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#384 of 436 1999 Isuzu Rodeo
Nov 12, 2011 (4:59 pm)
I am having the same problem with the ENTIRE frame being rusted. Any idea who I would call at Isuzu to talk to about this. If they wanna do a buy back - they can have it - at a reasonable price. We've already spent $600 getting the frame welded only to have the mechanic tell us that the entire frame and front end is rusted and it won't pass inspection. Why didn't they recall the entire frame instead of just the rearend ?? Please help !!! Does anyone have a number I can call ?
Dec 09, 2011 (10:56 am)
I have been trying to figure out WHO to get in touch with so I get results about my Rodeo's entire frame being rotted. Has 96000 miles on it. Had the recall fixed but still won't pass inspection due to entire frame. When I asked the facility that did the recall if they looked at the rest of the car they said they were only concentrating on the recall area. Paid $600 after that to have some of the rust fixed. Still won't pass inspection. WHO DO I GET IN TOUCH WITH TO GET RESULTS ??? HELP !!
#386 of 436 Re: Pittsburgh Rodeo Story [marinaky]
Dec 29, 2011 (2:32 pm)
Dear Marinaky...not sure if you will receive this message or not, but if you do, could you please reply back to share the user names of the people that may have reaached out to you that owned the 97 passports. I am in a peculiar situation where I purchased a 97 back in APril for my kid to drive back and forth to college. Was under the vehicle messing around back in June and almost got sick to my stomach when I saw a huge hole in the frame of the vehicle, big enough to put my forearm into. I then reached my hand through the whole and into the chassis and proceeded to pull out hunks of steel. Needless to say. That is the day that I basically parked teh vehicle. Got the runaround from Honda Recalls b/c as you know, the 97 was not included in teh recall. I proceeded to put in a complaint to the NHTSA, had my local dealer take pictures and send them up the chain and then I followed up with Amer. Honda to see if the would make and exception. Got the runaround with them again and now woudl like to reach out to some other owners/possibl owners of a 97 passport with teh same issues. Thanks in advance.
#387 of 436 Re: My Experience [pilot81]
Jan 03, 2012 (12:00 pm)
Can you tell me how many miles you had on your Rodeo...mine is a '99 with 91,000 mi and they are offering me $3,000...it is in mint condition.
#388 of 436 Re: My Experience [lgore]
Jan 03, 2012 (2:21 pm)
I have 97000 miles on my Rodeo and can't drive it cause of the frame condition which in turn, won't pass inspection. It's sitting in my driveway - what am I supposed to do with it ? WHO did you contact at Isuzu to help you with the buyback ? I can't find ANY sources as to how to pursue this for me. Mine, too, is in mint condition minus the frame situation....
#389 of 436 Re: My Experience [valmc628]
Jan 05, 2012 (12:55 pm)
There is a recall notice that went out on this....go to www.isuzu.com and find a dealer nearest you. Call the nearest dealer and they will tow it for you free as part of the recall. Be prepared for a long nasty process by isuzu. They are offering everyone different amounts for the cars and they will not explain there reasoning or give you #s. Good luck!
#390 of 436 Re: My Experience [lgore]
Jan 05, 2012 (1:12 pm)
I went and had the recall done previously for the rear bracket - - when I picked the vehicle up they said they didn't look at the rest of the frame. I went for inspection. Wouldn't pass because the frame is shot. Will call dealer again - but not sure that is far enough up in the chain to get any results.
#391 of 436 Re: Pittsburgh Rodeo Story [97passportjunk]
Jan 06, 2012 (10:59 am)
Sorry, but I don't have the names or e mails from the owners of the '97's that I was in touch with, anymore. Sorry I couldn't be of any help, but it has been a while since I touched base with any of those owners. I guess you can only put in your complaint with Honda and with NHTSA and see where it goes from there. Obviously, they have received a lot of complaints about the 97 models, so maybe they will either extend this recall or issue another one to include the 1997 model year.
#392 of 436 Re: My Experience [pilot81]
Jan 09, 2012 (7:23 pm)
Okay, I'm getting sick about now. Just bought a 2002 Rodeo Sport 2 door yesterday. I wish i'd seen this board before. From what i am reading the 2 doors are not part of the recall? I have seen them selling them at dealerships in the Dayton Oh area for $5000-9000. How can this be? I guess first thing in the morning I will have to crawl under this possible lemon and see what I have got myself into. Just ordered a new timing belt and tensioner and water pump to get rid of the "Isuzu Tick" that I did research. Anyone heard of any of the 2 doors getting the recall?