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NHTSA — Suspension: Rear Problems

2001 Isuzu Rodeo (Page 2 of 3)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,652 miles

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2001 Isuzu Rodeo suspension problems

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2001 Isuzu Rodeo Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #33

Feb 232011

Rodeo

  • 73,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. The vehicle was included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 10V436000 (suspension:rear). The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was told they could perform the recall remedy but the vehicle would still be unsafe to drive because the entire frame was corroded. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 73,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Shrewsbury, MA, USA

problem #32

Dec 142010

Rodeo

  • 71,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. The contact was driving 20 mph when the contact suddenly lost control in the steering, causing the vehicle to swerve off of the road. The contact gained control and turned the engine off. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where they stated that the rear driver side frame was severely corroded and the lower bracket fractured. The contact referenced recall 10V436000 (suspension: Rear). The technician refused to repair the vehicle and stated that the vehicle was beyond repair. The failure mileage was approximately 71,000.

- Wintersville , OH, USA

problem #31

Jan 072011

Rodeo

  • 84,320 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. While approximately 10-15 mph, the rear driver side tire detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who stated that the vehicle was not capable of being repaired. Prior to the failure, the contact received a notice for recall 10V436000 (suspension: Rear). The contact called the manufacturer who had not made a decision on how they would repair the problem. The current and failure mileages were 84,320.

- Lowell, MA, USA

problem #30

Jan 202011

Rodeo

  • 98,595 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 10V436000 (suspension: Rear) for possible rust and the vehicle was taken to the dealer for repairs. The dealer advised the contact that the entire frame was rusted and then applied black spray paint over the failure. The contact was displeased with the repair yet the dealer advised that he was only obligated to do as the recall stated. Any repairs outside of the recall would be at the contacts expense. The vehicle was not further repaired. The contact attempted to contact the manufacturer several times but was unsuccessful. The failure mileage was 98,595 and the current mileage was 98,635.

- Cameron, WV, USA

problem #29

Dec 132010

Rodeo

  • 88,486 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. The contact stated that the vehicle was subjected to recall 10V436000 (suspension: Rear) and he was concerned about the fact that the dealer reinforced the rear brackets but there was a one foot hole in the frame. The dealer stated that the vehicle was unsafe to drive and would not pass inspection. The dealer advised the contact to call the manufacturer who stated that the vehicle was safe to drive. The current and failure mileages were 88,486.

- New Milford, CT, USA

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problem #28

Jan 302011

Rodeo 4WD 6-cyl

  • 129,000 miles
Within the past few weeks we received a recall notice on our 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. I called the local Isuzu dealer and was told that they have not received the "tech bulletin" nor the parts to fix the vehicle but they would call me when they could get our vehicle in. They said it was only a minor issue that required spraying an anti rust spray on a part of the undercarriage. Yesterday, 01/30/2011 the left forward mounting bracket ripped away from the frame causing our vehicle to go into a irrecoverable clockwise spin. My wife and 2 year old son were in the vehicle with me. My wife was struck by flying debris and got some scratches and bruises. My son was secured in his car seat but was struck by flying debris and he got a contusion on his forehead and a black eye. I was able to fight through the spin and we ended up in a ditch with no other vehicles involved. We were 5 minutes away from being on the highway at highway speeds. If this were the case there would have been no way to avoid a life threatening crash. These vehicles are unsafe and are rolling death traps. Isuzu has told me that this is a level 4 failure and probably my vehicle will not be repaired under the recall due to the extensive corrosion. They state in their recall notice that there will be an alternative remedy for these situations. When I asked what the alternative remedy was I was told that they have not figured out what they will be doing yet. This is unacceptable.

- Middleburg, FL, USA

problem #27

Aug 252008

Rodeo

  • 150,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. The contact stated the rear subframe had fractured as a result to substantial rust corrosion, and was repaired by him. Recently, the vehicle was taken to the dealer for a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 10V436000 (suspension: Rear). However, the dealer refused to repair the vehicle because the frame was beyond repair. The technician informed that the vehicle was not safe to drive. Also, the contact stated the recall remedy would not correct the problem. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The contact was waiting on a response from the dealer for further assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 150,000.

- Baxter , TN, USA

problem #26

Nov 292010

Rodeo

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. The vehicle was included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 10V436000 (suspension:rear). The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer to be repaired under the recall. The vehicle was sitting in the dealers possession for approximately 2 months without being repaired. The contact was told by the dealer that they were unsure of the type of repair to perform on the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 115,000.

- Glenshaw, PA, USA

problem #25

Feb 052010

Rodeo

  • 127,411 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. The contact was driving approximately 50 mph when the rear driver side tire began wobbling abnormally and the rear stabilizer bar fractured from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the contacts place of residence where the it was inspected by a welder who advised that the frame was severely corroded and beyond repair. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 10V436000 (suspension:rear) and the vehicle was towed to the dealer for repairs. The dealer advised that the failure was beyond repair. The dealer contacted the manufacturer and the contact was advised that the manufacturer was willing to repurchase the vehicle. The contact declined the offer. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 127,411.

- Sturgis, MI, USA

problem #24

Nov 152010

Rodeo 4WD 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
My 2001 Isuzu Rodeo with 90,000 has completely corroded underneath and a steering bracket became detached from the rear wheel while the car was being driven in traffic. The Isuzu factory did recall the car, but it has been sitting disabled in my driveway for 2 months now and I don't think it can be fixed (the entire underside is rusted out). The company is botching this recall: This is a very dangerous condition. These cars need to be bought back by the company and taken out of circulation. They basically told me "too bad" when I explained that being unable to drive this car is unacceptable: I need a car! they also told me not to try to get the car fixed on my own. I can't trade it in, I can't fix it, I can't drive it...I'm basically screwed. I bought this car new and am the original owner. I have always taken excellent care of it as far as maintenance, oil changes, etc. The car looks great, the body and engine are fine, but yet, it is a total loss, at only 90,000 miles. Something needs to be done to get this company to make this right for the victims of this factory defect, those of us who unknowingly bought a car that was destined to self-destruct in 9 years. It is only a matter of time before someone dies in a horrific accident from this; it almost happened to me, but I was able to get over to the side of the road. When the bracket gave way, the car began to swerve uncontrollably.

- Westfield, MA, USA

problem #23

Dec 162010

Rodeo

  • 86,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. The contact detected that the frame had cracks and completely rusted due to substantial corrosion. There was a recall associated with the NHTSA campaign id number 10V436000 (suspension: Rear). The contact stated that the frame defect should be included in the recall remedy. The vehicle was not repaired under the recall. The failure mileage was approximately 86,000.

- Johnson City, NY, USA

problem #22

Aug 072010

Rodeo 4WD 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
2001 Isuzu Rodeo frame rusted completely through while my daughter was driving near boston MA. Thank god she is ok however all persons who handled the accident could not believe how rusted out it was. She was quite lucky she was in the right lane of 3 when it happened. The frame broke through on the passenger side in front of the rear wheel about 18 inches. At that point the car became unmanageable and swerved in all directions. The car was deemed of course undriveable and was towed to a junkyard. The kicker is my other daughter has the same car and year and also has a rotted frame. You never would guess looking at the car (unless) you look below. Darn shame someone needs to get these cars off the road and have Isuzu step up. Extremely dangerous.

- New Milford, CT, USA

problem #21

Nov 112010

Rodeo

  • 145,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. While driving approximately 5 mph, the contact noticed that the vehicle was swaying back and forth. She then heard a noise from the rear of the vehicle. The contact had no control of the vehicle; the rear frame was hanging off. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The contact referenced investigation PE09030 and the manufacturer stated that the recall would begin December 2010. The VIN was unavailable. The current and failure mileages were approximately 145,000.

- Ampherst, VA, USA

problem #20

Oct 252010

Rodeo 6-cyl

  • 117,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. While driving approximately 60 mph the steering wheel began to turn to the left and right. The contact began to lose control and noticed that the rear of the vehicle was drifting into a different lane. The vehicle was pulled onto the emergency lane and shut off. Upon examining the vehicle he noticed that the rear suspension and the entire frame was severely covered with rust. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was in the process of being repaired. The failure and current mileages were 117,000. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 01/13/11 updated 01/24/11 updated 03/22/11

- Weymouth, MA, USA

problem #19

Oct 012010

Rodeo

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. While driving approximately 25 mph, there was a noise outside of the vehicle. The contact pulled over to the side of the road and observed that the rear suspension bar partially detached from the frame. The vehicle was towed to the independent mechanic for diagnosis and repair. The failure mileage was approximately 125,000.

- Kittery, ME, USA

problem #18

Nov 062010

Rodeo

  • 109,638 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. The contact was driving 35 mph when the vehicle began to swerve back and forth uncontrollably. The contact applied the brakes and attempted to maneuver the vehicle. He was able to drive to his residence and further inspected the vehicle where he discovered that the rear passenger side suspension bracket was fractured from the frame. The contact called the manufacturer to inquire about a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 10V436000 (suspension:rear) but received no information regarding the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 109,638.

- Luneberg, MA, USA

problem #17

Aug 202010

Rodeo

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. While driving approximately 15 mph, the vehicle suddenly lost control and began to shake. The vehicle coasted to a stop and the contact noticed that the rear control arms had disconnected due to corrosion on the frame. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop where the contact was informed that the subframe and control arms were severely corroded. The vehicle had not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 65,000.

- Salem, MA, USA

problem #16

Oct 072010

Rodeo

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. While the contact was driving approximately 35 mph, the rear end of the vehicle began to fishtail. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they detected that the rear bracket completely separated from the frame due to rust corrosion. The technician stated that the vehicle was not safe to drive. The vehicle was towed to the residence. The contact discovered a recall related to the defect under NHTSA campaign id number 10V436000 (suspension: Rear). The dealer was notified of the failure and they advised that the vehicle was included in the recall. The technician also stated that there was not an appropriate remedy repair and possibly by the end of the 2010 fiscal year there would be one in effect. The contact expressed that the vehicle was her only means of transportation and was not being driven due to the safety hazard. The failure mileage was approximately 110,000.

- Madison, CT, USA

problem #15

Oct 022010

Rodeo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. The contact observed that the driver side rear of the frame exhibited severe rust corrosion. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and they informed of a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 10V436000 (suspension: Rear). In addition, the manufacturer advised that the vehicle not be driven until repaired under the recall. The contact stated the recall did not provide an owner notification schedule. Also, he disagreed with the recall remedy repair. The failure mileage was 114,000. Updated 01/11/2011 updated 04/01/11

- Blackstone, MA, USA

problem #14

Sep 232010

Rodeo

  • 122,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. The contact stated that the rear stabilizer bar fractured while the contact was driving 35 mph. The rear stabilizer bar fractured due to excessive rust of the frame. The contact called the dealer and the dealer advised the contact that there was no recall on the vehicle and there was nothing they could do to assist. The contact stated the vehicle was only nine years old and rust should not exhibit on the vehicle at that age. The contact believed the vehicle was extremely dangerous and could have cost someone their life. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 122,000.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

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