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Recall Issued For Honda Passport, Isuzu Rodeo And Axiom

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of Honda Passports and Isuzu Rodeos from the 1998 - 2002 model years, as well as the 2002 Isuzu Axiom. At issue is a mounting bracket for the vehicles' rear suspension, which may be corroding faster than expected.

According to the NHTSA bulletin, the recall affects, models that were "originally sold, or are currently registered, in the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, and Kentucky." As you might guess from that list, the problem centers around de-icing chemicals used on roadways in those states -- chemicals that can corrode the affected vehicles' rear suspension brackets, potentially causing them to detach. Not good.

If you own one of the aforementioned vehicles, you should call your local dealer, because the remedy process is slightly complicated. (Since there are no Isuzu dealerships for passenger vehicles, Isuzu owners should visit http://www.isuzu.com/home.jsp to find the nearest service center.) In a nutshell, your dealer/service center will take a look at the affected part, and if there's little/no corrosion, the area will be treated with an anti-corrosive compound. If corrosion has already developed, they'll install a secondary support bracket (presumably, one that won't corrode). And if your vehicle is in severe condition...well, Honda and Isuzu will cross that bridge when they come to it. 

Repairs will be conducted free of charge, provided the vehicle is 10 years old or less. If the vehicle is older than 10 years, the service will be provided free, too, but only if it's taken to a dealer within 12 months of the owner notification letter sent from Honda or Isuzu. (P.S. Those letters haven't been sent yet, so you're probably okay for time.)

If you have questions that your dealer or service center can't answer, call Honda at 800-999-1009 or Isuzu at 800-225-6727, or call the NHTSA at 888-327-4236 and reference recall campaign #10V436000.

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Comments (14)
  1. Besides Honda dealers for the pass port, how many Isuzu dealers are left? I know where I live there are none, good luck.
     
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  2. I have one Isuzu service center at a Mercury dealership but obviously there are no Isuzu dealerships anymore. My 2002 Trooper has been awesome since new and I recently had my first repair (a small leak) fixed over there under the warranty (still have more years left.) It's a good ole' Japanese-made car with the French GM transmission that is 50/50. All these SUVs under the recall are from La Fayette, Indiana.
     
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  3. @Dave: Thanks for this -- I meant to include a mention of the Isuzu website in my piece.
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    Visit http://www.isuzu.com/home.jsp, enter your ZIP code, and you'll find your nearest service center. It may not be around the corner, I'm afraid.
     
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  4. So, what if it has happened, and, you've already had to have it fixed?. It happened to my wife's Rodeo, and we had to have the whole rear section of the chassis replaced. It had to be flame cut, and welded, at a custom welder as and unit then installed into the surviving chassis. Do we then qualify for any of our money back. We did not know of any recall in 2009, when we had to get this done or lose the vehicle because it was not road worthy. What do we do?
     
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  5. I have owned 2 rodeos and would love to find another one....The one i have now is a 2001,and has 134000 miles on it and havent had to many problems with it. I have had to put 2 EGR valves in it...my husband is going to check the mounting brackets on it this week end. so if we have A problem please let me know what we can do..I dnt want to get rid of it they are hard to find....
     
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  6. This is an extremely serious issue. My parents were driving on the expressway when the rear suspension completely corroded and my father could not regain control of the vehicle. When trying to contact Isuzu, they stated that since there is no solution, they can not do ANYTHING, my parents currently can not use this vehicle and the damage is close to 3,000 to repair. What should we do?
     
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  7. I just bought my Rodeo in Feb. didnt find out about the recall till Oct. within the past 2 months my bumper is falling off and i was driving to work the other day and keept hearing noises all of a sudden i was drifting off the road. For no reason my Rodeo was just going on the other side of the road. I guess the recall papers were sent on last Friday Thank goodness cause i have no other car to drive i hope they can do something about this.
     
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  8. rodeo rust out under the whole frame outside looks like new what is Honda going to do about safety issue???
     
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  9. i was driving down the road and my rodeo started going to one side,to find out my whole frame and brackets and everything underneath rusted out.some say it cant be replaced should be totaled its unsafe..well i dont want to drive this vehicle and risk my familys life.
     
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  10. I just took mine in... Found out to be a large whole in the frame near those mounts.. Unrepairable, and obviously so. After waiting on hold for many moons I was able to talk to a manager at Isuzu Customer Care. He informed me that the process could take days or weeks and could give no comments on what my buyback would be or when i would receive it. Now, i'm out a car, and for an unknown amount of time. They have been less than informative.
     
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  11. I work at a Honda dealer, in an internal memo issued by corporate: "less than 1% of vehicles will be a stage 4 repair". Guess what, EVERY truck inspection we have done is a STAGE 4 - RUSTED through. HONDA is making the DEALERS pay to tow the vehicle back to the owner`s house because the dealer can`t let the owner drive off the lot with a stage 4 frame. The company is trying to pass the buck off onto the franchise and screw over the technicians.
     
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  12. I have a 99 rodeo that is unrepairable.I have taken it to a dealership .It was determined unrepairable on Jan 26 2011.At this point my vehicle has been in reveiw with Isuzu of America for a little over a week.They told me the option was to buy iy back but could not give me a price or tell me when I would receive a call.It is a long process so anyone going through it my advice is have patience.It has been a month since my rodeo broke and they will not give me rental or any information they keep saying be patient and a national case manager will call we they have come to a conclusion.
     
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  13. Took my 2001 Honda Passport in for the recall. Not safe to drive. Even after their fix of the front brackets the car will still be unsafe to drive. The frame is rusted from front to back. Defective steel was used on all these cars. I still have 2 1/2 years to pay on this car plus full coverage insurance. The Honda case manager has not returned my calls. I also lost my job and can't look for a new on without a job. Join the Recall Isuzu/Honda Passport Facebook group and read their stories. Fight Back as hard as you can is my advice.
     
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  14. Damn. Just when I was confident in my car and considered driving it home for ThanksGiving there was a recall. I pray its at no cost to me.
     
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