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1.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
116,634 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Honda Passport body / paint problems

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1998 Honda Passport Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 292014

Passport 4WD

  • 87,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I bought a 1998 Honda Passport at the auction in salem newhampshire on December 20, 2014, the vehicle has an estimate of 87;000 miles on it, which is why I bought the car in the first place on top of the fact that the vehicle appeared to be in good condition, however to my surprise after taking my car to the mechanic, I was told that the frame to the vehicle was extremely rotted and would most likely be a hazard. I was not aware that the vehicle was on recall for frame rot issues until today December 29,2014, I tried to receive co-operations from a Honda dealer and was told that the recall was closed and that their was nothing they can do and simply apologized. What I do not understand is why would they leave a recalled vehicle on the market, wouldn't this be a violation of the lemon law? I believe as a recent Honda Passport owner, to a vehicle that has hardly been used, judging by the miles, I should be entitled to services from Honda in regards to the recall that was "closed". besides it was Honda's error and it is their obligation to build safe vehicles for the consumer.

- Methuen, MA, USA

problem #4

Feb 212014

Passport

  • 171,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Honda Passport. The contact was driving 55 mph when the vehicle began to bounce and veer without the contact turning the steering wheel. The contact immediately took the vehicle for inspection. The contact was awaiting the diagnosis of the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the incident. The approximate failure mileage was 171,000.

- Greenwich, CT, USA

problem #3

Jun 112012

Passport 6-cyl

  • 169 miles
I brought my 1998 Honda Passport in to have it inspected. I was told the entire frame including brackets were entirely rusted. It would not pass inspection and I was told it was unsafe to drive. I never received a recall notice about rust. I depend on my truck and my grandchildren have to ride in it. Please make this a mandatory recall, some one is bound to be killed by Honda mistakes. (who knows how many accidents there have been.) I am the original owner and have had all upkeep done. Once again please make this issue a mandatory recall, for safety sake.

- East Stroudsburg, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 092012

Passport

  • 193,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Honda Passport. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for routine maintenance and the contact was informed that the frame was severely corroded. As a result, the contact was also informed that no work could be performed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was later notified and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 193,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Dennison, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 282011

Passport

  • 132,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Honda Passport. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign I.D. number: 10V436000 ( frame mounting bracket) and took the vehicle to the dealer for recall repairs. The dealer repaired the frame and noticed a second fracture in the frame near the suspension link. The dealer advised that the vehicle was unsafe to drive. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that they could not provide any assistance due to the cost of repair. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was 132,000.

- Highland, NY, USA

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