About Honda Passport
Honda Passport, as a compact Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), was produced by the Japanese automaker Subaru Isuzu Automotive Company but sold under Honda brand in the United States from 1993 to 2002. The first Honda Passport introduced in 1993 was Honda's first try entering into the growing SUV market of the 1990s. As a 5-door SUV available for both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, Honda Passport was the fruit of cooperation between Isuzu and Honda and it was growing popularity in North American as well as Japan during its time. Before the last Honda Passport discontinued production by 2002, it had been manufactured for two generations.
The first generation Honda Passport (1993-1997) went on sale in North America in 1993. It was built based on the Isuzu Rodeo. So Honda Passport was only available for one trim level but it had two engine options. Honda Passport was powered by a 2.6 L inline 4-cylinder engine that could produce 120 hp and a 3.2 L V6 engine that could produce 175 hp. Then when the second generation Honda Passport (1997-2002) was released in 1997 for the 1998 model year, it was offered in two trim levels: base LX and upscale EX. But it only got one 3.2 L V6 engine that could produce 205 hp. Both generations Honda Passport was equipped with 4-speed automatic and 5-speed manual transmissions.
Honda Passport Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
In all, Honda Passport is quite excellent vehicle. However, as accumulation of mileage, auto parts in it are succumbed to wear and tear. And once wearing process commence, problems would also arise:
First, engine performance suffers. Many Honda Passport drivers complained that the problem would happen on the vehicle when it reached about 100,000 miles, which is quite a long distance. But your Honda Passport was meant to do better if you know how to lengthen the engine lifespan. If you notice whining noises, knocking or ratting noises coming from engine while driving, engine running roughly but consuming more oil, vehicle hard starting or no starting and the engine keeping overheating, then you probably need to confirm which part including Passport throttle body, thermostat gasket, fuel pump, timing cover, valve cover gasket, valve cover gasket and timing belt goes wrong.
Second, suspension failure. This problem actually impairs driving experience a lot as well-functioned suspension is supposed to keep occupants free from unpleasant driving experience. Some Honda Passport owners told that the excessive vibration, bouncing and bottoming out while driving caused it harder to enjoy the driving pleasure not to mention the comfort. What's more, the continuous rattling or squeaking noises from the tire area annoyed them and distracted their attention. If you also feel difficult in handling the vehicle due to loose and vibrating steering wheel, Passport coil springs, coil spring insulator, and sway bar bushing could be the reason.
It is never an easy task to complete if you want to keep your Honda Passport at the top-notch condition all the time. Knowing common problems and solve them are not enough. You need to perform routine maintenance and nip problems in the bud. Fog light lens could be foggy so that it could not provide excellent visibility in misty or dense foggy weather conditions, which could lead to hazardous accidents. Same goes to headlight. And window regulator, hood cable and emblem are all subject to wear after overexposure to usage, so they need routine maintenance as well.
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