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Isuzu Trooper, SUV
Apr 29, 2004 (5:28 am)
Found some info on the nhtsa.gov site. Looks like 72,905 Troopers from 1992-1995 model years are potentially affected. Below is a paste from the NHTSA site of the info pertaining to the 1992 Trooper. The info for the other years looked to be the same.
Make : ISUZU Model : TROOPER Year : 1993
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V199000 Recall Date : APR 19, 2004
Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 72905
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE ACCELERATOR CABLE CAN STICK SO THAT THE ENGINE SPEED WILL NOT IMMEDIATELY DECREASE UPON RELEASE OF THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL.
THIS CAN CAUSE THE ACCELERATOR THROTTLE CABLE TO DELAY RPM AND VEHICLE SPEED REDUCTION FOR SEVERAL SECONDS AFTER THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL IS RELEASED, WHICH IN TURN, CAN LEAD TO A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE THROTTLE CABLE RUBBER BOOT. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT ISUZU AT 1-800-255-6727.
CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONS AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
#9618 of 11964 CA Troopers
Apr 29, 2004 (6:41 am)
I found a 2001 Trooper LS with 34.5K miles that I'm thinking about buying. Carfax says that it was auctioned at 4.7K miles as a fleet vehicle in the Pacific Southwest Region. I often heard that vehicles in CA has 10 to 15 HP less than their counterparts in other states because of stricter CA emission standards. Is this true? Is there a way for me or a mechanic to tell by looking at the Trooper? Thank you for your inputs.
PS. Carfax can only verify up to 4.9K miles, so that's the chance that I have to take.
#9619 of 11964 Towing - ratios
Apr 29, 2004 (11:53 am)
4th gear on my Tahoe is 0.7:1, 3rd is 1:1. This is similar to the Trooper tranny, in fact the trannys are both GM products (Tahoe/Suburban 4L60E vs Trooper 4L30E, assuming a 1/2 ton Suburban).
A Suburban has roughly 50% more torque than a Trooper, and at a lower rpm too. That will make a world of difference when towing.
#9620 of 11964 Transmission Coolers
Apr 29, 2004 (5:17 pm)
There's always a difference, of course, between what one can "get by" with and what might be "best" for a given situation. I'm sure the shop guys are right in saying that you don't need a tranny cooler to pull 3000 lbs. but I do think a tranny lasts longer if its cooled (especially when under load). I always think of that kind of extra cooling as good insurance and thus cheap at twice the price. But as I said before, I err on the conservative side with these things (ie: prefer a 7-8K tow rated vehicle for a 5K trailer, etc.).
Anyone on this list have over 200K on a Trooper? If so, how's it held up?
#9621 of 11964 re:CA Troopers
Apr 30, 2004 (7:53 am)
dan6, maybe you should call the guy in the link, he would probably be your best bet. I have the original 99' brochure, with no mention of the HP difference. I know what your talking about, but I hav'nt seen that listed in brochures for a couple of years now. I have several new car brochures on my coffee table now with no mention of it either. http://www.sonic.net/~isuzusuv/
Apr 30, 2004 (10:43 am)
Wow, you've got it! Congrats on the purchase. Two or four doors? Very very cool truck.
#9623 of 11964 Rancho Shocks RS9000X
Apr 30, 2004 (1:27 pm)
Been looking to replace the stock shocks on my 2001 Trooper and am definately interested in the Rancho RS9000X adjustables. Only problem is that I cannot verify a part number as the Rancho spec sheet only lists compatability up to the 2000 model with no mention of the 2001 or later. Does anyone know if the part number listed for the 2000 model is the same for the 2001?
#9624 of 11964 Mmmmm! Deisel Trooper built on D-Max Platform
Apr 30, 2004 (1:30 pm)
More future Isuzu news fanning the rumor flames.
Here's some snipets from
"2003, Sources within American Isuzu Motors vehicle distribution (US market vehicle distributor) indicate that Isuzu intends to severe all ties with GM by 2007 (this can be confirmed on Isuzu's website in their Three Year Business Plan which states one of its primary recapitalization goal as "Retire GM's shareholding without consideration"), ending all joint ventures, rebadging, parts sharing, and cooperative efforts and purchasing back all of the remaining 12% of stock owned by GM. The Rodeo and Axiom (now made by Subaru at the Lafayette, Indiana plant) will be discontinued at or shortly after the end of the 2004 model year. There will be no serious effort to market the GM made Ascender through the 2005 and 2006 model years, after which Isuzu's contract to sell that vehicle will end. Isuzu plans to introduce at least two completely new models in late 2006, totally designed and manufactured by Isuzu and with no ties to GM."
"February 2004, Sources within American Isuzu Motors public relations and vehicle development departments indicate that the replacement for the Isuzu Trooper will be built on the Isuzu D-Max/Colorado platform in Thailand and that model should be introduced as a 2005 1/2 model year vehicle. Work continues on this vehicle within the Ceritos headquarters of AIM where the vehicle is referred to in house simply as "the new Trooper". Current plans are that the concept car for this vehicle will be introduced at the Detroit Auto Show and later displayed at the Chicago Auto Show. Further plans are to introduce the Thailand made D-Max pickup into the US market, also hopefully in 2006.
Isuzu's PR department was very proud to point out that the 250 HP 6VE1 V6 direct injection engine has received accolades and awards from both Popular Science Magazine and Ward's Automotive. Direct injection is seen as the future for gasoline engines to improve economy, emissions, and power output, and Isuzu's engine has been held out as one of the best in the industry. In addition to this, Isuzu plans to push diesel engine powered models in their SUV lineup as an alternative to other manufacturer's hybrid vehicle offerings. Diesel offers the same environmental benefits with power, drivability, range, and cost that is comparable or favorable to gasoline. The problem is that the US market has not been exposed to many of the better diesel powered vehicles which are almost indistinguishable from their gasoline powered equivalents. The US market has seen mostly very tempermental and difficult to drive, and the reputation of diesel powerplants has suffered in this market as a result of this. General Motors, Ford, and Daimler/Chysler have already expanded their SUV and pickup offerings with diesel offerings (to help them meet tightening CAFE standards) and have begun marketing campaigns to improve the reputation of diesel power in the US, and Isuzu plans to reap the benefits of these efforts by following the promotional campaigns of the US manufacturers with their own campaign to reinforce diesel's improved reputation and point out that Isuzu is the oldest, most experiences diesel manufacturer in the world, offering better quality and higher performing diesel products at lower prices than the US makers.
2005 is seen as the transition year between the old GM dominated Isuzu and the new Isuzu that is free to build, sell, and advertise whatever, wherever, whenever, and in whatever quantity they like. Getting past a tight year which their only offerings will be the rebadged, GM made Ascender, will be the challenge, but they are already on track to surpass their needed sales minimum in the US market by 20,000 units in this fiscal year. The only remaining concern is that now that all decisions will be made by Isuzu in Japan, the US office hopes to be allotted a large enough advertising budget to allow for a serious promotional effort for what amounts to a reintroduction of the marque in the US market."
Bring it on!
BTW - Our 2002 just flipped 30k touble-free miles.
Why haven't JD Power Initial Quality survey people contacted me yet?
#9625 of 11964 dnestr
Apr 30, 2004 (3:20 pm)
I got a 97 Tahoe 2-door Z-71 Sport LT yada yada yada. I must admit it's fun to have a V8! And it gets about the same gas mileage as my Trooper did...
Only a week until I'll be taking it to Moab as an "Honorary Isuzu" for ZuZoo VII (May 12-15). This will be my 4th year there.
Hopefully the Tahoe is not too big to wheel...not too many trees out there, so I think I'll be fine.
May 02, 2004 (3:04 pm)
Sorry to hear that.... Leaf springs, Drum Brakes, about as technologically sophisticated as a rock!
What ever happened with your bumpers on your truck? Or any other parts for that matter?