Isuzu Recalls Amigo and Rodeo; Offers Repurchase for Some Owners
Isuzu has announced a recall of the 1998-2001 Amigo and the 2002 Rodeo Sport. Excessive corrosion may occur in the left or right rear suspension lower link bracket. The bracket can detach from the frame causing a loss of handling.
The recall affects vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, and Kentucky.
Dealers will inspect the area. For vehicles with little to no corrosion, the area will be treated with an anti-corrosion compound. If corrosion has damaged the area, a reinforcement bracket will be installed. In the rare event that corrosion has damaged the vehicle beyond appropriate repair, Isuzu will offer to repurchase the vehicle for an amount based upon Kelley Blue Book private party price.
All inspections and remedies will be provided free of charge for vehicles ten years old or less. For vehicles ten years old or greater, Isuzu will offer the free remedies but only if the vehicle is presented for repair within twelve months of when owner notifications are issued.
The recall is expected to begin in July 2012.
Owners may contact Isuzu at 800-255-6727.