1st Generation (1994—1997) Passport Problems

This generations ranks 18th out of 63 Honda generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (29%), transmission (20%), and the fuel system (16%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Engine Failure 1 complaints at an average of 166,000 miles in the 1996 Honda Passport.
  2. Engine Knocking 1 complaints at an average of 133,000 miles in the 1996 Honda Passport.
  3. Difficulties Going Into Gear 3 complaints at an average of 112,704 miles in the 1995 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 1996 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1997 5 0 34 0.66
1996 5 0 34 2.9
1995 10 1 17 1.68
1994 4 4 19 0.52

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