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#1 of 435 2001 Rodeo frame rust
May 22, 2009 (11:38 am)
Our 2001 Rodeo has really bad frame rust. There are holes in the rear frame (some several inches long) and the rear trailing arm broke loose from the frame!
I called NHTSA about it, but outside of their website I don't hear much talk about it.
Has anyone else heard about this problem?
#2 of 435 Re: 2001 Rodeo frame rust [gurlzylla]
May 27, 2009 (5:03 am)
I have a 2000 Rodeo that my daughter was driving on the Mass Pike. While driving 65 mph, the left rear trailing arm and bracket broke from the frame(due to rust), causing the vehicle to shake violently. Somehow she was able to slow down and come to a stop after grazing the gaurdrails on the right side of the road.
I believe Isuzu or any company that insures a Isuzu Rodeo/Honda Passport has an obligation to notify owners of this potentially disastrous condition.
#3 of 435 frame rust-broken frame
Jun 21, 2009 (9:10 am)
1999 rodeo lse just had frame welded(mechanic cut part of it that was rusted made an extension some how welded it and it runs great, even at 85 mph car did not shake or move at all and it only cost me 800 dollars,all this after a towing co. had told me to junk it cause it could not be repaired.BUT IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THESE VEHICLES HAVE THE SAME CHRONIC PROBLEM
#5 of 435 Re: frame rust-broken frame [murtoseiro]
Jun 21, 2009 (5:46 pm)
This just happened today to my wifes 2002 Axiom. Same exact chassis system as the Rodeo. The rear drivers-side traction bar in front of the tire rusted completely off the frame. The frame is rusted through and nowhere to re-attach that is solid. Just had it towed to the Midway in Framingham.
What did you find out?? I'm thinking this is going to be very expensive.
#6 of 435 Re: frame rust-broken frame [murtoseiro]
Jun 22, 2009 (6:07 am)
Where is your mechanic located??
Jun 26, 2009 (12:49 pm)
I have a Honda Passport 2001 and yesterday my local mechanic alerted me to the rotted frame section. Left rear including the trail arm bracket. Just as everyone else has described. Thankfully I wasn't going 65 on the mass pike as someone else had said. I am on the Mass south coast and have checked a few salvage yards for the frame section but no luck. Can anyone suggest a repair shop capable of fixing this problem?
Jun 26, 2009 (5:21 pm)
had my 99 rodeo fixed for that problem for 800 dollars at DASILVA'S AUTO in naugatuck ct.car rides better than ever
#9 of 435 Re: rotted frame [murtoseiro]
Jun 27, 2009 (4:23 am)
Naugatuck is a bit of a drive from Worcester, especially for a tow truck cost.
Good news is that insurance came in and totaled the car so now I can get some money towards a new one. Now need to see what they decide to give me.
#10 of 435 Re: 2001 Rodeo frame rust [gurlzylla]
Jun 29, 2009 (1:30 pm)
Before you fix your frame, check out the NHTSA website.
A preliminary invesigation has been opened -only 2 weeks ago- to look into whether or not a RECALL is warranted.
You may want to report the frame problems you are having to NHTSA, as structural rust is considered a safety issue.