Denso Fuel Pump Failure
The impellers inside of Denso branded fuel pumps may have been excessively exposed to a drying agent during manufacturing. This leads to them cracking, absorbing fuel, and deforming so badly that they stop sending fuel to the engine. Honda …Continue reading article "Denso Fuel Pump Failure"
Honda Sensing Problems
Honda sensing is a group of safety systems to help drivers monitor changing road conditions. However there are growing concerns about malfunctions in the system that cause the auto-brakes to engage randomly, the radar to get confused on sun…Continue reading article "Honda Sensing Problems"
TRW Crash Sensor Defect
There's growing concern that some sort of electrical overstress is messing with airbag control units (ACU) in certain Honda vehicles.Continue reading article "TRW Crash Sensor Defect"
Honda Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags
A large number of Honda vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and counting).Continue reading article "Honda Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags"
Rodents Chew Soy Wiring
Honda switched to a soy-based coating for their wiring that is more biodegradable. It sounds like a pro-Earth move by the automaker, but the real reason is probably a little less triumphant: the coating costs less than plastic. Still, less …Continue reading article "Rodents Chew Soy Wiring"
What Ridgeline Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- #4 cylinder has gone bad in the 2006 Ridgeline
- clear coat peeling in the 2008 Ridgeline
- fuel injectors failed in the 2017 Ridgeline
- radio light works when it wants to in the 2006 Ridgeline
- ac/heater will not come on in the 2008 Ridgeline
What Breaks the Most
Ridgeline Key Numbers
Over 708,000 Honda and Acura vehicles are being recalled to replace their DENSO fuel pumps.
The pumps have a defect that'll cause them to stop pumping fuel to the engine. You don't need to be a mechanic to see why that's a problem.…keep reading article "Honda Recalls More DENSO Fuel Pumps That Are Really Bad at Pumping Fuel"
Those replacement PSDI-5D Takata inflators that were supposedly safe? Now they're exploding too.
The desiccated replacements were exposed to excess moisture during assembly. This rapidly degrades the propellant and allows pressure to build up over time, turning the inflator into a mini-grenade that explodes during airbag deployment.…keep reading article "Honda Recalls Replacement PSDI-5D Takata Inflators for Exploding"
Honda is recalling the 2017-2019 Ridgeline over fears that the fuel pump might crack.
Apparently the detergents used at car washes contain enough sulfuric acid to crack the pump’s fuel feed port and start a pressurized gas leak. That means your next car wash could actually start a car fire.
What a world.keep reading article "Ridgeline's Fuel Pump Feed Port Might Crack After Car Wash"
Clips designed to hold the 2019 Pilot and Rideline’s b-pillar panels in place have mounting holes that are too big.
Why does that matter? Because it could stop the side curtain airbags from deploying in a crash. Seriously.
Honda says the side curtain airbags may not deploy properly if the panels interfere with the curtain airbags.
About 400 vehicles have been recalled to install brackets … to hold the clips … to hold the panels.
Efficiency at its best.keep reading article "2019 Pilot and Ridgeline Have Trim Panels That Interfere with Airbags"
Honda is recalling 119 of their newest Insight, Odyssey and Ridgeline vehicles to replace damaged supplemental restraint system (SRS) control units.
Honda says “any damage was caused during production and can cause failures of the side airbags, side curtain airbags, knee airbags and seat belt pretensioners.” The 2019 model year is off to a rough start.keep reading article "Damaged Circuit Boards Can Disable Airbags in Certain 2019 Honda Models"
The 4th phase of Honda’s Takata airbag recall is set to get underway next month.
Honda says itkeep reading article "The Next Phase of Honda’s Massive Takata Recall is Ahead of Schedule"
has made a lot of progress with existing recall repairs because plenty of replace airbag inflators are available. The 77.7 percent completion rate out of nearly 13 million recalled vehicles has allowed Honda to issue the recall now instead of waiting until December.An automaker that’s actually ahead of schedule on a recall? What world is this?…
Well, that didn't take long. An Illinois-based soy wiring lawsuit filed a few months ago has been dismissed.
While the case tried to assert that Honda's "rodent tape" was an admission of a problem with their soy-based wire coating attracting rodents, the judge saw it as an act of good customer service.…keep reading article "The Illinois-Based Soy Wiring Lawsuit Has Already Been Dismissed"
Other Honda Models
- Honda Accord
- Honda Accord Crosstour
- Honda Accord Hybrid
- Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid
- Honda CR-V
- Honda CR-V Hybrid
- Honda CR-Z
- Honda CRX
- Honda Civic
- Honda Civic Hatchback
- Honda Civic Hybrid
- Honda Clarity Electric
- Honda Clarity Fuel Cell
- Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
- Honda Crosstour
- Honda Del Sol
- Honda Element
- Honda FCX Clarity
- Honda Fit
- Honda Fit EV
- Honda HR-V
- Honda Insight
- Honda Odyssey
- Honda Passport
- Honda Pilot
- Honda Prelude
- Honda Ridgeline
- Honda S2000