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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems

1998 Isuzu Rodeo (Page 7 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 7 of 9)

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problem #41

Jul 251999

Rodeo

  • miles

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

I depressed the break petal and it would not go in. I had no breakes at all. I used the hand break and pulled to the side of the road. I tried again to activat the breaks but the petal would not go in. I turned off the key and immediantly the break petal went in and I had breaks. I started the car up again and knowing the dangerous problem I kept my distance from other vehicles and worked my way home. The same thing happened to me two more times. Each time the same thing happened. I lost brakes completely and had to turn off the key befor I could depress the brakes again. I am very concerned. This could have resulted in a serious accident and others may be at risk if the probem also exists with there Rodeo.

- Ogden, UT, USA

problem #40

Jul 231999

(reported on)

Rodeo

  • miles
Brakes grind and fail completely when ABS system engages. ABS engages when vehicle hits bumps during braking and the brakes fail. This happens almost daily at any speed and has caused several near collisions.the dealer will not acknowledge the problem and would not contact the manufacturer.

- Marrero, LA, USA

problem #39

Jun 241999

Rodeo

  • miles
At least six times in the past year my braking system has failed to work properly. At speeds of 30 miles per hour and less I've had to brake suddenly. The brakes will grab for a second, release quicky, then grab again. After the third time this happened, I ask the dealer to check the brakes. They found no problems. This problem has not gone away. The last time this occurred was on July 4, 1999. The symptons the brakes are experiencing are similiar to those I have read about with the GM cars.

- St. Paul, MN, USA

problem #38

Jun 061999

(reported on)

Rodeo

  • miles

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

No summary listed for this vehicle.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #37

Mar 151999

Rodeo

  • miles
I was turning into a mall off a freeway access road. I slowed down for the turn and as the vehicle turned, there was a bump in the road. I applied the brakes and did not feel any feedback from the pedal. It completely sank to the floor. There was a noise which sounded something like a "trrrrk" with clicking as the pedal sank to the floor. I got the feeling that I had no brakes at all and thought that I would surely hit the road divider as I was turning into the mall. About seconds later the vehicle seemed to slowly respond to the brakes. This had happened several times earlier. Always on some kind of a bump and at quite a low speed (10-20mph). Same problem -- loss of brakes, pedal sank to the floor and the "trrrrk" and clicking sound from the brake pedal area. I'd reported this to the dealership when I had the truck in for some accessory problems (cup holder did not close), buzzing from tape player when engine was on (never fixed either). They told me that the ABS system was tested and was within the vehicle specifications. It is an extremely unnerving experience everytime this happens. I've had the vehicle for about 10 months now and this has happened about 8-9 times. I'd bought the vehicle from san antonio but I get it serviced at the dealership in austin where I live. The dealership is covert Isuzu the number is 512 583 3010.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #36

Apr 191999

Rodeo

  • miles
Consumer was driving approximately 40-45mph when she began to smell gasoline. The front wheel of driver side started to feel like it was turning to the right. Vehicle began skidding. Driver applied brakes, but brakes failed to stop vehicle. Consumer lost control of wheel and crashed into the gaurdrail, vehicle was towed.

- Hicksville, NY, USA

problem #35

Apr 191999

Rodeo

  • miles

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

ABS failed. When applying brakes at low speed while crossing rough pavement, ABS/brakes didn't function for several feet.

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #34

Jan 121999

Rodeo

  • miles
While driving tried to stop, but vehicle didn't stop until a few feet away from where consumer had applied the brakes.

- Rachester, NY, USA

problem #33

Jan 081999

Rodeo

  • miles
Brakes failed on wet pavement with front wheels skipping.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #32

Oct 251998

Rodeo

  • miles
When depessing the brake pedal, the vehicle did not stop. This happened without warning. Driver was able to put truck in neutral, then in park while turning into a parking lot. There was no inclement weather when this happened. The problem has been reported to the manufacturer.

- Opelika, AL, USA

problem #31

Oct 261998

(reported on)

Rodeo

  • miles

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

ABS brake failure.

- Del Mar, CA, USA

problem #30

Mar 111999

Rodeo

  • miles
I was traveling down the road and when I hit the brakes the vehicle did not respond. I took it to meineke for an ispection and they reported a failure in the master cylinder. When I brought it to the dealer, they claimed the brake pedal should be able to touch the floor and then proceeded with no response. I tried to contact Isuzu customer relations and they would not talk to me.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #29

Mar 101999

Rodeo

  • miles
At any speed if I were to apply the brakes with normal pedal pressure while one or both front wheels is traveling over an imperfection in the road or small hole the brakes seem to fail to the point that the vehicle seems to have no brakes. The vehicle feels like it just loses the effect of the brakes. The pedal feel is that it seems to move a little close to the floor and the feeling of the ABS pulsating is felt during the instance but the vehicle isnt proceeding to slow down until the wheel(s) stop bouncing or revbounding from the imperfection in the road then the vehicle tends to slow down. In one instance I let up on the brake pedal and re-applied it firmer and the front wheels locked up. The pedal never seems to go to the floor as in a loss of pressure it just gets sponging and you feel the ABS pulsating thru the pedal and the vehicle doesnt slow down. I am just thankfull that this hasnt led to my family and I getting into an accident. Thank you for your time scott.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #28

Feb 061999

Rodeo

  • miles
While driving at 60 mph, steering wheel locked, and ABS brakes did not work at all. Frontal impact into railing, and airbags did not deploy. Dealer contacted and was not aware of the problem. Cannot remedy the vehicle. Problem still exists. Provide further information.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #27

Feb 181999

(reported on)

Rodeo

  • miles
When applying the ABS brakes on wet or dry pavement the pedal goes to the floor, causing extended stopping distance.

- Newark, NJ, USA

problem #26

Aug 011998

Rodeo

  • miles
Pulled into a parking lot and pulled up to wooden parking stopper. Attempted to stop by applying the brakes, vehicle would not stop. Vehicle crashed into wooden structure. No one was injured, vehicle sustained undetermined amount of damage.

- Rex, GA, USA

problem #25

Apr 141998

Rodeo 4WD

  • miles
No summary

- Newark, NJ, USA

problem #24

Jan 011998

Rodeo

  • miles
The brakes have failed many/many times. I have had the vehicle in the dealership over 10 times. They have brought in an Isuzu design engineer and a zone manager. They couldn't find anything, and said that they "officially give up". they told me they do not believe that there are problems with the brakes, and that they don't know why I'm having the problems as others are not. They think it is just my lack of understanding about how ABS systems work - despite the fact that I have driven vehicles with ABS for many years. The zone manager was quite patronizing. The dealership has tried to be helpful, but I believe that they have been limited due to lack of information from Isuzu. Please contact me asap as this is a serious safety hazard. I would like to know what the status of the investigation is. Thank you. Karen.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #23

Feb 091999

(reported on)

Rodeo

  • miles
When applying the brakes pedal stays up and vehicle does not stop. Owner hit another vehicle because of ABS not working properly. After crash, the ABS warning light came on. Dealer said there was nothing wrong.

- Roland, OK, USA

problem #22

Jul 011998

Rodeo

  • miles
PE98051; intermittently while driving braking system malfunctioned and vibrated, almost causing an accident. Been to dealer several times, dealer cannot determine the problem.

- Freemont, CA, USA

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