2006 Honda Ridgeline Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Honda Ridgeline

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2006 Honda Ridgeline Problems

Transmission May not Shift into Fourth Gear at Times

Some models have a problem were the transmission won't shift into fourth gear intermittently. This problem can commonly be repaired with a software update from Honda.

Tailgate Will Not Open Because Sensor Rod is Too Long

A sensor rod that is too long can cause the tailgate not to open in the swing mode. Replacing the sensor rod will commonly correct this issue.

Noise and Judder on Turns From Rear Axle

Noise and judder can develop from the rear axle due to differential fluid breakdown. Replacing the fluid will commonly correct this issue.

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2006 Honda Ridgeline Questions

Why does the power door lock fuse blow when I open the in bed trunk? (1 answer)

Every time I unlock the in bed trunk it blows the power door lock fuse. I hope there is a way to bypass this so I won't have to do any rewiring.

In-BedTrunkSensorinthedashboardisalwaysonevenwiththetrunkshut,HELP (2 answers)


VTM-4 warning light comes on. Is there alternate fix besides replace computer? (1 answer)

If I engage VTM-4 lock before light is on then disengage, the AWD works fine and warning light remains off. VTM-4 lock will only work if engaged while warning light is off.

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2006 Honda Ridgeline Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Front Air Bag Defective

In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator to correct this concern.

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2006 Honda Ridgeline Reviews

I have 170,000 miles on my 2006 Ridgeline. Only two minor recalls and no major repairs to date. Drove the first timing belt to 135,000 miles. The water pump was leaking but the belt looked good. Just now having some suspension work, new shocks and anti-sway clips replaced. Overall very, very happy with this truck. Runs smooth and quiet even today. Most friends want to buy one after ridin...
Great Truck. Just turned 475500km on my 2006. I took the risk to do the TB at 160000km and it is going in for its 3rd one tomorrow. It has it's original exhaust and emissions equipment. The engine is still strong and the transmission has never skipped a beat. Other than a few minor interior dash lighting issues this vehicle has never let me down. Just do the maintenance as required with the ex...
2006 Honda Ridgeline Bought new in 2006 and just passed 245,000. Other than routine maintenance no major problems. Shooting for 300,000. Great truck and well worth the money at the time.

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