NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,333 miles

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2001 Isuzu Rodeo seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Isuzu Rodeo Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 022008


  • 105,000 miles


I hit another vehicle from behind (the front right, driver's side of my vehicle struck the right rear of the other vehicle) at about 30 miles per hour. Because my airbag failed to deploy, I suffered bilateral jaw fractures and lacerations to the inside and outside of my lower lip area where my teeth went through my skin (10-12 sutures were needed on the inside and outside for this laceration) and another 15 sutures were needed to repair a laceration resulting from the inside of my mouth ripping apart where the lower gums meet the skin of my chin. Because the impact of the accident was enough to total my vehicle right at the driver's area where I was seated, I believe the airbag was defective since it should have deployed and protected my face from these injuries.

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 122007

Rodeo 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. While driving 65 mph with the cruise control activated, the contact was involved in a high impact vehicle crash. The median on the highway sustained property damage. The vehicle was destroyed. The air bags failed to deploy. The dealer has not been notified. The contact sustained moderate injuries to his neck and shoulders. A police report was filed. The current and failure mileages were 97,000. The consumer provided pictures of the vehicle. Updated 09/06/07

- North Wilkesboro, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 302005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
There was an accident and no airbags deployed. The car was equipped with front air bags. There was no warning lights on to indicate a problem. Last time the car was checked there was no indication of a problem. The driver was the only person injured with a tooth knocked out.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

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