1997 Honda Passport Overview


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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

Brian Chance

My Wife's Passport Passenger Brake Light Isn't Working At All Even After I ...

All wiring n mounts look fine also. I'm confused.

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Why Want The Transmission In My 97 Honda Passport 4wd Shift. I've Done Repl...

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Huey Heussy

Honda Passport 1997 Transmission?

So just the other day i put my honda passport into drive and everything seemed normal but after driving a block or so the transmission seemed to just stop working and the engine just rev'd up and did...

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Front Drive Shaft

Can a 1997 Honda Passport be driven 15 miles with the front drive shaft removed? If so, would the selector be at 2Hi or 4Hi? Thank you for your time.

109 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 years ago)

How Do I Replace Water Pump And Timing Cover 1997 Honda Passport

need to see component diagram for replacing timing belt cover after replacing water pump

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