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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 #14

Oct 281998

Rodeo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Applied brakes very hard, vehicle did not stop, resulting in a crash, also the transmission sometimes jerks and makes a distrubing noise when changing during acceleration, car also jers when put in reverse.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #13

Aug 162001

(reported on)

Rodeo 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On at least 5 occasions consumer experienced brake failure. When applying the brakes at low speeds(5-15 mph)a sensation was felted similar to ther eaction of the anti-lock brake pulse but very little braking power resulting in substantial brake travel. Dealer said this was caused by an inadequate after market brake jon.

- Millis, MA, USA

problem #12

Jun 012000

Rodeo

  • miles
While driving braking system malfunctioned, causing extended stopping distance, which may result in a crash. Dealer needs to replace all the brake drums/lines including the rear braking system.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #11

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Rodeo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Brakes failed.

- Pomona, CA, USA

problem #10

Feb 281999

Rodeo 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes failed while approaching an intersection causing the vehicle to enter the intersection and hit another car.

- Tinton Fal, NJ, USA

problem #9

Mar 071999

Rodeo 4WD

  • miles
Turned left at a low rate of speed into an angled parking space in a parking lot; as the vehicle came to a near stop the brake pedal went all the way to the floor and the car lurched forward, striking another parked car. I clearly remember the brake pedal being depressed completely to the floor at impact. I put the car in park and then in reverse to back up - the brakes seemed to work at that point.

- North Oaks, MN, USA

problem #8

Feb 061999

Rodeo

  • miles

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

On 2/5/99 I was traveling on interstate 85 in richmond when I tried to move my steering wheel, and the wheel would not move. We were heading toward a railing and I tried to use the brake to stop the car, and the brake pedal was on the floor and the car still would not stop. My son and I were almost killed because of the steering wheel locking and the brakes not working at all!

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #7

Nov 081998

Rodeo

  • miles
Brakes failed resulting in vehicle collision.

- Oceanside, NY, USA

problem #6

Aug 131998

Rodeo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front disc brakes failed.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #5

Jan 191999

Rodeo

  • miles
At low speed 10-25mph, brake came with strong vibration but it cannot stop the vehicle

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 011998

Rodeo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Air in brake system causing them to fail.

- Virginia B, VA, USA

problem #3

Aug 011998

Rodeo

  • miles
Brakes failed resulting in vehicle crash.

- Rex, GA, USA

problem #2

Sep 231998

Rodeo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After applying the brakes the vehicle will jerk and stop within a couple of feet of distance. Dealer was contacted.

- Antelope, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 191998

Rodeo

  • miles
Any time when applying the brakes, there is a loud squealing noise coming from the rear brakes and a vibration in the steering wheel. Vehicle has been taken to dealership on 3 different occasions for this problem. Dealer stated that Isuzu knows about the problem, but there is no solution at this time.

- Cary, NC, USA

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