fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,667 miles

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1998 Honda Passport drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Honda Passport Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 012004

Passport 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


Car has trouble starting. Takes several attempts to start. Trouble began in February of 2004. Took car to Nissan dealer where purchased in March of 2003 because of dealer service contract. Replaced oxygen sensors in March of 2004. Engine light returned on restart. Replaced battery in may of 2004 after car would not start and customer left stranded, engine light returned again. Took to auto zone to find service code. Pulled manufacture code P1170. Honda service of gilbert told me that it was a manifold gasket defect and would not be covered. Customer reminded service rep that it should be under the epa mandated 8 year/80,000 mile major emission control system warranty. Told I would need to pay $85 to get complete diagnostic report. Service rep agreed that it may be covered. Nissan dealer service rep advised that the last manifold job took over a week to repair. Customer cannot get vehicle licensed until repairs are made. Tags were up in June of 2004. Please help! there must be a bulletin that applies ie, mfg bulletin # 00010 date 20020528. The obdii showed P1171. I know the runaround these manufacturers give and I am not willing to pay anymore $ and will seek legal recourse if not resolved in the next 7 days.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #2

Aug 222000

(reported on)


  • miles
Faulty driveshaft is causing a thumping sound when the brakes are applied, Isuzu dealer greased the driveshaft which seemed to help for a while but the problem reoccured. Nlm

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 241998

Passport 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Motor mounts and drive shaft replaced, vehicle slips, drive shaft replaced 2nd time vehicle continued to slip.

- Pulaske, VA, USA

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