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Honda Ridgeline Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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

Honda Ridgeline Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc.

Summary: HONDA IS RECALLING 2,032 HITCH STYLE BIKE RACKS SOLD AS AFTERMARKET FOR USE ON MY 2003-2007 AND SOME MY 2008 HONDA PILOT, RIDGELINE, AND ACURA MDX VEHICLES. A PINCH BOLT EXISTS BETWEEN THE BIKE ARM BRACKET AND THE UPRIGHT ASSEMBLY OF THE "HITCH" STYLE BICYCLE RACK.

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Body, Interior & Misc., August 2, 2006

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Honda has recalled 2006 Accord, Civic, CR-V, Element, Insight, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, Acura MDX, RL, RSX, TL, TSX, and 2007 Honda Fit vehicles because the contact information for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is listed incorrectly in the owner's manual. Honda is contacting dealers and customers to provide them with a postcard containing the correct information.

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Engine, April 2, 2007

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Honda has recalled 2005 Accord, Odyssey, Acura RL, TL, TSX, and 2006 Ridgeline models because the fuel pump relay may fail. This can prevent the fuel pump from operating, which may cause the engine to stall or not start. Dealers will replace the fuel pump relay.

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Heating & Air Conditioning, March 15, 2010

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A connector terminal under the passenger side dash board for the HVAC system may be accessible to kicking by the front seat passenger. If this occurs, the connector may overheat and possibly short circuit, which could cause a fire. Dealers will inspect and replace the wiring connector and install a protective cover. The recall began March 15, 2010. The Honda recall number is R27.

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Suspension & Steering, January 19, 2012

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The spare tire may not be the same size as what is indicated on the tire information label. This could lead to improper tire inflation, resulting in tire failure and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the spare tire or the information label as necessary to correct this concern.

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Honda Ridgeline Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2006 Honda Ridgeline, 3.5L V6, Sorrento, FL

Vehicle was brought into Honda dealer and tech stated that he observed leak at rear main seal area. Truck has 75,000 miles, I thought this happened only to American cars not Hondas! Tech put dye in...

Visitor, 2006 Honda Ridgeline, Sorrento, FL

Honda dealer informed me that driver's side inner CV boot is leaking at seal around axle. He wants $250.00 to replace, I'm going to break retainer ring and put a new one on. CV joint is ...

Ftr.pilot, 2006 Honda Ridgeline, 3.5L V6, Little Elm, TX

I would like to know what the service requirments are for a Ridgeline at 40k miles.

wild turkey, 2006 Honda Ridgeline, 3.5L V6, La Grange, KY

The passenger side temp control dial works fine on my 2006 Ridgeline. However the driver side control dial does not work correctly. When you turn the dial the temp does not change. Each time you...

Visitor, 2006 Honda Ridgeline, 3.5L V6, Honolulu, HI

my 2006 just started screeching, like metal on metal noise, when i reverse....never any problems until now, what could this be?

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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.

I have an 2006 Ridgeline with 170000 on it and still going strong even though I used the truck while building my house and did things with it that I probably should not have done. (pulling / hauling ect) The only issue I have had is the light on the heater control went out at 32000. Do the property maintenance and all will be good in your world.

Bought the Ridgeline new in 2006 and now have 206000 on it. I have followed Honda's recommendations on service and maintenance. It has never broken down on me. Mileage is not as good as I hoped. 17 around town and 19 to 20 on the highway. Replaced the timing belt at 105000 and will do again at 210000. Put 95000 miles on each set of Michelin tires. Only problem is the thermostat control has never worked just right, it works but sometimes takes a while to get it to where I want it, and I have put 3 sets of brakes on it . It drives as good today as the day I bought it. Great truck.

2007 Ridge update-almost at 200K miles and still love this thing - like the energizer bunny it just keeps going and going and going. Truck continues with little/no maintenance other than normal oil changes, belts and tires. Almost no rattles even after rear end at a stop light by Ford 500 (hit me doing 15 MPH, totaled the Ford and I drove away). Everything works!! Looks like 300K is my next target. Love this truck!

2006 Ridgeline has 102,000 miles on it, having to replace the timing belt and water pump; got Honda replacement parts on EBAY for $210 cheaper than at dealer. I have a local shop that charges 40% less for labor. I recommend everyone doing this service as you approach 105,000 miles. Great truck. I put a cold air intake on some 4 years ago and gas mileage has increased by 3 miles per gallon on city/highway; horsepower also increased by 20. Had trans cooler line to come loose from radiator; had to replace radiator at a cost of $700.

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