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Error lights on dash
I use cruise control in all my cars everyday for safety of speeding.
Also I purchased this Ute for its 5 star safety rating.When it rains Or has been raining I get 3 error lights on the dash which disengages the cruise and crash midagation due to the clean windscreen needing cleaning ?? My Ute has 2,000klms on it and this has happened 25 times.
Today another error for DPD ,when I speak to Isuzu they say they all do this .What a load of rubbish. I did buy 5 star rated car with cruise control not to be able to use it..
Pathetic to say the least,I have lodged a complaint with Isuzu Australia and booked the car in to be looked at.I expect then to tell me they all do this again which consumer affairs will be contacted.
Purchased for $64,000.00.
I t is worth the wait
This is the best looking Ute of its class on the market at the moment. As far as everything else is concerned read the reviews,they all can’t be wrong can they?
Purchased in March 2021.
Great, smooth drive, feels like I’m driving a sedan not a 4WD. Comfortable seating. The only problem I have had so far is the engine light came on the second day of owning, rang Service Center booked in for next morning, engine light had gone out but staff were more than happy to take a look at it anyway. Has not missed a beat just love it. The biggest problem I have now is trying to stay out of it.
Purchased in September 2021 for $63,000.00.
I use my car to tow a 2100 kg Caravan as well as transport around town
The car gets used daily
It gets serviced normally 10000 ks however when towing get serviced every 5000 ks we have had no problems. Fuel economy around town exceptional
Purchased in March 2019 for $21,500.00.
2017 isuzu dmax lsu 4x4 duel cab
2017 isuzu dmax lsu 4x4 duel cab the strongest and most reliable car I've ever owned I drive it like I stole it and it's never let me down or left me stranded I use it daily,to tow trailers,4x4, service it when it's due best car
Purchased in March 2017 for $57,000.00.
Such a great vehicle, suits the whole family .
At the moment the car is a partial daily driver, with the intent to take travelling later in life around Australia and also use as a ute for lugging stuff around like its original purpose is ! Has only just had its first service and there is nothing major to complain about. A lot of people complain about the safety features, but I have no issues with these. The only thing that i could say is a bit of a hassle is that there are not enough tie downs in the tub and the plane sale and hard cover hinder the length of items you can put in the tub itself. The car drives and feels so smooth. Extremely happy with the purchase. Would i buy it again ? YES
Purchased in June 2021 for $63,000.00.
My first Ute and I loved it. Won Drive 2021 car of the year, best safety tech ever. And it looks awesome.
I use my car for work and play.
Once a year service.
No issues with this car as yet.
I love to take it for a drive on the beach, it handles well in 4WD mode.
Purchased in January 2021 for $65,000.00.
Honest, Reliable 4x4
I use this Ute as my daily and also do alot of offroading in it. I bought the SX base model and then modified it. I can't think of a fault worth noting, only small issues. I have had the ute for 5 years now and have no plans on selling it for atleast another 5 years. I love it. Very reliable. Average service cost is $400. If you want fancy interiors then this Ute is not for you.
Purchased in July 2016 for $37,200.00.
Excellent so far, traveled 13,000kms in 10 weeks, towing small pop up van.
Many sealed roads and highways in Northern Australia do not show up on Sat nav. For an off road vehicle I would have thought that mapping info would be current.
Cracked inner guard. Twice in 12 months
Bought new in April 2017. Wanted a premium-ish interior, mods and accessories so Hilux was out of my price range. Was happy with everything for a while and was sold on its engine reliability. It may be the case but there are plenty of other problems which make this car unsuitable for long term ownership. I’ve done 115,000km now and get it serviced religiously every 10,000km including oil and filter. (Oil and filter every 20,000km according to driving manual.)
Here’s what’s failed in 4 years in chronological order.
8 inch head unit button kept f...
Purchased in April 2017.
Best ute I have ever owned
I purchased a 2009 SX manual 2wd trayback in August 2009.
It's now 2021. I have done 130,000kms
I am on the original brakes and clutch.
The only things I have fixed was a new battery at 80,000kms and replaced a leaking front shock absorber at 110,000kms
I put Maxxis UE168 tyres on at week 2...& after 130,000kms they are still in the car.
Consistently gets 7.5l / 100km...I change oil, filter and fuel filter at 7,500 religiously. I have no complaints whatsoever. After reading about the problems with the new ones I think I will keep mine for another 130,000kms
Purchased in August 2009 for $26,308.00.
Quite disappointing for a 2016 vehicle.
Purchased a '16 lsu s/h in 2018 and drove 1000km home, almost couldn't walk (stopped for short sleep on way), the seat comfort, or should I say lack of comfort is unbelievable - I can compare directly to my other 2 vehicles, both of which were built in the '80's, a hilux and a volvo respectively. and they are way ahead.
The suspension doesn't help either, and, yes I am familiar with how utes should ride having owned a 4x4 hilux with heavy suspension for almost 30 years - when I can afford it I will be replacing the entire suspension - but with ...
Purchased in June 2018 at Isuzu Mebourne for $40,000.00.
Twin cab with canopy 2014 4wd auto SX
Bought for 27000 at about 130000kms done a couple of years ago.About 13000 cheaper than GX diesel Prado. 5spd auto 3 litre turbo diesel.Isuzu canopy .Rated 3500kgs towing but will have 1.2 tonne camper trailer Honestly use 9,2 litres per 100.I’d say between 800 to 900km range on 76 litre tank ( not towing).Very happy with it
Purchased in January 2019 for $27,000.00.
Test drive first
Company purchased new 2020 release single cab automatic in November.
I drive from Coffs to grafton daily on now completed dual highway. Driver assist can be good in this instance, particularly the ability to auto sit a set distance behind the vehicle ahead.
On normal country roads a different story. Narrower roads where you want to sit closer to the centre is white line, it is a constant battle, fighting the steering wheel where it want to go. Twice on sunny clear days it has shown on heads up display to brake and disabled cruise control sudde...
Purchased in November 2020.
What a lemon
I took a new D'max for a test run and what a piece of rubbish. the manual gearbox is still faulty as it crunches when going from first to second and second to third when cold. This is a problem with the previous models and Isuzu refuse to fix it. Also the consul between the seats is too high and my elbow hits it when trying to go around a corner. The suspension is still the same as previous models so therefore is unable to carry the stated load. Also the brakes are the same as previous so wont pull up the vehicle when fully loaded. Do not know how it received a 5 star safety rating. I suppose if you drive it MT and run into a concrete block then it may be ok but who does that.
Purchased in December 2018 for $50,000.00.
Questions & Answers
I own a current model dmax dual cab LSU and have had an ongoing limp mode problem, the first time this happened it was towed to local dealership where they said the problem was a software issue and updated the programme, this extraordinary given my car had only done 5000kms, so fast forward 2 months and once again back into limp mode. DPF light flashing ( indicating burn is necessary) however burn does not take place after getting to temperature, DPF still flashing after driving some 4kms then front camera lights up on dash saying unavailable and it is a clear day, along with this several other dash icons. So DMAX going back to dealership tomorrow morning, fingers crossed they actually get it sought once and for all!
blew my diff, just wondering if a LSD rodeo diff would bolt straight in?
I am traveling around northern Australia and have found that many sealed roads and highways are not on the sat nav. Can this be upgraded?
The updates would be available when the GPS service is updated, either Tom Tom or Navman company must create this update for the native gps to reflect this.
Google Maps seem to be better with the unsealed roads in my experience, and you can download your maps for offline use.
I upgraded mine and it seemed to fix it. Can’t speak for where you are but definitely helped on the East Coast of Oz and through Sydney. I have a 2017 LSU. Popped out the as card, put it into the computer and paid $160 for 3 or so years worth of free updates? Bit of a rip off in hindsight but worth it plus do a lot of driving with no reception and love the offline maps on gps. Also I’ve heard dealers quoting anywhere from $350-$1000 to do what I did... pretty sure I got the name of the nav website from Isuzu website FAQ. Good luck.
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|Transmission||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic and Manual||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|Wheels||16" Steel||17" Alloy||16" Alloy||17" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Doors||2 to 4||4||2 to 4||2 to 4|
|Seats||2 to 5||5||2 to 5||4 to 5|
|Fuel Consumption||7.7 L/100km||7.7 L/100km||7.9 L/100km||7.9 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||76 L||76 L||76 L||76 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 3.0L Turbo Diesel||4 Cylinder 3.0L Turbo Diesel||4 Cylinder 3.0L Turbo Diesel||4 Cylinder 3.0L Turbo Diesel|
|Max Power||140kW @ 3600 rpm||140kW @ 3600 rpm||130kW @ 3600rpm||130kW @ 3600rpm|
|Max Torque||450Nm @ 1600-2600 rpm||450Nm @ 1600-2600 rpm||430Nm @ 2000-2200rpm||430Nm @ 2000-2200rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||3,500 kg||3,500 kg||3,500 kg||3,500 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Tray Type||Cab Chassis and Pick Up||Pick Up||Cab Chassis and Pick Up||Pick Up|
|Cab Options||Dual, Extra and Single||Dual||Dual, Extra and Single||Dual and Extra|
|Maximum Payload||1,300 kg||1,040 kg||1,034 kg||1,029 kg|
|Ground Clearance||225 mm||235 mm||225 mm||235 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||6 year(s)||6 year(s)||6 year(s)||6 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||225 mm||235 mm||225 mm||235 mm|
|Release date||Feb 2017||Feb 2017||Feb 2017||Feb 2017|
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