really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2001 Honda Passport Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 102003

Passport 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


On January 10, 2003, I was pulling into a fleet atm machine parking space. Our two children were in the vehicle also. As I was applying the brakes to park the vehicle, the vehicle proceded to accelerate very high and caused the vehicle to surger forward and hit the pole in front of the atm. This caused damage to the front bumper. Had that pole not been there, I could have crashed into the building. I had the vehicle towed to the Honda dealer in salem, nh the following day. Honda states that again there were no codes stored. However, the throttle sensor was off by 2 degrees, so this was adjusted.

- E. Hampstead, NH, USA

problem #2

Nov 062002

Passport 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On December 6, 2002, I had just exited route 495 at exit 51 B onto route 125 North in haverhill, MA. The traffic was moving slowly on route 125. As I was inching along in the traffic, I had come to a complete stop. At which point, the vehicle started to accelerate on its own again. The vehicle came within inches of crashing into the vehicle in front of me. Luckily, I thought fast and threw the vehicle into neutral, it continued to accelerate very high for a few seconds, I waited until it came down before continuing to drive. I drove home and called rockingham Honda service, spoke to david josephs to notify him of the re-occurrence of this problem. I had the vehicle towed to rockingham Honda again by aaa. Rockingham Honda had the vehicle for 2 days, there were no codes stored and they could not duplicate the problem.

- E. Hampstead, NH, USA

problem #1

Jan 152002

Passport 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I experienced 2 circumstances on this day in which the vehicle accelerated on its own. Our two children, then ages 4 and 3, were also in the vehicle the first incident was when I was backing into a parking space at my daughters dance studio, the dance works on route 125 in bradford, Massachusetts, my foot was on the brake and the vehicle proceeded to accelerate on its own and it crashed into the building behind the vehicle. No damage was done to the vehicle at this point. On the same day, this occurred again as I was coming off of route 93 at exit 3 in salem, nh. Again, in the vehicle were myself and our two children. At this time, I was completely stopped at the end of the ramp, my foot was on the brake, and the vehicle accelerated on its own again and crashed into the vehicle in front of me. Both vehicles sustained damage due to this incident. I subsequently had the vehicle towed by aaa to rockingham Honda in salem, nh. The report from rockingham Honda stated the vehicle had 5 accelerator pedal position sensor codes stored. The sensor was replaced and adjusted. The potentiometer circuit board of was contaminated with grease, which the report stated was the probable cause of the vehicle accelerating. These incidences placed me, my children and those in close contact with the vehicle in great danger.

- E. Hampstead, NH, USA

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