2nd Generation (1998—2002) Passport Problems

Passport owners with a 1998—2002 model year have the most problems with the body (36%), engine (12%), and the suspension (12%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Frame Rotted Completely Through in the Back 5 complaints at an average of 107,800 miles in the 2001 Honda Passport.
  2. Transmission Failure 2 complaints at an average of 104,000 miles in the 1998 Honda Passport.
  3. Transmission Slipping/no Power 1 complaints at an average of 111,000 miles in the 2000 Honda Passport.

What Passport Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Honda model years.

Watch out for the 1998 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2002 4 2 32 0.6
2001 11 3 57 3.52
2000 9 1 59 2.68
1999 13 3 71 3.5
1998 10 6 104 3.52

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