NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Master Cylinder Problems


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

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1998 Isuzu Rodeo brakes problems

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1998 Isuzu Rodeo Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 262006

Rodeo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Received recall notice for 98 Isuzu Rodeo contacted bell Isuzu was told the part was not available at the time called back several times, was pulling in driveway brakes went all the way to the floor smashed into bedroom of roommate. Called Isuzu they replaced part then said it had nothing to do with my brakes. Said they tested my brake fluid it was contaminated, and that I needed a new master cylinder. The part replaced directly affected the ABS brake system from working properly they believe its not failure from this ABS module, aligortham thank you for your time.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jul 012002


  • miles
Master brake cylinder is failing. While driving brake pedal will go all the way to the floor. Consumer has to pump brakes several times, and then pedal will return to normal.

- Sinking Springs, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 012002


  • miles
When stopping at a light brake pedal would give out and hit the floor. Took vehicle to dealer, and they replaced ABS module. Currently, brakes get hard at a stop. Took vehicle back to dealer, and they replaced master cylinder.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 111999


  • miles
I was traveling down the road and when I hit the brakes the vehicle did not respond. I took it to meineke for an ispection and they reported a failure in the master cylinder. When I brought it to the dealer, they claimed the brake pedal should be able to touch the floor and then proceeded with no response. I tried to contact Isuzu customer relations and they would not talk to me.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

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