There isn’t a good reason to choose the all-new Honda Passport over the two better SUVs that Honda already makes—the smaller CR-V and the larger, three-row Pilot. We enjoyed the Passport’s plentiful power and roomy, two-row interior, but we were put off by its stiff ride, ponderous handling, and overall bland demeanor. One of the Passport’s highlights is its potent-yet-refined V6 that churns out 280 horsepower.
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There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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POTENTIAL TROUBLE SPOTS
Engine Major
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Engine Minor
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Engine Cooling
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Transmission Major
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Transmission Minor
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Drive System
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Fuel System
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Electric System
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Climate System
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Suspension
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Brakes
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Exhaust
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Paint/Trim
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Body Integrity
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Body Hardware
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Power Equipment
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In-car Electronics
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2019 Honda Passport owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Android Auto

"Voice commands and android are not compatible. Huge Honda Mistake."

Anonymous, (2019 Honda Passport Elite 3.5-L V6)
Apple CarPlay

"Same answer as previously reported the head unit is an android unit and Apple car play has been known to act wonky from time to time"

Anonymous, NY (2019 Honda Passport Elite 3.5-L V6)
Backup or other camera/sensors

"It stopped working and only a green screen would appear."

Anonymous, PA (2019 Honda Passport Elite 3.5-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

"Sometimes you'd hear a loud BEEP! then radio is inoperable so to fix it you'd have to get a usb keyboard plug it in and start the car up pressing cntl alt del together and the head unit would work again with no issues"

Anonymous, NY (2019 Honda Passport Elite 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"The problem was a wiring harness in the dash. The Honda dealership repaired it under warranty."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Honda Passport Touring 3.5-L V6)
Hardware replacement

"The head unit with the radio head and mike unit required full replacement due to the display freezing and going blank. This was completed by Honda under warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2019 Honda Passport EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The speakers pop repeatedly, which sounds like a short in the wire. Occasionally the entire audio system will stop working completely and say "No audio connection." When this happens, the vehicle must be powered off completely including opening the driver's door before any sound will come out of the audio system. We have found no way to restart the infotainment system while driving. It appears to be caused by a broken connector on the wiring harness. We've had the tuner replaced twice and the wiring harness replaced once (it was in the shop 3 days for the wiring harness replacement alone), and we have another appointment this week to troubleshoot it again."

Anonymous, TX (2019 Honda Passport EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"Popping and crackle sound from the speakers"

Christian S., PA (2019 Honda Passport EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Radio unit would freeze or not load properly. Radio stations would not receive or disconnect suddenly. Load crackling from speakers. Often the radio would be " loading" to find a connection or signal. Honda replaced radio head unit under warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2019 Honda Passport EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"poppng noise from speakers in the morning. Goes away after 20-30 minutes"

Anonymous, CA (2019 Honda Passport Sport 3.5-L V6)
Speakers

"popping noise from speakers from all surces: radio or mp3 player"

Anonymous, CA (2019 Honda Passport Sport 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

"To operate voice command for GPS or other operational voice commands, I must go to the dealer to fix. No self help easy fix. Voice is made for Apple products not android."

Anonymous, (2019 Honda Passport Elite 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Air noise at the front passenger's door developed shortly after purchase. Honda Dealership mechanic could not identify the cause. Still not resolved, although has been brought to the attention of Honda Corp. through a customer satisfaction survey. A response email thanked me for taking the survey but no followup by the corporation. I have read about this issue by other Passport owners on a forum website. I have been a consumer of Honda for 14 years and very well aware that sometimes it seems Honda is willing to conveniently overlook customer complaints. I truly like my 2019 Honda Passport Touring AWD vehicle but the air noise is very disappointing for the price paid for this level of model. Passengers always check as to whether the door or window is still open whenever riding with me, which is really a sad thing to tolerate as the owner."

Anonymous, (2019 Honda Passport Touring 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"dashboard molding squeaks"

Anonymous, VA (2019 Honda Passport Touring 3.5-L V6)

"driver's seat clunks. dealer fixed it once, clunk returned. awaiting dealer visit in near future to address problem again."

Anonymous, NC (2019 Honda Passport Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The car is not for seniors with hearing problems. The low frequency vibrations make it almost impossible to listen to the radio because of the constant banging."

Anonymous, (2019 Honda Passport EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"It appears that the wind noise in from either the dun roof of the doors. Not sue if it as loud as I think because of the hearing aids. My wife also thinks there is wind noise. Haven't had time to return to the dealership. Plan on requesting service in the next 2 weeks. I do not have the solid klunk when closing the doors that I had on my 2011 Pilot. The rubber gasket is not as thick."

Anonymous, PA (2019 Honda Passport EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Noise in cabin while driving. Dealer stated it could be from the window wind deflectors, they checked but still exists."

Anonymous, NC (2019 Honda Passport Touring 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Don't know about the extent of this problem yet as it will not be serviced until next week. Presently the air conditioner absolutely does not work. The vehicle is about 3 weeks old."

William L., WI (2019 Honda Passport Touring 3.5-L V6)

"According to my wife, it was a faulty compressor that was replaced altogether. The compressor also leaked refrigerant. She noticed the problem when the ac was blowing warmer air than was desired."

Anonymous, IL (2019 Honda Passport Touring 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Had no cooling. Dealer had to disassemble and replace seal and bag."

Anonymous, MN (2019 Honda Passport Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Related to the faulty ac compressor, my wife thought that for a fairly new vehicle the ac should be more effective than it was."

Anonymous, IL (2019 Honda Passport Touring 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

"The molding/ cushion to the driver side door is loose but I haven't taken it back to have that fixed yet."

Anonymous, NC (2019 Honda Passport Elite 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The drivers said rear door and the good had chips in the paint. They had to paint the again."

Anonymous, NC (2019 Honda Passport Elite 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"This is common to all models with the 9 speed transmission, or so we were told. Hard shift happens only occasionally but is quite noticeable and needs to be addressed by Honda."

Anonymous, TX (2019 Honda Passport Touring 3.5-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Rear hatch makes grinding noise when closing"

Anonymous, ON (2019 Honda Passport Touring 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"The transmission completely locked up and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2019 Honda Passport Elite 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Body control module

"Bad harness connection"

Anonymous, TX (2019 Honda Passport Elite 3.5-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"out of alingment from dealer"

Anonymous, AZ (2019 Honda Passport Elite 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE
Jul 28 2020
Operating a vehicle without a functioning instrument panel or rearview camera display increases the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018-2020 Odyssey, 2019-2020 Passport, and 2019-2021 Pilot vehicles. Incorrect instrument panel control module software can cause the instrument panel to not display critical information, such as engine oil pressure, speedometer, and gear selector position until the next ignition cycle. Additionally, it can prevent the rearview camera image from displaying. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 101, "Control and Displays" and 111, "Rearview Mirrors."
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the instrument panel control module software, free of charge. The recall began September 23, 2020. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is T89.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V439000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 607786
BACK OVER PREVENTION: SENSING SYSTEM: CAMERA
Jul 28 2020
A delayed or inoperative rearview camera display can reduce the driver's view of what is behind the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2019-2021 Pilot, 2019-2020 Odyssey and 2019-2020 Passport vehicles. Incorrect central network software programming may cause several errors to occur that can delay or prevent the rearview camera image from displaying. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 111, "Rearview Mirrors."
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners that updated software is available. Owners have the option to either follow the mailed instructions to download and update the software for free, or visit a dealer to have the software update performed, free of charge. The recall began September 23, 2020. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is Y7Y.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V440000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 499344
STRUCTURE:BODY
Oct 31 2019
In the event of a crash, incomplete body welding may provide inadequate protection to occupants, increasing the risk of an injury.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Pilot and 2019 Passport vehicles. The front frame left and right side upper members may not have been welded completely to the unibody. As such, these vehicles may fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 208, "Occupant Crash Protection" and 219, "Windshield Zone Intrusion."
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle for missing welds, free of charge. If the vehicle is identified as missing welds, the dealer will offer to repurchase the vehicle or provide a similar replacement vehicle. Owner notification began November 6 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is X6J.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V784000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10
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