NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Disc: Rotor Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,457 miles

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2002 Isuzu Axiom brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Isuzu Axiom Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 122004

Axiom 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles


Vibration and slow lose of breaking power. My Axiom has been in the dealer 3 times this year ti fix a bad vibration while breaking. Twice they claim they cannot replicate the problem but once they admitted the rotors are warped. The vehicle continues to have the same problem even after the dealer "fixed" it. With the vibration is a slow lose of braking power and a softening of the pedal. At times the brakes fade and it requires pushing the pedal to the floor to get the car to stop. I am conserned that the vibrations will eventually cause the total lose of braking power.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #6

Mar 202004

Axiom 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While applying the brakes vehicle vibrated uncontrollably. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic determined that brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced, and replaced them. Three months later, the problem recurred, and the mechanic replaced the brake pads and the rotors again. However, the problem reappeared.

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #5

May 292004


  • miles
While driving to work I noticed that my gas needle was low which I deemed funny because I had just fulled the SUV the morning before, I then when to the station to get gas just to check and I only got $6 dollars in the tank and also the computer said that I was 56 miles from empty. The front end shakes at highway speeds, the air conditioner stopped working, sparks come from it when you turn it on, the blower fan just stopped working, the brakes make a loud sound upon being applied, the outside temperture indicator does not work anymore.

- Tallulah, LA, USA

problem #4

Sep 262003

(reported on)


  • 21,000 miles


When driving at highway speeds and if the brakes are applied there is heavy vibration. Dealer has been contacted.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 312002

Axiom 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
When we bought the vehicle (same day) we noticed a vibration. A few days after the purchase, the dealer balanced the tires, and on the way home we noticed that the problem was not fixed. (09/04/02). We were not able to get back to the dealer immediately, but they were informed. On 9-19-02 it was brought back in and they replaced the right rear axle and axle bearing and replaced a tire and it was not fixed again. On 9-20-02, they replaced the driveshaft, and the problem was still there. The problem worsened, and was now involving the brakes. It was brought in on 10-11-02 and they found rear brake pads heavily glazed, drums warped and they claimed we may have drove w/the emergency brake on (its an automatic, and we did not). Not long after that, the problem was back. We informed the same dealership and the Isuzu rep told us that as for as he was concerned the vehicle was fixed and he will no longer try to fix this problem. This was ted russell Isuzu dealership in knoxville, tn. A couple months later we moved to alpharetta, ga and the problem got extremely worse (brakes). We brought it to carl black Isuzu. They were very friendly and concerned about the problem. Again they found the rear axles were out of round, brakes out of round, and turned both rotors. This was found on Feb. 27 2003 and was changed on March 18, 2003. The mileage on the vehicle at this time was around 12,000. My vehicle now has 18,000 miles and of course the problem has been back for a while, but this time the ABS light is now on. We are going to see what happens now. My wife drives this vehicle along w/our 2 children. Something needs to be done about this vehicle...... **consumer requests callback from ODI investigator**

- Gray, LA, USA

problem #2

Jun 242003

Axiom 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2002 Isuzu Axiom purchased April 2002....after a few months, vehicle taken back many times for vibrations while driving and three times to date for leaking grease from right front wheel. Sept 2002. Rack & pinion was found defective and was replaced. Wheels were balanced many times by dealer and also aligned. Rear rotors were resurfaced in Dec 2002 and front rotors were replaced in March 2003. Front tires are worn unevenly, dealer cannot explain why. These are new tires that dealer put on vehicle in Oct 2002 to eliminate vibrations. Wheels were balanced and alignment done again last week to try to resolve problems.(I paid for this service) dealer cannot identify what is causing problems and at this time they refuse to do anything under the warranty to rectify problems of vibrations. I need help please. I feel very unsafe driving this vehicle especially more now since front tires are worn unevenly. Dealer tried on many attempts to resolve problems and still cannot fix the problems.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 152003

Axiom 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
When driven at highway speeds, the steering vibrated. The driveshaft was replaced, and the problem still recurred. When the vehicle was backed up, a thump was felt on every revolution on the drivers side. The axles were replaced, but the problem remained the same. The consumer felt a loss of control with the vehicle on turns, and a squeaking sound had come from the tires due to pitted rotors.

- Pittsburg, PA, USA

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