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2008 Isuzu i290 Pickup Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Isuzu i290 Pickup

2008 Isuzu i290 Pickup Problems

This vehicle is known to set false trouble codes, which causes the Check Engine Light to illuminate. To resolve the problem, the powertrain control module PCM needs to be re-flashed. This repair will be covered for a time under the vehicle's emission warranty.

On some models, once the AC has been turned on, a foul smell may come from the vents. Spraying a little disinfectant in the vents takes care of this problem.
Engine coolant leaks from the crossover pipe are common and can be mistaken for an intake manifold leak. Our technicians suggest replacing engine coolant (Dexcool) more often than the manufacturer recommends.

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2008 Isuzu i290 Pickup Questions

I get 20-21 mpg on average with varying loads all throughout the non-winter months. Winter & cold temps lower this to 16-17. This is consistant. Why is there such a drop-off in fuel economy? I've been told it should be around 10% due to fuel additives, etc.

I also have intermittant e...

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2008 Isuzu i290 Pickup Recalls

General Motors is recalling certain 2004–2011 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Isuzu regular and extended cab models without a rear seat and equipped with a 60/40 front bench split seat for failing to comply with federal safety standards on child restraint anchorage systems. The top tether anchor for the front center seat is not accessible and the manual provides no instruction on its use. In order to correct the problem, dealers will cut a hole in the back panel trim cover to allow access to the top tether anchor and will provide supplemental instructions on the use of the top tether.

General Motors is recalling various 2004–2009 models in twelve Southern and Southwestern states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to contamination in the brake lamp switch, which may cause the brake lamps to fail or stay on continuously. This could lead to a crash since other drivers may not be aware of the operator's intentions. Dealers will inspect and replace the necessary components free of charge. For more information, call Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-866-996-9463, or Isuzu at 1-800-255-6727.

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2008 Isuzu i290 Pickup Reviews

water leaks into cab, blower motor failed (broken resistor), evv failed and replacing was very expensive ($500). drive is sluggish but used to it.

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