Isuzu D-Max 2010
This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Isuzu D-Max: Designed to handle the tough going, Gutsy turbo-diesel
The 2010 Isuzu D-Max carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
The Isuzu D-Max is also known as the Chevrolet Colorado, the Chevrolet D-Max, the Chevrolet LUV D-Max, the Holden Colorado, the Holden Rodeo, the Isuzu KB, the Isuzu LB, the Isuzu Rodeo, the Chevrolet T Series and the GMC Canyon in markets outside Australia.
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Isuzu D-Max 2010 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Isuzu D-Max here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Isuzu D-Max 2010: Do the front wheel bearings need repacking every 30,000 kms?
From experience, vehicles like the D-Max (and many others) are very hard on front wheel bearings. But you’re right, that’s really because the majority of them are all-wheel-drive while yours is rear-drive. So I would imagine wheel-bearing service intervals would be a lot longer than 30,000km.
The problem with four-wheel-drives is that the front wheels are being asked to do an awful lot. As well as steering the vehicle, they also have torque going to them from the engine. Also, since these vehicles tend to be used off-road, the wheels and bearings are routinely dunked in silty or even salty water. That shortens the lifespan of any components. The heavy turbo-diesel engine sitting over the front wheels also adds to wear in these cars, and could be part of the reason for such regular maintenance.
Or, it may simply be that Isuzu has made a blanket decision that all D-Maxes, regardless of driveline, have their wheel bearings repacked every 30,000km. It certainly won’t hurt to have the bearings inspected every 30,000km, but I’d be very surprised if they needed repacking every time. Some of these vehicles also use a sealed-for-life bearing and require replacement rather than repacking.
The difference would be if your vehicle was still under warranty (which, being a 2010 model, it’s not) at which point you’d need to stick with the factory service schedule to keep your warranty intact.
Isuzu D-Max LS 2010: What to look for when buying
There are no issues of concern with the 2010 D-Max, just the regular issues of wear and tear on a vehicle that is almost 10 years old. It’s a good idea to have a mechanic check it for you before you buy it so that any issues that might need attention can be identified.
Isuzu D-Max 2010: DPF filter?
No, yours doesn’t have a DPF filter. The D-Max is generally reliable with no major issues to be concerned about.
Isuzu D-Max 2010 Towing capacity
The Isuzu D-Max’s towing capacity ranges from 2500kg to 3000kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Isuzu D-Max Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|EX (4x4)||Ute||3.0L,Diesel,5 SP MAN||3000kg|
|SX (4x2)||Ute||3.0L,Diesel,5 SP MAN||2500kg|
|SX (4x4)||Ute||3.0L,Diesel,5 SP MAN||3000kg|
|SX (4x2)||Ute||3.0L,Diesel,4 SP AUTO||2500kg|