Automatic Transmission Problems of Honda Passport

Honda Passport owners have reported 15 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Honda Passport based on all problems reported for the Passport.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Honda Passport 1
Failure Date: 11/08/2004

In my second year of owning my 1999 Honda Passport, I began to experience a jarring jolt when taking off from a stop imtermittantly. Now, about a year later, this has grown to a violent banging jolt when accelerating, and a full slipping between gears as I proceed. This grew worse very fast, and now I need to replace the transmission, at a cost of over $4,000. 00, according to bell road Honda in phoenix. I'm at a loss, and need help.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Honda Passport 2
Failure Date: 11/07/2004

2001 Honda Passport exl isuzu mfg in Aug 2000. Purchased used in Nov 2004, was leased to 1 person, then at end of lease auctioned to place I bought from. Front brake pads and rotors replaced 1 month after purchase. Check engine light goes off 1 month after purchase. Exhaust flange replaced 1 month after purchase. 3 months after purchase fuel indicator goes wacky, check engine light goes off and on. 1 year after purchase engine dies, intercooler was culprit, only 76,000 miles on vehicle. Transmission was found to have a leak, the right servo rubber seal was replace. Exhuast has leak at or up to y pipe area. Something underneath is cracked severly. I am depressed, as I paid $19,000 am stuck paying $31,000 in long run through financial institute, and can't do anything with negative equity, and bad credit history. Dealership refused to fix problems when first purchased and still refuses to offer financial relief. Warranty CO. And financial institute are just as uncaring. I was made to believe it was a sturdy, long lasting vehicle, and have since found out otherwise. Oil is big problem, have to feed it half to 3/4 qt. Every 2 days. Gas consumption is poor, can only go 110 mi. Per fill up. Oil, oil filter and air filter are changed on regular basis. Shocks are the pits, takes bumps hard, and feels like it is going to break in the rear. Also known problem is the rear clunk, thump on stop and go, is caused by a item underneath that turns. Could of been killed when engine died on major highway, but was able to roll off to shoulder before ceasure. I consider major depression from this a injury.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Honda Passport 3
Failure Date: 08/13/2004

This Passport have been having (automatic) transmission problems at around 15 to 20 miles and at 25 to 30 miles. The mileage on this car now is about 50,200 miles. When I take to the dealer the problem is gone and they cannot diagnose the problem. The gears slams or jerks when it shifts and it also does when you slow down. The problem does not happen on higher gears. I have serviced the transmission and also put a new battery since the dealer said this might be the problem. . . But. . . The problem is still there. Does this problem happens to all 1999 Passports? and if so what is the remedy. . Thank you, orlando r ayala .

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Honda Passport 4
Failure Date: 07/09/2004

There have been numerous incidents, but at least three occasions that sick in my mind. The feeling that my vehicle had been rear ended, looking in the rear view mirror, no car behind me. I had my truck in the shop at walt's automotive on auburn blvd. At least two if not three times and told them there was something wrong with the transmission. Each time I was told they could find nothing wrong. Finally, in January I put my truck in the shop at don hill automotive. They drove the truck, told me there was a bad transmission leak, and had it send to the transmission shop they use. I was told by the transmission shop that my transmission was "fried" and that the transmission was too far gone to be repaired. I was told that it would take approximately $3,000 if not more to repair it. Don hill automotive also told me that it sounded like my engine was getting ready to throw a rod. I contacted both the local Honda and isuzu to see if there were any recalls. I was told there wasn't. I was also told by don hill automotive that there were numerous other problems, such as the flap that either keep the engine cool or enables the engine to warm up was stuck open,and that would cost approx. $260. 00 to repair. At that point in time I was informed that it would cost more to repair the truck then it was worth. It has 84,000 miles on it. I expected to get at least twice that much before having these problems. Help!!! are there any recalls on the transmission problem? right now my truck is just parked where I live. I'm afraid to drive it. It has been parked since January.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Honda Passport 5
Failure Date: 07/05/2004

Vehicle jerks & shifts hard at various speeds during gear changes. Vehicle was taken to dealership 1 yr before the jerks became violent due to decrease in smoothness of gear changes. The dealer informed me that it was normal in the Passport/isuzu & that it wouldn't get any worse. It has!.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Honda Passport 6
Failure Date: 12/01/2003

I bought a new Honda Passport 2000 in September, 2000. After three and a half years, the transmission started leaking and the car shook while automatically changing gear. I sent it to a Honda dealer for repair, but it still leaked and shook after the repair. I then sent it to another transmission shop. The shop said that the transmission was made by gm, and this type of transmission had a long history of defectiveness. It needed to be overhauled. This happened right after the 3-year warranty just expired. I bought the Honda because I didn't like other brand of engine and transmission, but Honda put GMC transmission in their car, which turned out to be a defect. Negotiation is in progress with Honda manufacture but unlikely to result in compensation or recall.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Honda Passport 7
Failure Date: 10/25/2003

My 2000 Honda Passport stalled on me one Thursday morning and called american Honda to find out if the problem is covered by the warranty. I was instructed by american Honda to have the car towed to a nearest dealership to be diagnosed for any mechanical failure and given a case# for this incident. I received a call the following day from the dealership with regards to what the problem was. They told me that it's a broken transmission seal that caused my car to stall and I was given an estimated work order of $385. I followed up with american Honda and informed them of the situation down to me renting a replacement vehicle while it's being repaired. I was informed that they are going to evaluate the problem and will reimburse me for the repair if it falls within their "said" guidelines. So I went ahead and paid for the order 2 days later for $333. 44 and $13. 34 of which is the cost of the part and the rest is the dealership's labor cost (ridiculous) not to mention $27. 72/day for my car rental for 2 days. Monday came and I received a call from american Honda stating that they did a follow up on the repair and they decided that the repair cost were not considered "pre-mature defect" that I do not qualify for a reimbursement from american Honda.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Honda Passport 8
Failure Date: 09/09/2003

My 1999 Honda Passport is continuing to have problems with the auto transmission. From a cold start the SUV will intermittently shift hard into 2nd gear. I have taken to the power costa mesa Honda dealer to have them diagnose 5 times. They had no way of diagnosing the problem as the SUV would do this every once in a while. Finally, after one day of driving in traffic I found a way to duplicate the problem. I had placed it into 1st gear (low) the SUV shifted into 2nd! I am no mechanic but I do know that it is not supposed to happen. I was driving in 2nd when all of a sudden it realized OH I need to be in 1st! so I took the SUV back to have them diagnose the issue. They replaced a faa motor in the transmission. Part number: 8-96041-156-0, the part was 400 dollars and about 200 labor. The issue was fixed for a month now continues to have the problem but it will not shift from low to second. Now they want me to replace the range selector switch part number: 8-96017-511-0 for $147. 32 (part only).

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Honda Passport 9
Failure Date: 06/24/2003

After placing our 2001 Honda Passport in "park" and turning off ignition, and removing the keys, and exiting the vehicle, it rolled down the driveway. On two different occasions. Later it did it again for the goodyear oil change technician.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Honda Passport 10
Failure Date: 08/05/2002

After vehichle cools down and I go to start the car and shift down to drive the transmission skips down to l gear and when I try to take it back up to the d position it will take that gear but when I take off the car knocks really hard when it tries to shift gears and when I slow down to stop and it tries to shift down it also does a hard knocking.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1998 Honda Passport 11
Failure Date: 06/01/2002

While traveling about 60mph on the highway without prior warning. She lost control of the vehicle and landed in a ditch. Prindle switch went out on the transmisson the dealership is aware of the problem. Ts.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Honda Passport 12
Failure Date: 01/01/2002

Auto transmission makes hard knocking sound on shifting that makes the car jerk and shutter. It's so violent that people in other cars notice and passengers in my car get scared. This started at 50,000 miles, has been in two shops, for almost 15 days and has not been repaired. The problem is intermittent and cannot always be duplicated at the shop.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Honda Passport 13
Failure Date: 12/12/1998

Car starts when shifter changes from park to drive while stepping on brake.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Honda Passport 14

We have had the vehicle four times for the same reason, at certain times while driving when the car is shifting into the different gears it jerks extremely hard on accelerating and decelerating. They have found codes in the transmission and cleared them a few times and the last time they replaced the computer module in the transmission. The problem still exists.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Honda Passport 15

While driving at any speed the vehicle would change gears automatically. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who rebuilt the transmission.

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