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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,870 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Isuzu Axiom brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Isuzu Axiom Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 112005

Axiom 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,550 miles


Brakes - while applying the brakes at high or low speeds there is a terrible vibration and grinding sound from the vehicle. It feels as if I am sliding on loose gravel and the vehicle does not stop properly. I have taken the vehicle to the dealership and they claim to be unable to duplicate the problem. I have asked about other complaints about this or if there has been a recall and the answer was no. I can say that I am not happy with the quality or performance of this Isuzu product.

- Friendswood, TX, USA

problem #4

Oct 022004

Axiom 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,485 miles
1. 8,000 miles to current brakes intermittently fail when traveling at 30+ mph. When the brakes are depressed the vehicle lunges forward. 2. passenger side seat belt intermittently only allows retraction regardless of the brakes are depressed or not. 3. 46,539 miles fuel gauge shows 1/2 tank onboard computer shows low fuel and fuel light illuminates. Dealer replaced fuel pump assembly. Problem corrected. 4. 57321 miles intermittent sluggish acceleration (intermittent since 20,000 miles) combined with intermittent incorrect timing shift from 2nd to 3rd gear. Dealer reluctantly replaced piston seal cover under drive train warranty. 2nd opinion private mechanic verified the leaking seal. Problem has worsened remains unresolved as of 10/2/04. Friend purchased same make and model within 2 weeks of my purchase both from robbins Isuzu, humble Texas and has had the exact same problems only her braking problem resulted in an accident. Isuzu dealership refuses to acknowledge any problems.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 012003

Axiom 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,317 miles
The ABS light continuously illuminated. The vehicle was taken to dealer and they dealer replaced the bearings and hubs. While traveling at normal speed, the driver hit a slight bump and the vehicle made a loud grinding noise and jumped forward. Description of all problems are as followed: ABS sensor/hub bearing right side, ABS grinding, cracked arm rest, door panel arm rest cracked, the ABS light continuously stayed on, broken cargo cover hooks, left rear coil boot stuck, hub bearing right side, weather strip torn, exterior door trim chrome peeling, broken cargo cover holders, broken left rear coil boot stuck, torn weather strip, faulty hood lock would not open, knocking noise on the driver's side on right turns, the front windows were noisy at highway speeds, the rear bumper on the right side was loose, the steering wheel rubbed the column when turning, the remote didn't always open the driver door, the seat did not give the consumer enough leg room, the ash tray was not properly fit, the brakes would grab and vibrate when stopping and releasing, the front end was bumpy, when the consumer would turn the vehicle he felt he could lose control, at times the vehicle would display a fast start and on others times would be slugglish and would not take off, the transmission did not respond fast enough and the consumer would have to wait for passing gears to engage, the windshield would fog on the outside when the temperature was colder on the inside, the driver side spark plug boot closest to the drivers side was defective and did not come out with the coil, and the passenger seat handle would fall each time someone would attempt to get in the vehicle. The service dealer was not able to determine exactly where the knocking noise was coming from under the front end on right turns and suggested that Isuzu should be responsible. The consumer stated that the purchase sticker displayed 55% usa/Canada parts content.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Mar 152003


  • miles
When the consumer tried to apply the anti lock brakes they locked up and caused extended stopping distance.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 052002


  • miles
Consumer applied brakes but they didn't hold. This almost resulted in an accident. Ts....

- Ocala, FL, USA

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