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2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,789 miles

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1998 Honda Passport suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Honda Passport Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #23

Aug 222014

Passport 4WD

  • 186,000 miles

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

Driving started to sway slightly for no apparent reason, on the way home there was a sudden grinding and loss of control over the vehicle staying in one lane, I pulled it over to the side of the road and looked at it. The rear trailing arm rusted and separated from the frame. Hundreds of complaints over this issue as well as complaints that Canada is reimbursed and in the us it is hard to get the proper compensation. Had the vehicle for two years, were assured there were no recalls when we bought it from a dealer, we were never informed of any recalls while owning it. Vehicle has recalls on rust and the frame that Honda said expired, but they had us tow our vehicle to Honda center then offered 100 dollars to us after the tow fee was deducted or we could pay 1800 to fix it. We had it in a safe place that would have given us much more money for totaling it out because he wouldn't fix it due to the repair still being unsafe. This is this particular service centers way of getting unsafe Honda's off the road.

- New Richmond, WI, USA

problem #22

Feb 212014

Passport

  • 171,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Honda Passport. The contact was driving 55 mph when the vehicle began to bounce and veer without the contact turning the steering wheel. The contact immediately took the vehicle for inspection. The contact was awaiting the diagnosis of the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the incident. The approximate failure mileage was 171,000.

- Greenwich, CT, USA

problem #21

Aug 012013

Passport 6-cyl

  • 163,000 miles
I took my Honda Passport to fox Honda, to get the recalls looked at and they said that the frame was rusted out and that it was unsafe to drive, so they said the recall for the frame had ended already so they couldn't do anything about it. They let me drive the Honda off there lot knowing that I could get in a wreck. There's got to be a mandatory recall on these Passports and get them off the road. Its just not going to kill you but other people too.

- Kentwood, MI, USA

problem #20

Sep 202012

Passport

  • 165,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Honda Passport. The contact stated while driving 20 mph and making a right turn the vehicle became uncontrollable. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who inspected the frame and noticed that there was rust and corrosion all over the frame. The vehicle was then taken to the dealer who notified him of recall NHTSA campaign id number: 10V436000 (suspension: Rear) however, the recall was expired for his vehicle and he should contact the manufacturer. The manufacturer was notified who verified that the recall was expired and referred him back to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 165,000.

- Union , NJ, USA

problem #19

Oct 142012

Passport

  • 175,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Honda Passport. The contact stated that while traveling 30 mph, the vehicle veered into another lane abnormally. The contact was able to merge to the side of the road where the vehicle was towed to a private mechanic. After inspection, the contact was advised that the rear suspension had failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the issue and informed the contact that he missed the expiration date to have the vehicle repaired under NHTSA campaign id number 10V436000 (suspension:rear). The failure and current mileages were 175,000.

- Peru, IN, USA

problem #18

Aug 072012

Passport 6-cyl

  • 160,688 miles
I took my car to a repair shop for regular service on August 7, 2012. The mechanic called me and said that elements of the rear suspension, particularly the rear axle lower link bracket mentioned in the 1998 Honda Passport recall - #00V058000, as well as several other parts related to the rear suspension, were so corroded that the vehicle was not safe to drive. I had taken my vehicle to a certified Honda dealer to address the recall mentioned above, and at that time they applied an anti-corrosive coating to these affected parts. This solution did not seem to work. At the time, some owners of the make, model and year of this vehicle had their vehicles bought back by the manufacturer. I feel that I should have been offered that option. Instead, a vehicle was returned to me that was unsafe to Transport my family.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #17

Jun 112012

Passport 6-cyl

  • 169 miles

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

I brought my 1998 Honda Passport in to have it inspected. I was told the entire frame including brackets were entirely rusted. It would not pass inspection and I was told it was unsafe to drive. I never received a recall notice about rust. I depend on my truck and my grandchildren have to ride in it. Please make this a mandatory recall, some one is bound to be killed by Honda mistakes. (who knows how many accidents there have been.) I am the original owner and have had all upkeep done. Once again please make this issue a mandatory recall, for safety sake.

- East Stroudsburg, PA, USA

problem #16

Sep 092011

Passport

  • 127,300 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Honda Passport. The contact stated she received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 10V436000 (suspension: Rear) and took the vehicle to the dealer for repairs. The dealer advised that the undercarriage was rusted and corroded and that recall repairs could not be performed due to the rust and corrosion found on the frame. There were no recalls for the failure. The manufacturer was contacted who offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 127,300.

- Mays Landing, NJ, USA

problem #15

Jun 182002

Passport 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Vehicle shakes severely at 40 mph and faster. The shake is worse when the speed reaches and exceeds 70 mph. Dealership serviced the vehicle three times and found no problem. The tires were balanced and rotated twice.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #14

Apr 172004

Passport 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at an undetermined speed vehicle vibrated. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealership on five occasions, however, the mechanic could not duplicate the problem.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #13

Sep 092003

(reported on)

Passport

  • miles

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

While driving at highway speeds vehicle shakes, causing it to swerve.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #12

Jul 112003

(reported on)

Passport

  • miles
Due to the suspension design of the vehicle, while making a turn, vehicle turned over. Consumer received an owner notification in regard to this issue. Vehicle totaled.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #11

Jun 012001

Passport

  • miles
When vehicle is driven over a rough patch in road/ in wet or dry weather conditions vehicle shakes likes it is falling apart. Dealer has yet to be contacted.

- Jermyn, PA, USA

problem #10

Aug 031999

Passport

  • miles
The steering wheel vibrates when reaching 40 mph. Nlm

- New York, NY, USA

problem #9

Mar 011998

Passport 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying brakes vehicle feels like someone is hitting it from behind. When taking off, vehicle feels like someone is pulling it from behind.

- Columbus, IN, USA

problem #8

Aug 251999

(reported on)

Passport

  • miles
At highway speeds the steering wheel vibrates uncontrollably. The dealer has not been able to correct the problem. The manufacturer has been notified.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #7

Jul 161998

Passport

  • miles
I couldn't list failed component, I don't know the cause. I have a shimmy/wobbly ride above 60mph. Dealer has balanced tires three times, replaced an individual tire and replaced all tires with a different brand to no avail. The vehicle feels very unstable at times, expecially above 60mph and road surface seems to affect the severity of the problem. I think the dealer and manufacture know of this problem, but I'm not sure they know how to fix it. Something needs to be done.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #6

Jan 011998

Passport

  • miles
Vehicle vibrates when driving at 60-65 mph. Dealer contacted and is willing to replace the vehicle. But when driving the replacement vehicle, the problem occurred and still exists. Dealer cannot duplicate the problem.

- Muncie, IN, USA

problem #5

Nov 251998

(reported on)

Passport

  • miles
Vehicle suspension design allows for extreme vibration.

- Fords, NJ, USA

problem #4

Apr 011998

Passport

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving above 60 mph vehicle vibrates and shakes constantly, dealer notified five times, problem still exists. Consumer also stated that cup holder

- Memphis, TN, USA

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