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Isuzu D-Max Pricing and Specs


Isuzu D-Max
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The Isuzu D-Max is available from $32,200 to $70,500 for the 2024 range of models in Single Cab and Dual Cab body types.

There are small car companies, and then there's Isuzu. The tough truck D-Max is one of just two models offered by the Japanese micro-brand in Australia, but the diesel-powered utility traditionally punches well above its weight in the utility segment, selling over 16,000 units in 2016. Famed for its rugged toughness, an impressive towing capacity and, in 4WD form, its go-anywhere capability, the $32,200-$70,500 Isuzu D-Max is offered with a single engine (a torque-rich turbo-diesel), but can be had in two- or four-wheel drive configurations in the SX (4X2) High-Ride and X-Terrain (4X4) models respectively, and as a pick-up or cab chassis body style.

This vehicle is also known as Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet D-Max, Chevrolet LUV D-Max, Holden Colorado, Holden Rodeo, Isuzu KB, Isuzu LB, Isuzu Rodeo, Chevrolet T Series, GMC Canyon.

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2013 Isuzu D-Max has developed a shudder at low speeds

This sounds like a rear differential problem. The differential is designed to allow the inside and outside wheel of that axle to rotate at different speeds (which they need to do as the inside wheel describes a smaller arc than the outside wheel in a corner). If something goes wrong inside the differential, that function can be lost and the wheels try to turn at the same speed in corners. When that happens, the rear end will skip and jump about as the two rear wheels effectively fight each other.

Limited-slip differentials (LSD) often have this problem when the clutches that control the amount of lock-up in the differential fail or become worn. At that point, similar jumping and clunking noises can be felt and heard. In some cases, a limited-slip differential can be restored to health with a change of fluid and perhaps an additive, but in other cases, the unit must be rebuilt.

The rear differential in your D-Max should be the limited-slip type, but around this time, Isuzu made the LSD an option, so it would be worth checking. If it’s an LSD, a fluid change would be the first step towards sorting this problem.

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Is a failed transmission in a 2018 Isuzu D-Max covered by warranty?

Isuzu lifted the warranty on its vehicles to six years/150,000km for all utes sold after May 1, 2019. Unfortunately, it sounds like your car was on the road in 2018, which means it was covered by a five-year/130,000km warranty. Although you haven’t yet covered 130,000km, the vehicle is more than those five years old so, technically, the problem is not covered by warranty.

However, I think it would be worthwhile contacting Isuzu Australia’s customer service division and pointing out the car’s service history and its mileage. Isuzu may then decide to help with the cost of repairs on a pro-rata basis given the circumstances. It is not obliged to, of course, but it’s definitely worth asking.

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2019 Isuzu D-Max would not rev to cross a small rise

Sandy conditions are incredibly hard on every aspect of a four-wheel-drive. The sand itself constantly shifts under the tyres and clings to them as well, dragging them down and making the engine and transmission work very hard to maintain progress. You may have already noticed that you use a lot more fuel in sandy country and it’s all because you need to be constantly making more power to maintain speed than in normal conditions. Turbocharged engines and automatic transmissions, in particular, can get very hot very quickly in sand.

With that in mind, it’s very possible that something in the driveline got hot enough for the car’s computer to go into limp home mode to protect what ever was hot from damage. Limp home mode often involves limiting engine revs and turbo boost, both of which contribute to heat production. This would explain why the car would not climb a crest but came good after a break.

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