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 6 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Ridgeline will be more reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2019, 2020 and 2021 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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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 over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 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 2014 Honda Ridgeline owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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 came thru a seam that was not sealed. Soaked carpet = mildew"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)

"Sunroof trim had crack in the metal (as delivered from the mfr.), dealer found and fixed it under warranty"

Katherine D., NC (2014 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Water leak from rain in the left rear of the cabin"

Thomas N., PA (2014 Honda Ridgeline Sport 3.5-L V6)

"I experienced water incursion on the passenger floorboard. I took the truck to the dealership who found some defect in the firewall was allowing water to seep into the passenger compartment. After the sealed the voids I have had no problems"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Driver side window when opened a few inches - rattles"

Steve B., CT (2014 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"In cool to cold weather the dash makes constant annoying noises during the slightest vibrations and road bumps"

Anonymous, NE (2014 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)

"A pop or clunk is heard from the rear suspension in cold weather going over bumps.The rear bump stops have loosened and are moving in the top mounting cap for the rear dampers."

Jean G., AK (2014 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"Just had minor wind noise when on interstate."

Anonymous, IN (2014 Honda Ridgeline RT 3.5-L V6)

"for the first two years approximately, the cabin was quiet but after that there is substantial wind noise"

Anonymous, MO (2014 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

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 doors don't close properly. the rubber molding that seals the doors was not correctly positioned from the factory. some doors you must slam to close others gently."

Michael B., SC (2014 Honda Ridgeline RT 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Passenger plastic trim under the seat is in the way and passengers frequently catch it leaving car"

Anonymous, KS (2014 Honda Ridgeline SE 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"bubbling and peeling hood and rear quarter panels"

Anonymous, WA (2014 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"paint on the edges of the front fenders started peeling off within the first year of ownership so I think it was a defect."

Anonymous, MO (2014 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"rust emerged from under a window molding"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)

"Submitted to Honda 3 weeks ago for correction of rust spots as it is covered under warranty. Have not heard back yet"

James C., PA (2014 Honda Ridgeline SE 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

Doors or sliding doors

"Passenger rear door less than perfect fit"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Honda Ridgeline Sport 3.5-L V6)
Glass defects

"Stress crack in windshield"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Honda Ridgeline Sport 3.5-L V6)
Locks and latches

"When below -10C the Nav/Backup camera display fails to light up making it useless until vehicle is headed up. Honda could not find the problem as temperatures warmed up by the time it was brought in"

Paul L., ON (2014 Honda Ridgeline Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Gas cap external door would not latch in the closed position."

Anonymous, SD (2014 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Tailgate would not unlock"

Anonymous, SD (2014 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Swing out tailgate feature failed."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Honda Ridgeline Sport 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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"the camera is in the tailgate and frequently gets very dirty"

Faye K., ND (2014 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
CD player

"A cd was stuck in the multi disc changer. Would not play and would not eject."

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

"the backup camera is often very dirty, and the display for the backup is terrible. display is fine for everything else"

Faye K., ND (2014 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Difficult to operate. Won't provide audio directions."

Anonymous, (2014 Honda Ridgeline Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Cannot get my iPhone talking books to broadcast on speakers."

Anonymous, (2014 Honda Ridgeline Unsure 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

Shocks or struts

"Had a clunk in the front end practically from the day I bought it. Dealer didn't find a cause until about 60000 miles (out of warranty) then said a strut was blown. Even though it was out of warranty the dealer fixed it since I had had them document the problem from the beginning"

Michael J., SC (2014 Honda Ridgeline Sport 3.5-L V6)

"struts were bad from the beginning. after complaining several times the dealer finally fixed the problem"

Anonymous, SC (2014 Honda Ridgeline Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Bad rear shock that was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, AB (2014 Honda Ridgeline SE 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"had to have replacement rack & pinion"

Anonymous, TN (2014 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

Premature brake wear

"I have had three brake jobs in the 70000km life. I tow. A 3800 lb travel trailer about 15000km. Dealer was good for the first two brake jobs but I had to do the last one. Absolutely love the truck but costs of brakes might make we want to change"

Brian M., BC (2014 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"vibration and brake pad wear, rotors were replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Honda Ridgeline Sport 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"Rod behind master cylinder had no lubricant, they pulled cylinder out and lubricated it"

Ronald A., OH (2014 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Recall"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Honda Ridgeline Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Recall"

Anonymous, MI (2014 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

Warning lights

"Tire pressure light was on when the truck was purchased but was fixed. Still occasionally comes on even though tire pressure is fine. Also comes on when road has been graded"

Anonymous, MA (2014 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

Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Evaporator sensor went out. Affected gas mileage"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Honda Ridgeline RTL 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

Timing belt or chain

"Hydraulic Timing belt tensioner malfunctioned. Needed replacing as well as timing belt Under warranty. Repaired without hesitation"

Anonymous, MB (2014 Honda Ridgeline RTL 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

Slipping transmission

"Vehicle often hesitates when attempting to accelerate. This Has occurred pulling out into traffic from a stop, merging into traffic from on ramp, and passing on the interstate."

Anonymous, (2014 Honda Ridgeline Sport 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

Blower (fan) motor

"blower motor and resistor had to be reolaced"

Henry T., AZ (2014 Honda Ridgeline Sport 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

Engine Minor

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

Drive System

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

Engine Cooling

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

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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Recalls
PROVIDED BY
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 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
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
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
Sep 27, 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 2014 Honda Ridgeline vehicles nationwide. Honda is also recalling certain 2011-2012 Acura RL, 2011 Honda Element and 2011-2013 Ridgeline vehicles in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, the 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. Lastly, if not included above, Honda is recalling certain 2010-2011 Honda Element, 2010-2012 Acura RL and 2010-2013 Ridgeline vehicles 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 air bag 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 November 6, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are H2H and S2I.
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: 18V662000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 57095
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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