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.
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The horn may not function at times due to a faulty ground circuit in the steering column. Our technicians tell us that adding a ground strap between the upper and lower steering column mounting points will commonly correct this issue.
A squeak noise may be noted upon brake apply. If basic brake inspection procedures don't reveal any faults, our technicians recommend flushing the DOT 3 brake fluid and replacing it with Delco Supreme 11 fluid to correct this concern.
A no crank condition may occur and the IGN E fuse is blown. If this occurs our technicians recommended 3 places to inspect for wiring issues: Under the sill place at the drivers side rear door opening, along the steering column, and near the brake pedal bracket. Damaged wires will require repair and should be repositioned and protected from further damage.
The 4WD warning message may be displayed with a code C0327. The transfer case position sensor is commonly at fault and will require replacement.
Isuzu Ascender Recalls (Recent)
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The tire and loading information label on the driver's side door frame may be inaccurate. A misprinted label could lead to overloading of the vehicle, which could possibly lead to tire failure and a crash. Owners will be provided with corrected labels and installation instructions. At customers' request, a dealer can install the label for them. The recall began March 31, 2006. The GM recall number is 05109.
Summary: 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.Learn more »
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The windshield may not be properly adhered to the body. If a crash occurs, the windshield could separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the windshield free of charge. This recall is expected to begin on March 10, 2005. The General Motors recall number is 05002.
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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.
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Some vehicles have a power steering hose that was not made to specification and may rupture under extreme steering conditions. If this were to happen, power steering assist would be lost and steering effort would increase. On vehicles equipped with hydro-boost brakes, braking effort would also increase. If power steering fluid were to spray on hot engine parts, an engine compartment fire could also occur. Dealers will inspect the power steering hose(s) for the two suspect date codes and replace them if needed. The recall began October 14, 2005. The GM recall number is 05086.
Isuzu Ascender Questions and Answers
how do adjust the idling on a 2003 assender
Isuzu Ascender 2003 Ignition electrical ignition problem- Sometimes will not or can not turm to the off postion . I Can't allways Remove Key From Ignition Lock,sometimes until I wait sometimes...
My air bag light came on. I was told the sensor on the front bumper needs to be replaced. How much?
I replaced actuator but four wheel still not working looks like parts witch have be moved by actuator is frozen how to solve this .Thanks Ziggy.
and if so where is it located or could b that its a bad battery plz help thx
Isuzu Ascender Reviews
my ascender has has problems with two throttle body changes, recalls, two bad ignition switches, gear box, air conditioner blows through only two vents. and dealer changed sensors so many times so cincinnati now has no dealers after all have closed. now who will really fix my truck or do i find new dealer to give my funds to just to have it have issues they claim to fix. help i need my huge investment to run i homeschool and need a running vehicle again.
Electrical problems from day 1 with this vehicle. Alternator replaced 6 months after purchasing brand new. Lights flicker on and off, key remote stop working and back hatch will not open. It rides great but too many issues...
My Husband brought my Ascender in 2004 as a Mother day gift to me.. I was so happy about my brand new gift.. "A Car that I had prayed for. Well the story go's like this. Day one first it was the gas cap three times i went bk becos my light came on all due to the gas cap. then my car went in again for another job which cost me between 5,000 to 7,000 to fix.My Husband brought the extended plan for me,the another exited,something to do with my radiator??and 700$ went to fix my car which came out pocket..then another problem happen and now my car is in the shop at cutter ford again??this time its my ignition coil,and a mis fire on one of the cyclander,Cutter Ford service dept said it would be better to change all of them which is 6. Now its another 1759.in cost to repair.. The problem is that I never enjoyed my mother's day gift at all.. My ascender saw the car doctor then me as the owner... Is there anyone out ther who know the Makers of Ascender/Isuzu cars..they really need to help me with my car. And the real trouble is that Jackson Auto sold this car to me,and now they are out of Business here in Hawaii/the island of Oahu-Honolulu...Each state has the Lemon law,however my car(Ascender/Isuzu was made with Defects from start to finish and it hurts so much. I'm due for a brake with I'm so tired of paying for the OWNER DEFECT WHEN THEY BUILT MY CAR...BECAUSE THERE IS NO END TO MY PROBLEM, PLEASE SOMEONE IF U KNOW WHAT TO DO PLEASE CONTEXT ME I REALLY NEED HELP WITH MY CAR...PLEASE HAVE COMPASSION ON ME...firstname.lastname@example.org my email. I needed to tell someone about my story..the owner who builded my Isuzu/ascender will not help??and I know that there's a listening Ear out there who can help,and direct me to a person who really cares....thank you Kar
I bought my 2006 Isuzu Ascender brand new in July of '06. I absolutely love this vehicle! I am going on 4 years now and have had no issues until last week. I have to replace my alternator and battery. I think that 4 years is pretty good for no issues!!!
I originally bought this SUV because I needed something with more room in it. This vehicle is the size of an Explorer, yet it has way better gas mileage. I usually get 29 mpg, hwy, and 25-26 mpg, downtown. I have yet to find a regular SUV with that kind of gas mileage.
The Ascender drives like a dream. Even my mother, who refuses to drive anything but small cars likes to drive my Ascender. It is very comfortable, and doesn't feel like you are in a big vehicle. If anyone is getting one of these, I recommend getting one with the separate air/heat controls in the back. Otherwise, your passengers may not get comfortable.
My only regret buying this SUV is not getting the 7-passenger. I never thought I would need the extra flip up seats in the back, but since I get such good gas mileage, everyone always wants to ride with me, and there always seems to be more people than my 5-passenger can handle (especially now that I have 2 children)! :)