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

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2001 Honda Passport Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #32

Aug 302010

Passport 6-cyl

  • 73,000 miles


My vehicle is a 2001 Honda Passport 4X4 V6 with 73,000 miles. The frame broke right where the bracket for one of the arms in the rear suspension connects. This caused me to lose control.

- Geneseo, NY, USA

problem #31

Aug 202010


  • 102,454 miles
We drive a 2001 Honda Passport. As I was coming home with my two small children, my car starting to wander to one side, fortunately I was less than a half mile from home. I then heard a terrible sound like scraping. My husband looked under the car and rear driver side frame is completely rusted and falling apart. The passenger side is in the same condition. We saw a news report and it described what happened to us. I am appalled that our lives were in danger had I been going on a highway.

- Middletown, NY, USA

problem #30

Aug 122009


  • 92,339 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Passport. The vehicle was going through state inspection when the contact was advised that the frame was rusting. One year later, the vehicle would not pass state inspection because the frame was severely corroded. The dealer advised that the vehicle was not under recall and repairs would be at the contact's expense. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 92,339 and the current mileage was 102,842.

- East Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #29

Jul 222010


  • 90,495 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Honda Passport. While the contact was driving approximately 65 mph the vehicle began to shift gears, shake and vibrate from one side to another. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be inspected. The rear frame rail was completely destroyed due to excessive rust and corrosion. The technician stated that the vehicle not be repaired due to the repair expense. The failure mileage was approximately 90,495.

- Braintree, MA, USA

problem #28

Jul 222010


  • 40,156 miles
I purchased the car in Maryland. I moved to pa in 2009. Pa inspection was conducted in 10/09. The car passed inspection. Very few miles driven during 2009/2010. A Honda dealership's service station in pa inspected the car's frame today (7/22/10). Their report is: "inspected frame. Rust through on lt rear fame rail bottom, metal scaling on both rear frame rails. No visible hole at radius rods. Customer to monitor situation. Vehicle will not pass pa state inspection. Probable rust through at rt rear arm." We will no longer drive the car since it is not safe.

- West Newton, PA, USA

problem #27

Jul 072010


  • 174,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Passport. The contact stated that while changing the brakes the frame was covered with an excessive amount of rust. The contact did not notify the manufacturer. The contact stated that if the vehicle was in motion the frame could have broken and caused a crash to occur. The failure mileage was 174,000.

- Clarioon, PA, USA

problem #26

Oct 152009


  • 89,000 miles


Filed original complaint (ODI number 10342822) )07/13/10. Since then I returned the car to the garage due to brake problems and was told that my 2001 Honda Passport frame is so rotted out that it should not have passed the last inspection and will definitely not pass further inspections and should be gotten rid of as soon as possible. The rusted frame is not repairable. I already spent a large amount of money to have a piece of the frame welded so the car could be used until another alternative could be found. I cannot sell or trade this car in, so it will need to be junked. Neither Honda or Isuzu wants to hear anything about it.

- Finleyville, PA, USA

problem #25

Jul 072010


  • 62,000 miles
Took Honda Passport 2001 for inspection and frame is completely rusted. It is becoming a safety hazard for my family. Getting rid of vehicle.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #24

Jul 062010

Passport 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 133,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Passport. The contact stated while driving approximately 55 mph and attempting to pass another vehicle, the rear began veering in the opposite direction of the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who discovered that the frame was corroded and rusted. In addition, the main beam of the frame had completely fractured from the vehicle. The mechanic was able to remove chunks of corroded metal from the frame but advised the contact that the vehicle was unsafe to drive. The failure and current mileage was approximately 133,000. Updated 09/24/10. The consumer stated the frame was cracked and rusted to the point where the rear window and tailgate would no longer open. Updated 09/24/10

- Wheeling , WV, USA

problem #23

Oct 152009


  • 89,000 miles
While driving my 2001 Honda Passport down rt. 51 I heard a very loud, crunching noise under my car. Suddenly I had no control of the vehicle. Terrified, and after weaving back and forth on the road among other traffic, I was finally able to get the car off the road. It had to be towed on a flatbed truck. I was told by the tow truck operator that the underside of the car was totally rusted out and that he had never seen a control arm totally rust off a car. My car has been garage kept and well maintained since I bought it new in 2001. The collision center that it was towed to tried to weld the frame, but, there is still major rust damage under the car. I notified my Honda dealer of the problem and was told that since it was an Isuzu product Honda held no responsibility for the problem. This automobile only has 90,000 miles on it and I planned to continue using it for several years to come..

- Finleyville, PA, USA

problem #22

Jul 062010


  • 92,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Honda Passport. The frame underneath the vehicle had deteriorated beyond repair. While driving 35 mph the rear suspension trailing link mount broke off of the frame. The vehicle was driven onto the emergency lane and then towed to his home. The following day he called the manufacturer and was told to take the vehicle to the dealer since they have never seen or heard of that type of failure. The dealer stated that he should not tow the vehicle because it will not be repaired. He then took the vehicle to a repair shop that specialized in frame repairs but it would cost him over a $1000 to be repaired. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 92,000.

- Johnstown, OH, USA

problem #21

Jul 152008


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Passport. The contact stated while driving at unknown speeds, the vehicle began to sway from side to side. The contact moved the vehicle off the roadway and found that the there were two stabilizer bars hanging from the vehicle and there was severe frame rust. The dealer was notified and the contact was informed that the vehicle was out of warranty and they would not provide any assistance. The manufacturer also was not willing to provide any assistance and advised taking the vehicle to the dealer. The contact attempted to have the vehicle towed the dealer however, the tow truck driver was hesitant to tow the vehicle due to the condition of the vehicle's frame. The vehicle was not driven and was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were approximately 120,000.

- Bejchertown , MA, USA

problem #20

May 162010


  • 98,529 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Passport. While driving at speeds of 50 mph in rainy weather, the drivers side frame fractured down the center. The dealer advised there were no recalls for the vehicle. The contact consulted with an independent mechanic who advised the frame repair would only last for approximately one to two years before the failure would recur. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The current mileage was 98,554 and the failure mileage was 98,529.

- Steubenville, OH, USA

problem #19

May 232010


  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Passport. While pulling out of his driveway at speeds of 5 mph, the contact applied the brakes and the front axle began rubbing against the wheel well. The contact exited the vehicle and upon further inspection, found that the entire frame had rusted and began corroding. The manufacturer was contacted but would not provide any assistance due to the vehicles age. The vehicle was not repaired and the VIN was not available. The failure and current mileages were 95,000.

- North Andover, MA, USA

problem #18

May 202010


  • 98,000 miles
I was driving this morning when the left rear tension bar snapped away from the frame of my 2001 Honda Passport. After having it towed to a garage and inspected by a trusted friend, he has just informed me that the vehicle is no longer in drivable condition, as the entire frame is rusted through.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #17

Apr 082010


  • 90,000 miles
I was driving my 2001 Honda Passport when it started jerking to one side after letting off the gas, but only slightly, like wind had hit the car all of a sudden. This went on for a couple days, and when I was going around a turn, I heard a loud noise, like something breaking and grinding, and the car started to shimmy all over the road. When I had it looked at, I was told its unfixable because there is frame rot where the rear suspension lower link completely rotted off the frame and the A-arm also completely rotted off. There are swiss-cheese like holes all through the frame. It is now undriveable. According to my research this is a known issue, and a possible recall. I very strongly agree that there should be a recall or class action lawsuit. I was very luck Y that we were only going about 10 mph when it happened, or there could have been a serious crash. This is obviously a manufacturer error.

- Shadyside , OH, USA

problem #16

Feb 242010

Passport 4WD 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
The frame on my 2001 Honda Passport has rusted beyond repair. It has become unsafe to drive because of the rotting/rusting frame.

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #15

Feb 152010


  • 140,000 miles
2001 Honda Passport frame has rotted out had fixed in Oct.09. On 12/2/09 fixed some more on the frame both times on the right side. Contacted Honda talked to Mr. Mencivar was told after 5 years Honda will do nothing.

- Merrimac, MA, USA

problem #14

Dec 282009


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Passport. While the vehicle was being inspected the contact was informed that the frame was displayed signs of rust. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer and there were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 100,000.

- Allenstown, NH, USA

problem #13

Nov 062009


  • 132,807 miles
I own a 2001 Honda Passport. I just learned from a mechanic and also confirmed with the service manager of my local Honda dealership ( century motors Honda, cincinnati, Ohio) that there is severe corrosion on the frame on driver's side of the frame and other areas are showing signs but are not corroded through yet. I was told by them that the vehicle is unsafe to drive and could result in a serious accident. The service manager took a picture and sent it to Honda corporate and they refuse any responsibility. I have always lived in Ohio so it could not have been affected by salt water ect... I also did not learn until now that my Passport was made by Isuzu and not Honda. I purchased it new from a Honda dealer. I was told that repair on the frame is not advisable, due to safety issues and the fact there are other areas on the frame that may rust completely in the near future. I hope you can help me with this issue. Thank you, gail wood

- West Chester, OH, USA

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