I just got mine today for my 99 Rodeo LS. It says:
When applying the brakes in your vehicle on a bumpy road surface or when
one side of the road is more slippery than the other, you may encounter
extended stopping distances. This could lead to a crash.
Your Isuzu dealer will make a change to the ABS system in your vehicle
free of charge to reduce the chances of extended stopping distances under
I have personally experienced just the problem they are describing when
driving too fast out of my gravel driveway. You can feel the brakes slip
and jerk as the ABS system seems to get confused or not work correctly. I
for one will have the work done as soon as I can get to a decent Isuzu
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I have had that problem many times as well. This recall was issued a few
years ago but was spread out over several years for model years 98 to 00.
Some dealers have stated that the problem was fixed in 4th quarter 1999. It
involves reprogramming and AFAIK does not involve replacement of any
My 99 Rodeo ABS light came on about 9 months ago. When I turned
off the engine and removed the ignition key, I noticed the ABS
pump was running. I opened the hood and disconnected the 12volt
power cable from the pump so it would stop running.
About 6 months ago the fuel level sending unit went bad. I
removed the fuel tank & replaced the sending unit. Since I
didn't have the appropriate tools to calibrate the new sending
unit, I called the dealer and asked them how much they would
charge for the calibration. They quoted me $70. Then I asked
them if they would check the ABS system while the car was
connected to their computer during the calibration and explained
the problem with the pump running continuously. They told me
about the recall of the ABS module. When they calibrated the
fuel gauge they changed the ABS module and the problem with the
pump was solved.
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