Transmission Gear Slipping Problems of Honda Passport
Honda Passport owners have reported 4 problems related to transmission gear slipping (under the power train category).
#1 - Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2001 Honda Passport
The vehicle was a 2001 Honda Passport. The VIN of this Passport is 4S6CK58W81_. When accelerating from a dead stop, the transmission fails to slip into first gear sometimes. The car will jerk a little as the transmission attempts to go into first gear, and the "check transmission" light and "check engine" light will come on. At this moment, the transmission is in a failed state, and you have to stop the car completely, wait a while for the transmission to recover (about 5-10 seconds) before you can try to accelerate again. This poses a serious danger, especially when entering intersections. I've had a situation where I was trying to make a right turn and merge onto a busy street, only to have the SUV jerk me forward a few feet, and have the transmission fail. I had to come to a full stop, let the car recover before accelerating away. Luckily, there wasn't a car approaching, or else, I would've been left helpless (unable to accelerate), and would've gotten hit. This problem has occurred a few times now, and luckily for me, it hasn't resulted in any accidents as of yet. I reported this to the dealer, but they said that there is nothing they can do unless they can reproduce the problem while they have the SUV. This problem occurred on Friday, February 8, 2002.
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#2 - Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2000 Honda Passport
The car involved was a 2000 Honda Passport. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 4S6CK58W0Y_. The vehicles transmission would slip intermittently. The transmission will either go straight to second gear or no gear at all. The transmission was replace but problem recurred. This transmission gear slipping issue occurred Jul. 8, 2000.
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#3 - Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1998 Honda Passport
The vehicle was a 1998 Honda Passport. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 4S6CM58W2W_. Transmission seems to be slipping, it shifts in a dramatic loud manner. A large jolt occurs when changing gears. This occurs completely sporadically, it will function normally for a few days and then malfunction several times, and then return to normal. When taken to transmission shop I was told it was fine, this is partly due to the fact that there is no way to check the transmission fluid without dropping the pan. This problem has persisted for a few months and still continues today. The failure date was Thursday, September 23, 2004.
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#4 - Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1997 Honda Passport
The vehicle was a 1997 Honda Passport. Transmission is slipping and there is no way to check due to they did not put in a dip-stick to check the level of fluid which even if you go to a gas station or have the oil changed they cannot check to see the level of fluid. I wanted to know before I buy this whether or not it is covered under warranty and if this is a problem withthis model year? thank you.
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