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Honda Ridgeline repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (12%)

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Honda Ridgeline electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (2%)

$500 - $999 (7%)

$100 - $499 (32%)

< $100 (58%)

Chart based on 117 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2017 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

280-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

1000 mi Vanity mirror light in visor did not work. Dealer replaced visor. 
10000 mi switch for windows and rear sliding windows replaced. when i got home, driver's side window did not have one touch feature requiring 2nd visit to the dealer. don't think that 2nd visit would have been needed if they did it right 1st time. parts associated with possible water leak affecting trailer tow harness including parts around the rear differential. 

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2009 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

14000 mi steering wheel clock spring - which controls illumination on steering wheel controls Replace clock spring 
37000 mi light bulbs burned out on overheard; headlight switch broke, will be repaired later 
41000 mi Light switch 
34300 mi

US $500
Nav system DVD reader stopped working. Nav DVD unit sent to Alpine for repair and reinstalled. 
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. 
68500 mi

US $300
tailgate and trunk warning lights, and alarm, malfunctioning intermittently. Replacement of tailgate switch resolved problem. 
76000 mi

US $800
Alternator was making noise 
50000 mi

US $300
TPMS Sensor Battery. Sealed unit, must replace whole sensor. 
70300 mi

US $260
AC Relay Replaced - Parts $40, Labor $220 

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2008 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

247-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

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! 
107000 mi

US $700
A/C worked intermittently. Relay was replaced. 
35000 mi Starter bad 
22940 mi Heater blower motor and sensor malfunctioned and required replacement 
70700 mi

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

US $450
Starter failed. Had to have vehicle towed. 
119040 mi

C $85
Replaced battery, would not hold charge in cold weather 
144860 mi

C $700
Compressor clutch solenoid 
32000 mi

US $100
Starter malfunctioning 
51000 mi I reported a/c blows warm air - dealer "found leak at the discharge hose" and special ordered hose. 
52300 mi Replaced AC discharge hose. 
104300 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. 
136600 mi

US $170
The overhead maplight unit went bad and had to be replaced. 
77500 mi LCD display in dash (odometer, trip, TPMS) would not work when relative humidity would be above 60%. 
68000 mi CD changer had mechanical error. Dealer replaced it under extended warranty. 
115300 mi

US $30
A/C blew warm air. Replaced compressor relay. 
128200 mi

US $400
A/c compressor was bad 
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! 
155000 mi Two TPMS sensors malfunctioned -- dead batteries. 
228780 mi new battery 
277760 mi

C $350
replace alternator 
50000 mi replaced dead battery 
24800 mi

Loose wire connection on control panel back 
25100 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! 
132800 mi

US $490
Starter has been making a whine noise. Just stopped working. 
25400 mi Burnt out tail and brake lights. 

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2007 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

247-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

96000 mi Rear tail light replaced. 
100000 mi

US $260
Door lock actuator repaired 
151580 mi Solenoid for a/c 
109200 mi AC wouldn't work intermittently (condensor clutch wasn't engaging). Dealer replaced the AC compressor relay. 
113000 mi 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. 
136600 mi

US $6
Replaced hazard switch illumination bulb. Had been blown for some time and didn't realize it was supposed to be illuminated. 
155000 mi

US $350
Battery light came on steady. Replaced alternator. 
176000 mi

US $50
Passenger-side AC Heater Blend Door intermittently making incessant clicking noise. Removed, disassembled, cleaned electrical contacts, and reinstalled. Replaced burnt out backlighting bulb on dash illumination switch and cabin illumination switch.  
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. 
3800 mi Front driver/passenger tweeters replaced- under warranty Front steering wheel creak (TSB fix) 
44700 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. 
113000 mi

US $380
Replaced defective starter 
128000 mi Airbag recall - second try 
41540 mi

C $330
drivers seat air bag sensor wiring harness severed. 
202000 mi

US $55
Noise from alternator but no idiot light. Check voltage. Alternator not charging. Replace alternator. 
105000 mi Airbags replaced 
121500 mi

US $185
vehicle died on the way back from a shopping trip 35 miles away. totally dead battery, trouble shot it, alternator producing low voltage. Not enough to keep it running. remove / replace with a reman unit from Autozone (they had one in stock). Jumpstart from another vehicle , drove home and put unit on a boost/maintenance charge overnight..back to normal. only problem was losing the radio codes so no radio till I found it on Honda website.. 
14789 mi Warranty work, recalibrate outside temp gauge 
99000 mi

US $225
Replaced A/C control relay 
68000 mi

US $1000
leaking air conditioner condenser 
92000 mi

US $30
Replaced both headlight bulbs. 
20000 mi Air bag light goes on and off intermittently. Shop reset the computer 
35000 mi Interior dome light switch became faulty. 2nd dealer completed repairs after 1st dealer gave me a run around. First dealer lost my future business. 
7000 mi Rear sliding window inoperative. Sliding window repaired successfully. 
56000 mi TPMS sensor in wheel. 
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. 

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2006 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

247-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

126000 mi

US $2955
Also trailer light connector and map light assy. 
48000 mi

US $154
Actuator for driver door power lock failed, needed to be replaced. 
142000 mi

US $150
The battery cable was corroded. This seemed to prevent the alternator from charging the battery. Usually when a battery is about to die, the engine is slow to crank & start. In this case there were no warning signs. I drove to lunch just fine. Came out, and it was dead. The dealer replaced the battery clamps and installed a new battery. 
88660 mi

C $623
HVAC Low Purge Flow - repaired Tie Rod Ends - Replaced 
120500 mi

US $45
Wiring harness replaced for headlight because it had got hot and light wasn't working. 
31000 mi

US $300
wiper motor had to be replaced. 
98000 mi power door switch had to be replaced 
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. 
99000 mi It needed two new front overhead interior lights. 
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 dash warning lights on. ECU threw power loss code. Dealer cleaned batt terminals, if not resolved, needs new ECU. Dealer also changed oil and tranny fluid. Suggested replacing front pads. Replaced pads myself. 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. 
37280 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] 
42000 mi AM Radio cuts in and out when going over bumps. Faulty antenna connections. Ordered parts for another visit. 
39200 mi

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

US $89
Dome Light switch replacement 
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. 
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 
96000 mi

US $496
a/c stopped working, said it was hose, replaced and recharged a/c 
131000 mi Had to replace seat belt buckle, under warranty. Bad connection would show air bag not working. 
156000 mi

US $325
Dash lights 
62500 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.. 
160000 mi

US $80
141000 mi

US $462
alternator failed and needed replacement 
144000 mi

US $1700
AC compressor failed, had to be replaced along with AC receiver dryer. 
154306 mi

US $836
AC system stopped functioning again. Replaced AC evaporator core, expansion valve and service port valve replacement. 
19000 mi Left front brake dust guard - bent, touching brake disk. Repaired. 
58000 mi

US $7
New bulb for interior switch. My Ridgeline has had no major repairs since new (one of the first made) 
167000 mi AC recharge 
139872 mi

C $230
seat belt buckle air bag switch failed 
90700 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. 
65000 mi air bag recall 
120280 mi

C $40
Windshield washer not working. Replaced motor myself. Motor cost $38.00 plus tax. Very easy to replace. 
212660 mi

C $95
no A/C. recharged the system myself. 
29000 mi hi/low beam switch failed in high, couldn't turn headlights off had to pull fuses. hi/lo beam switch replaced 
60500 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 
148800 mi

US $300
left side passenger door lock broke and would not open using the key fob. 
50000 mi

US $350
Airbag warning indicator was ON intermitantly. Found faulty seat belt buckle. Honda paid for labor, I paid for 'supplies' ($14). 
51300 mi

US $16
Low battery voltage, not charging properly. Found positive connector on 3 yr Honda battery was loose and could not tighten clamp further. Dealer said that Honda 'just made' a slipover battery post cover to fix this problem..seems to work. 
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 

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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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