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#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.
#426 of 436 Re: Anyone else hear about this? [punkguy1978]
Jun 04, 2012 (1:02 pm)
I own an unrepairable 98 isuzu rodeo with a completely rusted out frame, i called the number on the recall website and was informed they would do nothing at all for me because the recall expired in december. What is this buyback option, i was not informed of that of course. Is there a number i can call to get some satisfaction from this company rather than just getting shrugged off by some customer service rep. who doesn't even care or try to help??
#427 of 436 Re: Anyone else hear about this? [marinaky]
Jun 04, 2012 (1:25 pm)
i got the same response when i called them last week i have contacted the national highway traffic safety adminastration and filed a complaint, this is a safety recall that should have never expired, i also contacted my local media outlet and will be informing all people out there that this recall expired, (atleast in Cincinnati Ohio) good luck hope you can get satisfaction, what I think we (as owners of these vehicles) need to do is file a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT against isuzu and drive them totally out of business, not that it will, but atleast try,once again good luck
#428 of 436 Re: NHTSA Letter [marinaky]
Jun 04, 2012 (1:36 pm)
we bought it in june of 2011 we had no idea it was under recall i was a mechanic for 20 years and retired never had any idea how dangerous this actually was, it is still in my driveway, i am to the point i want to contact an attorney(my daughter will be an attorney in 2 more years) i am sooo frustrated i am beside myself. we never received a recall notice, I have egg on my face because I was a mechanic and should have checked it out further before purchacing this toilet. FOOL ME ONCE.........
#429 of 436 Re: Anyone else hear about this? [maddashell]
Jun 08, 2012 (1:16 pm)
actually, Isuzu is out of business. We never could get a class action law suit together. I wonder why you didn't get a recall notice by mail? Only thing to do now is what you are doing. Good luck with everything. I certainly don't want to be back there again, and do not envy what you are going through or facing at this point. There is also a facebook page if you are on facebook. "Recall Isuzu Rodeo and Honda Passport", you might be able to get some info from them also. If you go back through the posts on Edmunds (who has been so good to us to allow us to post on their forum for several years concerning this matter), you might get some info needed too.
#430 of 436 Re: NHTSA Letter [maddashell]
Jun 08, 2012 (1:19 pm)
If you bought it last year, the recall was sent to the previous owner in October-December, 2010. Did you have a carfax done on it prior to purchasing the vehicle? The recall would have shown up, even if it was private or a dealer owned vehicle, on the carfax. Not sure if you can go back on the dealer (if you bought it from a dealer) since it is a serious life-threatening recall that should have been addressed prior to being sold.
#431 of 436 Re: rusted isuzu frames [dwester8]
Aug 02, 2012 (5:16 am)
Isuzu finally recalled your vehicle , Take my word foir it get it too them ASAP or it will expire .
#432 of 436 Isuzu Bought My 01 Rodeo
Sep 16, 2012 (5:52 pm)
My 01 had severe rust throughout the frame where the vehicle was unsafe to drive. We took it to the local dealer to have it inspected and at 1st Isuzu said they were going to perform the recall on the rear frame and didn't plan on doing anything about the rest of the rust. Eventually they gave in and decided to purchase my rodeo for an insulting $2,250. I felt I had no choice but to accept since it wasn't drivable and decided to cut my losses. There were at least 3 other Rodeo at the dealer so my assumption is they are buying back the cars but naturally not at a fair value.
#433 of 436 Re: NHTSA Letter [marinaky]
Nov 22, 2012 (6:51 am)
In September of 2012 I traded an individule a Jeep for his 99 rodeo. when I took it in for a oil change my mechenic said the frame was rusted so bad he felt it unsafe to drive. Now I need help with a recall I here one was issued, and it's not safe to drive. What can I do?
#434 of 436 Re: NHTSA Letter [marinaky]
Apr 19, 2013 (2:25 pm)
I have owned and faithfully maintained my Rodeo for the last 12 years. Other than the expected issues with an aging vehicle, the rodeo is sound and in excellent running order. Yet, after examining the rodeo's recall issue, I am now told that it is unrepairable. Really! Well Isuzu has NOT heard the last from me as well as anyone else I can convince to never buy another vehicle from this NON CUSTOMER SERVICE oriented company! I am left to pay my own rental expense for a replacement vehicle while I resolve this issue. BUYERS BEWARE!!! DO NOT BUY A VEHICLE FROM THIS COMPANY!