Honda Passport Transmission Problem Sacramento


Honda Passport Transmission Repair

What's wrong with my Honda Passport Transmission?

2019—2022 Honda Passports came with 9-speed automatic transmissions that a class action lawsuit has alleged are defective in certain Honda vehicles. Not every Honda vehicle with these transmissions was included in the lawsuit, but there is suspicion that the reported defects may occur in Honda and Acura models with these 9-speed transmissions.

Owners of 2019—2022 Honda Passport SUVs have submitted complaints to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, describing shifting problems, delayed acceleration, sudden or harsh acceleration and other problems related to 9-speed transmissions.

Another common Honda Passport problems is a check engine light caused by a problem with the fuel level sensor. Some users note that the fuel sensor failing might cause "erratic fuel gauge operation" in addition to the check engine light. One suggestion for fixing the issue is a powertrain control module (PCM) software update to get the fuel level sensor to read correctly.


Changing your Honda Passport transmission filter isn't as easy as other filters in your vehicle. There are many parts to your transmission filter incorporating the filter itself, which is usually a metal plate with a fiber material that traps debris. Your Honda Passport will also contain a pickup tube, gasket, and rubber seal which may all need to be replaced along with the filter. The transmission filter will need to be replaced every 30,000 or 50,000 miles. Check your vehicle's maintenance guide for more information on mileage and time intervals. You can also give us a call for expert advice or if you'd like us to handle your transmission service.

As Honda’s first SUV, there is a fair bit of history behind this vehicle. Production began in 1993 and ended in 2002, only to be reintroduced in 2018.

All Passport trims feature a 9-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. This remarkably compact unit provides even stronger acceleration while still allowing impressive EPA fuel-economy ratings as well. Response is enhanced by a shift-management program that allows multiple-gear downshifts when powerful thrust is called needed. Paddle shifters let drivers take over the shifting decisions and the shift-by-wire system allows them to operate the transmission with push-button ease while freeing the console area of a shift lever.

If any of this seems familiar, give us a call right away.