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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
126,089 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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2001 Honda Passport body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Honda Passport Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 082016

Passport

  • miles

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

Frame rusted out and fuel tank mounting bracket rusted through.

- Coralville, IA, USA

problem #6

Feb 042016

Passport

  • 122,000 miles
My husband and I bought this vehicle a few days ago. Today he took it in to get a tune up and oil change. When the mechanic had the car lifted he recognized a significant amount of cracks/rust frame. The plastic gas tank is about to fall out of the metal casing that surrounds it, it is almost completely ate away. There is also a frame crack due to rust on the passenger rear frame behind the rear tire. The mechanic advised that we not continue to drive this car until the issue has been resolved due to our safety. We found some information on a recall pertaining to the same problems that were occurring on our vehicle: news.Honda.com/newsandviews/article.aspx?id=5798-en when we searched our VIN number no recalls showed up, even though the car was bought, sold, and driven in what Honda refers to as a "salt belt" state. Not sure why my vehicle was not included in the recall as it is having the same safety issues as the vehicles that were recalled are having. Please advise why our vehicle was not included in this recall when it clearly has the same issues as the vehicles that were. Thanks for you time.

- Milan, IN, USA

problem #5

Feb 042016

Passport

  • 122,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Passport. When the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for an oil change, the technician noted that the entire frame underneath the vehicle was rusted. The technician stated that the failure, if not remedied, would cause the fuel tank to detach from the vehicle. The contact stated that the service engine light was illuminated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there was no recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 122,000. The VIN was not provided.

- Milan, IN, USA

problem #4

Jun 012015

Passport

  • 145,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Honda Passport. While the vehicle was undergoing routine maintenance, the technician stated that the frame had severe corrosion damage. The technician stated that due to the severity of the corrosion, the vehicle was not safe to drive until the frame was replaced. The contact mentioned that the vehicle had been previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 10V436000 (suspension); however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 145,000.

- Winchester, KY, USA

problem #3

Jun 292015

Passport

  • 175,625 miles
On June 18, 2015, while on the brake and stopping behind a vehicle at an intersection (moving at a crawl speed, less than 0.5 mph), my Honda Passport lunged forward hitting the car in front of me. The car was contained the driver and a passenger. Believing at that time my brakes just failed (I couldn't grasp how acceleration and forward movement could occur when I was firmly on my brakes), I had my brake booster and master cylinder replaced. On June 29, 2015 in a parking space, while I was at a crawl speed (less than 0.5 mph) and on the brakes, the vehicle lunged forward again, going to the next parking space and hitting a parked car. The vehicle engine surged as though I was on the accelerator, and my foot was only on the brake. Thank goodness nobody was in the parked vehicle, nobody was between the two vehicles, and only body damage resulted from this dangerous situation.

- Clinton, MD, USA

problem #2

Jun 012010

Passport 6-cyl

  • 200,000 miles
The frame is completely rusted out and un drivable.

- Rochelle, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 162011

Passport

  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Passport. The contact stated that the frame was completely corroded. The contact mentioned that the vehicle could not pass inspection due to the condition of the frame. In addition, the brackets that held the fuel tank were also corroded. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that the vehicle was unsafe to drive because there were holes in the frame. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 118,000.

- Hershey , PA, USA

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