse. The gear shift button will not Press.
Is there anything I have to do so the vehicle knows it has a beefier set of shoes now?
2006 Isuzu Ascender RecallsHeadlights & Daytime Running Lights
These vehicles are being recalled because the headlamp driver module (HDM) can overheat and fail. This will cause the headlights and daytime running lights to stop working. Loss of this lighting will affect the ability of the driver to see the road and reduce the vehicle's visibility to oncoming vehicles, both of which increase the risk of a vehicle crash. The remedy for this problem is still under development and not yet available.
The module that operates the power window and lock switches can allow moisture in, causing corrosion that can lead to a short circuit. This results in window and lock functions not working, and creates a fire risk. Dealers will inspect and replace affected modules free of charge to resolve the concern.
Fluid may enter the driver's door module, causing corrosion that could result in a short circuit in the door module. A short circuit may cause the power door lock and power window switches to function intermittently or become inoperative. The short may also cause overheating, which could melt components of the door module, producing an odor, smoke, or a fire. Dealers will inspect the driver's door module, if it is functioning correctly, a protective coating will be applied. If the module is not functioning correctly, it will be replaced. The GM recall number is 12180.