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Honda Ridgeline repairs by problem area

Engine (18%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (13%)

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Honda Ridgeline electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (16%)

$100 - $499 (41%)

< $100 (36%)

Chart based on 61 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

50000 mi

US $300
TPMS Sensor Battery. Sealed unit, must replace whole sensor. 
14000 mi steering wheel clock spring - which controls illumination on steering wheel controls Replace clock spring 
22000 mi Visor vanity light had bad connection. Visor replaced. 
39000 mi Air conditioner compressor relay was defective, causing AC malfunction and draining of battery. Relay and battery replaced under warranty. Problem resolved. 
75000 mi Front passenger seat heater not working; new parts on order. Seat heater switch and heating element replaced. 
34700 mi

US $500
Nav system DVD reader stopped working. Nav DVD unit sent to Alpine for repair and reinstalled. 
37000 mi light bulbs burned out on overheard; headlight switch broke, will be repaired later 
41000 mi Light switch 

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2008 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

247-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

26000 mi Burnt out tail and brake lights. 
35000 mi Starter bad 
49900 mi replaced dead battery 
68000 mi CD changer had mechanical error. Dealer replaced it under extended warranty. 
115700 mi

US $30
A/C blew warm air. Replaced compressor relay. 
32000 mi

US $100
Starter malfunctioning 
24800 mi

$300
Loose wire connection on control panel back 
25300 mi

US $60
A/C, heater fan quit working, I replaced the transistor with no fix, all fuses, wiring checked OK. The 2nd Honda shop fixed it but couldn't determine cause....said if it acts up again the interior wiring harnes to motor would be replaced. 
28000 mi

US $200
Well, the blower motor quit working again. The shop ID'd the problem with the wiring harness from the a/c control unit to the blower motor and replaced it, a first for this rather large dealership. Lucky me! 
66000 mi AIR CONDITIONING NOT FUNCTIONING.COMPRESSOR NOT ENGAGING.VENTILATION AND FANS,HEAT WORK FINE.BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING CHECK (USING VENTILATION BUTTONS TO START SELF DIAGNOSIS) SHOWS NO ERROR CODES IN SYSTEM. WILL BRING TO DEALER FOR REPAIR. 
71300 mi

US $400
replaced discharge hose-$400 (overpriced) 
104000 mi

US $450
Starter failed. Had to have vehicle towed. 
48000 mi

US $80
Third brake light melted at the top, leaving a 1/2" gap between the light and truck body. The melt pattern corresponded to the two center bulbs. Honda said it was out of warranty. Told me I could pay for it, then appeal! 
51000 mi I reported a/c blows warm air - dealer "found leak at the discharge hose" and special ordered hose. 
51500 mi Replaced AC discharge hose. 
104700 mi

US $45
R side headlight failed (low beam) so I purchased a pair of bulbs and replaced the bulbs on both sides. 
112000 mi

US $30
A second low beam replacement. 
120000 mi

US $30
Another headlight bulb. Each time was due to the low beam burning out. It is an easy fix but I cannot explain why it is occurring more frequently than should be expected. 
228780 mi new battery 
79980 mi LCD display in dash (odometer, trip, TPMS) would not work when relative humidity would be above 60%. 
121000 mi

US $400
A/c compressor was bad 
119040 mi

C $85
Replaced battery, would not hold charge in cold weather 
145260 mi

C $700
Compressor clutch solenoid 
50000 mi

US $28
Had to replace switch that heats passenger seat. 
59000 mi A front door actuator--some part in the door was making a strange noise when car was running--Honda warranty covered it! 
22940 mi Heater blower motor and sensor malfunctioned and required replacement 

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2007 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

247-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

14789 mi Warranty work, recalibrate outside temp gauge 
56000 mi TPMS sensor in wheel. 
3800 mi Front driver/passenger tweeters replaced- under warranty Front steering wheel creak (TSB fix) 
109700 mi AC wouldn't work intermittently (condensor clutch wasn't engaging). Dealer replaced the AC compressor relay. 
113000 mi

US $20
Passenger-side headlight bulb burned out. Driver's-side map light failed to illuminate when door was opened, however would light when map light button was depressed. Dismantled map light assembly, removed problem switch from housing and slightly bent metal contacts entering switch. 
135300 mi

US $6
Replaced hazard switch illumination bulb. Had been blown for some time and didn't realize it was supposed to be illuminated. 
30000 mi Positive battery terminal of poor quality, does NOT fully tighten. Thin metal terminal material either wrong size, or simply stretches over time, to point that terminal cannot be tightened. Elected to replace it with conventional aftermarket terminal. 
99500 mi

US $225
Replaced A/C control relay 
44500 mi

US $40
Headlight burned out. 
54000 mi

US $234
Replace cabin filter 
59000 mi

US $129
Blower motor is squeaking. Mechanic inspected the blower and determined the bearings may be going bad. No repair was attempted. 
41540 mi

C $330
drivers seat air bag sensor wiring harness severed. 
7000 mi Tail lights did not work. All fuses were good. Found note on internet (Ridgeline Owners Club) about bad connector. Took car to dealer and they found bad pin in connector. 
20000 mi Air bag light goes on and off intermittently. Shop reset the computer 
35000 mi

US $175
Interior dome light switch became faulty. 2nd dealer completed repairs after 1st dealer gave me a run around. First dealer lost my future business. 
92000 mi

US $30
Replaced both headlight bulbs. 
7000 mi Rear sliding window inoperative. Sliding window repaired successfully. 
68000 mi

US $1000
leaking air conditioner condenser 

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2006 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

247-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

36980 mi

C $250
Door unlocking mechanism on driver's door had to be replaced [the one that works from the key or from the inside] 
25600 mi No cost to date other than maintainence. Driver's door gasket had to be replaced 3 times. passenger heater seat button light burned out and is being replaced under warrenty. Have owned Ridgeline since April 27, 2005 
38000 mi

US $143
Needs fan motor,blower transitor, and wiring harness. 4 dealers have harness, but will not release part? Truck is down at shop. Just went thru Gustav and need truck but too hot to drive without aircondition. 4 harnesses in the country and wont send ... 
38000 mi They finally were able to get the Blower transistor, Blower Motor and sub harness which took the longest. What was sad, there were 5 dealers in the country that wouldnot release the subharness, Honda had to go to the vendor and order more subharnesses. 
58000 mi

US $627
Would not start. Brought to dealer. Replaced immobilizer unit and both keys' batteries. Went to pick it up, would not start again. Replaced PCM, fixed. Gave me a rental car while they had it. 
73000 mi

US $17
Had to change bulbs for the following switches, requiring a removal of the dash trim: VTM-4, select/reset, cabin light, and VSA off. 
61700 mi HVAC blower inop. Diagnosed main fuse box bad. I replaced it and no dice. Took truck back, dealer had it for 1 week. They said that wire harness was loose. This happened three times already and I think it will continue.Notified HONDA AMERICA 
82978 mi

US $541
Air conditioning valve stuck preventing proper operation of AC. It would alternate between blowing low amounts of cold and then would just blow heat. 
100000 mi It needed two new front overhead interior lights. 
122000 mi Mixing box working irregularly sending heat to random places regardless of thermostat settings repair not doe because of uncertainty by the dealer on whether the $900 repair would correct the problem 
19000 mi Left front brake dust guard - bent, touching brake disk. Repaired. 
10000 mi D3 switch never worked from the time I bought it used with 6K miles on it. They tried to repair the switch and was not successful so they ordered a new one for which I had to return a second time. Installed new D3 switch. 
40000 mi

US $238
All warning lights on dash were flashing. ECU power failure code was thrown. Dealer cleaned batt terminals, if it happens again, needs new ECU. Oil and trans fluid changed also. 
58000 mi

US $7
New bulb for interior switch. My Ridgeline has had no major repairs since new (one of the first made) 
50000 mi

US $350
Airbag warning indicator was ON intermitantly. Found faulty seat belt buckle. Honda paid for labor, I paid for 'supplies' ($14). 
48000 mi

US $154
Actuator for driver door power lock failed, needed to be replaced. 
126000 mi

US $2955
Also trailer light connector and map light assy. 
29000 mi hi/low beam switch failed in high, couldn't turn headlights off had to pull fuses. hi/lo beam switch replaced 
120280 mi

C $40
Windshield washer not working. Replaced motor myself. Motor cost $38.00 plus tax. Very easy to replace. 
39300 mi

US $165
right, front door lock actuator repaired 
46000 mi

US $89
Dome Light switch replacement 
64500 mi

US $186
relaced battery with 100 month oem honda battery 
65000 mi

US $30
drivers side map light flickers when on and fading out to off after door is closed.. 
131000 mi Had to replace seat belt buckle, under warranty. Bad connection would show air bag not working. 
156000 mi

US $325
Dash lights 
121000 mi

US $45
Wiring harness replaced for headlight because it had got hot and light wasn't working. 
149700 mi

US $300
left side passenger door lock broke and would not open using the key fob. 
88660 mi

C $623
HVAC Low Purge Flow - repaired Tie Rod Ends - Replaced 
31000 mi

US $300
wiper motor had to be replaced. 
91500 mi

US $180
Tire pressure sensor on left front failed. Honda replacement was about $120, with shop cost total about $180. After market part is about $40. Typical of local Honda dealer. 
89000 mi

US $250
a/c stopped blowing...when went over 40 could feel the cool air, took to dealer and they repaired said was a recall, also did maintenance - oil change, tire rotation, balance 
98000 mi

US $496
a/c stopped working, said it was hose, replaced and recharged a/c 

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2006 Honda Ridgeline 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

27000 mi trailer light backup circuit added per tsb 07-022 

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Honda Ridgeline Electrical Problems

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