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1997 Honda Passport Overview


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Honda Passport Experts

#1 Mike Bonnell
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Average User Score

45 stars

Based on 2 reviews

Amazing by Ashkaun
 — It is a fun and good looking car, and extremely reliable. I own the 5speed manual so i definitely abuse the car daily and all my friends think im a crazy driver, and even with 175k on the odometer its... Read More
Made By Isuzu, Not Honda by Rob
 — Any time I tell someone at the local Honda dealer about my Passport, they respond "You know it wasn't made by Honda, right?" Well - yes, but since they service it and they keep asking, I'll keep telli... Read More

1997 Honda Passport Overview

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1997 Honda Passport

The 1997 Honda Passport seems to not have the typical, and expected, Honda reliability.  It's been around for three years, and not all drivers are pleased, with some even saying the engine gives out at only 90K miles.

The was a change in the Passport this year.  The DX model is no longer available, but, the good news is that the 4-cylinder engine on all models has been upgraded to a 6-cylinder.  

Standard features in the '97 Honda Passport still include driver and passenger airbags  in the front, and a new instrument panel. The Honda Passport still uses a body-on-base truck-like design, which is good since it makes for better suspension.  

The EX 4WD includes ABS, reclining front bucket seats, halogen headlamps, and child-safe rear doors.

But, in the end, customers are disappointed in the reliability and blame it on Isuzu's build.

Drivers like the towing ability and the Passport SUV's ability to maneuver in the snow.  Many wish there had been a roof rack to help with limited cargo space.


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Honda Passport Questions


My 97 Honda Passport Takes A Long Time Between Shifting. Revs Up And Seems ...

How can i tell if its torque converter or shifting silinoid or some sensor. Tranny is supposedly five years old with low miles and just did filter and fluid month ago

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1997 Honda Passport Turns On But Will Not Start Unless I Push Really Hard O...

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Jason Cline

Wont Start

Cranks good but will not start. Has good fuel pressure but no spark. This 3.2L v6 has individual coil packs at each spark plug. I'm guessing it's a crank sensor problem, has anyone else experienced th...

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Chad Boykin

My Passport Acts Like It's Starving For Gas When I Push The Peddle To Hard....

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Blower Motor Switch

On my 97 honda passport the blower fan quit working recently. It wouldn't work at any speed. They guys at the shop told me it was a bad resistor. After putting in a new resistor now the blower wi...

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