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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems

1998 Isuzu Rodeo (Page 8 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

brakes problem

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1998 Isuzu Rodeo Owner Comments (Page 8 of 9)

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problem #21

Jan 121999

Rodeo

  • miles

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

No summary listed for this vehicle.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #20

Jan 151999

Rodeo

  • miles
My brakes have failed on two occasions. I took the vehicle to the dealer, where I purchased it. Before inspecting the vehicle, the mechanic assigned to the vehicle suggested it was operating as expected or designed and attributed the incidents to "wheel hop." Work on the vehicle was not completed on the 2nd, and the vehicle has not been returned to me at this time. The first incident occurred shortly after I purchased the vehicle. I was at stop sign in a mall parking lot, at the top of a short, steep incline. After I pulled away from the stop sign, I pushed in the clutch, applied light braking pressure as the vehicle begin rolling down the incline, preparing to make a sharp right hand turn at the bottom of the hill. As the vehicle approached the crest of the incline, the right front tire hit a pothole at slow speed. The brake pedal dropped significantly, the brakes felt like they released without vibration or pulsing, and the vehicle rolled approximately one and one-half car lengths before stopping at the bottom of the incline. The second incident happened several weeks ago, after I had been in stop and go traffic for approximately forty minutes, with the headlights, air-conditioning and stereo on. I was creeping along in first or second gear, down an incline overpass, I pushed in the clutch, applied light braking pressure. As the cars stacked up to get off the ramp. My Rodeo rolled over an expansion joint, at slow speed, the brake pedal dropped significantly, the brakes felt like they released without vibration or pulsing and the vehicle rolled freely about 3 to 5 ft before coming to a stop.

- Miami Beach, FL, USA

problem #19

Jul 011998

Rodeo

  • miles
ABS brakes failed prior to recall notice resulting in vehicle collision.

- Lynnfield, MA, USA

problem #18

Jun 281998

Rodeo

  • miles

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

Brakes malfunctioning when prepared to stop. Strong vibration from brakes, but never stopped. Dealer's report "worked as designed. No problem".

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #17

Jan 191999

Rodeo

  • miles
Brakes malfunctioned at low speed, strong vibration from brakes, but it could not completely stop. Ran into another car, created car damage and body injury.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #16

Oct 011998

Rodeo 4WD

  • miles
No summary included.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #15

Jun 011998

Rodeo

  • miles

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

Brakes squeal anytime they are applied. Gas pedal broke off. Gas pedal is a piece of flimsy plastic that snaps on and is very dangerous. Car vibrates at all speeds since purchase. The higher the speed the worse the vibration.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #14

Nov 061998

Rodeo

  • miles
Was slowing down for a stop sign. Heard grinding noises. Brake pedal went to floor, rearended another vehicle. Neither air bag deployed upon impact. Been to dealer 5 times or more for brake problem. Has squealing in rotors.

- Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #13

Nov 191998

(reported on)

Rodeo

  • miles
When applying the ABS brakes the pedal traveled to the floor, causing extended stopping distance which resulted in a collision. Dealer cannot identify the problem.

- Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #12

Aug 011998

Rodeo 4WD

  • miles
ABS brakes failed when vehicle hit a bump while brake pad was depressed.

- Chappaqua, NY, USA

problem #11

Sep 251998

(reported on)

Rodeo

  • miles

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

ABS, driver applied brake, hit a bump in the road and the brakes seem to disappear. The pedal made a trrrriccckk and clicking sound. Driver released the brake pedal and reapplied brakes to stop.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #10

Sep 251998

(reported on)

Rodeo 4WD

  • miles
ABS fails when hitting a bump and applying brakes. Loss of brakes until you reapply the brakes.

- Elmsford, NY, USA

problem #9

Sep 081998

Rodeo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When consumer is driving and steps on brakes, the ant-lock brakes just lock up.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #8

Aug 121998

(reported on)

Rodeo

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
ABS brakes; when applying brakes in a panic stop, the pedal goes to the floor and brakes fails to stop the vehicle.

- Ware, MA, USA

problem #7

Aug 011998

Rodeo

  • miles
Pulling into parking lot at approximately 10 mph, brake failure occurred, felt pedal go to floor, two jerking motions, causing consumer to hit a pole, resulting in complete loss of brakes.

- Rex, GA, USA

problem #6

Jan 201998

Rodeo

  • miles
The ABS lights comes on, there is a loud squealling noise that comes from the front and rear brakes. Driving on regular road surface the brake pedal moves and vibrates when hitting a bump on the road. Dealer cannot duplicate the problem.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #5

Jul 081998

Rodeo

  • miles
When brakes were applied in a panic stop, the pedal went to the floor, causing the car to skid, resulting in a extended stopping distance. Dealer has inspected and repaired vehicle.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 011998

Rodeo

  • miles
ABS failed twice.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 051998

Rodeo

  • miles
When driving the vehicle at any speed between 20-60mph, on normal road conditions and when slowing down or hitting a series of bumps, the brake pedal goes to the floor. Can feel the brakes disengage. The technician states that it is the design of the vehicle, and cannot duplicate the problem.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 031998

Rodeo

  • miles
ABS brake problems; when applying the brakes on regular road surfaces, under normal braking, if hitting a bump or irregulaties in the road, the pedal travels to the floor and there is no braking ability whatsoever. This condition has almost caused a crash. The dealer is not able to correct the prolbem.

- Selden, NY, USA

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