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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2008 Honda Ridgeline
2008 Honda Ridgeline
2008 Honda Ridgeline Problems
On some models a poor connection in the radio antenna harness and sub harness can cause static when going over bumps. Replacing the antenna harness and sub harness will commonly repair this problem.
A chirp noise from the timing belt area can be caused by a tilted idler pulley. Installing a corrective shim from Honda will commonly correct this issue.
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 can develop from the rear axle due to differential fluid breakdown. Replacing the fluid will commonly correct this issue.
2008 Honda Ridgeline Questions and Answers
At what point should the timing belt be changed on a 2008 Ridgeline with 50k?
had trans fluid changed at dealer at 60,000.would like to do myself since i am mechanically inclined.there are two plugs on the trans.is the bottom plug for draining and the upper side for fill am...
How does the lens come off to change the right rear brake lamp?
The ridgeline has highway 23,000 on it. The dealer stated there is only 20% brake life on the rear brakes? Front pads never replaced yet or did we hit the sensor
the air conditioner wwors fine on the passanger side but blow very hot air on the driver side.
2008 Honda Ridgeline Reviews
80,000 miles, rear main seal leaking, head light lense fading. Over all the truck has serviced me very good. Do not understand 80,000 miles rear seal leaking. Maybe a bad seal from honda.
Leased a 2007 Ridgeline new and liked it so much I extended the lease and may purchase one soon. Put 52,000 on it, rides great and pleanty of truck for the suburbs, no problems so far. Quality is high, even the interior finish is well made. Recently carried three stories of scaffling in truck no problem. Replaced brakes at 40,000, surprisingly the rear brakes went first and fronts soon after. Only negative is it is a little pricy compared to ability and options and prices the uS automakers are offering right now.
have had vehicle for 16 months and put on 87000 miles with no issues except for a occasional pulsating brakes.have original brakes and changed the trans and rear end at 60,000.all highway travel.very good vehicle,best one i have bought .
I bought my Ridgeline new in 08. For the most part I'm very satisified. The truck does lack power. It would have been great if Honda offered a V8 model. 50k and everything has been good so far.
Does anyone know at what point the timing belt should be changed?
A solid, good riding quaility vehicle. Typical Honda quality. I have owned four straight Honda's and never been disappointed.