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Honda Ridgeline Transmission Problems

455 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Honda Ridgeline. 22 of these members (4.8%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 27 transmission repairs to Honda Ridgelines--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Honda Ridgeline problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Honda Ridgeline repairs by problem area

Chart based on 365 repairs.

Honda Ridgeline transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 51 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

247-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

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   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 US $50 Loose CV boot clamp on differential unit, spacer supply and clamp re-tightened.  
4000   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   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. 

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2006 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

247-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

115000 mi US $1757 leaking passenger side drive axle, replaced both drive axles. 
64500 US $186 replace leaking cv boots all around under used car cpo... 
69000 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. 
25000 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. 
111000 US $200 Torn CV boot replaced. 

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