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#257 of 436 Isuzu handling of rusted frame issue is an insult to the car owners
Jan 20, 2011 (7:15 pm)
Ok! Here comes my story.
Took 1999 Rodeo LS to Peters of Nashua. It is a "Stage 4". I knew it. I've done work on a frame of the car over the past 2 years. My 1966 Mustang frame, that I've restored 7 years ago, looked 1000 times better!!!!!
Frame is decomposing!!!! You cannot weld to rust - simple as that.
I don't think that we are going to get much out of Isuzu unless somebody will get killed in their truck, God forbid.
If nothing else, I feel obligated to get Isuzu out of the US completely. If all of us join our efforts in putting Isuzu out of business that would be satisfactory to me.
#258 of 436 Re: What more can we do? [madinmass]
Jan 21, 2011 (5:24 pm)
if you find out if it dose cover the whole frame can you please let me no my redeo s runs real good just my frame my email is fordford_f150yahoo.com
#259 of 436 Re: 98 & Up [darth_venom]
Jan 21, 2011 (8:06 pm)
I have a 95 with the same issue's i
Jan 21, 2011 (8:32 pm)
I have a 95 rodeo with 117K miles got it 2yrs ago and thought I got a good deal still do seeing I got it for 1400 I frist sew the rot fixing my right side rear tire so I looked around the back end was bad but with a car this old and living in NYC (are steets suck thanks mayor mike) I thought it was just my car over the past 3 months my back bamper has fallen off and now I keep feeling my back end shift to the right. I found this forum looking to see if my engine woulf fit a 02 rodeo that I found (but haven't bought) on CL with a blown engine glad I found it I think I'll just look for something else as for my rodeo you all have show me that it is unsafe to drive and I thank you isuzu really needs to put a recall on this model
#261 of 436 Re: 2001 Rodeo [kiki1275]
Jan 24, 2011 (11:07 am)
I too filed a second claim for frame rust. We need to all go back to the beginning and file a new complaint with https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/ pointing out the frame rust and not the suspension link and how the recall is not fixing the problem in many cases.
#262 of 436 99 Rodeo support?
Jan 27, 2011 (10:44 am)
Mine has been verbally verified as a category 5. As my rodeo is in impound, gas tank off, awaiting the junk yard due to the one foot hole inside the frame i am told that isuzu will contact me in a week or so after their final investigation. Until then what am i supposed to do? No rental cars are given, no compensation in sight... Last i knew I took car of my car and it was taken by them... They are not held responsible for me keeping my job? I understand the recall, but toyota (Tacoma) and ford (minivans) were recalled as well, and during the waiting period they provided rentals. Isuzu is exempt from this? This is where we need the class action suit...
#263 of 436 More than a week went by NO CALL from ISUZU!
Jan 28, 2011 (6:16 am)
Stage 4 rusted frame. Isuzu got pictures from the Isuzu Certified Service Center more than a week ago but they didn't get back to me with "results of their review". They don't even give you a time frame. Looks like they don't know what to do and they are giving everybody the same crap: "We have so many "HAPPY" customers, you just the "ONLY ONE" that is unhappy. Does that sound familiar?
So, how many NOT SO HAPPY people are out there?
I am one.
#264 of 436 Re: More than a week went by NO CALL from ISUZU! [jsabo]
Jan 28, 2011 (6:33 am)
It is all a joke. I was on the phone with them yesterday - on hold 1.5 hours...after 1 hour earlier in the day - for a fax they lost - x 3! We had our car fixed two years ago when they told me I was the only one with a rust issue and our car was 6 months out of frame warranty...just a joke - on me! We are trying to get our money back and they are jerking us around - been back to dealership twice...I won't tell you what they said about Isuzu...none of it is good - the repair job - recall fix is a joke.
Jan 29, 2011 (6:21 am)
I was able to contact a higher authority in the Isuzu USA corp. He had absolutley NO more info than the customer support managers that say they are processing our claims yet have no other answers. I called them out, told them our shared opinion that they had no idea what to do about the category 4 and 5 recalls, and asked again about rental compensation... That is not going to happen unless a third party mandates it. The gentleman at corporate told me the dealership had no right to retain my vehicle. Liability isn't an issue with these people? I'm glad the dealership kept it, the frame was totally rotten!