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6.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,500 miles

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1998 Honda Passport engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Honda Passport Owner Comments

problem #10

May 122004

Passport 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

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

Engine clicking, huge oil consumption by engine that is probably dispersed into environment.

- Sandy, UT, USA

problem #9

Mar 012002

Passport

  • miles
Was advised by a Honda technician that it was an emissions problem but the code that came up doesn't show what is wrong. They replaced the gas cap but that didn't resolve the problem.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #8

Feb 012002

Passport 4WD

  • miles
I am complaining about another (as the dealor puts it) "common defect" with my Passport. In addition to the valve train premature wear, this engine also has an excessive amount of oil consumption. Oil consumption is sporadic, but can exceed more than two quarts per 1000 miles driven. Oil consumption occurs regardless of driving conditions or load on vehicle. In combination with no dash warning, the oil consumption can lead to engine failure within the regular oil change interval. Engine failure replacement at over 10,000 dollars per dealorship. No external signs of oil consumption at the vehicle's rear.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #7

Mar 182002

Passport 4WD

  • miles

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

While driving at a speed of 20-25 mph, the car will cut off and lose all power. Unable to start the vehicle after that, returrned to dealer for service and car was returned to owner due to the fact that the problem could not be duplicated. Over the past few months this has happened around 5-10 times, however each time was able to start the vehicle. Service department has no answer or solution to the ongoing problem. Nlm

- Holland, PA, USA

problem #6

Jan 012001

Passport

  • miles
While driving at speeds 55 to 75 mph, engines cuts off but continues running after letting go of gas pedal. Check engine light comes on at highway speeds and turns off after a few days.

- Jackson, NJ, USA

problem #5

Apr 192000

(reported on)

Passport

  • miles
Vehicle stalls intermittently without warning. Nlm

- New York, NY, USA

problem #4

Apr 102000

Passport

  • miles

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

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 #3

Feb 151998

Passport

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Oil was leaking due to bad mail oil seal.yh

- Needles, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 201998

Passport

  • miles
While driving down the road vehicle cuts completely off. Has no power.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

May 281998

(reported on)

Passport 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle will shut off while traveling at speeds over 50 mph.

- South Hill, PA, USA

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