Isuzu Amigo 1998 - Engine and engine cooling



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Isuzu Amigo 1998 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
01I002000ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED I06/22/2001MFRISUZU MANUFACTURING SERVICES OF AMERICA05/29/200106/05/2001
Defect SummaryThis is not a safety recall in accordance with the safety act. however, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the agency. vehicle description: 1998-2000 rodeo (ue) and amigo (ua) models equipped with 2.2l 4-cylinder engines. the timing belt could break before the recommended scheduled maintenance.
Consequence SummaryThis condition could cause the engine to crank but will not start or the engine could stall while driving and will not restart.
Corrective SummaryDealer will inspect the vehicle to determine the condition of the timing belt and tensioner. the dealer will replace the timing belt. depending on the condition or model of the timing belt tensioner, the tensioner may also be replaced. isuzu has decided to conduct a service campaign to replace the timing belt. owner notification began june 22, 2001. owners can contact isuzu at 1-800-643-4070, ext. 426, concerning this program.
Notes
Isuzu Amigo 1998 bulletins
BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
IB0101S00206/01/2001621368Subject regarding hec engine timing belt scrapping. *tt2001-09-18
IB0104S00203/01/2001621343Subject regarding p0337 crankshaft position sensor circuit low input correction. *tt2001-09-17
SB9901S00209/01/1999610116Maintenance schedule information: timing belt replacement interval and dohc v6 valve adjustment schedule. *tt2000-04-17
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE
IB0101S00308/01/2001625968Subject regarding the availability of hec long block/partial engine assemblies. *slc2001-12-12
98040101L00104/01/1998602082Concerns with engine oil contamination. *yc1998-09-14
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM
SB0002S00203/01/2000SB0003S002612593Service information regarding all affected vehicles with the p1441 evaporative emission code that has been diagnosed with no fault found from the appropriate flow chart in the driveability and emissions manual. *tt2000-06-09
Isuzu Amigo 1998 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
01/24/200695000106/01/2004
 1998 isuzu amigo with 95000 miles had the oil pump shell out destroying the crank and block under normal driving conditions with clean oil and regular maintenance. *jb
04/30/2004101660107/12/2000
 To start off i was never notified regarding the recall for the timing belt. i just happen to find it myself on the internet doing a search for recalls. i took the vehicle to isuzu and had 2 of the recalls fixed. (timing bet belt kit and rear axle bolt kit) this was on feb, 5 2003 at 88803 miles. on april, 30 2004 at 101660 miles i was driving my husband to the airport and the car died at a turn. in the middle of the road numerous attempts to restart the car failed and it was towed to my mechanic. i was thought it may have been bad gas water in the gas due to the fact i had just filled up 15 miles prior. to sum it all up the mechanic had to replace the timing belt as it was in shreds. (part is still available if needed) now $226.00 + rental car out of my pocket to fix something that was supposed to be already fixed? i only drove 12,857 before it gave out and was told you shouldn't have to replace a timing belt but every 60,000 miles. . this seems to a serious problem with the 98 amigos and something needs to be done about it! ps. contacting isuzu customer relations tomorrow to discuss this matter as i feel i shouldn't have to pay for this.*skl
04/12/20041
 While driving 55 mph vehicle stalled. consumer was unable to restart vehicle. consumer had the vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic could not duplicate the problem. *ak
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM
04/05/2001212/01/1998
 Crankshaft pulley and water pump pulley fell off vehicle. dealer has repaired vehicle.*ak *slc
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM - FAN
02/16/2004117000108/01/1998
 Cooling fan assembly fell off ----- the secound time------ cooling fan support bolts broke. aluminun housing at bottom of support broke-out. cooling fan clutch broke. fan belt tore. *ak
12/27/2003115055108/01/1998
 Cooling fan assembly support and fan fell off when driving. cooling fan support broke in half, cooling fan support bolts broke, fan belt tore, parts of the aluminum housings of motor cracked and broke.*ak
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM - RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
07/01/20011207/12/2000
 Sunfoof - clamp has broken off. seatbelts- driver side latches and comes unlatched while driving, passanger side locks when putting on and while in a sitting position with out car moving. steering & control- car vibrates, drives rough, pulls and consumes a lot of gas when at hwy miles. gas gauge- not accurate, gives false readings during drives. electrical system- several switches not working or have stoped working such as the dome light staying on when in the middle position and the bulb is not blown, interior lights dim while driving and when ac/heat switches are changed along with the stereo light that no longer works but other buttons do. engine/transmision- light comes on and goes off during drives, started blinking after car was started while car was moving, came on a couple weeks ago and hasn't gone off yet. cooling & engine- losing radiator fluids, overheating after 2 days of refiling system. have had a tune up, oil change and systems check and nothing was found? making an appointment with isuzu asap! some of these problems i can live with but some could be vary dangerous and i want them fixed for my safty and as well as others.
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
02/01/200353000102/01/2000
 Dt: the contact stated there was a knocking sound in the engine. the dealer has not inspected the vehicle to determine the cause of the problem. a local mechanic said the valves were knocking ,and it could possibly be the lifters. *ak
02/03/2002112/01/1998
 Head gasket failure. *ak
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 Timing belt broke three times . dealer was contacted, and repaired each time. please provide further information.*ak
04/05/2001212/01/1998
 Crankshaft pulley and water pump pulley fell off vehicle. dealer has repaired vehicle.*ak *slc
10/01/19980
 Consumer was traveling on highway and as at a intersection at light then vehicle started smoking. timing belt fell off. vehicle had to be towed. mechanic at the dealership told her that clutch had blown out. *ak
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE
 Vehicle decelerated, and when applying clutch vehicle would stall without any indication. after inspection by dealer. it was deteermined that there was a tooth error in computer program. however, problem still exists. please provide further information. *ak
07/01/1998
 At all times while driving there is fumes and a strong burning smell entering the vehicle which at one point an occupant got sick off of the strong odor. been to dealer 36 times. dealer replace the engine, but the problem is still occurring. please provide further information.*ak
01/23/1999212/26/1998
 Vehicle experiences intermittent stalling, unable to determine cause. mjs
01/28/1999212/01/1998
 On feb 4 it was send to dealer for the second time. still today, no contact by the dealer and no car yet. immediately after first problem,contacted isuzu. to provide all information as requested by them and no contact from their part. i would like what i paid for, a new car or money back. thanks for you help and contacting me back
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE - BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
03/12/20031
 While driving at normal speed time chain belt blew out forcing the vehicle to pull out of the road. dealer notified. *ak
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM
07/01/1998
 At all times while driving there is fumes and a strong burning smell entering the vehicle which at one point an occupant got sick off of the strong odor. been to dealer 36 times. dealer replace the engine, but the problem is still occurring. please provide further information.*ak