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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,667 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Honda Passport drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Honda Passport Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 012002

Passport 4WD

  • 47,000 miles


Valve train premature wear. Requires an upper end rebuild at my expense. Making a loud click during acceleration. Told by dealership this is a common problem. But, dealership will not warranty an obviously manufacturer defect. **dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut over to artemis**768006

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #2

Apr 102000


  • miles
The engine dies when brake is applied. The tachometer wildly goes up and down and finally the engine is stalled. This only happens in drive mode. In neutral gear, it is fine.

- Hacienda Heights, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 011998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Odometer failed.

- Irvine, CA, USA

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