Recall Alert: 2017 Honda Ridgeline

2017_Ridgeline_16 II

By Patrick Masterson

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 9,200 model-year 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup trucks manufactured between April 1 and Aug. 11, 2016 and equipped with all-wheel drive

The Problem: Water entering the rear wiring harness through the connector located under the truck-bed drain hole could cause the connection terminals to corrode, possibly increasing electrical resistance. If this happens, the vehicle stability assist system could unexpectedly activate, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect the rear wiring harness and related components, replacing them as necessary for free.

What Owners Should Do: The recall is expected to begin Jan. 24. Owners should contact Honda at 888-234-2138. Owners also can call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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Comments

Based on some recent articles I've read, Honda's quality no longer resembles the industry-leading standards they once had.

The last time I saw the CR website they were panning one of the popular Acura models, and now this.

What's even more revealing is the small number of Ridgelines that were built during the April-August dates in this report. Ford builds more trucks in a week than that.

After building trucks for over 100 years, from all manner of
manufacturing companies, to include many who are now a
footnote in history, you would think that something as simple
as the placement of a wiring harness would NOT be the cause of engineering angst.

This is simply a matter of horrific quality control-it doesn't
matter whether it's Honda, Ram, Ford, GM, Nissan, whoever,
the recall list is a daily reminder that factories simply don't
give a wit about the garbage that they push off their assembly lines on a regular basis. " let the dealers handle all the nightmares" is now a sign hanging in every factory.
Vehicles are rushed out the door and they quickly become
someone else' s headache. In times past, would this issue
EVER would have happened with Honda? A company known
for it's meticulous quality has now fallen prey to the gremlins
of garbage....

It's now spend 65k, roll the dice and pray nothing breaks.
Websites are filled with a litany of horrors from every maker
of trucks ( and cars ). For every engine that goes 200k miles,
there are scads that never make it to 20k. And that, folks,
is a quality control issue, or lack thereof.

For all mfgs, being fair, it's a lot tougher to make a "perfect vehicle" because they are all way more complicated and have way more bell & whistles. That's because that's what consumers demand, and gov. NOT making any excuse for them on quality. Just saying the "then & now" built vehicles have more things to go wrong. They all do however have more tools ie computers to help with designs & quality...
It's the really stupid recalls that get me that should have never happened if they used better engineering design reviews.

Richard, I think you are wrong. For every engine that only makes it 20k miles, there are scads that make it to 200k. You just read about all the low mileage failures because people use the Internet to outlet their anger and frustration.

Honda has serious problems but people don't hear it..

They just here they are better than Domestics lol ..

I still remember the brand new 3 mile Honda/Acura transmissions that would actually FAIL..

Blow Up in 3 miles...

Not rough shifting like some Chrysler 200's and Jeep Cherokee's 9 speeds but actually be a mechanical nightmare and break down.. Not once in a while rough upper shift !!!

Then the head gasket problems, rust, engine, electrical Etc .. But nobody cares as they think these clunkers are better, yet they spend more money fixing.... err routine maint. than any Domestic vehicle...

***28 year Mechanic/ Technician ....I worked at Honda from 2006-2015..and was really busy with huge repairs on new vehicles, unreal how crappy they are..

Wow, people getting all worked up over one HONDA recall. This recall sounds more along the lines of customer satisfaction than a potential safety issue. Geez people take a chill pill. The North American Manufacturers have recalls coming out of their .... dare I say it.......Ying yang.

The North American Manufacturers have recalls coming out of their .... dare I say it.......Ying yang.
Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Jan 4, 2017 11:16:10 AM

Sounds bout right Ford's suck.

Fix

Or

Repair

Daily

Since its not body on frame its not really a real truck. But anyway a voluntary, small recall for a very minor issue easily corrected. All done before any injuries or deaths. No biggie.

I think some people are missing the point. Yes, it's a minor
recall on a minor issue. But think-THINK !!! Who would place
a harness connector directly under a weep hole???? This is
basic common sense. One doesn't need a Masters Degree in
Mechanical Engineering from MIT to know that water will seep
into a connector and start shorting out circuits. If small issues
like this can happen, just imagine what you can't see!!!!
And yes, the Big 3 have a recall history that defies belief and
yet they continue to sell trucks by the millions. Go figure.

There is no excusing this recall. Especially when you see
what these trucks cost. And as others have mentioned, it's
not just Honda.

What's even more revealing is the small number of Ridgelines that were built during the April-August dates in this report. Ford builds more trucks in a week than that.

Posted by: papajim | Jan 4, 2017 7:08:54 AM

You said it & this just proves no one is immune to recalls...just some more than others :-)

Such a minor recall.
I'd rather pay for a Honda than drive a free Ford.


Recall Alert: 2017 Honda Ridgeline
Posted by Mark Williams | January 4, 2017

2017_Ridgeline_16 II

By Patrick Masterson

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 9,200 model-year 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup trucks manufactured between April 1 and Aug. 11, 2016 and equipped with all-wheel drive

The Problem: Water entering the rear wiring harness through the connector located under the truck-bed drain hole could cause the connection terminals to corrode, possibly increasing electrical resistance. If this happens, the vehicle stability assist system could unexpectedly activate, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect the rear wiring harness and related components, replacing them as necessary for free.

What Owners Should Do: The recall is expected to begin Jan. 24. Owners should contact Honda at 888-234-2138. Owners also can call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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Comments (19) in Honda, Honda Ridgeline, Light-Duty, Recalls
Comments

Based on some recent articles I've read, Honda's quality no longer resembles the industry-leading standards they once had.

The last time I saw the CR website they were panning one of the popular Acura models, and now this.

What's even more revealing is the small number of Ridgelines that were built during the April-August dates in this report. Ford builds more trucks in a week than that.
Posted by: papajim | Jan 4, 2017 7:08:54 AM

A grocery bag could turn over. Then a bottle of cranberry juice with an improperly secured cap could spill it's contents down that tiny little hole. Little Timmy late for soccer practice.
Posted by: juanfo | Jan 4, 2017 8:10:35 AM

This place now blows
Posted by: Nitro | Jan 4, 2017 8:25:51 AM

After building trucks for over 100 years, from all manner of
manufacturing companies, to include many who are now a
footnote in history, you would think that something as simple
as the placement of a wiring harness would NOT be the cause of engineering angst.

This is simply a matter of horrific quality control-it doesn't
matter whether it's Honda, Ram, Ford, GM, Nissan, whoever,
the recall list is a daily reminder that factories simply don't
give a wit about the garbage that they push off their assembly lines on a regular basis. " let the dealers handle all the nightmares" is now a sign hanging in every factory.
Vehicles are rushed out the door and they quickly become
someone else' s headache. In times past, would this issue
EVER would have happened with Honda? A company known
for it's meticulous quality has now fallen prey to the gremlins
of garbage....
Posted by: RichardNY66 | Jan 4, 2017 8:35:53 AM

It's now spend 65k, roll the dice and pray nothing breaks.
Websites are filled with a litany of horrors from every maker
of trucks ( and cars ). For every engine that goes 200k miles,
there are scads that never make it to 20k. And that, folks,
is a quality control issue, or lack thereof.
Posted by: RichardNY66 | Jan 4, 2017 8:44:35 AM

For all mfgs, being fair, it's a lot tougher to make a "perfect vehicle" because they are all way more complicated and have way more bell & whistles. That's because that's what consumers demand, and gov. NOT making any excuse for them on quality. Just saying the "then & now" built vehicles have more things to go wrong. They all do however have more tools ie computers to help with designs & quality...
It's the really stupid recalls that get me that should have never happened if they used better engineering design reviews.
Posted by: supercrew02 | Jan 4, 2017 9:07:45 AM

Richard, I think you are wrong. For every engine that only makes it 20k miles, there are scads that make it to 200k. You just read about all the low mileage failures because people use the Internet to outlet their anger and frustration.
Posted by: ckreid92 | Jan 4, 2017 9:18:30 AM

PUTC BLOWS
Posted by: Nitro | Jan 4, 2017 9:43:13 AM

Honda has serious problems but people don't hear it..

They just here they are better than Domestics lol ..

I still remember the brand new 3 mile Honda/Acura transmissions that would actually FAIL..

Blow Up in 3 miles...

Not rough shifting like some Chrysler 200's and Jeep Cherokee's 9 speeds but actually be a mechanical nightmare and break down.. Not once in a while rough upper shift !!!

Then the head gasket problems, rust, engine, electrical Etc .. But nobody cares as they think these clunkers are better, yet they spend more money fixing.... err routine maint. than any Domestic vehicle...

***28 year Mechanic/ Technician ....I worked at Honda from 2006-2015..and was really busy with huge repairs on new vehicles, unreal how crappy they are..
Posted by: Current Dodge/GMC/Lincoln owner and X Honda owner | Jan 4, 2017 10:38:35 AM

I'm surprised Honda has managed to hold on to their quality image for so long. They've had a lot of big mechanical failures/quality issues with their vehicles. The last Honda I owned was awful. Constantly needed brakes, paint cracked, rusted almost as bad as a Toyota.

The tons of transmission failures in the early 2000's, garbage brakes that are shot by 20k miles and massive oil consumption starting around 2008, oxidizing/cracking paint, body rust, the 06-09 Civics with cracked engine blocks, etc etc

http://www.carcomplaints.com/Honda/Accord/
http://www.carcomplaints.com/Honda/Civic/
http://www.carcomplaints.com/Honda/CR-V/
http://www.carcomplaints.com/Honda/Odyssey/
http://www.carcomplaints.com/Acura/

Honda has serious problems but people don't hear it..

They just here they are better than Domestics lol ..

I still remember the brand new 3 mile Honda/Acura transmissions that would actually FAIL..

Blow Up in 3 miles...

Not rough shifting like some Chrysler 200's and Jeep Cherokee's 9 speeds but actually be a mechanical nightmare and break down.. Not once in a while rough upper shift !!!

Then the head gasket problems, rust, engine, electrical Etc .. But nobody cares as they think these clunkers are better, yet they spend more money fixing.... err routine maint. than any Domestic vehicle...

***28 year Mechanic/ Technician ....I worked at Honda from 2006-2015..and was really busy with huge repairs on new vehicles, unreal how crappy they are..
Posted by: Current Dodge/GMC/Lincoln owner and X Honda owner | Jan 4, 2017 10:38:35 AM

I'm surprised Honda has managed to hold on to their quality image for so long. They've had a lot of big mechanical failures/quality issues with their vehicles. The last Honda I owned was awful. Constantly needed brakes, paint cracked, rusted almost as bad as a Toyota.

The tons of transmission failures in the early 2000's, garbage brakes that are shot by 20k miles and massive oil consumption starting around 2008, oxidizing/cracking paint, body rust, the 06-09 Civics with cracked engine blocks, etc etc

http://www.carcomplaints.com/Honda/Accord/
http://www.carcomplaints.com/Honda/Civic/
http://www.carcomplaints.com/Honda/CR-V/
http://www.carcomplaints.com/Honda/Odyssey/
http://www.carcomplaints.com/Acura/

Japanese brands still above average reliability except 2016 Toyota Tacoma was plagued by numerous issues almost as bad as GM midsize trucks.

Detroit brands still sub par reliability across the board.
Nissan has the cleanest reliability record on its new trucks.
Titan and Frontier

Japanese brands still above average reliability except 2016 Toyota Tacoma was plagued by numerous issues almost as bad as GM midsize trucks.

@David

Please. Cite specifics. Give references. Don't be afraid to show that you know what you're talking about.

Where did you read about the Tacoma? CR has tracked the Taco forever and has always given it great marks for reliability. Again, please cite your references.



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