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#2254 of 2315 Rodeo and Passport - frame rust causing accidents
Nov 17, 2009 (2:35 pm)
To all the people posting on this site, have any of you been reading or are any of you aware of the issues with the Rodeo and Passport vehicles? The rear driver's side torque bar rusts off and causes accidents or near accidents. There is currently a federal investigation in the process with the hopeful outcome being a recall. This covers vehicles from 1995 to 2002. Go to Edmunds.com forum and go to Isuzu Rodeo then Rodeo Frame Rust, and read the issues so many of us are having. You all need to be aware of this. The frames are rusting like swiss cheese. This is a safey issue and Honda and Isuzu refuse to acknowledge any responsibility. Because of the number of complaints, a federal investigation is in the process. Derek Rinehardt is heading the investigation, all that info is available on Edmunds forum. If you drive your family, please make sure your vehicle is safe and free of rust. If it has the same problem as hundreds of us, contact Mr. Rinehardt, file a complaint with NHTSA and with Honda and Isuzu. Let them know this is serious. Honda and Isuzu just hopes we will go away. I have been working on this for a year in January, since my near accident which occurred when the torque arm rusted off while driving my 1998 Honda Passport. This occurred without any warning, as it has occurred to many other drivers. Suddenly it feels like you are driving on ice and then BAM the torque arm falls off and there you are. I realize this is not an issue previously covered in this forum, but anyone who drives these vehicles needs to be aware.
#2255 of 2315 Re: Rodeo and Passport - frame rust causing accidents [marinaky]
Nov 17, 2009 (5:00 pm)
Here's the link: Rodeo Frame Rust
SUVs and Smart Shopper
Feb 25, 2010 (9:30 am)
WE HAVE A 1991 HONDA PASSPORT WITH A 3.2 V6 MOTOR DOHC, ONE OF THE CAM PULLYS DID A GRENADE ACT, WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW IS THIS AN INTERFEARENCE MOTOR OR NOT. PLEASE HELP THANK YOU. GOSLING ONE.
#2257 of 2315 Re: BROKEN CAM PULLY [goslingone]
Feb 25, 2010 (10:32 am)
Isuzu made interference engines for the Rodeo up until model year '96 so that should include your '91 Passport.
SUVs and Smart Shopper
Apr 12, 2010 (7:00 pm)
I am new to this forum...I have a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo. I have had problems with the check engine light staying on, I live in a state where DEQ testing has to be completed in order to license my car, and if the light is flashing no licensing. I had it hooked up to a reader and it said the # one cylinder needed to be replaced, so I had it replaced along with all of the spark plugs. The light was then reset, It immediately came back on, I had the car tested again and it said that the #1 cylinder was misfiring. I had a mechanic friend of mine looked at it and said that there wasnt a spark going to the #1. any ideas what might be going on, I cant afford much and I need to get my car licensed. I need HELP PLEASE
#2261 of 2315 Isuzu Rodeo -1999 - Engine dead
May 09, 2010 (9:46 pm)
last week when i was driving Isuzu Rodeo 1999 with 133K miles on it - on the way to work on highway suddenly it started making rattling noise and i slow down the SUV and took exit and it stopped and not able to start, i ended up towing the car to mechanic and he said - Engine has issues with pistons - out of 6 pistons one piston broke and it is making noise. Mechanic suggest to replace the engine, quotation i got from mechanic is total of $4000 to replace with 100k Miles used engine. I am not sure it is worth spending to replace the engine with $4K?
As per mechanic - it is known problems with Isuzu engines as it is design flaw that is what he is telling. Is it worth contacting Isuzu for explanation?
I also reached out to Isuzu dealer for price quotation for new engine - it costs around $9000.
Any one ran in to this kind of scenario? Any suggestion to keep replace with 100k engine by spending $4k, is it worth spending?
#2262 of 2315 Re: Isuzu Rodeo -1999 - Engine dead [rtitto]
May 10, 2010 (4:45 pm)
I have a 1998 - engine replaced at 75,000 miles - I would NEVER AGAIN spend that much money on an Isuzu. Parts will get harder to find since they are pulling out of the US.
#2263 of 2315 Re: Popping in the rear end 99 Passport 4x4 [misrpiggy]
May 10, 2010 (7:08 pm)
Check the frame condition around the trailing arm connection, this is the arm that connects the rear drive axle to the frame, Mine was also making a popping noise when stopping, couldn't find out where it was coming from till my frame rusted at the mount and the trailing arm fell off. after fixed I never did hear the popping noise again. 1 year later my coil spring and upper shock mount rusted off at the frame?? If your frame is rusted , Check forums for Rodeo frame rust, file complaint if you still have the vehicle.