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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,692 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Honda Passport Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 232004

Passport 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,075 miles


Transmission seems to be slipping, it shifts in a dramatic loud manner. A large jolt occurs when changing gears. This occurs completely sporadically, it will function normally for a few days and then malfunction several times, and then return to normal. When taken to transmission shop I was told it was fine, this is partly due to the fact that there is no way to check the transmission fluid without dropping the pan. This problem has persisted for a few months and still continues today.

- Davis, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 222003

(reported on)


  • 39,000 miles
When starting vehicle RPM raves up like accelerator pedal is being depressed, but vehicle is in park gear. Then when gear is shifted, there is a banging noise. While driving vehicle jerks backward then it dies out. Per dealership this is caused by automatic transmission failure.

- Revere, MA, USA

problem #1

Jun 012002


  • miles
While traveling about 60mph on the highway without prior warning. She lost control of the vehicle and landed in a ditch. Prindle switch went out on the transmisson the dealership is aware of the problem.

- Black River Falls, WI, USA

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