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#269 of 308 2004 Ascender Throttle Response
Aug 28, 2005 (2:42 pm)
I have above mentioned vehicel. I experience very poor throttle response, to the point of feeling like the vehicle is going to stall upon attempt to accelerate quickly from a stop. Dealer says they can't find anything wrong. Almost seems like it isn't getting enough fuel initially upon acceleration through compiuter controlled fuel delivery system. Anyone else experience this problem and have a solution or idea?
#270 of 308 paint issue
Sep 08, 2005 (3:40 pm)
I have paint peeling on my grill. I see small blisters in the area where it is not peeling. The isuzu zone rep said the peeling is due to stone chips. I asked him what caused the blisters. NO answer. He just said it was not a covered item. Tis is a 2004 Ascender. I have been in Quality Assurance for the past 10 years and part of my job is paint adhesion. This problem was caused by a bad bonding agent in the paint or not cleaning the part after it was extracted from the mold. This is a workmanship issue.
Who do I call above the zone manager. He does not know what he is talking about. Any names or addresses.
#271 of 308 Re: paint issue [bobkat1]
Sep 09, 2005 (6:33 am)
Probably all you can do is call or write Isuzu directly?
Isuzu Motors America, Inc.
13340 183rd Street
Cerritos, CA 90702
800-255-6727 Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PST) Monday to Friday
#273 of 308 buy used 2004 ascender
Sep 25, 2005 (6:54 am)
buy a dealer demo with 19000 miles on it.. pick it monday afternoon.. any thoughts on this unit?? v6 modelclean unit...$19,000.00 good price or am i getting taken??
#274 of 308 Re: 2004 Ascender Throttle Response [huntera]
Oct 17, 2005 (3:02 am)
My wife just experienced an Ascender problem that might be similar to yours. Thus I am interested in what you have been able to do/find out since you posted the thread two months ago.
First off, the car wouldn't start. It had battery power in that the headlights were normal illumination, but the interior lights were not working and dash lights very dim (this was at night). Plugged car into battery charger and immediately started vehicle. Car was running very rough ("shaking"). let it run ~20 min then tried to back out of driveway. "Shaking" was even worse when placed gear into reverse. Got to street, put in drive and car would barely move. Throttle to the floor and went nowhere. Was shaking/rough running/seemed about to stall out.
So, there is our recap. I am getting ready to call the dealer and let him know its coming his way. I saw your note on throttle response and you dealer's (typical) response. Thought I'd ask for an update.
#275 of 308 My Ascender!!
Oct 23, 2005 (4:39 pm)
I just baught my ascender 5 months ago. only has 4500 miles. just took a 2000 mile trip and have had no problems at all.. still drives great and like it did when i took it off the lot. GREAT SUV!!
#276 of 308 Re: buy used 2004 ascender [mrtac2man]
Oct 29, 2005 (4:22 pm)
If I were you, I would buy a new one at the same price that you are buying the new one for. We bought a 2005 for just a tick under 18k. Do some homework, you will find it out there.
#277 of 308 Re: My Ascender!! [jgalens]
Oct 29, 2005 (4:25 pm)
We took a couple of trips in ours, one to Las Vegas and the other to Texas. For something being on a "truck chassy", very, very smooth ride.
#278 of 308 Re: My Ascender!! [drussell]
Nov 02, 2005 (5:29 pm)
Yeah, i know what you mean. its was a very nice ride when i took my trip. it did great of gas, way better then i had thaught. 200 miles to a half tank.