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#394 of 436 Re: My Experience [buckohio]
Jan 10, 2012 (7:59 am)
If you just bought it yesterday, take it back to the seller as you have 72 hours to return any item you purchased over a certain $$ amount. If the doors are the issue, you should be able to find lots of those at the junk yards, pull apart, etcs. as so many of these vehicles have been sent there. And for very little money, probably less than $100 a door. That is if you have found it to not have any frame rust. If it has the rust, return it.
#395 of 436 What will Happen!
Jan 10, 2012 (8:10 am)
Does anyone know what happens if you don't take your Rodeo for the recall? I have a 2002 rodeo 4 cylinder with a 151,000 but it looks good and runs good and good gas mileage and where I live in MI the closes Isuzu Dealer is 100 miles away and the mechanic I go to used to be a Isuzu Dealer but now isn't and they never sold any Isuzu. I wonder if I took it to them to look at first than to a dealer for inspection and if they tell it is unrepairable but mechanic says it is a have a leg to stand on. I can't afford another car I'm on disability and I bought my Rodeo brand new us I am a originally owner. Can you stop the dealer from keeping your car?
#396 of 436 1999 Isuzu Rodeo Frame Junk
Jan 10, 2012 (8:49 am)
I own a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo that I bought in June of last year. When I took it for inspection, it didn't pass because of the frame. I took it to a welding/frame specialist who informed me after inspection that the frame was unrepairable due to excessive rust/corrosion. He had the car up to December 29, trying to locate an acceptable replacement frame, until he said I better take it to Isuzu, he couldn't remedy my problem. I had it towed to Isuzu for the service man to tell me I was past the recall warranty epiration date of Dec 13. He suggested I call Isuzu and explain my situation and get an authorization # to have the problem fixed. I called 3 times, on 3 different days, and each time I called I was directed to a different department. I called today and got through with a man named Terry. What an ignorant person. He belittled me, and made me feel as if I was in the wrong. I explained my situation to him only for him to respond that I didn't take it to an "authorized" Isuzu repair shop, and that I had since Dec of 2010 to have this problem fixed. I told him I just bought the vehicle in June of 2011. He said I could have the problem fixed, but I would have to pay out of pocket. This is a safety hazard. Everyone who is having this problem needs to contact NHTSA like I did at 18883274236. I spoke to a very nice lady who took down my complaint of Isuzu's entire frame needing recalled. I asked how many other complaints have been filed about this problem. She said I was the 12th person to make a complaint about this problem. I also asked how many complaints they got about the rear frame brackets, that Isuzu made the recall on, she said 33. So, everyone, if you have the same problem as me, call and file a complaint.
Jan 10, 2012 (10:12 am)
You do not have 72 hours to return it...that urban legend does not apply to car sales,UNLESS,the dealer specifically would advertise the fact,and when they do,you generally have to still buy a vehicle from them...Have sold for 15-17 years here in Ohio,and a lot of people are mistakin ,thinking they can return a vehicle...if you ought it from a private owner,here in Ohio,it is 100%as-is,and viewed as a casual sale...if bought from a dealer,I would think the seller sold it as is,and the buyer had to sign off on that on at least 2 forms...Unless Isuzu has changed it,2 doors were not affected by the recall,when they bought mine back recently...Good luck with yours!!!
#398 of 436 Re: What will Happen! [cheriem269]
Jan 10, 2012 (10:17 am)
Cheriem269, You need to check and see if your car can still be inspected by Isuzu. You had to have it done by a certain date. I would check into that first and for sure you should have someone inspect your vehicle as soon as possible. I had no idea my 2001 Honda Passport was totally unrepairable due to severe corrosion of the frame. They put the recall parts on my totally rusted frame. I had to have it towed home. If your car is in bad shape they will tell you at the dealership and you will have to sign a waiver if you want to drive your car home. This is for your safety as the frame rots from the inside out and I also live in MI so salt is used on the roads in the winter months. My sway bars are rusted off along with the gas tank housing and the whole frame is rusted from front to the rear. Please be safe and have your car inspected as it can fall apart and you will have no control of the steering.
Jan 10, 2012 (10:21 am)
I also worked with a Terry at Isuzu,had no problem at all...maybe it is your tone?......The recall is only for certain ones from certain statesmit is not all inclusive.....go to the Isuzu website,call the customer service number listed that is in California....give them your vin,they will say if it is one of the recall units...see if there is a real time limit.The dealers checking them,(mostly former Isuzu dealers),are not kept up to speed as well as dealing with Isuzu direct.It would also be in your best interest to file with NHTSA,regardless of Isuzu,IF you have major corrosinion on the frame or rear "trailing arms"...They pay various prices and dont discuss what others were paid,I got $1500 for mine which had just under 200k miles,which is what I paid for it...This is not a "get rich or retail thing",as so far they are doing it volunterily...only if hundres complain with NHTSA,would it become a mandatory,across the board thing...Good luck!!!
Jan 10, 2012 (10:22 am)
should have used the spellcheck!!!!!
#401 of 436 Re: spelling!!! [used2loveem]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 10, 2012 (10:48 am)
And after posting, you may edit your post for 30 minutes.
#402 of 436 2002 Rodeo Sport
Jan 11, 2012 (9:13 am)
I own a 2002 Rodeo Sport and had to have my brakes fixed... at the end of the repair the mechanic tells me "your truck is a piece of junk.. youl be lucky to get $300 for it" becuase of the frame being rotted away. My truck has under 50k on mileage.... So i called the 1800 number for isuzu and talk to a nice lady named Karen at ext 272 if anyone wanted to call. She sent me to a dealership and they took photos this morning, they did a puch test and the frame failed.. He advised me to not drive my truck that the frame is so rotted on the form "unsafe to drive". He was sending the pictures to Isuzu today but my advice to all the Rodeo Sport owners call Isuzu up (if ur frame is gone like mine) and have them make an appointment for photos.. the point is that more Rodeo Sport owners should let them know that version also has rust problems and to be involved into the recall. I have not heard anything yet but we will see...
#403 of 436 Re: 1999 Isuzu Rodeo Frame Junk [rlld101]
Jan 12, 2012 (1:31 pm)
I too have deal with this idiot Terry at Isuzu what a jerk! I have a 2001 rodeo that cant have the recall fixed to rust but they are using that as an issue when determining the amount to buy the truck back. My last attempt with them was today take the deal or you are out of luck is what I got. I filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and the National Better Business Bureau. Next is to look for a lawyer can anyone say "Class Action" I think we should ban together