hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
105,679 miles

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problem #8

Mar 302016


  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Isuzu Axiom. While acceletating from a stop and driving up a small incline, the vehicle stalled and the check engine and check transmission warning indicators illuminated. The contact stated that the vehicle had difficulty shifting from first and second gears. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed replacement. The vehicle was not repaired as the contact wanted a second opinion. The vehicle was taken to another independent mechanic who diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Schuylkill Haven, PA, USA

problem #7

Aug 312016


  • 85,000 miles
I have a 2002 Isuzu Axiom with 84,000 miles. The transmission is slipping. Apparently this is a defect that many, many owners are experiencing or have experienced. This defect needs to be recalled and fixed by the manufacturer not to mention other issues with the power windows, check engine lights, starter failing to start right away

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #6

Dec 152014

Axiom 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,330 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Isuzu Axiom. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 20 mph, the engine stalled and the check transmission warning light illuminated. The vehicle was merged to the side of the road. The vehicle was unable to be restarted and was towed to an independent mechanic. The technician was unable to replicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 106,330. Updated 4/13/15

- Richland, WA, USA

problem #5

Jan 212010


  • 121,000 miles
Transmission would not shift properly. Transmission was rebuilt.transmission has again failed at 187000 miles. It will not go into reverse.transmission was diligently maintained with filter and fluid changes.

- Ecru, MS, USA

problem #4

Feb 072012


  • 119,100 miles
My transmission is also given me alot of problems just like others ive spoken with, I bought this vehicle expecting 2 put some money in it but not countinusly for the same minor problems the SUV also goes dead at red lights & stop signs why they cant quiet tell & it uses brakes likes crazy so I was told by the men @ the shop to write so thats what I did hoping it will help anybody else in this situation!

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #3

May 102011


  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Isuzu Axiom. The contact started the ignition and when shifting into drive, the transmission began to jerk violently with the illumination of the warning indicator. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis. The transmission was rebuilt however, the failure continued. The vehicle was not repaired for the most recent malfunction. The manufacturer had not been notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 84,000.

- Marion, NC, USA

problem #2

Feb 012010

Axiom 6-cyl

  • 200,000 miles
I recently bought a used 2002 Isuzu Axiom (January 2010) and the transmission has already gone out. I was riding down the road and it just went out. I am the second owner for this automobile and I don't understand why the transmission is already gone. From doing my research I am not the only one having this problem there are hundreds of others.

- Pensacola , FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 212006

(reported on)


  • miles
2002 Isuzu Axiom replaced transmission and electrical system after mechanic stated everything was running fine. ***** the consumer has also had problems with the vehicle's air conditioner and the oxygen sensor.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA