Isuzu is recalling 8,816 SUVs spread across the 2003 Rodeo Sport, 2003 to 2004 Rodeo and Axiom because the forward mounting point for the lower link of the rear suspension might corrode.
The recall is being issued for vehicles registered in states that use road salt because it will exacerbate the issue. According to NHTSA documents, the long-gone brand will offer three fixes to the problem.
Vehicles that show little rust will be treated with an anti-corrosion compound. Those with moderate rust will be fitted with a reinforcement plate and if the corrosion is severe enough, the brand will buy the vehicles back for the “private party” Kelly Blue Book value.
Isuzu exited the U.S market in early 2009. The Japanese Automaker announced the decision a year prior to the move in January, 2008 because of poor sales. The decade leading up to that point saw its sales dwindling in the U.S. market.