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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Air: Antilock Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
600 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.

1998 Isuzu Rodeo brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Isuzu Rodeo Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 012005

Rodeo 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Truck's brakes seem to fail when travling at slow speed and applying brakes the pedal will lock up and make a reving sound and vehicle will not stop. Contacted Isuzu motor after the second instant and the recall was preformed on brakes but was told there is no problem. I do not fell safe driving this vehicle.

- Ronkonkoma, NY, USA

problem #4

Aug 142003

Rodeo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
Brakes failed to engage after pulling away from a stoplight at about 10-15 mph. The cars ahead stopped but my Rodeo would not even with me literally standing on the brakes. They were non-responsive although the ABS grinding took place. I recently had the vehicle in for the algorithm change, but noticed no difference. I initially called Isuzu owner relations on 7/8/02 about the msn carpoint recall alert under NHTSA campaign number 021002000, noptification date 6/02/02, affecting 161,927 vehicles. Isuzu owner relations personell vehemently denied there was any cause for alarm or action from Isuzu. Dealership and Isuzu personnel denied any problem with brakes despite calls to Isuzu owner relations and visits to the dealership. This is the 3rd accident (several other near accidents) with this same type of problem occurring resulting in an accident...this time the insurance company totaled the Rodeo. I had become so skeptical of this vehicle that I refused to use it on boy scout or family outings. Over the years, I have owned 10 vehicles, managed sales accounts in 11 states requiring me to drive appx 25 rental vehicles per year and yet had a spotless driving record...from 1966 to 1998, before purchasing the Rodeo...go figure. Will Isuzu now admit that there is a problem with the Rodeo? please investigate.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #3

Feb 202003


  • miles
I called Isuzu concerning recall number 02I002000 concerning the ABS on the 1998 Isuzu Rodeo. I was informed that Isuzu cannot send letters concerning recall because the government would not allow it yet. I called NHTSA and was given a number(1-800-959-3993) this number had been changed to 1-800-726-2700. I was told by this Isuzu department that I needed to call customer relations at 1-800-255-6727, which is where I started!!!

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #2

Sep 202000

Rodeo 4WD

  • miles
ABS light has come on. Due to the number of complaints and the open investigation (EA99-008) on the database I want to register this occurance. So far the brakes are working without ABS. Since warranty is over I will be taking it to an independant repair shop.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 081999

(reported on)


  • miles
Anti lock brake system.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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