1997 Honda Passport Overview


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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


97 Honda Passport Turned Off While Driving. It Cranks But Won't Start.

Kinda sounds like it is out of gas but I know there is gas in it.

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Tabby Vanwinkle

1997 Honda Passport Poured Out Anti Freeze When I Parked It Today I Tried P...

4 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)

I Have A 97 Honda Passport With A V6. My Problem Im Havin It Cranks Over Bu...

I also sprayed starting fluid and that also didnt Start can someone help me figure what could be my problem and any good solutions?? Thanks

30 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
Beverly Schneider

Passport Will Run For 5sec And Shutdown

I could repeat starting it and it will run for about five seconds and bogged down like if it has no gas

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Beverly Schneider

97 Passport Starts But Won't Stay On

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