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#414 of 435 Is it safe now?
Mar 30, 2012 (2:07 pm)
I just had my 2001 Rodeo towed about 60 miles from home. I was driving to work and all of a sudden my vehicle when out of control. The left rear suspension bracket had rusted off (right side didn't look good either). The mechanic has looked at it,and has said it is repairable. My question now is....How safe is my Rodeo really gonna be? I do have small grandchildren that I drive around with in my suv.. Should I be nervous or not?
#415 of 435 Just Called Owner Relations
Apr 12, 2012 (8:44 am)
I own a 2001 Rodeo with 100k miles and holes in the frame, in front of and behind the rear wheels. I just spoke with a Lee at the 1-800 # and he was quite obstinate more or less giving me the corporate response telling me the recall only covers a small portion of the frame. He didn't make any mention of Isuzu buying back vehicles, rather told me he couldn't discuss the details of any other transaction. I didn't even get into it with him and just asked to be transferred to Karen (thanks Jon). Hopefully she'll get back to me.
#416 of 435 Re: 1999 Isuzu Rodeo Frame Junk [freepour66]
Apr 21, 2012 (8:04 am)
hi i also have the same problem with my 2001 isuzu, the frame is done, they tall me it can't be fix. so they offer $ 2,347 to buy it back from me. here is the thing the truck got over heated because the radiator is also defective in this trucks, i brought it to my mechanic and he tall me about the frame problem. he tall me it wasn't worth fixing the head gasket before fixing the frame. but he had taking out the cylinder head of all ready. now the isuzu agent tells me that because the cylinder head is of, they can give me only $500. he went from 2,347 to 500. he is defenaly trying to f. with me. what can i do about it?
#417 of 435 Re: frame rust-broken frame [howardru]
Apr 21, 2012 (8:12 am)
call the isuzu dealer they are supost to fix it, free.
#418 of 435 2001 Rodeo traded to dealer
May 01, 2012 (9:40 am)
Hi All, I also have been duped by Isuzu and the used car dealer I traded it to. Of course I did
not tell him of the frame rot when I agreed to buy his 2005 Ford Escape for $8200 and got
$2000 for the Rodeo. He was probably aware of the buy out program and is getting $2700
from Isuzu. Now I am finding rear wheel well rust/rot on the Escape with only 73k miles on it.
And when I brought the Rodeo in for the recall in 3/2011 I was not advised of the ultimate
fate that awaited me the next year when I took it for state inspection.
It seems that the people in the car market and ownership of cars is very scarey business.
#419 of 435 Re: 2001 Rodeo traded to dealer [badrodeo]
May 01, 2012 (10:26 am)
To the poster of #418...I am a former salesman,and have owned many Rodeos,and had one bought back last year by Isuzu.Let me explain something......the $2k you got ON PAPER ,in real money was probably only $500 to $1000,as the price you paid for the Escape,probably had about$2000 profit in it to the dealer,so he probably overallowed on your Rodeo,to protect himself.And you brag that you didnt tell him about the frame rot?.....yet apparently werent smart enough to look under the Escape?...Whats that say about you and your ethics?...and what does it matter what he MAY get from Isuzu?...Whether he makes or loses on that doesnt concern you,as its no longer yours....as I used to tell customers,if you are happy with the vehicle you purchased,the price and payment,on the day you bought it,it doesnt matter how much or how little the dealer made,as some days they do well ,and other days ,they make little or lose ,just to keep turning inventory...
#420 of 435 Re: 2001 Rodeo traded to dealer [used2loveem]
May 01, 2012 (10:31 am)
Also, you need to take responsibility for your actions,so in this case,DEPENDING what the Escape may or may not need,as you arent clear as to whether its just wheel well rust on the body(cosmetic),or if it is a structual issue with rust,as in the Rodeos....,,remember,you didnt inspect it apparently,KNOWING full well the trade in had problems.I hope you dont have kids that you transport in these vehicles,for their sake!
#421 of 435 rusted isuzu frames
May 09, 2012 (2:25 pm)
hi this is the first i have heard of this and was wondering if this is only on the rodeos and passports or does this include the amigo as well i have a 98 amigo please let me know if anyone does know thank you for your time and reply.
#423 of 435 Re: 2001 Rodeo frame rust [rock25]
May 29, 2012 (6:12 pm)
my daughters broke same side on 5-27-2012 and isuzu told me to pound salt, the recall was over, i contacted the NHTSA today and filed new complaint, you and everyone else should do the same to get recall reissued,or offer a buyout of the piece of trash.(sittin in my driveway and yours) the body is immaculate the frame sux