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2012 Honda Ridgeline Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
03/05/18 NHTSA ID: 10129552
TSB ID: Service Bulletin

Service bulletin - the mil comes on and dtc p0455 (evap system large leak) and/or dtc p0456 (evap system very small leak detected) is set. the fuel fill cap (gas cap) may also be loose or have a stick-slip feeling when tightened. the fuel f
07/31/17 NHTSA ID: 10108792
TSB ID: Service Bulletin

Service bulletin - a pop or clunk is heard from the rear suspension in cold weather going over bumps. the rear bump stops have loosened and are moving in the top mounting cap for the rear dampers.
06/19/17 NHTSA ID: 10106925
TSB ID: ATS160715

Techline summary article - if the engine is overheating and there¿s engine oil mixed in the coolant reservoir, chances are the cylinder head may be cracked. a crack may form under the front and/or rear camshaft at the journals and is a rare
12/28/16 NHTSA ID: 10087402
TSB ID: ATS160715

Techline summary article - if the engine is overheating and there¿s engine oil mixed in the coolant reservoir, chances are the cylinder head may be cracked. a crack may form under the front and/or rear camshaft at the journals and is a rar
11/21/16 NHTSA ID: 10084442
TSB ID: ATS160715

Techline summary article - if the engine is overheating and there¿s engine oil mixed in the coolant reservoir, chances are the cylinder head may be cracked. a crack may form under the front and/or rear camshaft at the journals and is a rar
08/05/14 NHTSA ID: 10055924
TSB ID: IN-2014-06

Honda: on some vehicles, an investigation into malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p2101 throttle control system malfunction to find cause of condition. model 2012-2014 ridgeline.
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01/08/14 NHTSA ID: 10054296
TSB ID: IN-2013

Honda: an investigation on some vehicles regarding an oil leak at the engine's b-cap side bolts. model 2010-2012 odyssey, pilot, ridgeline.
08/05/13 NHTSA ID: 10052477
TSB ID: HSN-1305

Honda: the engine shuts off, power on, but in accessory; never use conventional wheel & tire assemblies on pax vehicles; mil on after throttle body cleaning or replacement; s/m fix brake system bleeding, dialogue for dvd surround sound fr
06/21/13 NHTSA ID: 10052186
TSB ID: SB-05-16

Honda: certain vehicles are experiencing issues with malfunction of electronic throttle control system and check engine light coming on (dtc p2101). models 2012-2013 ridgeline.
05/24/12 NHTSA ID: 10044252
TSB ID: 12-028

Honda: mil comes on with dtc p1454 and/or p2422. the fuel tank pressure(ftp) sensor vent end joint may have been installed upside down, causing moisture to enter and block the vent. *js
08/25/17 Brakes and Traction Control NHTSA ID: 10115750
TSB ID: Service Bulletin

Service bulletin - a pop or clunk is heard from the rear suspension in cold weather going over bumps. the rear bump stops have loosened and are moving in the top mounting cap for the rear dampers.
02/26/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10129315
TSB ID: DLR MSG - RFV -

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2012-2014 ridgelines with a complaint of mil on with the dtc p2101 (throttle control system malfunction) stored. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like
02/26/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10129319
TSB ID: ENG REQ - AER131

Engineering request for investigation - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2012-2014 ridgelines with a complaint of mil on with the dtc p2101 (throttle control system malfunction) stored. to fully understand the cause of this con
07/17/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108558
TSB ID: Service Bulletin

Service bulletin - the mil comes on with dtc p2101 (electronic throttle control system malfunction) stored. the vehicle may enter failsafe mode and experience a lack of power or poor acceleration. the problem is intermittent, and cycling th
06/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106683
TSB ID: A-JCR-02052016-3

Dealer message - we¿ve been working to address the questions and concerns we¿ve received from the national dealer advisory board and members of advisory committees, as well as from many of you through our field representatives related to t
06/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106686
TSB ID: A-JCR-02112016-3

Dealer message - questions and answers on multi-model airbag inflator recall.
06/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106679
TSB ID: A-FTD-02052016-3

Dealer message - on friday, january 29th, american honda notified nhtsa of a stop sale and safety recall for approximately 1.7 million model year 2007-2015 honda vehicles. this recall is due to the takata driver's side airbag inflators tha
06/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106684
TSB ID: A-JCR-02052016-3

Dealer message - questions and answers on multi-model airbag inflator recall.
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05/23/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10100421
TSB ID: A05-032

Service bulletin - navigation system information.
05/17/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10099495
TSB ID: A-HNS-02192016-3

Dealer message - stop sale/safety recall: honda 2007-2015 multi-model driver¿s airbag inflator dealer q&a ¿ updated 02.19.16
05/17/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10099494
TSB ID: A-HNS-02192016-3

Dealer message - honda has updated the dealer q&a to provide you with the latest information regarding stop sale/ safety recall: honda 2007-2015 multi-model driver¿s airbag inflator (service bulletin 16-016).
05/17/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10099467
TSB ID: A-AN-02252016-30

Dealer message - as stated in the stop sale/safety recall: honda 2005-2016 multi-model driver¿s airbag inflator dealer q&a, dealers can ground off lease vehicles and sell it back to the customer. the off-lease vehicle can only be sold bac
01/12/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10088443
TSB ID: A16-016

Service bulletin - affected vehicles have driver's airbag inflators that may experience over-pressurization due to exposure to high temperatures and high absolute humidity. over-pressurization can cause the inflator to rupture, spraying shr
01/12/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10088447
TSB ID: A-CA-01302016-90

Dealer message - ahm is recalling affected vehicles for driver's airbag inflators that may experience over-pressurization due to exposure to high temperatures and high absolute humidity. over-pressurization can cause the inflator to rupture
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01/12/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10088451
TSB ID: A-JCR-020302016-

Dealer message - official press release is available for the driver's airbag inflators safety recall of approximately 1.7 million affected vehicles.
01/12/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10088450
TSB ID: A-HPS-02042016-9

Dealer message - certain vehicles affected by the driver's airbg inflator safety recall are under stop sale.
01/11/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10088322
TSB ID: A-HPS-02162016-3

Dealer message - should you receive a request for alternate transportation from a customer affected by the 2007-2015 multi-model driver¿s airbag inflator recall where a campaign part is not available for the repair, please follow the proced
01/10/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10088182
TSB ID: A-HNS-03252016-3

Dealer message - honda has updated the dealer q&a to provide you with the latest information regarding stop sale/ safety recall: honda 2007-2015 multi-model driver¿s airbag inflator (service bulletin 16-016). all changes/updates from the
01/10/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10088183
TSB ID: A-HNS-03252016-3

Dealer message - stop sale/safety recall: honda 2007-2015 multi-model driver¿s airbag inflator dealer q&a ¿ updated 03.25.16
01/05/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10087943
TSB ID: A-HNS-03182016-3

Dealer message - honda has updated the dealer q&a to provide you with the latest information regarding stop sale/ safety recall: honda 2007-2015 multi-model driver¿s airbag inflator (service bulletin 16-016). all changes/updates from the
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01/05/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10087946
TSB ID: A-HNS-03182016-3

Dealer message attachment - stop sale/safety recall: honda 2007-2015 multi-model driver¿s airbag inflator dealer q&a ¿ updated 03.18.16
12/29/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10087523
TSB ID: A-HNS-02262016-3

Updated questions and answers for the honda 2007-2015 multi-model driver's airbag inflator safety recall.
12/29/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10087520
TSB ID: A-HNS-02262016-3

Dealer message - updated questions and answers for the honda 2007-2015 multi-model driver's airbag inflator safety recall.
12/14/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10086302
TSB ID: TAKATA_HAWAII NE

Advertisement in hawaiian newspapers to remind owners of the takata recall and to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
09/08/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10058373
TSB ID: 15-028

Pgm-fi software update due to misinterpretation of the electronic throttle control system
03/06/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10043248
TSB ID: SB-12-002

Honda: on some model vehicles, there is an alternator/starter tester (ast) module capable of testing alternators, installed on gr8 diagnostic battery station.
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03/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10129550
TSB ID: DLR MSG - RFV -

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2012-2014 ridgelines with a complaint of mil on with the dtc p2101 (throttle control system malfunction) stored. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like
02/26/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10129282
TSB ID: DLR MSG - RFV -

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2012-2014 ridgelines with a complaint of mil on with the dtc p2101 (throttle control system malfunction) stored. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like
02/20/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128864
TSB ID: DLR MSG - RFV -

Dealer message - american honda (ahm)is investigating certain 2012-2014 ridgelines with a complaint of milon with the dtc p2101 (throttle control system malfunction)stored. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to
08/15/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10115219
TSB ID: Service Bulletin

Service bulletin - for any tpms-related warranty repairs, all recorded dtcs must now be entered into the warranty claim. make sure your repair order includes those dtcs.
06/15/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10106682
TSB ID: A-HPS-02122016-3

Dealer message - procedures for providing alternate transportation.
05/17/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10099469
TSB ID: AAN-02252016-302

Dealer message - acknowledgement form to sell off-lease vehicle back to the originating lessee.
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01/11/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10088304
TSB ID: A-CA-02152016-30

Dealer message - on friday, january 29, 2016, american honda notified nhtsa of a stop sale and safety recall for approximately 1.7 million model year 2007-2015 honda vehicles. due to this, the following models are subject to a recall and s
12/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10086381
TSB ID: TAKATA_TEXT MESS

Us virgin islands newspaper advertisements to remind owners of the takata recall and to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
12/14/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10086288
TSB ID: TAKATA_FLORIDA D

Letter sent in conjunction with the florida highway safety and motor vehicles department to remind florida owners of the takata recall and to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
12/14/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10086291
TSB ID: TAKATA_HAWAII FL

Flyer circulated to the residents of hawaii to remind owners of the takata recall and to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
12/14/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10086306
TSB ID: TAKATA_HAWAII PO

Posters sent to hawaiian independent repair facilities, automotive part stores, car washes, and gas stations to remind owners of the takata recall and to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
12/14/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10086308
TSB ID: TAKATA_TEXT MESS

Text messages sent to remind owners of the takata recall and to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
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04/11/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10055123
TSB ID: IN-14-02

Acura: an investigation on certain vehicles, regarding malfunction indicator light (mil) is on and diagnostic trouble code p2101 malfunction of throttle control system. model 2012-2014 ridgeline.
12/11/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10054015
TSB ID: IN-12-20

Acura: an investigation, on some vehicles, regarding throttle control system malfunction, with mil on, stored with dtc p2101. model 2012-2013 ridgeline.

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Honda Ridgeline TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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