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.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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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)

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 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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Recalls
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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Oct 10, 2019
If the accelerator pedal binds, the engine may not quickly return to idle after the pedal is no longer pressed, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Dorman Products, Inc. (Dorman) is recalling certain Accelerator Pedal Assemblies part numbers 699-114 and 825-5029-1, sold as replacement parts for 2003-2006 Acura MDX, 2004-2008 Acura TL and TSX, 2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2005-2006 Honda CR-V, 2007-2011 Honda Element, 2005-2008 Honda Pilot and 2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline vehicles. The rotating portion of the accelerator pedal assembly may bind. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 124, "Accelerator Control Systems."
What should you do:
Dorman will notify owners, and qualified service facilities will replace the affected accelerator pedal assemblies, free of charge. The recall began December 9, 2019. Owners may contact Dorman customer service at 1-800-523-2492, using option 5. Dorman's number for this recall is AS1019XXXX.
For more information:
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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19E068000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3744
AIR BAGS
Jun 27, 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003-2006 Acura MDX, 2005-2012 RL, 2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2007-2008 Fit, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, and 2006-2014 Ridgeline vehicles. The vehicles are equipped with passenger frontal air bag inflators assembled as a recall remedy part or replacement service part, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal airbag inflator, free of charge. The recall began August 12, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are E5D and X5C.
For more information:
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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V501000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1657752
AIR BAGS
Jun 27, 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2013 Acura ILX, 2015 RDX, 2005-2010 and 2012 RL, 2009-2014 TL, 2010 and 2012 ZDX, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2011-2013 and 2015 CR-Z, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013 Fit EV, 2010-2011 and 2013 Insight and 2007-2014 Ridgeline vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with driver frontal air bag inflators assembled as a recall remedy part or replacement service part, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began August 12, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are S5B and W59.
For more information:
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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V500000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1558
AIR BAGS
Mar 06, 2019
An explosion of an inflator within the driver frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver, front seat passenger or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling specific 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2013-2016 ILX, 2013-2014 ILX Hybrid, 2003-2006 MDX, 2007-2016 RDX, 2002-2003 3.2TL, 2004-2006, and 2009-2014 TL, 2010-2013 ZDX and 2001-2007 and 2009 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2007 and 2010-2011 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2007 Fit, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, and 2006-2014 Ridgeline vehicles. The affected vehicles received a replacement driver air bag inflator as part of a previous Takata inflator recall remedy or a replacement driver air bag module containing the same inflator type as a service part. Due to a manufacturing error, in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver frontal air bag, these inflators may explode.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall began April 10, 2019. Honda owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is O41. Acura owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura's number for this recall is U40.
For more information:
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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V182000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1101534
AIR BAGS
Jan 09, 2018
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2010-2012 Acura RL, 2010 Honda Element, and 2010-2013 Honda Ridgeline vehicles ever registered in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or "Zone A." Additionally, Honda is recalling certain 2010 Acura RL, 2010-2011 Honda Element and Honda Ridgeline vehicles ever registered in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or "Zone B." If not included in zones A or B above, Honda is recalling certain 2009 Acura RL, Honda Element, and Honda Ridgeline vehicles ever registered in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming or "Zone C." These vehicles are equipped with certain inflators assembled as part of the frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment (such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bags), may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to higher absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began February 16, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are U0H, and G0I.
For more information:
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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V041000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 24945
AIR BAGS
Jan 10, 2017
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Acura MDX and Honda CR-V vehicles, 2005-2011 Honda Element vehicles, 2005-2012 Acura RL vehicles, 2006-2012 Honda Ridgeline vehicles, 2007-2008 Honda Fit vehicles and 2005-2008 Honda Pilot vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, if not included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain 2005-2006 Acura MDX and Honda CR-V vehicles, 2005-2009 Acura RL and Honda Element vehicles, 2007-2008 Honda Fit vehicles, 2005-2008 Honda Pilot vehicles and 2006-2009 Honda Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, if not included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Honda is recalling certain 2005-2006 Acura MDX and Honda CR-V vehicles, 2005-2008 Acura RL, Honda Element and Honda Pilot vehicles, 2007-2008 Honda Fit vehicles and 2006-2008 Honda Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall bagan March 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are KD9 and KE0.
For more information:
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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V029000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 308884
AIR BAGS
May 24, 2016
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2003-2006 Acura MDX, 2005-2011 Acura RL, 2005-2006 Honda CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2007-2008 Fit, 2003-2008 Pilot, 2002-2004 Odyssey, and 2006-2011 Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or that have ever been registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain model year 2003-2006 Acura MDX, 2005-2008 Acura RL, 2005-2006 Honda CR-V, 2003-2008 Element, 2007-2008 Fit, 2003-2008 Pilot, 2002-2004 Odyssey, and 2006-2008 Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or that have ever been registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Lastly, unless included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Honda is recalling model year 2002-2004 Odyssey and model year 2003-2004 Acura MDX, Honda Element, and Honda Pilot vehicles originally sold, or registered, in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began June 27, 2016. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are KA0, KA1, KA2, and KA3.
For more information:
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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V344000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1790894
AIR BAGS
Feb 03, 2016
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2011-2015 CR-Z, 2010-2014 FCX, and Insight, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013-2014 Fit EV, 2007-2014 Ridgeline, 2013-2016 Acura ILX, 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid, 2007-2016 RDX, 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2009-2014 Acura TL, and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. The recall began March 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are JY0, JY1, and JY2.
For more information:
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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V061000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2232187
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