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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,524 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 engine problems

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1998 Honda Passport Owner Comments

problem #8

Jan 152010

Passport

  • 116,192 miles

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

For the past two years, there has occurred approximately ten unintended accelerations in my 1998 Honda Passport. (Isuzu) this occurs mainly in a stop and go situation when driving in heavy traffic. The RPM's suddenly shoot up to about 6000, and just as suddenly decrease. The rear wheels spin while I am holding the brake down. On the last occasion, I had it in park and the acceleration occurred again. I have taken it into the Isuzu people and Honda people and they could not find the cause, nor correct the problem.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #7

Jan 162010

Passport

  • miles
2 weeks ago I was sitting at a light, my foot on the brake, when the brake moved under my foot. Then the gas revved like the gas pedal was being held down. I could barely keep the car from ramming the car stopped ahead of me. I put both my feet on the brake and put my car in neutral and turned the key off. After I restarted the car it was normal. Definitely the most harrowing experience I've ever had! my vehicle is an 1998 Honda Passport, not a Toyota. Could it have the same parts? I'm afraid to drive it now.

- Reynoldsburg, OH, USA

problem #6

Feb 142003

Passport

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer complained about having problems with the electrical components which caused an accident. The vehicle the accelerator dropped to the floor and the brakes did not respond.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #5

May 311998

Passport 4WD

  • miles

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

When attempting to brake, occasionally the vehicle will slow and then accelerate as if the gas pedal is depressed with the brake. Dealer has had numerous times, but claim they cannot duplicate problem.

- Highland, NY, USA

problem #4

May 311998

Passport 4WD

  • miles
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 #3

Jun 241998

Passport 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
02 sensor and throttle body replaced, engine would not idle and light illuminated.

- Pulaske, VA, USA

problem #2

Nov 191999

Passport

  • miles
In stop and go traffic with foot on brake pedal vehicle suddendly started accelerating. Driver had to apply brakes with both feet, rear wheel started spinning and engine revved up high. Driver had to put vehicle in park before vehicle would go back down.

- Alta Loma, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 201998

Passport

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Cruise control failed.

- Apple Vall, CA, USA

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