Last post on May 31, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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#431 of 436 Re: rusted isuzu frames [dwester8]
Aug 02, 2012 (6:16 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 (6:52 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 (7:51 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 (3:25 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!
#435 of 436 SO FAR SO GOOD
Apr 30, 2013 (7:02 pm)
i have been reading this forum for about a week now after i bought an absolutely immaculate 2001 silver Rodeo LS 4x4 v6, i knew the problem existed through my research prior to buying the car, i got it for a song and took a gamble on it being repairable, i had originally planned to take it to a welder/fabricator to have the lower links reinforced thinking the recall had expired or whatever it was to late etc... yesterday i called Isuzu CR office and they said my car was still an open recall, today they sent a roll of wrecker to pick it up and take it 70 miles to indianapolis, the closest ex-isuzu dealership still certified to do the work, i got a call tonight saying that it was repairable and i should get it back next week, i plan to have all the necessary maintenance done while its there, so this worked out very well so far and im keeping my fingers crossed..B.T.W the car just turned 100k miles
#436 of 436 So what is happening now with the rust issue?
May 31, 2013 (4:39 pm)
I own a '99 Honda Passport (2-wheel drive, LX, 89K miles), which I bought used from a former student at my university who drove it to/from school. It has mostly been okay, considering how pocked the roads are here on Oahu (Honolulu) and how strong the sun is (the paint started to severely oxidize when I was no longer able to park it in a garage).
But about a year ago I noticed that the frame was starting to rust through in the back around the rear window. You can stick your fingers through it. I don't know if this is because of the salt air (we're surrounded by the ocean here, this being the middle of the Pacific) or what.
Is there a buy-back proposition available? If so, how much? I love this car but it is a gas guzzler, and if it is starting to wear down, it might be better to get something else instead of driving it for another three years until I'm out of grad school.
Any thoughts, suggestions, or opinions?