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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,807 miles

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1998 Honda Passport brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Honda Passport Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #22

May 311998

Passport 4WD

  • miles

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

On occasion when we step on the brakes, the car will suddenly accelerate. Tho I have complained numerous times, Honda cannot duplicate therefore will not do anything to resolve it. I am afraid someone is going to get killed with the car. Still have 6 months before lease is up and they won't buy out the lease or take the car back. Its very dangerous and I have witnesses who have seen it happen. Twice we have had accidents with it, twice I've gone through lights, once I hit a sidewalk trying to park because it jumped. I have 3 children and am afraid one of them will be hurt. This is a safety issue I'm concerned about - and its like they don't care or believe me. I didn't know where else to turn.

- Highland, NY, USA

problem #21

Aug 042000

(reported on)

Passport 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Went on wet pavment, applied brakes, and they shuttered like they were going to catch, but kept gliding forward, this happened often. Also, happened on dry pavment. Dealer has been contacted.

- Bronxville, NY, USA

problem #20

Apr 202000

(reported on)

Passport

  • miles
When traveling and upon making a graudal stop on wet or dry pavement consumer noticed pulsation within the brake pedal, resulting in extended stopping distance. Consumer has contacted the dealer, parts have yet to be replaced. Please provide any further details ea-99-008.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #19

Apr 112000

(reported on)

Passport 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When applying ABS brakes pedal goes to the floor, resulting in extended stopping distance. Also, brake pedal and the gas pedal are located very closely together which causes them to depress at the same time.

- Scappoose, OR, USA

problem #18

Jun 031998

Passport 4WD

  • miles
Brakes seem to disengage every time bumbs are encountered.

- Silver Spring, DC, USA

problem #17

Dec 101999

Passport 4WD

  • miles
Slowing to make right turn, braking over ripples in road; ABS failed-brakes went to floor and vehicle did not stop; proceeded about 10' further then braking would have provided. Similar problems in past have been reported to NHTSA and Honda dealer. Dealer checked vehicle per Honda directions; found nothing wrong.

- Cicero, NY, USA

problem #16

Dec 081999

(reported on)

Passport

  • miles

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

Brake failure.

- Greenwood, IN, USA

problem #15

Nov 171999

Passport

  • miles
We ran into the back of another vehicle at an intersection. He was stopped and we attempted to stop. The brakes did not work and we continued to roll into the CRV. We have reported this problem several time to the local Honda dealerships. The problem is the brakes will randomly stop working even though we are applying maximum pressure, they will "chatter" as the dealer described it. They have acknowledged the characteristic but say we have to live with it. It supposedly is a design issue. The ABS senses some wheel anomily and disengages the brakes and re-engages them rapidly but not rapidly enough and the vehicle contiues to go forward. We have rolled through stop signs, lights, into intersections, etc. This time into a vehicle. Fortunately, we were not hurt but it only a matter of time until a major injury or death occurs. Again the dealerships have acknowledged the characteristic but say they can do nothing to "fix" it because techinically it is not broken. A techinician said the fix is "off the record" and they disconnect the ABS during service and do not connect it again giving regular brakes back without the ABS. I requested this to be done but they cannot do it leagally. My insurance company is farmers insurance and the agent Warren aldous is located in kemah/seabrook, tx area.

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #14

Jul 091999

Passport

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying anti-lock brakes, brakes would release and then grab, causing extended stopping distance.

- Coral Gables, FL, USA

problem #13

Sep 211999

Passport 4WD

  • miles
No summary.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #12

Sep 101999

Passport

  • miles

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

Braking system malfunctioned, causing extended stoping distance which amy result in a crash. Also, brake master cylinder/front and rear brakes and rotors became inoperative,

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #11

Jun 021999

(reported on)

Passport

  • miles
EA9900; ABS braking system; when applying brakes under under normal conditions, the pedal is spongy and the system does not engage right away, which causes the driver to misjudge a stop. The dealer is not able to rectify the problem. Please any further provide further details.

- Peachtree, GA, USA

problem #10

May 171999

Passport

  • miles
Vehicle experiencing ongoing problem with brakes disengaging whenever vehicle goes over a bump.

- Newbury Park, CA, USA

problem #9

Jan 011999

Passport

  • miles
When consumer stepped on brake pedal to stop or reduce speed, brakes didn't stop vehicle or reduce speed, especially after passing a bump.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

problem #8

Dec 021998

Passport 4WD

  • miles
Many problems with Passport. ABS light stays on (bad rear sensor failure 3 times), front suspension problems (bushings are failing) problem happens 6 times, vehicle may stall while driving when clutch is depressed which causes loss of control of vehicle, fuel guage went out (dealer says it is the main computer system)

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #7

Jan 271999

(reported on)

Passport

  • miles
PE98051, braking system/ABS; when making a regular braking stop, the pedal went almost to the floorboard. A noise came from the ABS system, but the truck continued to travel an additional distance, about 10 feet before stopping. The roads were covered with snow when this happened. The prolbem has been reported to the dealership. The dealer is not able to correct the problem.

- Leomanter, MA, USA

problem #6

Sep 021998

Passport 4WD

  • miles
Hit brakes, pedal went down to floor, didn't stop car, hit truck in front of me. Airbags didn't deploy.loy.

- Kilauea, HI, USA

problem #5

Jan 091999

Passport 4WD

  • miles
Twice upon braking, a brake failure occured in which the brakes engaged and then suddenly the brakes seemed to release. This caused an additional 20 to 30 feet of additional vehicle travel on wet pavement. Luckily there was no vehicle immediately in front of me otherwise a collision would have occured. It seems as though the ABS system releases for too long. Other ABS systems I have driven in similar conditions on the same road did not present this problem. There was a constant rate of decelleration. This '98 rodeo had marked perceivable periods of decelleration and then acceleration (about 1 second) and then decelleration until a complete stop. This brake failure is extremely frightening. The road conditions were only wet.

- Ny, NY, USA

problem #4

Sep 011998

Passport 4WD

  • miles
While braking at 50mph on a damp road, applied brakes normally to stop for a light and the brake pedal went to the floor, the ABS clicked loudly, and the came to rest past the intended stopping point.

- Cicero, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 061998

Passport

  • miles
ABS failure. Accelerator pedal broke off and part is not readily available.

- Baton Roug, LA, USA

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