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#416 of 436 Re: 1999 Isuzu Rodeo Frame Junk [freepour66]
Apr 21, 2012 (7:04 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 436 Re: frame rust-broken frame [howardru]
Apr 21, 2012 (7:12 am)
call the isuzu dealer they are supost to fix it, free.
#418 of 436 2001 Rodeo traded to dealer
May 01, 2012 (8:40 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 436 Re: 2001 Rodeo traded to dealer [badrodeo]
May 01, 2012 (9:26 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 436 Re: 2001 Rodeo traded to dealer [used2loveem]
May 01, 2012 (9:31 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 436 rusted isuzu frames
May 09, 2012 (1:25 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 436 Re: 2001 Rodeo frame rust [rock25]
May 29, 2012 (5:12 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
#424 of 436 Re: NHTSA Letter [marinaky]
May 29, 2012 (5:28 pm)
I know you did this in 2009 what was the end result and how long did the results take? my rodeo trailing arm broke off on my daughter on saturday 5-27-2012 and i just filed complaint with NHTSA and ISUZU today
#425 of 436 Re: NHTSA Letter [maddashell]
May 31, 2012 (6:16 am)
We ended up trading our 1998 Honda Passport in last year. We got a Toyota RAV4. Received $2400 for the Honda. But...our Honda had a rebuilt frame (my husband and son did a frame swap, removed the rusted frame and replaced it with one off of a 1998 Rodeo 2 wheel drive which was rust free.) So, needless to say, I am beyond dealing with Honda at this point. Unfortunately, I started all this back in 2009. And since these vehicles are not only still on the road, but being bought and sold by "reputable" seller/dealers, there are going to be people like yourself who don't have any idea that there is or was or will be any problems until it happens to them. Back in '09-'10, we pushed our cause, had it on the news, wrote to magazines, called our government, did everything we could. We tried for a class action law suit. We were not bigger than Honda. So I did what most of the others did, sold the vehicle, moved on and put this all behind me. I'm sorry for what you are going through. Somewhere along the line, the owner of your vehicle received the recall notice and I would trace it back and see who the owner was when the recall came through October, 2010, and whether or not the vehicle was inspected by a garage or mechanic for rust issues at that time, and whether or not it was a Honda garage. Also, when did you purchase it? Have you checked to see if there are any open recalls on it? They don't expire, to my knowledge. If you take it to a Honda garage, any open recalls have to be fixed at no charge to the owner, if not previously taken care of by the previous owner/s. But, if your daughter has been the owner over the past several years, she would have received the recall notice by mail.