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Honda Ridgeline Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

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 transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (29%)

< $100 (40%)

Chart based on 52 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

110000 mi

US $460
Noise when turning left in right front. Axle was replaced. 

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2008 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

247-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

56000 mi Vehicle had a top gear whine since new. Dealer replaced transmission under warranty. 
182900 mi

C $200
u joint replaced 
199640 mi

C $750
rear driveshaft replaced. u joint gone. replaced with new one with replaceable u joints. 
202920 mi rear drive shaft bearing gone. replaced with new shaft with replaceable bearings, this lasted 2 weeks had to be replaced again. 
213900 mi

C $800
transmission cooling hose in rad burst. 
1000 mi Directly after start, engine 'grinds' briefly. Same noise as a starter held after engine start. Posit this is an issue with the starter not retracting quickly enough after start. Bindex lubrication or sticking issue. Dealer claimed other part. No fix done 
36000 mi Whining noise coming from transmission when it shifts into 5th gear. Deal..AND..Honda Customer Service says noise is "normal." Total BS! I'm VERY dissatisfied with Honda's response to this problem!! 

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2007 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

247-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

14000 mi TSB transmission update 
40000 mi

US $50
Loose CV boot clamp on differential unit, spacer supply and clamp re-tightened.  
4000 mi 1. Transmission has double shift. When no brake is applied, shift from P to D and there is a light shift into drive, then 1 or so seconds later a much more noticible shift to Drive. 2. Torque steer upon starting out, and pull to right. 
5000 mi American Honda district manager came in to test drive vehicle and basically told me they all do that in regards to the double shift to drive. They cross rotated tires to get help with torque steer and vehicle pulling to the right. 
79000 mi

US $250
Inside CV joints 

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2006 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

247-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

66000 mi

US $500
Replaced front drive shafts due to grease leaking from the seals. Maybe I should have just added extra grease and replaced the boot clamps. Will try that if it happens again. 
65000 mi

US $150
Left front CV joint boot deteriorated & leaking. replaced boot. 
54000 mi Warranty repair of CV boot. 
65000 mi

US $221
Repair of OTHER CV boot. 
15000 mi

US $220
Left front inner CV boot replacement 
99200 mi

C $350
leaking CV Boots 
139520 mi A transmission problem code came up and no problem could be located 
117000 mi

US $1300
CV boot leak, drivers side inner and outer CV boot leaking, passenger side inner and outer 
69000 mi

US $806
Both CV joints were replaced and breaks were adjusted,but are new and needed no replacement.Oil change and filters, etc. CV joints were leaking oil but the boots appeared to be in decent shape. 
111000 mi

US $200
Torn CV boot replaced. 
25000 mi

US $216
During an oil change at a non-dealer station, mechanic noticed CV boot leak. Dealer found no holes in boot, but both left & right bands on boots were replaced--suspected loose bands. 
64500 mi

US $186
replace leaking cv boots all around under used car cpo... 
115000 mi

US $1757
leaking passenger side drive axle, replaced both drive axles. 
48000 mi seal leaking, traded it in 
87000 mi

US $250
Replaced torn CV boot (right front) 
108000 mi

US $250
Front inner CV joint failed. Both half shafts replaced. First replacement for this truck. 

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Honda Ridgeline Transmission Problems

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