DETROIT (AP) - Isuzu is recalling more than 11,000 Rodeo Sport and Amigo SUVs because rear suspension parts can rust and break away from the frame.
The recall affects Amigos from the 1998 to 2001 model years and Rodeo Sports from 2002.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the recall covers vehicles in 21 states and Washington, D.C., where salt is used to clear the roads.
Isuzu says the rear suspension link brackets can rust and become detached from the frame. The problem can hurt the vehicle's handling and cause a crash.
Isuzu dealers will inspect the suspensions and treat them with a rust-resistant compound or install a reinforcing bracket.
The company will notify owners by mail and start the recall later this month.
Isuzu officials were not immediately available for comment.
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