2009 Honda Ridgeline Reviews, Ratings, Prices - Consumer Reports
Riding and handling like a good sedan, the Ridgeline rewrites the book on pickups. It's a truck that isn't a hardship to drive. Further, it has many unique innovations, including a tailgate that opens vertically or horizontally and a lockable trunk. The roomy cab is nicely detailed and easy to access, with comfortable seats. While not designed for serious off-roading, Ridgeline also scaled our demanding rock hill.
Alerts
There are 8 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard. FCW and AEB standard from 2020.
Road Test

Riding and handling like a good sedan, the Ridgeline rewrites the book on pickups. It's a truck that isn't a hardship to drive. Further, it has many unique innovations, including a tailgate that opens vertically or horizontally and a lockable trunk. The roomy cab is nicely detailed and easy to access, with comfortable seats. While not designed for serious off-roading, Ridgeline also scaled our demanding rock hill.

Towing capacity is a relatively modest 5,000 pounds and the bed is relatively short. At 15 mpg overall, fuel economy only matches that of some full-sized trucks. And even though Honda built this first-generation Ridgeline from 2006-2014, updates during that time were few and far between, so don't expect modern electronic features in the latest Ridgelines.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 (250 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2009 Honda Ridgeline owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"The Ridgeline has rubber edges on the doors' vertical seams. It is slowly coming loose, from the bottom to the top. That rubber is functional in that it cushions the strike on any car parked beside it if the Honda door touches that car, and it also protects our doors from chipped paint from impacts. Having it come loose makes it look tacky. It, too, started maybe a year ago and gets progressively worse. The problem is not resolved."

Anonymous, (2009 Honda Ridgeline Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"molding around rear wheels has come loose; reattached with a zip tie"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)

"outside body panel clips are flimsy and tend to break"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)

"Rear mud flap screws lost and flap came off."

Paul S., ON (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"The material covering on the interior roof is falling off. It looks terrible. I first noticed it maybe a year ago when the covering behind the navigator's visor drooped. That problem continues, and now the back part of the covering, over the back seat, hangs down probably 10 inches. It looks like it could be simply glued back up, but my husband tells me it has to be done a specific way. If he's not careful, I'm going to go out there with Elmer's and we'll see what happens. Unsightly! The problem is not resolved; my husband keeps telling me he will have it done."

Anonymous, (2009 Honda Ridgeline Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"leather trim separates"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Apparently, according to my body shop, Honda did not use clear coat paint on Ridgeline trucks in white. Requires frequent waxing to keep it looking nice."

Anonymous, WI (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Fading and chalking on the hood and top of cab has been there 3-4 yrs"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Ridgeline Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Defective Honda paint, repainted once and same problem happened again! Honda was not helpful at all!"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Ridgeline Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"The left rear door does not shut properly causing it to rub on the body of the truck causing wear on the paint surface. Told the dealer at the first oil change. They told me there was nothing they could do and suggested I use touch up paint. Been rep"

Lois M., OH (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Paint faded on top of cab above front windshield. Area was repainted by dealer (HONDA) since it was a paint defect"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)

"Defective Honda paint, paint peeled and oxidized. Terrible paint as pointed out by Honda dealerships and Repair shops."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)

"Paint peeling off of the running boards that were installed by Honda"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"Where small chips in the paint have occurred, they have turned into rust areas"

Gregory C., NY (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)

"Seal around windows traps moisture causing rust. None on lower body/rocker panels where you would expect. Lots of salt on roads here"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Suspected improper priming / surface preparation. Paint blistering and rust forming from underneath on upper sides of vehicle. NOT due to rock chips"

Harris F., AB (2009 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)

"Paint flaked off in two small areas on the roof. Not visible until I was on a step ladder to dry and wax the roof. Cleaned them and use three coats of touch up paint to try and seal them. Holding so far"

Lois M., OH (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Rust around back passenger window and some lower body panels. As well vehicle was rust proofed every year."

Paul S., ON (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

"Have to have them too replaced."

Anonymous, (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"the rear calipers freeze-up during winter driving.to fix problem you have to have the slides cleaned and lubed"

William B., NY (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"calipers froze in the on position at he right back and wore out the rotor on that side so they replaced both back brake systems. They also decided to service the front brakes and replace what was needed"

Norm D., SK (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"All calipers sticky...needed replacement"

Anonymous, CT (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Master cylinder

"warn out. Needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, NC (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Aftermarket break pads wear out too fast."

Anonymous, (2009 Honda Ridgeline RT 3.5-L V6)

"It was just time for new brakes; no cylinders, etc."

Anonymous, GA (2009 Honda Ridgeline Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"the brakes were getting worn. I could tell because of the amount of travel the brake was getting when I pushed on the pedal."

Gordon L., ON (2009 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)

"No serious problem - only regular brake mainteannce due to normal wear"

Robert S., QC (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)

"I have paid to have the brakes serviced many times over the years but the brakes still need repair or replacement sooner than my previous vehicles (Toyota)"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Honda Ridgeline RT 3.5-L V6)

"had the original brakes on for over 60,00 mi and they needed new pads"

Kathleen K., CO (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Change the rear brakes twice while the front brakes were still the original"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"The area where the calipers move in and out is exposed to the elements and collect dirt, causing the calipers to not fully release, so some dragging of brake pads resulted"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)

"brakes/rotors replaced twice since owning. first at about 30,000 miles and lastat about 52,000"

R K., MI (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"after 5not years i had to change out my brake pads (not to bad right) but after only one year i need to do it again used only factory Honda parts"

Michael B., WI (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"rear pads not free to move one pad only wore out"

Anonymous, NB (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"the rotor on one back wheel was damaged due to the caliper freezing in the on position"

Norm D., SK (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"Loud clicking sound when I turn at low speeds. Unable to ascertain cause; causing $3000 in replacing entire front end (and clicking still persists)"

Shane B., BC (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Bushings

"Bushings were worn and required replacement"

Anonymous, MD (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"Mechanic found a loose clamp. Once clamp was replaced, the problem was resolved"

David P., NS (2009 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)

"leak in rack and pinon mechanism"

Anonymous, NM (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Power steering pump started making loud noises"

Ronald L., FL (2009 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)

"replaced power steering pump myself."

Steve T., WA (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"There was a leak and the pump was no longer operating properly. So I had it replaced under a warranty I bout at time of sale. The warranty was $2500. And the deductible is $250."

Christopher M., FL (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Replaced both rear struts while doing Honda service bulletin 14-077"

Anonymous, WY (2009 Honda Ridgeline RT 3.5-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"It is not a real truck so u can't travel over real bumpy roads line u could with a Ford F-150"

Robert F., TX (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Front end, knocking"

Anonymous, NL (2009 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"They were bad and needed to be replaced"

Troy B., MD (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Locks and latches

"Power door lock failed to operate. Required replacement of a master control unit."

Anonymous, WA (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Rear door on drivers side electronic door unlock malfunctions frequently!"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Ridgeline Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Metal support for one back seat would not latch so is permanently sticking out. Would cost $400 to repair"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)

"Rear door won't open sometimes due to faulty lock system. Alarm goes off from time to time due to no reason."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)
Seat controls - movement

"rear seat folding mechanism broke on both seat sections. very expensive to fix"

John H., VA (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Back seat has common known problem where the retraction mechanism is a plastic pulley that breaks. Honda replaced it with a metal piece. When seat is up , the bar that is suppose to retract stays up due to the broken piece."

Ronald D., OR (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Sunroof

"Jams. Twice since owning-minor annoyance"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"1. Tailgate side opening latch requires 2-3 tries to open 2. Bed cover brackets and adjacent trim get more and more damaged from periodic removal & replacement of bed cover"

Anonymous, DE (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"The tail gate is supposed to open hinging up, and down flat, or hinge sidewise in the vertical position. It has failed several times in the life of the vehicle to swing in the alternative sidewise manner like a normal gate"

B L., BC (2009 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Cruise control

"the cruse main button does not work. it is always on"

William B., NY (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"the master cruse button will not turn off"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"Headlights burn out faster than we would expect. We do not do a lot of night driving, but the lights come on as the truck decides."

Anonymous, WI (2009 Honda Ridgeline Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Interior lights

"Over head front light inoperative fuses checked"

Francis S., WA (2009 Honda Ridgeline RT 3.5-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"I had to replace the tire sensor and then the relay from the tire sensor to the computer...$700!!! Just to tell me the tire pressure was low."

Anonymous, ME (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"the tpms comes on and will not go off"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"warning light flashes on and off indicating low oil, however after checking oil numerous times the oil level is fine, something wrong with sensor"

Anonymous, WA (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"The check oil message frequently appears even though the dipstick shows it is full. The Honda dealer verified the error code but can't explain why it is happening"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Warning system blinks on randomly. Appears to be some sort of short or electrical system problem. No idea what it is"

Anonymous, NH (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water leak when washed or rain on the driver's side door. Leak was fixed and was from trim on roof line above driver's door"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)

"Cold air blowing into passenger floor - mechanic couldn't locate source - or stop the cold"

Owen P., IL (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"drivers side door has a loud air leak that the dealer is unable to resolve"

Anonymous, NH (2009 Honda Ridgeline RT 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Knocking sound when the truck rocks. Undiagnosed"

Anonymous, GA (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"I can’t figure out where the squeak is coming from , but has been there for several years. It is apparent at low speeds and when making a turn."

Ronald D., OR (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"Whistling sound for six years, now. Annoying, but bearable."

Anonymous, (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Wind noise at certain speeds. Cannot ascertain where it is coming from, but the whistling sound is noticeable"

Shane B., BC (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Interior cabin noise was never great, but as the vehicle ages it does get worse"

Gregory C., NY (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen difficult to see

"Auto day/night setting does not work. Probably a sensor, I just leave it on daytime mode"

Anonymous, WV (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The player under the driver's seat malfunctions in hot weather. In-dash display reads disk error."

Anonymous, CO (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)

"Failure of the Alpine built Navigation DVD Reader. Had to remove and send in to Alpine for repair"

Jim M., CO (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Entire Nav and radio went out, had to get it replaced under Certified warranty. Was out when I bought car, dealer lied and said it was indoors so not working"

Anonymous, WV (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"CD drive in the unit stopped working"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Very poor connectivity"

Carl Y., NY (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Stuck Relay valve caused the compressor to run all the time. A known issue with ridgelines"

Nels H., NM (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Air conditioning stopped working last summer. Have not yet fixed it."

Gerrit D., NY (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"Switch stoppage"

Bryan W., VA (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"System does not provide cool air despite charging the system a couple of times. Repair planned in the near future."

Anonymous, NC (2009 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

"relay for the AC"

Anonymous, NB (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

CV joint

"Passenger side front CV joint, accordion boot cover is leaking ‘grease’. Repaired under warranty once. Leaking grease once again, but out of warranty."

Ronald D., OR (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"This was the second time that the front right driveshaft had to be replaced, and it was expensive. It did not make the vehicle inoperable, so the repair was made booked and done in a day."

Anonymous, BC (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)

"Needed one of the front driveshafts replaced"

Anonymous, BC (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

"AC compressor relay failed"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Honda Ridgeline RT 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"replaced under dealer warranty"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Catastrophic engine failure due to sludge buildup. Oil changes done by following vehicle maintenance minder"

Harris F., AB (2009 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)

"hole in lifter"

Anonymous, GA (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"It was not a failure, it was recommended by Honda and was VERY expensive"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Takata airbag recall"

Anonymous, NH (2009 Honda Ridgeline RT 3.5-L V6)

"Takata Recall"

Jay F., IL (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Part of the Tanaka mass recall"

Richard C., PA (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"Overheating light came on during long 1000km road trip"

Anonymous, AB (2009 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission light came on, code indicated a failure with the internal solenoid"

Gregory C., NY (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Starter

"it fryed, I had to replace the starter"

Anonymous, RI (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Broken wire in emissions control system required main body wiring harness be replaced under warranty. NOTE: Entire vehicle is covered by factory, bumper to bumper warranty until April 2016 or 160,000 Km"

E B., SK (2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

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