Isuzu Recalls 11,000 Amigo and Rodeo Sport Models for Rust Condition
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Citing a corrosion problem with the rear suspension, Isuzu announced it would recall about 11,000 of its Amigo and Rodeo Sport trucks, according to a report (PDF) filed recently with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Isuzu said the action covered the 1998-2000 Amigo and 2001-2 Rodeo Sport in 21 states, as well as Washington, which tended to rely heavily on road salt during the winter.
Those states are Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Kentucky.
Isuzu said the salt could cause the forward mounting point bracket for the rear suspension to rust and break, which could cause handling problems and possibly a crash.