2003 Isuzu Ascender Recalls
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, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
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.
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.
The owner's manual does not explain the location symbols for the lower child seat anchors. This does not comply with the Federal Safety Standard. Owners were sent a supplement to the owner's manual describing the location symbols for the child restraint anchors. Owner notification began on August 15, 2003.
Some vehicles were equipped with an override that allowed the key to be removed when the shift lever was not in the "Park" position. In addition, the override allowed the transmission to be shifted out of "Park" with the key in the off position. The overrides are not permitted by the Federal Safety Standard. Dealers will disable the overrides. The recall began on June 13, 2003.