Worst mistake ever made
Truck is a 2019 NPR 165/190 that cost $86000. Wife won't even travel in it. If you hit a small bump you are bounced around like a rag doll. If you hit a middle size bump you get shot into the air until your seat belt bites into your shoulder and then throws you back down so hard it jars your lower back. And look out if you blink and hit a big pothole.....you and the truck get airborn. It is very, very dangerous. Especially when you are towing a trailer. Isuzu have known about this fault for years and really dont care ! I will NEVER buy another Isuzu and would NEVER recommend them to anyone.
ISUZU FRR 110
Bought this from Brisbane ISUZU in 2017. Warranty ended 16/05/19 and truck injector, defuser and catalyst needed to replaced on 20/06/19. Dealer quoted $6k, and no assistance from ISUZU. These are like Chinese toys and made only to last till the warranty expires. Truck done only 35k
Purchased in November 2017 for A$85,000.00.
Never buy an Isuzu NPR, the worst money ever spent
We have 9 of the Isuzu NPR's in our fleet 2011-2018 models. They are the worst ever. Never buy one, even if they are half price. Constantly in the shop for repairs. The DEF system constantly needs repairing. The down time on these trucks is unacceptable.
The worst truck money can buy
I owned a 2008 W4500 Isuzu truck, I can't tell you how problematic this truck was, please if you need a work truck not a truck that creates jobs for GMC and Isuzu technicians don't buy it. I won't even look at one when I drive pass one now.
Regen problem, ABS, all kind of little and big problem, I can show you invoices after invoices, Isuzu trucks are the worst have made.
Company I work for supplied me a 2015 450 medium 185, I should have test drove before as my previous truck was a Hino FD (2005). The 450 is terrible in all categories, rock hard suspension (3/4 of gross load), wind noise through door seals (dealer has had two attempts at fixing), handling, only has to look at a slight incline/hill at hwy speeds and dies, (so the B double that you just over took returns the favor), cheap poorly fitting plastics everywhere and driver seating position not good for long distances. The Hino was 10 years older and still was way ahead of this junk.
Do yourself a favour and avoid like the plague.
My first ever truck, not what I expected
Bought my isuzu 400 dec 18th 2014 from day one my steering was off and steering wheel off centre reported first service 5000k, all they did was take steering wheel off and re centered. This went on every service for over 12 months, Truck started driving roughly, took too tyres and more in ferntreegully the front tyres had distorted on the inner edge , they said your front end is way out would need 2 new tyres and front end alignment, took to Amberly wheel alignment in dandenong after a cost of $350.00 they said the camber was WAY OUT, then bac...k to tyres and more 2 new tyres at a cost off $540.00, So after talking to guys in ace car freighters fleet with isuzu’s they tell me I should have had front end alignment at pd or 5k service which wasn’t done .So why wasn’t I advised on this ??LOSS OF EARNINGS $600- $700 Then after 2 weeks off, went to start truck batteries dead , took to battery world, batteries not holding charge 2 new batteries $250.00. Since about November 2015 around 75,000 km warning lights appeared on dash ABS ,ASR, BRAKE WARNING LIGHT . first taken to service they said more investigation needed, next two services reported, nothing done , now the 7/10/2016 had to take another day off work 4th time they THINK it’s a leaking rear seal, but turned up for the time I was asked to , had no record off me coming in. LOSS OF EARNINGS $600- $700 (could this problem result in brake failure While driving ? ) would think serious enough to fix urgently? Have not been advised either way .
If it were a horse, I'd shoot it.
AMT gearbox is a joke. It gets confused and gets the wrong gear at the wrong time when in full auto mode.
Cab is poorly constructed with the doors flapping around like a leaf in a breeze making terrible buffering wind noise at anything over 80kph. It has a totally pointless fluoro beam light in cab but no drink holders.
The whole thing is an ergonomics nightmare with essential controls like heating and radio so far away, I need to take my eyes of the road and lean to reach them.
I realise that a truck is very different to a passenge...r car, hence I will not comment on how it drives (like a truck) but Isuzu seriously need to look at how far cars have advanced and bring some of these learnings across to make the cab a safer, more user friendly place with quality befitting of the developed world.
Constant issues 2014 nqr 450 tipper
List of problems in first 20,000 kays:
Tipping body wouldn't go up..
Pto leaking oil.
Suspension seat doesn't hold weight setting.
Head unit faulty keeps resetting itself.
Pto leaking again.
Rough idle suction control valve replaced.
Pto leaking again, replaced unit.
Brake master cylinder leaking.
Oil light coming on (sensor replaced). ...
- Verified purchase
Lots of issues in new NLR model, terrible warranty terms, never buy Isuzu
I brought brand new truck for more than $45000 in September 2013. Warranty 100000 KM/3 years. Still it is under 60000 KM & under 3 years but refused to fix problem of fuel injectors & DPD. First dealer charged $770 just to clean the filter than same problem with in 5 days. Lost 14 days income and had to go private repairer & paid $2000 to fix the DPD problem. This is my third brand new Isuzu Truck. I had minor problems in previous models but the this last one is the worst. How fuel injectors gone bad in 60000 km? Very expensive to fix anything. DPD is a big headache waste of lots of time and diesel when the system ask you to do manual regeneration. Will never buy ISUZU truck.
2010 Isuzu NPR HD
I am impressed with how little it costs to service my NPR compared to the international that I traded. It was a great truck for me, but so is the Isuzu and it gets better MPG! I love it and it has over 200,000 miles and is still going strong!
MPG, low cost to maintain in comparison to my other truck
I didn't get it sooner
my NPR 400 is the best
4bd1t 780,oooklms has only had tappets adj, once ...i always service it myself its had 2 gearboxes 3 clutches brake drums and shoes it was bought new in 1990 fitted it with Fleet slide bed tares .. 4.2 tonnes gvm 7.5t gcm. 11.5t. w trailer has 4.5 ratio diff. 10s hi.lo gearbox 105hp turbo 3.9 motor uses 13litres per 100ks.grossing 9tonne on level h.way it has always been ultra reliable i hope all the later NPRs are this reliable
I wouldn't buy another Isuzu product if they were giving them away free. they are dangerous, rust buckets that ride like cement blocks going down the road
Nice little jump seat...better that just two seats in the cab
Everything....Mine is a 2000 NPR and it is the biggest piece of junk that has ever been produced bar none. I wouldn't have my worse enemy drive this excuse for a truck. The gas engine has no rev limit, and the trans will just let the truck rev until you blow the motor!! The washer fluid holds like enough fluid for two days. Everyth...
If you ever buy a new isuzu make sure you BUY the extra warranty unlike me now i have to pay $ 9000 - $ 10000 to buy an exchange unit and have it installed FFS
(2004 nqr 450 170hp) Good top end speed, comfortable to drive, good turning circle
5 yr old truck 195000 klms and injector pump's camshaft has lost its hard facing which fragments of metal went through the pump. $ 7000 - $8000 to get a reconditioned exchange 2nd hand pump or $10000 - $11000 for a new one. Ridiculous how a pump is worth 1/5 of the price of a new nqr 450 cab chasis ($55000). NOT happy Isuzu as this truck is serviced within the service intervals stated in book. Hino is looking good.
Questions & Answers
I have 1997 isuzu npr 200 does not go over 90km/hr WHY?,, After fifth gear RPM does NOT drop under 3000 rpm ?
Is it Gear box or Engine??
THX a HEAPS
How to fix porposing in NPR 165/190. Truck only 10 months old and is the worst ride ever. Hit your head on the roof and thrown back down hard enough to hurt your back bad. Had springs retensioned and this only made it worse. HOW DO I FIX THIS?
Hi, I have a 2009 NLR 200 Tipper which when under load or just towing it starts blowing the coolant into the header tank. Have taken it into the Isuzu dealer 4 time and each time they say theyve fixed it but when I go to use it the radiator get pressured and blows the coolant I to the header tank! I have had a mechanic say it could be a faulty EGR cooler, Isuzu say they have tested the EGR but could it still be the problem?? Have had everything done besides replacing the EGR, radiator taken out, cleaned and tested, all gaskets replaces, thermostat replaced 3 times, all cooling system taken apart and checked.! Now I dont know what it could be and Isuzu say they dont know, how could this be?
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