NHTSA — Power Train: Driveline: Driveshaft Problems


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1998 Isuzu Rodeo drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Isuzu Rodeo Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 212000

(reported on)

Rodeo 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


When traveling and upon making a gradual stop, consumer noticed complete brake failure, resulting in extended stopping distance. Consumer has contacted dealer, dealer has replaced three brake sensors. Currently, the brake problem still exists, there is an intermittent noise coming from the front wheel hub, and door closure is a problem. Owner is seeking repurchase of vehicle.

- East Troy, WI, USA

problem #1

Jun 241998

Rodeo 4WD

  • miles
The 1998 Isuzu Rodeo was purchased in February 1998 and began to have problems June 22, 1998. The problem was the driveshaft and a worn/loose internal yoke. The symptoms were/and still are the drive shaft slamming foreward and backward at every stopping of the vehicle or forward motion from a stopped position. Many times at sudden stops the vehicle has violently jerked forward and someday may cause an accident. We ahve ahs the vehicle serviced for this problem at falore Lincoln Mercury Isuzu in san jose, California (twice), dismissed as "no problem at all" at chapman Isuzu in tempe, Arizona and serviced twice at pitre Isuzu in scottsdale, Arizona (the first time they admitted there was a problem and the second time they made adjustments and said there was no problem and that what I was experiencing was just a "normal" characteristic of the 1998 Rodeos. In 1999 I filed a complaint with the better business bureau - they said I had too many miles on the vehicle (36,000) to have Isuzu buy it back or have an Isuzu dealer replace. No one associated with Isuzu wants to admit to this problem yet they continue to fix it again and again. Today is January 31, 2000 and I need to make another appointment at pitre Isuzu in scottsdale, Arizona to have this same problem corrected again. Hope you can help.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

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