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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,837 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

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1998 Isuzu Rodeo Owner Comments

problem #16

Jul 102009

Rodeo

  • 105,000 miles

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

I bought a 1998 2wd Isuzu Rodeo from a private party six months ago. Since I bought it, I have been experiencing a loss of braking capability in some circumstance (every day, mainly when the engine is cold) that resulted in extended stopping distances and continuous illumination of the ABS warning lamp. My garage mechanic told me this issue is due to the ABS coil integrated module that needs to be replaced and that there is a recall on it for 1998-1999 Isuzu Rodeo vehicles (campaign no. 02I-002, campaign bulletin SB03-09-S001D, NHTSA campaign id number: 02I002000). I called two Isuzu dealers but they told me there are no open recalls for my vehicle VIN#. I don't understand why my 1998 Isuzu Rodeo is not included in this recall.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #15

Feb 032009

Rodeo

  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Isuzu Rodeo. While driving 15 mph, the ABS indicator illuminated periodically. The brakes failed to stop the vehicle when driving over sand or gravel roads. The failure has occurred on four occasions. An independent mechanic inspected the vehicle, but was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The contact was advised that her VIN was included in a recall; however, the manufacturer stated that the closest dealer was in Connecticut. The contact lives in New York. A local Isuzu dealer stated that they only repaired trucks and could not assist with the recall repair. The VIN was confirmed as a part NHTSA campaign id number: 02I002000. The failure mileage was 107,000.

- South Hampton , NY, USA

problem #14

Mar 172006

Rodeo

  • 45,000 miles
I have some very important issues pertaining to my 1998 Isuzu Rodeo. I read several blogs on a forum from other Rodeo owners that have had some of the same problems that I have with mine. The biggest one is the ABS system and the other is the fuel sending unit and gas gauge. These are two of the most reported problems but not the only ones. It seems that Isuzu should be doing something to correct these and other problems associated with this vehicle. The ABS has been addressed in some but not in others. Although the gas gauge does not pose any real safety issues it is one that poses minor safety issue because of the possibility of running out of gas because of not knowing the correct amount of fuel in the car.

- Irondale, AL, USA

problem #13

Nov 202004

Rodeo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

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

A recall was issued for the brakes, however the problem never was repaired.

- Pendergrass, GA, USA

problem #12

Dec 182003

Rodeo

  • 37,000 miles
While braking the pedal was hard and caused extended stopping distances. The dealer is aware of the problem but has not been resolved. Please provide any additional information.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #11

Nov 182003

Rodeo

  • 53,000 miles
While driving at 45 mph the consumers daughter (who was driving the vehicle alone) was changing lanes moving from the right to the left. Soon after crossing the divider lines she noticed brake lights ahead. The consumer's daughter depressed the brakes and heard a grinding, popping sound and the brake pedal sank to the floor of the vehicle. A few moments passed, then the brakes functioned properly, but not in time. The consumer's daughter collided with the rear end of the vehicle in front. The air bags deployed causing slight injuries to the arms and stomach of the consumer's daughter. The daughter also slightly injured her right leg in the collision. Police did arrive on the scene, but no one was cited. The manufacturer and the dealer were notified of the incident.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #10

Oct 292003

Rodeo

  • 83,949 miles

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

While driving 50 mph the brakes failed, causing, the vehicle to collide into a park bench. As a result, engine exploded. No fire reported. Dealer stated the cause of the explosion was due to lack of oil in the vehicle.

- Seffner, FL, USA

problem #9

Aug 012003

(reported on)

Rodeo

  • 80,000 miles
Consumer states when brake pedal is pressed pedal is hard, resulting in extended stopping distance.

- Temple, TX, USA

problem #8

Jun 242003

Rodeo

  • miles
The ABS light illuminated and stayed on. The brakes squeaked while driving. The dealer repaired the braakes but the light remained illuminated.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #7

May 222003

Rodeo 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 75,440 miles
Turning into parking lot, brakes did not stop vehicle - did not lock, did not skid, did not stop, resulting in the vehicle going into the building.

- North Richland Hills, TX, USA

problem #6

Apr 242003

Rodeo

  • miles

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

When the brakes were applied, the vehicle failed to stop.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #5

Apr 042003

Rodeo

  • miles
When the brakes were applied the pedal would go to the floor which caused the vehicle to have extended stopping distance. The dealer was notified.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #4

Apr 012003

(reported on)

Rodeo

  • miles
While driving under wet conditions at highway speed, the consumer loss control of the vehicle, when the brake pedal was applied, the pedal traveled to the floor, which resulted in an accident.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 202003

Rodeo

  • 100,000 miles
The brakes made a cracking noise, and the vehicle continued to roll, when the brakes were applied, the consumer had to use emergency brake to stop the vehicle.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #2

Oct 242002

Rodeo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When consumer attempted to apply the brakes, there was no response, which resulted in the emergency brake being applied, dealer was unable to duplicate the problem.ts

- Boqueron, PR, USA

problem #1

Sep 161998

(reported on)

Rodeo

  • miles
Brake failure.

- Rex, GA, USA

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