|Isuzu SUVs Recalled|
The Isuzu recall affects over 11,000 units of 1998 to 2001 Amigo SUVs and 2001 and 2002 Rodeo Sport SUVs originally sold and currently registered in 21 states and Washington, D.C., where salt is used to clear roads in the winter.
"Vehicles that have experienced sustained exposure to highly corrosive materials used in some jurisdictions for road deicing purposes may experience excessive corrosion in the vicinity of the forward mounting point bracket for the lest or right rear suspension lower link prior to the time that such corrosion would normally be expected," the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
Affected states include 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.
Excessive corrosion may result in the left or right rear suspension lower link bracket becoming detached from the frame, which can affect vehicle handling and potentially cause a crash.
Dealers will inspect the rear suspension lower link bracket area for vehicles in which little or no corrosion is found, the area will be treated with an anti-corrosive compound.
For vehicles in which corrosion has damaged the rear suspension lower link bracket and affected its connection to the vehicle frame, a reinforcement bracket will be installed. In the rare event the corrosion is so severe that the reinforcement bracket remedy would not be appropriate, a repurchase offer will be extended to the vehicle's owner. All inspections and remedies will be provided free of charge for vehicles that are 10 years old or less. For vehicles older than 10 years, Isuzu will offer a free remedy, but only if the vehicle presented to an Isuzu service facility within 12 months of when owner notifications were issued.
Owners may contact Isuzu at 1-800-255-6727.