Isuzu is recalling about 11,221 Amigo and Rodeo Sport vehicles due to possible corrosion of the forward mounting bracket for the left or right rear lower suspension link.
The recall affects model year 1998-2001 Amigos and 2002 Rodeo Sports that are currently registered in certain North-Eastern states (see list below). If the lower link bracket becomes detached from the frame, it can cause loss of vehicle handling which can lead to a collision.
Owners will be notified by the company, and will need to bring their vehicles in to an Isuzu dealership to have them inspected. If little to no corrosion is found, the area will be treated with and anti-corrosive compound. If the corrosion has already done some damage, a reinforcement bracket will be installed. If the corrosion is so severe that nothing can be done, the company will buy back the vehicle for an amount based on the Kelley Blue Book “private party” price.
If the vehicle in question is over ten years old, Isuzu will only provide free of charge service if it is brought in to a dealer within 12 months of the owner being notified. For more information, owners can contact Isuzu at 800 255-6727.
Only vehicles originally purchased in, or registered in one of the following states are affected by the recall: