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Recall 16V888000

Vehicle Stability Assist System Activates Unexpectredly

Recall Details

The vehicle stability control system may activate unexpectedly due to an issue where water enters vehicle wiring harnesses, corroding terminals. Dealers will inspect the rear wiring harness and related components, replacing them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The system which aids in vehicle stability control may activate when not needed, unexpectedly, due to a wiring issue. This could cause loss of vehicle control.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Honda must be performed by a Honda dealership. Honda will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in January 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Honda dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, December 9, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 9, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
9,179
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V888000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2017 Ridgeline AWD vehicles manufactured April 1, 2016, to August 11, 2016. Water may enter the rear wiring harness through the connector located under the truck bed drain hole, possibly causing the connection terminals to corrode.
Consequence
Corrosion of the wiring harness can cause increased electrical resistance, unexpectedly activating the vehicle stability assist (VSA) system, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear wiring harness and related components, replacing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 24, 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is KD3.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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