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Isuzu Oasis Models:

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Isuzu Oasis Problems

Engine -- Verified

A seal in the 4 cylinder engine around the balance shaft tends to fall out, causing a large oil leak. There is a retaining device available to prevent the seal from falling out, which can be put in place during routine timing belt maintenance.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

The AC evaporator can collect mold and give a foul smell. The evaporator will have to be disinfected or replaced to repair this issue.
 

Drive Train -- Verified

There is an issue where the transmission can have a torque converter problem, or the computer monitoring the torque converter can misinterpret the information, and in either case this can cause the Check Engine Light (MIL) to illuminate. The problem will need to be diagnosed and depending upon what is causing the issue, the transmission will have to be repaired or the computer replaced.

Brakes -- Verified

The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn to thin, replaced to correct this issue.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

On certain models moisture can get into the rear wheel bearing and cause a noise. Replacing the rear wheel bearing is needed to correct this concern.

Isuzu Oasis Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, June 14, 2002

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The electrical contacts in the ignition switch may be worn. This may cause the engine to stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the ignition switch to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin by June 14, 2002.

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Suspension & Steering, May 17, 1999

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The ball joints in the front suspension may prematurely wear out. The ball joints could break in severe circumstances, which may cause an accident. Dealers will replace the front suspension lower ball joints. This recall is expected to begin by May 17, 1999.

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Suspension & Steering, June 21, 1999

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. CERTAIN VEHICLES WERE MANUFACTURED WITH BALL JOINTS THAT CAN PREMATURELY WEAR OUT AND, IN THE WORSE CASE, THE BALL JOINT WOULD SEPARATE CAUSING THE FRONT SUSPENSION TO COLLAPSE.

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Isuzu Oasis Questions and Answers

ronnie1, 1998 Isuzu Oasis, Sebastian, FL

the timing belt keeps slipping off which will not allow the van to start it will turn over but will not keep running. while tryinfg to take parts off the crank pulley crumbled i can get oneaat th...

Visitor, 1996 Isuzu Oasis, Stacy, MN

do i need a wheel puller to get front rotors off?

Visitor, 1998 Isuzu Oasis, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, Hollywood, FL

brake lights stay on all the time. could this be the brake light switch? If so where is it located?

mamaof4ds, 1998 Isuzu Oasis, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, Bakersfield, CA

The large hose coming from the air filter has a large hold in it & needs to be replaced. It is a part that can only be obtained from the dealer.

tiki64, 1996 Isuzu Oasis, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Taylors, SC

Just checked codes and the transmission sensor is sending a code .

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Isuzu Oasis Reviews

This car has been the best! In the 14 years that I have had it I have only replaced the starter motor and because it is the same as having a Honda Odessey I purchased a starter motor for the Odessey because it was $100 dollars cheaper! I have always kept up with all of the necessary things that you need to do to keep a car running the way it should. Maintenance is always a number one priority with my car. I wish that I had bought two of them when I bought mine.

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