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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,333 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.

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2003 Isuzu Axiom brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Isuzu Axiom Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 032004

Axiom 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Not even a year after purchasing my 2003 Isuzu Axiom, I have had multiple issues with the brakes. On 5 or more occasions, I have had to come to a sudden stop or have pressed the brakes lightly on a bumpy service and have had very poor results. The results include a sense of the brakes not working at all. Before I purchased the Axiom, I owed a 98 Isuzu rodeo that had very similar braking issues. I had a wreck in my 1998 rodeo where I feel that my brakes failed when I had to come to a sudden stop in rush hour traffic. That was 3 years ago and I still suffer on a daily basis from that car accident. I recall that I pressed my brakes hard and I had to let off the brake and then press them again for the brakes to work. This is the same issue that I have to now deal with on my Axiom. This problem does not happen just when you need to brake suddenly. I have had issue when stopped at a red know when you let off the brake some to inch forward a car will sometimes lurch as though you have pressed the gas. It is a hazard and I really think that there is an issue with the Isuzu brakes. My car now has 34,000 miles on it and I have been having my brakes checked and replaced several times. My brakes constantly make a noise and shuttering. I am told that this is my rear does not go away and I have them replaced and adjusted several times, as well as replacing the front brakes.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 082007

Axiom 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
I have had a problem with the anti-lock brake system virtually since I purchased the car in Nov 2003. When I brake on a bumpy or wet road, or when I have to brake hard to stop in an emergency, the car rattles and make S grinding sound. It also take extra long to slow the vehicle much less stop. The last time I had this problem I was driving in traffic and a van several vehicles in front of me stopped to make an illegal U-turn. I tend to keep a greater distance between my car and the car in front of me due to the brake issue. Regardless, the road I was on has a few bumps. At the point of attempting to stop and avoid hitting the vehicle in front of me the brakes went into anti-lock and didn't stop my car before I hit the car. I have already change the brake two other times and had rotors replaced one. I will be needing new brakes and rotors within the next 5-10K miles. Four sets of brakes in less than 70K miles screams that there is a problem beside the vehicle not stopping, or slowing significantly in an emergency.

- Brandon, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 102003

Axiom 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2003 Isuzu Axiom that has a braking problem. When you come to a stop you get T vibration in the brake pedal. If feels as if the vehicle is going to just shake completely apart. The vibrating starts from the back and moves to the front of the vehicle with this enormous vibrating sound. I have taken this vehicle to several dealerships across the United States and no one seems to know what the problem is, all I keep doing is getting the run around, and this has been happening for about four years. Now and I don't know where to go to try and resolve the problem. Nobody acts like they really want to help. I' had the brakes replaced three times, had the rotors replaced once under warranty.

- Fort Bragg, NC, USA

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