June 10, 2003
Isuzu Has Recalled the 2003 Ascender
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Make : ISUZU Model : ASCENDER Year : 2003
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V213000
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 11
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF
FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 114, THEFT PROTECTION. THESE
VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH A MECHANICAL OVERRIDE THAT COULD ALLOW THE
IGNITION KEY TO BE REMOVED WITH THE SHIFT LEVER IN A POSITION OTHER THAN
PARK. IN ADDITION, THESE VEHICLES HAVE AN OVERRIDE THAT CAN ALLOW THE
TRANSMISSION TO BE SHIFTED OUT OF PARK WITH THE IGNITION IN THE OFF
THESE OVERRIDES ARE NOT PERMITTED UNLESS THE VEHICLE HAS A LOCKING STEERING
DEALERS WILL ELIMINATE THESE CONDITIONS BY DISABLING THE OVERRIDES. OWNER
NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR
VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT
RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT ISUZU AT
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During 2001 there were over
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