With the Ridgeline, Honda has evolved the concept of the pickup, creating a smart truck aimed squarely at the actual needs of most pickup owners. The original, innovative Ridgeline turned off many buyers because of its peculiar styling. The lessons have been learned. As a result, the second-generation Ridgeline looks much more conventional, while being even more sensible.
Alerts
There are 4 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).
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).

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

With the Ridgeline, Honda has evolved the concept of the pickup, creating a smart truck aimed squarely at the actual needs of most pickup owners. The original, innovative Ridgeline turned off many buyers because of its peculiar styling. The lessons have been learned. As a result, the second-generation Ridgeline looks much more conventional, while being even more sensible. In fact, it is the most civilized pickup truck we've ever tested.

But it isn't a conventional workhorse. Towing capacity at 5,000 pounds is nothing to boast about. The bed is shallow. The Ridgeline is no off-road champ, so this isn't the truck for anyone planning to cross the Rubicon Trail. Payload capacity of 1,325 pounds is comparable to other compact pickups and a couple of hundred pounds less than full-size trucks. On top of these modest credentials, the Ridgeline doesn't project the same indestructible image as other pickups. Instead of evoking frontier-taming fantasies, the Ridgeline aims right at your rationale. And rational it is. The composite bed will never rust and is scratch resistant. The built-in trunk is weathertight, will hold more than just a tool box, and is lockable. The rear gate can either swing out like a door or open like any other truck.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD, Front
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
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 (280 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2018 Honda Ridgeline owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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)

"At 40000 miles, the engine light came on indicating a problem with the emissions control system. 2 codes specify there is something wrong with the catalytic converter system. This has not affected driveability and the eng light will turn of after 2 days. Then it turns on again for no reason."

Mike B., CT (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Fuel cap

"Cap less fuel cap trap door would not open for re fuel nozzle found not get gas at local station"

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Frozen, would not open, ran out of fuel"

Anonymous, ON (2018 Honda Ridgeline Sport 3.5-L V6)

"water entering fuel filler neck and freezing in cold weather"

Peter K., MA (2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition 3.5-L V6)

"Issue occurred during Winter when temps were below freezing. Melting snow and water leaked into the gas fuel door and froze. I was unable to insert the gas pump nozzle into the filler as the plastic cover over the filler was frozen/jammed closed. Had to break the black plastic piece and dig the ice out to get the gas nozzle into the filler pipe. This was a previously known manufacturing deficiency (see on-line blogs) when the vehicle was built and not corrected until I brought the vehicle into the dealership."

Anonymous, ME (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"the fuel cap froze with road water and didn't allow access to the tank with fuel"

Anonymous, NH (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"water entering fuel filler"

Peter K., MA (2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition 3.5-L V6)

"This vehicle has a capless fuel filler system, which collected water and froze. The repair included a new plastic piece added to the filler lid that deflects water around the filler. Once repaired, the problem has not recurred."

Derek G., OH (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Was unable to refuel vehicle as an ice bloc developed between the plastics flapper valve and the internal metal flapper valve. Unable to insert the fuel hose into the refill tube. Chiseled the ice dam out with hammer and screw driver and in the process broke the plastics fuel flapper valve. Returned vehicle to the dealer for repair. Lucky I discovered this issue when I still had a 1/4 tank of fuel and was able to drive home, get some tools and break out the ice."

Anonymous, ME (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Repaired as part of a factory recall."

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Fuel injection system

"replaced injectors"

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Honda Ridgeline RT 3.5-L V6)

"Fuel injector problem at approx 16,000 miles. Was covered by manufacturer. Also had fuel problem under recall. AND it smells very strong of gasoline in garage after parking."

Anonymous, WI (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Check emission light came on, fixed under warranty, problem has not come back"

Anonymous, (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Experienced an error code but was still drivable. Made an immediate appointment. Dealership replaced all fuel injectors under warranty."

Anonymous, VA (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)

"The emissions problem light came on. Took it in to find out what wrong. The computer code came up as P0430."

Tom J., NE (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)

"inside warning light was on. took it in and had it fixed. took about 1 hour. no other problems."

Anonymous, NC (2018 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)

"Idled rough and all warning lights (yellow) remained on all systems on dash."

Frank F., MD (2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition 3.5-L V6)
Fuel pump

"Factory recall."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)

"fuel pump issue was a recall to inspect/repair fuel pump electrical connector for possible corrosion it was ok and a cover was installed to protect it"

Anonymous, NV (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"The fuel pump had a recall where a cover had to be placed over the electrical connections to keep a fire from occurring."

Christopher C., GA (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"I have had recurring issues with noises coming from the firewall area that was originally diagnosed as a fuel pump issue. The fuel pump was replaced and the noise disappeared. Approximately 3-4 months later, the noise returned. This time, they diagnosed the noise problem as a loose engine mount bolt close to the firewall, which was repaired. Again, the noise disappeared - temporarily. Two months later, the noise has now returned. I am extremely frustrated as the noise is very bothersome and something I don't want to live with. The Ridgeline has been the highest rated mid-sized truck by not only Consumer Reports, but other publications as well. My personal experience has not been as positive. The truck has many excellent features, but the issues I have dealt with make me question the decision to purchase this truck. We have been faithful Honda owners since 1990 and this is the most disappointed vehicle we have purchased."

Jon A., WA (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Safety recall due to detergents causing the line to crack..fixed under warranty."

Gary G., KS (2018 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)

"warranty coverage repaired"

John F., (2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition 3.5-L V6)

"There was a safety recall to check the fuel pump."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Replace fuel injectors"

Anonymous, NY (2018 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

Android Auto

"Originally got to the point of unusable. There must have been an app update that helped. No problems in the last couple months"

Anonymous, MN (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Apple CarPlay

"multiple issues with Apple Car play and phone interface, as well as intermittent failures with other electronics, dealer is weak in terms of understanding, blames Apple phones since iPhone 5, and suggests that other problems are somehow related to Apple Car Play"

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Backup or other camera/sensors

"Back up camera went black and inoperable. Dealer says it was a wiring harness in the tailgate and replaced it under warranty."

Anonymous, MA (2018 Honda Ridgeline Sport 3.5-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

"Use my iPhone to listen to audiobooks. Often I need to pause the book. Screen does not respond to touch commands."

Anonymous, IN (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"Display screen for music disappeared for all input sources. Service technician said the screen was turned off but when I picked it up, the service rep couldn't explain how it got turned off and how the tech turned it back on."

Anonymous, MA (2018 Honda Ridgeline Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Driver's display will darken to an unreadable level"

Dick L., OK (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"The screen goes all blue for less than a second. It does this randomly , maybe once a week."

Paul D., TX (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"One of the things I wanted, and spent extra for, was the In-Bed audio. Had visions of after the MTB ride, dialing up little music and cracking open a beer. For whatever reason the bluetooth doesn't work. Works fine cabled up to Apple Car Play, but not wireless. Good news is the Honda guy couldn't make it work either and I am sure it will get sorted out. All the other complicated electronics works fine."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The navigation has been intermittently inaccurate since the day we bought. We've had it into the dealer for warranty repair several times and have had little progress on the repair. It's my opinion that Honda doesn't want to spend the money to fix it, so they continue to try things to fix it that they already know won't work."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"GPS is often way off even in perfect weather and operating condition."

Anonymous, WI (2018 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)

"Voice recognition is worthless and search capabilities are disappointing. I live in the city and routes selected are suboptimal and traffic warnings are often too late. I have pretty much stopped using the Honda GPS because it is not on par with Google or Waze."

Kevin H., MD (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"It won’t find most address will only go to places it thinks is close"

Ronald H., WI (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"it is a nightmare to use and it died on me once and couldn't find the location I wanted"

Bradley W., NY (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Calling from the vehicle did not work properly. Was told it was a software problem and it was never fixed to my satisfaction. My solution was to just use Siri to call and then it works fine."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Phone pairing, Apple Car Play and bluetooth music are all very glitchy. Googled some temp fixes but infotainment system still not operating 100%. Dealership was absolutely NO HELP!"

Anonymous, IN (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"phone unpaired for no reason. only happened once in 6 months"

Gerald B., IL (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Frequently “forgets” my phone. Vehicle restart required and fixes it most times"

Anonymous, MN (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Won't pair even though I am following manual instructions. Sometimes it does pair but then unpairs itself after a few weeks."

Anonymous, WI (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

"The voice command to use the phone does not operate properly and the dealer cannot fix it."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"voice recognition"

Anonymous, (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"System simply does not recognize voice commands using Handsfree link with the cell phone."

Paul D., TX (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Honda's electronics and software are disappointing, they don't sync properly and the voice recognition system is a joke. It almost never recognizes commands so I don't even attempt to use it anymore and use google voice through Android Audio for navigation and music instead."

Kevin H., MD (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"It refuses to recognize me when I try to make calls or takes forever to find the person I want to call"

Ronald H., WI (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"it died completely but dealer said nothing was wrong."

Bradley W., NY (2018 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

"Headlights leak water in the rain and/or in a car wash."

Dick L., OK (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Door rubber weather seal not attached to door frame Dropped down and caused air leak"

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"I had the dealer replace the seals on the door because of wind intrusion at no charge."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Center dash speaker vibrated/rattled. 5 trips to the dealer to remedy."

Anonymous, MN (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Front hood rattles and moves when passing other vehicles' wind gusts. Also side winds."

Anonymous, WI (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Dashboard rattle at top of dashboard where meets with windshield."

Kyle M., UT (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"In addition to the fuel pump and engine mount problems, the truck has been in the shop for additional issues associated with drive train noises. There are metal clicking noises coming from the transfer case or transmission. They attributed the noises to the expansion of exhaust pipes during the warm up process. This is an incorrect diagnosis. These noises are continuous and have nothing to do with the exhaust system. Furthermore, there has been a new noise that is coming from the steering column. I have had more issues with the Ridgeline than all other 5 Honda's we have purchased combined. It's frustrating because the features of the truck along with the fit and finish of the interior are very nice. Maybe it's just this specific truck. I am getting very close to cutting my losses and moving on to something else."

Jon A., WA (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Middle in dash speaker rattles constantly on any rough road. The dealer says they can only replace the speaker under warranty, which they did, but the issue still persists. The dealer has given up and so have I but it still annoys me that 40,000$ vehicle has such fit and finish issues. There are other problems with the car but none of them are with anything critical (drivetrain or mechanical)"

Anonymous, UT (2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition 3.5-L V6)

"The HVAC fan makes a constant noise from something rotating that's hitting something stationary. Multiple trips to 2 different dealers have not been able to resolve the issue. A new blower unit was installed and it makes the exact same noise. As a former Honda engineer and longtime employee, this is a very upsetting problem and one that should not be occurring."

Derek G., OH (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"there is some wind noice from area of drivers door and dealer does not feel like I am hearing anything that is unusual"

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Drivers door had excessive wind noise. Took it to a dealer and they said they adjusted how the door was mounted to the car and problem resolved"

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)

"The windshield is apparently make specially to block sound and I think it works. But all other side windows and the seals on them are really noisy. Driving on interstate its a lot noisier than any other car I have owned, and its especially bad when its raining. As it rains the the water flows down the side it makes a lot of squeaks and water sounds which almost make me think there is a leak (but there isnt), its just bad sound isolation."

Anonymous, UT (2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition 3.5-L V6)

"Drivers side window had way to much wind noise at highway speeds. Honda Service said they fixed but didn't."

Anonymous, UT (2018 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

"Was not cooling properly and was replaced."

Anonymous, NM (2018 Honda Ridgeline Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Never worked from day one, but was fixed under warranty"

Anonymous, SD (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"seemed like AC was not working as well as before so we had it checked. Compressor was leaking and was replaced."

Anonymous, NM (2018 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"Cabin temp varies greatly from setting."

Anonymous, NC (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"When I start driving the heat works well until I come to a stop. Then the temp is reduced significantly until I start going again even if the cabin is not up to the proper temp. The heated seats work similarly. At first, there is no heat for over 8 miles or about 10 minutes. Then you can feel it getting slightly warm. This is thermostaically controlled and it varies when the heat is on or off. Most times there is no heat in the seat. Then when it is warmer out, I get plenty of warmth on the seat."

Mike B., CT (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Air conditioning system not functioning but rectified immediately by Sault Ste Marie dealership"

John F., (2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition 3.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Something is interfering with the blower fan, creating a constant noise when the fan is blowing. It's an annoyance but not a failure."

Derek G., OH (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Heater system

"The automatic heat blasted to much hot air in cabin on initial start and drive. I have set it to 62 degrees to try and avoid this. Honda Service says this is normal and would not fix."

Anonymous, UT (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"First noticed that AC wasn't cooling well about a year ago. Honda dealer recharged system but couldn't locate a leak. AC wasn't cooling at all about three weeks ago and this time the Honda dealer replaced the condenser coil as an oily residue spot indicated that it may have a small leak, also their leak inspection testing couldn't locate a leak. AC is now cooling again. Everything was covered by the warranty."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Honda Ridgeline Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Early in my ownership, the vehicle was not cooling to capacity. Honda determined the system was not sealed properly at the factory. They replaced all of the refrigerant lines. There was some sense it was a recurring issue at their plant in AL. Hopefully, it has been corrected. Except for that early issue, this truck has been fantastic for me."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda Ridgeline Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Refrigerant hose developed a leak."

Anonymous, OR (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Air conditioning did not work, warm air came out"

Anonymous, IL (2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition 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

"Wind noise driver side"

Anonymous, (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Normal grabbing of the trim on top of the tailgate pulled it right off."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Honda Ridgeline Sport 3.5-L V6)

"outside driver's mirror was actually missing bottom plastic trim piece, cut my hand on the area as I washed the car the first time"

Anonymous, IL (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Left door lower molding not flush with the door"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"many chips after 2 years of driving."

Anonymous, UT (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"Paint seems prone to scratching. My real problem is it is a poor excuse for a truck. The bed is too shallow and small. The bed cover is too heavy and restrictive. I'm reminded of this everytime I use the bed."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"off color on front bumper"

Anonymous, ME (2018 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)

"paint on hood and front of vehicle was rough. honda representative indicated the was normal the dealer corrected the problem honda should fire there rep"

Anonymous, NV (2018 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

Doors or sliding doors

"Front and rear doors on passenger side were badly aligned on delivery. Rear door sticks out 1/4 along back edge and front door is askew by 1/4 or so. Problems were noted in sales paperwork and I will take the truck back to the dealership at a future date to have doors aligned."

Robert J., MS (2018 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)
Glass defects

"Soundproof windshield had a small chip that began to crack soon after purchase. It was covered under warranty."

Anonymous, NV (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)

"Within 90 days of purchase, and during the first major freeze in the Houston, TX area, the windshield of the 2018 Honda Ridgeline cracked. The crack originated below the hood and fully encompassed the lower ? of the windshield during the 3 days of freezing weather. Both Honda USA and Lake Jackson Honda refused to replace the windshield and refused to acknowledge any defect. Dealer Lake Jackson Honda stated that customer should have purchased windshield warranty, even though this was not presented to customer as available at time of purchase. Customer fully believes this incident highlights defective glass since Honda vehicles are sold in regions with much colder temps than Houston, TX metro and colder temps for longer periods of time."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)
Seat belts

"Driver side rear seat belt would not retract"

Anonymous, OR (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Normal operation of the tailgate severed tthe wiring to the backup camera"

Anonymous, ON (2018 Honda Ridgeline Sport 3.5-L V6)

"The door like latch is hard to open now"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"The Honda Ridge-line has a MAJOR flawed design. I am disappointed that Consumer Reports does not report it. If you try to put a Cap cover on the back (A.R.E., LEER or Tonneau) none of them assure you that water will not leak in the back. That is because Honda Engineers PURPOSELY designed the water-flow to GO INTO THE BACK OF THE TRUCK. You will see that there are cutouts in the top of the truck liner to channel it to do just that. Because they designed the Ridge-line Cap as part of the Cab there is nowhere for the water to flow but INTO the cap. Disappointed that this has NOT been addressed by Consumer Reports and I hope to see it in future reviews."

Anonymous, MD (2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"Warning light transmission problem. 100% covered by extended warranty"

Anonymous, (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"I changed the transmission fluid after noticing alot of slippage at 45K mile. At 60k mile, the fluid was completely burnt and the trans light on the dash illuminated. I changed the fluid again and took it to the dealer for warranty repair, but they refused to acknowledge this is a known problem with these transmissions(beginning in 2010 to 2017 with overheating problems). After 3000miles, the transmission failed and was repaired at a different dealer. They replaced the torque converter at my expense (less a small amt from Honda)."

Anonymous, CT (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmision would not shift into higher gears and sometimes droped into neutral. Dealer replaced it but took two weeks."

Anonymous, OK (2018 Honda Ridgeline Sport 3.5-L V6)

"I started to get a squeaky noise on startup last year. The dealer tried to locate it several times and finally settled on replacing the transmission. I am not convinced the transmission was the problem, as the squeaking returned briefly. I did not notice any drivability issues with the truck....."

Anonymous, NS (2018 Honda Ridgeline Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"would not shift properly, repairs did not work, finally replaced transmission..."

Anonymous, PA (2018 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)

"A squeal appeared was diagnosed as a faulty transmission. It was replaced however the squeak persists!"

Shane D., NS (2018 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

"Adaptive cruise sees cars in the right lane and slows down as if the car was in front of me"

Joe N., WI (2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition 3.5-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Exterior front fog light knocked out by road debris. $500+ just for light part not including labor."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda Ridgeline Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Automatic door locks do not function properly"

Anonymous, MO (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
USB port

"The designated phone USB port has a short that the dealer has not fixed yet the vehicle was certified."

Timothy P., TX (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Collision warning system went off and stayed on. It was corrected by replacing a defective device related to that system."

Anonymous, KS (2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition 3.5-L V6)

"Forward proximity alarm during hard rain"

Jim N., MS (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"The system seem to be to sensitive to approaching cars in slight road bend and alerts as a hazard/collision. Ultimately, a false-positive."

Dwayne T., MD (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

"False alarms. Nothing in front of me while driving"

Anonymous, NB (2018 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

Transmission computer

"With less than 300 miles on it, the transmission computer messed up and the truck would not shift past 2nd gear (automatic transmission) this also causes the rest of the computerized features to go nuts! Took the shop 2 days to fix as they had to special order the part."

Anonymous, NE (2018 Honda Ridgeline Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"Drain plug improperly installed at factory."

John B., OK (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"At about 300 miles, one of the switches in the transmission failed causing it to stick in first gear and a ton of message on the dash and screen."

Anonymous, NE (2018 Honda Ridgeline 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Difficult to fill up gas tank

"Cap gaz fuel broke during winter. Freeze at cold température."

Jacques A., QC (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5-L V6)
Problem(s) fueling the tank

"emission light cane on, dealer stated needed a kit , wanted to bill me 669.00, called Honda corporate, regarding my certified pre owned warranty, ending up getting repairs at no cost."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Cooling fan

"Ac dont Work. Have to change the unit."

Jacques A., QC (2018 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

"I noticed a vibration that got worse and worse from the front wheel when applying the brakes at highway speeds. When the transmission was repaired, the CV axle failed and was replaced by the dealer. I find it sad that the Cv axle fails at such a low mileage when this vehicle has never been abused or hit a pothole. Now that I have one axle replaced, there is more vibration from the left side. This is at 68k miles-thie left CV axle is on its way to failure."

Anonymous, CT (2018 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.

Brakes

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

Engine Major

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

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

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