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Isuzu Rodeo Recall 91V118000

Drive Train, July 17, 1991

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
July 17, 1991
NHTSA Action Number
RQ91010
Potential Number of Units Affected
3,023
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
91V118000
Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Summary
THE TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL GAUGES (DIP STICKS) INSTALLED IN THESE VEHICLES ARE NOT TO DESIGNED SPECIFICATIONS. THE GAUGE INDICATES THAT TRANSMISSION FLUID SHOULD BE ADDED WHEN IT IS AT THE CORRECT LEVEL.
Consequence
ADDING MORE TRANSMISSION FLUID THAN REQUIRED WILL CAUSETHE FLUID TO LEAK THROUGH THE FLUID LEVEL GAUGE TUBE ONTO THE MANIFOLD AS THEENGINE TEMPERATURE RISES. THIS CREATES A POTENTIAL FOR A FIRE.
Remedy
REPLACE OIL LEVEL GAUGE AND NOTIFY OWNERS TO USE ONLY THE SPECIFIED AMOUNT OF AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID.
Notes
SYSTEM: TRANSMISSION.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES WITH V6 ENGINES ANDAUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION VEHICLES.NOTE: THIS RECALL IS AN ADDITION OF THE 1991 ISUZU RODEO TO 90V167000.
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