NHTSA — Visibility: Glass, Side/Rear Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,500 miles

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2002 Isuzu Rodeo windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Isuzu Rodeo Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 272005

Rodeo 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles


On two separate occasions the rear tinted windows shattered after the consumer turned on the rear defroster/defogger system. Dealer informed the consumer that the cause of the problem was due to the tint applied on the window.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #3

Apr 122004

Rodeo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
Rear window on my 2002 izusu Rodeo exploded. This is the 2nd time it has happened to me, the dealership claim that the aftermarket tint I install hold the heat on when the rear defroster is on and cause the window to explode.

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 192003


  • 13,000 miles
Extremely cold morning and used the rear window defroster and it shattered the rear window. Told by the dealer it was caused by the window tint that was installed. I had a 99 Rodeo with after market tint and never had any problems.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 052002

(reported on)


  • miles
Owner turned on rear defroster, and went back into the house. When driver returned rear hatchback window was shattered. Dealer indicated that tint on window may have been the cause.

- Ft. Payne, AL, USA

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