NHTSA — Steering Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
112,450 miles

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2001 Isuzu Rodeo steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Isuzu Rodeo Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 032015


  • 165,400 miles


My friend [xxx] and I were returning home from shopping in town. Hit a small pothole on spring street in vernon, ct about 5 pm. Took a left turn down a hill and heard scraping sound outside the car.I pulled over and stopped the vehicle, engaged the emergency brake and examined the wheels. The rear left tire was scraping against the mud guard. I was within.2 mi. From home and drove there slowly and carefully and parked the vehicle. On closer inspection we discovered that the shock/strut had separated from the frame, and that both parts were badly rusted. Since the left rear wheel is not safely connected to the frame, my steering was affected, especially when braking. Thank god this did not happen at high speed on the highway or involve injuries or an accident. My blind wife and I are both disabled on ssd and do not have the means to fix or replace this vehicle. Other than this incident, the vehicle is in great condition. Please help us get our safe transportation resolved. Thank you, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Vernon, CT, USA

problem #3

Feb 192013

Rodeo 6-cyl

  • 14,400 miles
We own a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo with 144000 miles on it. We received a recall notice for excessive rust on rear suspension. We had the Isuzu dealer complete the recall work of installing stabilizer brackets, is was due to the excessive amount of rust. However, we were never informed of any additional rust throughout the rest of the frame in the front and back. Today, we had the Rodeo in to have a new starter put in and the mechanic tell us that the car is not safe to drive. This is my son's car and he is in college and does not have a way of getting to class, any longer.

- Eden Prairie, MN, USA

problem #2

Feb 192013

Rodeo 6-cyl

  • 144,000 miles
Have own our isuze Rodeo for four years. We received the rust recall back in 2010 and had the recall work performed. The isuze dealer installed the stabilizing brackets on the rear suspension, due to the excessive amount of rust. Now, today as I am paying a mechanic for a new starter, he informs me the there are large holes in the front and back part of the frame. He also said it was unsafe to drive. The isuze dealer never told us about the excessive rust on the vehicle when the recall work was performed.this is my kids car and I won't alow them to drive it anymore.

- Eden Prairie, MN, USA

problem #1

Mar 062012

Rodeo 6-cyl

  • 126,000 miles
I started to pull away from the curb and heard a screeching noise and the rear end of my car began to sway back and forth. I pulled back up to curb and looked under rear of car. I saw cracked, rusted frame and a broken stabilizer bar.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

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