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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
106,088 miles

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2001 Honda Passport body / paint problems

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2001 Honda Passport Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #12

Nov 072009


  • 64,000 miles


The frame of 2001 Honda Passport/Isuzu rodeo completely rusted. Vehicle is only 8 years old and has only 64K miles. Mechanic found stress points on trailing arm that connects to the rear axle on drivers side. I was advised that the rear axle could break if car hit a pot hole or if the car was stopped too suddenly. This car is not safe to drive.

- University Heights, OH, USA

problem #11

Nov 062009


  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Passport. During an appointment to have the exhaust manifold replaced, the mechanic discovered that both sub-frames were corroded. The exhaust manifold could not be repaired. The manufacturer was notified, but no assistance was provided. The failure and the current mileages were 78,000.

- Morrisville, VT, USA

problem #10

Oct 042009


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Passport. He took the vehicle to a local repair facility, and a mechanic noted that the frame had corrosion. He then speculated that the holes in the frame would eventually caused the frame to fracture. The dealer stated that since there were no recalls, it would cost $5000 to repair the frame. The frame cannot be wielded. The failure and current mileages were 150000.

- Grand Ledge , MI, USA

problem #9

Oct 022009

Passport 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Honda Passport. The contact observed that the vehicles main frame exhibited excessive rust and corrosion. There were no prior warnings. The vehicle has not been repaired. The contact had concerns of the significant safety hazard. The failure and current mileages were 74,000. Updated 11/03/09.

- Portsmouth, NH, USA

problem #8

Sep 082009


  • 150,000 miles
I have a 2001 Honda Passport and the rear of the frame completely rotted and the vehicle is now useless. I was driving to get onto the highway and lost control of the car momentarily so I pulled over. I thought it was a tie rod and drove approximately 15 to 20 miles an hour and dropped my vehicle off at the garage. I was informed that the frame rotted an dthey were surprised my rear axle was still attached. I was told that it was basically staying attached because of about 1 inch of good steel and my gas tank. I am very lucky that no one was hurt. I have seen a lot O fthese complaints about Isuzu rodeos and Honda Passports. Is anything going to be done. There is not a spec of rust anywhere else on the vehicle!??

- Westbrook, ME, USA

problem #7

Aug 012009


  • 58,000 miles
Body frame corrosion on my 2001 Honda Passport. Will need replacement welding to pass inspection.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #6

Jun 252009


  • 79,500 miles


I had taken my 2001 Honda Passport (Isuzu rodeo) in to the service station for an oil change and inspection sticker. When the mechanic was getting ready to put the vehicle on the lift, he noticed the problem with the rotted frame. The left rear section of frame is rotted involving the suspension, trail arm bracket (suspension link), body mount bracket and rear suspension. He said it was so bad that he would not even put the vehicle on the lift for fear the frame would break off. A 2 - 3 foot section of the frame needs to be replaced but we can not find one at any salvage yards, all the ones we have contacted do have frames for the vehicle but they all have the same problem as the one I have just described. The vehicle has not yet been repaired and I am stuck making payments on a vehicle I can no longer drive.

- Plymouth, MA, USA

problem #5

May 222009

Passport 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Passport. When the contact started the vehicle, the rear and front ends moved in different directions. He checked the bottom of the vehicle and noticed that the frame and torsion bars were rotting from the rear to the front end of the vehicle. The frame has also split on both sides. The contact has not spoken with or taken his vehicle to the dealer. The failure mileage was 135,000. Updated 6/15/09 the consumer stated the was rust where the torsion bar go to the frame. Updated 06/17/09.

- Traverse City, MI, USA

problem #4

Feb 132009


  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Passport. The contact stated that the rear axle separated from the frame. The dealer stated that they would not repair it because the vehicle would be unsafe to drive. A new frame would have to be purchased and would cost more than the vehicle's value to repair. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not under warranty; therefore, no repairs would be performed. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 112,000.

- Milford, CT, USA

problem #3

Mar 312009


  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Passport. While driving 25 mph, the frame underneath the vehicle snapped in half. The vehicle became very difficult to control because the passenger side tires were halfway under the vehicle. Luckily, the driver was close to her residence when the failure occurred. She called the insurance company and was informed to call the Honda manufacturer. She was then instructed to take the vehicle to a local dealer for repair. The contact has been going back and forth with the dealer to see who will pay for the towing of the vehicle. The failure mileage was 102,000.

- Burlington, CT, USA

problem #2

Dec 232008

Passport 4WD

  • 157,000 miles
My Honda Passport began to swerve uncontrollably at 25 mph. I stopped at service station and had a mechanic inspect the car. He found the frame had rusted through causing the rear stabilizer to break free. In that condition the left side of the rear axle is not connected to the frame and vehicle control is compromised.

- Boonville, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 072004

Passport 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
2001 Honda Passport exl Isuzu mfg in Aug 2000. Purchased used in Nov 2004, was leased to 1 person, then at end of lease auctioned to place I bought from. Front brake pads and rotors replaced 1 month after purchase. Check engine light goes off 1 month after purchase. Exhaust flange replaced 1 month after purchase. 3 months after purchase fuel indicator goes wacky, check engine light goes off and on. 1 year after purchase engine dies, intercooler was culprit, only 76,000 miles on vehicle. Transmission was found to have a leak, the right servo rubber seal was replace. Exhuast has leak at or up to Y pipe area. Something underneath is cracked severly. I am depressed, as I paid $19,000 am stuck paying $31,000 in long run through financial institute, and can't do anything with negative equity, and bad credit history. Dealership refused to fix problems when first purchased and still refuses to offer financial relief. Warranty co. And financial institute are just as uncaring. I was made to believe it was a sturdy, long lasting vehicle, and have since found out otherwise. Oil is big problem, have to feed it half to 3/4 qt. Every 2 days. Gas consumption is poor, can only go 110 mi. Per fill up. Oil, oil filter and air filter are changed on regular basis. Shocks are the pits, takes bumps hard, and feels like it is going to break in the rear. Also known problem is the rear clunk, thump on stop and go, is caused by a item underneath that turns. Could of been killed when engine died on major highway, but was able to roll off to shoulder before ceasure. I consider major depression from this a injury.

- Manchester, NH, USA

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