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"
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 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.
- fuel injectors failed in the 2017 Ridgeline
- tailgate not working properly in the 2017 Ridgeline
- multiple warning lights in the 2017 Ridgeline
- headlights are too dim in the 2017 Ridgeline
- rodents chew through soy based wiring in the 2017 Ridgeline
What Breaks the Most
2nd Generation (2017–2020) 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"
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 2018 Pilot and Ridgeline have been recalled because of a dangerous seat issue.
The seat rivets can fail to secure the seat slide rails to the forward part of the seats, something that could cause the front seats to separate from the floors in a crash.
As if Honda owners didn't have enough to worry about during a crash.keep reading article "Faulty Rivets Might Allow 5,800 Honda Seats to Detatch From the Floor"