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1998 Isuzu Rodeo (Page 5 of 9)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
51 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
16 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,611 miles

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1998 Isuzu Rodeo brakes problems

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1998 Isuzu Rodeo Owner Comments (Page 5 of 9)

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problem #81

Jan 302001

Rodeo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving on a slight incline at 10mph applied brakes and pedal went to floor. Consumer hit vehicle in front, causing. $ $2000 damage.

- Marshfield, MA, USA

problem #80

Jan 212001

Rodeo 4WD

  • miles
While driving on a semi-bumpy paved road I attempted to make a quick stop from about 20mph. As I attempted to stop the ABS brakes appeared to engage (had ABS on my previous car) then totally failed and I rolled out into the intersection. Went about 10-15 feet without any braking power. If cars would have been passing through intersection or had been in front of me - would have caused an accident.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #79

Dec 012000

Rodeo 4WD

  • miles
Low speed on rough/slick surface, ABS slips, pedal to floor and makes ca-ca-ca sound.

- Coon Rapids, MN, USA

problem #78

Jul 072000

Rodeo 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Brakes failed attempting to stop at sign while traveling over bumps in road/pedal went to floor/vehicle seemed to accelerate when brakes went to floor rather than slow down.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #77

Sep 202000

Rodeo

  • miles
ABS stopped working. Dealer determined a faulty wiring harness and replaced it (part # 8-97233-422-0).

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #76

Oct 102000

(reported on)

Rodeo 4WD

  • miles
Braking discontinues and pedal goes soft when a bump is hit at any speed, has happened numerous times, check engine light on due to faulty fuel sensor

- Lawrenceburg, IN, USA

problem #75

Sep 132000

Rodeo

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While traveling at highway speed of 40 mph on a semi wet road, applied brakes to slowdown, and all of sudden vehicle spun out of control and hit medium strip; spun around again and hit the medium strip on the right side of vehicle. Driver received back and neck injuries. Dealer/manufacturer notified. Please feel free to provide any further details.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #74

Sep 262000

(reported on)

Rodeo 4WD

  • miles
ABS problem previously corrected by dealer when vehical new, but now ABS light comes on constantly and car is out of warranty. I think isusu should take care of ABS problem. Have seen and heard of lots of complaints about ABS, so there is obviously an ABS defect.

- Battle Ground, WA, USA

problem #73

Sep 262000

(reported on)

Rodeo 4WD

  • miles
3 or more incidents of excessive stopping distance when ABS engaged almost resulting in an accident. Also strongly believe ABS should not of engage under these conditions. System to sensitive.,

- N, VA, USA

problem #72

Sep 182000

Rodeo

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #71

Sep 182000

Rodeo

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #70

Sep 062000

(reported on)

Rodeo

  • miles
No summary listed for abov evehicle.( dot number: Tire size: 15 )

- Lebanon, TN, USA

problem #69

Sep 062000

(reported on)

Rodeo

  • miles
No summary listed for abov evehicle.( dot number: Tire size: 15 )

- Lebanon, TN, USA

problem #68

Aug 292000

(reported on)

Rodeo

  • miles
When brake pedal was applied it went to the floor. Brakes responded late. After reapplying brakes with two feet, vehicle began to slow down. Dealer has been contacted.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #67

Aug 022000

Rodeo

  • miles
Consumer was traveling abour 35mph on main street and was approaching stop light, went to apply his brakes, and there was no response. ABS brake system light came on dash panel. Consumer slammed on brakes, and vehicle continued to roll.then, he apllied emergency brake to bring vehicle to a complete stop. Consumer took vehicle to the dealership. Dealership had the vehicle three days. Mechanic could not find the cause.

- Anheim, CA, USA

problem #66

Jul 172000

Rodeo 4WD

  • miles
While preparing to stop for a traffic light at about 30 mph, light turned red and consumer pressed on brakes. But, vehicle did not stop. Pedal was pressed to all the way to the floor and the vehicle kept going. As consumer repressed the brake pedal vehicle eventually stopped. The defect did not give consumer control of vehicle which could have been involved in an accident. Vehicle never gave a warning signal.

- Park Ridge, IL, USA

problem #65

May 132000

Rodeo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While applying brakes brake pedal went to the floor. Had no brakes. Vehicle lunged forward suddenly & hit another vehicle. Took vehicle to dealer & was informed that ABS system was the cause, and dealer could not repair the problem. The consumer claims defective ABS was the cause of the accident that occured.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #64

May 222000

Rodeo

  • miles
When applying the brakes, the ABS system seems to engage prematurely at about 35-40 mph and if the vehicle hits any type of bump when in the process of slowing down, one cannot stop the vehicle until the ABS system brings the vehicle to a stop. I was advised by the dealer that the ABS system was "designed to help maintain steering control during braking" and prevent skidding and is functioning properly. This vehicle is unsafe to drive! my wife has encountered the problem twice and will not drive the vehicle. My children and grandchild are not allowed to ride in or drive the vehicle because of our concern for their safety. What can be done to rectif this problem?

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #63

Feb 012000

Rodeo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS system prevents stopping vehicle after hitting any bump when applying brakes at about 40 mph. Dealer says that everything is working properly. Problem still exists.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #62

Apr 151999

Rodeo 4WD

  • miles
In October of 1998 I had an incident where I needed to make a left turn on a residential street. When I braked to slow down, I couldn't stop and went through intersection. Luckily no cars were around. I was very confused because suddenly the brakes seemed fine. I told people about this and just figured it was a strange incident. In April of 1999 I was driving with a friend and traveling about 35mph when a tractor trailer stopped in front of me. I went to stop and had the same feeling as before when I had no brakes. I literally drove into the back of the semi at 35 mph. I couldn't go to my right or left because of cars. The car had $8,000 worth of damage. I told the body shop that the brakes went out. They checked and found nothing. I called Isuzu and they said there were no complaints. Again, this was very confusing. I know I had no brakes and all of a sudden they were ok. The last incident happened in March of 2000. I was driving alone at about 30 mph and a car slowed in front of me. I hit the brakes and you guessed it, no brakes. I turned right over a curb and hit a tree slightly. This car is very dangerous to say the least. Someone will be killed! I told a friend I haven't seen in a while about this and he said he saw a report on nbc about cars that had suddenly lost their brakes. I checked on the internet and found the exact same situation happened to many others with the 1998-99 Rodeo. I was so excited I couldn't sleep. Finally, I figured this would be taken care of. I called nbc and they said to file a complaint with you. This is a major problem that need to be corrected! please do something about this. It's not a coincidence. I've driven over 1,500,000 miles and have owned as many as 50 cars in my life. I know what I'm talking about. I'm afraid to put my kids in the car. Please call for as much info as possible. Thank you.

- Naperville, IL, USA

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