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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,250 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 fuel system problems

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2001 Honda Passport Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 042014

Passport 6-cyl

  • 126,875 miles


While driving at highway speeds the engine died, lost power steering and power brakes (lost vacuum to booster.) the #1 intake lifter button popped out and the cam lobe hammered the lifter and valve into the #1 cylinder causing catastrophic engine failure. Engine oil was in mid range and had ~2000K on engine oil change. No fluid mixing occurred prior to or after the incident. When valve was pushed into the cylinder it was bent, the locking up of the cam on the passenger side of the engine caused the water pump to be broken bending the idler pulley down dumping antifreeze out onto the road. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Jeromesville, OH, USA

problem #4

May 172011

Passport 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
A few years back my trailing linkage on both sides of vehicle rusted away from frame. The drivers side was first and I was traveling at 50 mph. Hit pot hole and drivers side linkage broke off. Causing me to fish tail in traffic and almost crash. Now I have two cracks in my frame and the rear cross member is rusted through. I have also had the fuel tank support fixed and welded back onto my truck. This will cost me thousands to fix to hopefully make it a drivable vehicle again. Or. american Honda can buyout these vehicles from these owners.

- Bellevue , PA, USA

problem #3

Nov 042013


  • 105,000 miles
The fuel tank shield for my 2001 Honda Passport is completely rusted out. Upon researching the situation I have encountered quite a few people having this same problem. I am scared to even drive the vehicle as this shield is "barely" holding the tank up and could fail at any moment thus dropping the tank.

- Fremont, NE, USA

problem #2

Nov 172011

Passport 6-cyl

  • 72,373 miles
This model 2001 Honda Passport has a history of frame rust. There was one recall 2010 but it did not address tank shield rust - only rear axle parts. The Passport has 72373 miles and the Honda dealer wants to charge for a report requested by Honda Motors. *** this point I do not know if the gas tank is going to fall out.****

- Millersport, OH, 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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