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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,714 miles

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1998 Honda Passport engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Honda Passport Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 282010

Passport

  • 98,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Honda Passport. The factory cooling tools were inserted in the engine block electrolysis and corrosion was present which rendered the cooling system inoperative. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who stated that the warranty was no longer valid that the vehicle was too old to be repaired. The manufacturer also informed him that the vehicle was too old and offered no assistance. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 98,000.

- Hoolehua, HI, USA

problem #6

Aug 012004

Passport 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Excessive valve train noise at 84000 miles, was told this is a common problem with these vehicles however no recall or help info exists at Honda motor, similar problems reported with Isuzu rodeo engines (same model), I am unsure of extent of damage or engine reliablity.

- Elmwood Park, IL, USA

problem #5

Oct 252003

Passport 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
I am complaining about a problem with my Honda Passport. 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, which I had learned the hard way. Now having to replace the engine.

- Reading, PA, USA

problem #4

Feb 012002

Passport 4WD

  • 47,000 miles

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

I am complaining about another (as the dealer 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 dealership. No external signs of oil consumption at the vehicle's rear. **dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut over to artemis**768007

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #3

Jun 241998

Passport 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Motor mounts and drive shaft replaced, vehicle slips, drive shaft replaced 2nd time vehicle continued to slip.

- Pulaske, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 101999

Passport

  • miles
While entering the main highway in rainy conditions the car died. Consumer lost power steering control, and crashed into a guardrail.

- Wetherfield, CT, USA

problem #1

Apr 151998

Passport

  • miles
When driving at 25 mph the engine check light came on and stayed on, and the air conditioner went out and was blowing out hot air. Check engine light is still coming on. Dealer replaced the gas cape, and the consumer was having problem with the exhaust system. Vehicle has been in the shop six times, and the dealer fixed everything. Consumer just got the vehicle out as of 11-05-98, and the accelerator pedal broke while the consumer was driving, and a metal piece was hanging down. The consumer used the metal part to drive when the accelerator pad broke.

- Killeen, TX, USA

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