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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

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1998 Honda Passport exhaust system problems

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1998 Honda Passport Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012004

Passport 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


Car has trouble starting. Takes several attempts to start. Trouble began in February of 2004. Took car to Nissan dealer where purchased in March of 2003 because of dealer service contract. Replaced oxygen sensors in March of 2004. Engine light returned on restart. Replaced battery in may of 2004 after car would not start and customer left stranded, engine light returned again. Took to auto zone to find service code. Pulled manufacture code P1170. Honda service of gilbert told me that it was a manifold gasket defect and would not be covered. Customer reminded service rep that it should be under the epa mandated 8 year/80,000 mile major emission control system warranty. Told I would need to pay $85 to get complete diagnostic report. Service rep agreed that it may be covered. Nissan dealer service rep advised that the last manifold job took over a week to repair. Customer cannot get vehicle licensed until repairs are made. Tags were up in June of 2004. Please help! there must be a bulletin that applies ie, mfg bulletin # 00010 date 20020528. The obdii showed P1171. I know the runaround these manufacturers give and I am not willing to pay anymore $ and will seek legal recourse if not resolved in the next 7 days.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jun 151999

Passport 4WD

  • miles
The problem that I started having with the truck at about 10000 miles is that the vehicle continues to accelerate on its own when I release the acellerator and press the brake. The problem has persisted for quite some time despite numerous trips to the Honda dealership. In August of 99 I took the car into the Honda dealership in albany, ga and they informed me that the problem was due to an electrical problem. They said it was fixed. I took the car into the same dealership in November of 2000. They kept the car for two days and said that they identified the problem and that the problem was with some of the electrical connectors. The problem was not fixed. The vehicle is currently at the Honda dealership in newburg, NY where they have just informed me that they did not identify a problem with it. Four days ago I nearlly ran over three women who live in my housing area because the truck would not stop when I attempted to. The only way that I was able to stop the forward movement of the truck was to quickly place the truck into neutral to disengage the transmission. There is a serious problem with this vehicle and I fear for the safety of my family and others.

- West Point, NY, USA

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