Honda Passport - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Honda Passport owners have reported a total of 1,025 problems for their cars built in the 7 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Honda Passport. The 1998 Honda Passport cars have the most problems reported (312 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Honda Passport

Model Year Number of Problems
  2002 Passport
28
  2001 Passport
155
  2000 Passport
116
  1999 Passport
285
  1998 Passport
312
  1997 Passport
69
  1996 Passport
52

  Common problems of Honda Passport

The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for Honda Passport cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's structure (187 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's suspension (167 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Honda Passport

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Structure
187
  Suspension
167
  Service Brakes
160
  Engine And Engine Cooling
101
  Power Train
75
  Vehicle Speed Control
51
  Gasoline Fuel System
46
  Electrical System
37
  Other Fuel System
32
  Unknown Or Other
28
   
  Air Bag
24
  Tire
21
  Equipment
20
  Steering
16
  Visibility
15
  Air Brake
13
  Seat Belt
12
  Wheel
7
  Latches/locks/linkage
6
  Seats
4
  Exterior Lighting
1
  Traction Control System
1
  Child Seat
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Honda Passport of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Passport model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Honda Passport model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Passport Model Years

Passport
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2002 285,99916    
0.29
  2001 15516,99717    
0.54
  2000 11620,49318    
0.31

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Honda Passport is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2002 Passport
5
  2001 Passport
8
  2000 Passport
4
  1999 Passport
22
  1998 Passport
79
  1997 Passport
6
  1996 Passport
8


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