A Number of 1998-2002 Honda Passport have been reported to have excessive corrosion in the rear suspension due to roadway salting and Honda is encouraging owners to get their vehicles checked.
1998-2002 Honda Passport
The Problem: Honda discovered the effect excessive roadway salting has on cars as a number of Passports built between 1998 and 2002 are showing signs of excessive corrosion in the rear suspension. This corrosion could cause the lower trailing link to come disconnected from the frame increasing the possibility of a crash. Only Passports in the so-called salt belt states are affected including: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio amongst others.
The Fix: Honda is notifying owners of affected vehicles and encouraging the owners to take their Passport to a dealer for inspection. If the lower trailing link is showing signs of excess corrosion, the dealership will replace the part.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 35,984 Honda Passports built between 1998 and 2002.
Source: NHTSA, Honda