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NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
14 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,155 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Isuzu Rodeo Owner Comments

problem #15

Dec 312007

Rodeo 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,326 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Isuzu Rodeo. While driving 30 mph, the contact struck the front of another vehicle. None of the air bags deployed. The vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed. The purchase date was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 107,326.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #14

Dec 151999

Rodeo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Very dissatisfied with vehicle. Itâ¿'s has many problems from start. While driving the vehicle and going into gears the vehicle surges forward. Car shimmy's with no available fix. Vehicle has strong suspension vibration and become more pronounced as speed increases. The ABS light illuminated and stayed on. The brake pedal never seems to go to the floor, it just gets sponging and you feel the ABS pulsating thru the pedal and the vehicle doesnt slow down, causing extended stopping distance. Fuel sending unit is operating erratically. Gas gauge reads empty nearly all the time regardless of level of fuel. After filling tank gauge will rise to 1/2 then as you drive a few miles it will drop and read empty. Passenger side air bag assembly mounts have come loose which causes air bag assembly to move around behind dash. This rattle is very bothersome. Paid a lot of money for the dealership to fix problem, but the rattle was back soon after. The bolts came loose on passenger's side front door. Wheel studs on 1998 Isuzu Rodeo strip off. Glove box in 1998 Isuzu Rodeo sticks and hard to open.

- Pomona, CA, USA

problem #13

May 052001

Rodeo 4WD

  • miles
Airbags failed to deploy in a 35mph head-on collision with a car and then a wall.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #12

Nov 222000

Rodeo

  • miles

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

Was traveling 45mph when another vehicle ran stop sign. And hit consumer's vehicle on front side. Upon impact, air bags failed to deploy. Seat restrained Rodeo driver. Received slight injuries.

- Bladenboro, NC, USA

problem #11

Nov 222000

Rodeo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experienced a frontal collision at 45-50 mph. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Dealer / manufacturer were not notified at this time.

- Bladenboro, NC, USA

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problem #10

Nov 061998

Rodeo 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer attempted to step on brakes as he was approaching a stop sign and vehicle did not stop. Rearended vehicle in front. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Driver sustained injuries.

- Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA

problem #9

Sep 151999

Rodeo

  • miles

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

While driving at 40 mph, consumer hit another vehicle on the front driver's side, and driver's side/passenger's side air bags didn't deploy.

- Apple Valley, MN, USA

problem #8

Sep 151999

Rodeo

  • miles
While driving at 40 mph, consumer hit another vehicle on the front driver's side, and driver's side/passenger's side air bags didn't deploy.

- Apple Valley, MN, USA

problem #7

Sep 151999

Rodeo

  • miles
While driving at 40 mph, consumer hit another vehicle on the front driver's side, and driver's side/passenger's side air bags didn't deploy.

- Apple Valley, MN, USA

problem #6

Mar 261998

Rodeo

  • miles
Vehicle was stolen from driveway. Vehicle was recovered the next day, but was invovled in an accident in which both air bags did not deploy. Also, front windshield was broken. Dealer/manufacturer notified.

- Kearny, NJ, USA

problem #5

Mar 261998

Rodeo

  • miles

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

Vehicle was apparently in a frontal impact due to serious damages to bumper/hood and windshield thatcrushed I. driver's and passenger's airbags did not deploy. Manufacturer contacted.

- Kearny, NJ, USA

problem #4

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 #3

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 #2

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 #1

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

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