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Transmission May not Shift into Fourth Gear at Times on Honda Ridgeline

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 105,564 (40,000–226,000)
5 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, more2010
24 people reported this problem
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Strange vibration for about a second when traveling at about 40mph.
Vibration noise at 45mph shifting into fourth
Got software update and no more issues.
Sometimes wont shift to fourth without further exceleration.Costing higher fuel use.
humming noise at 40-40mph before shifting into 4th gear
Just looked at all of the comments of this issue and everybody has the exact same problem including me. Maybe Honda should fix this massively apparent problem. The shift hesitation between 40-45 was solved when I replaced some of my tranny fluid with Royal Purple. I still have a few other issues that are most definitely related to a control unit of some sort.
RPM doesn't move past 4, great switch between reverse and drive are difficult, and picking up speed is difficult.
Just had airbag serviced. Next day it started shifting funny. Had problem driving up car ramps
Between 40 and 45 mph the truck hesitates to shift to the next gear.
Early shifting into 4th gear
problem shifting into 4th gear at 40-45 mph
Between 40 and 45 mph the truck hesitates to shift to the next gear.