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Honda Ridgeline repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

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 (6%)

$100 - $499 (32%)

< $100 (59%)

Chart based on 105 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

2100 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. 

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2009 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

37000 mi light bulbs burned out on overheard; headlight switch broke, will be repaired later 
41000 mi Light switch 
14000 mi steering wheel clock spring - which controls illumination on steering wheel controls Replace clock spring 
50000 mi

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

US $260
AC Relay Replaced - Parts $40, Labor $220 
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. 
80200 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 
34300 mi

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

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2008 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

247-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

32000 mi

US $100
Starter malfunctioning 
35000 mi Starter bad 
119040 mi

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

C $700
Compressor clutch solenoid 
132800 mi

US $490
Starter has been making a whine noise. Just stopped working. 
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. 
228780 mi new battery 
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! 
25400 mi Burnt out tail and brake lights. 
70700 mi

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

US $450
Starter failed. Had to have vehicle towed. 
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! 
79000 mi

US $400
A/c compressor was bad 
77500 mi LCD display in dash (odometer, trip, TPMS) would not work when relative humidity would be above 60%. 
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! 
22940 mi Heater blower motor and sensor malfunctioned and required replacement 
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. 
50000 mi replaced dead battery 

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2007 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

247-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

92000 mi

US $30
Replaced both headlight bulbs. 
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. 
68000 mi

US $1000
leaking air conditioner condenser 
105000.0 mi Airbags replaced 
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. 
41540 mi

C $330
drivers seat air bag sensor wiring harness severed. 
99000 mi

US $225
Replaced A/C control relay 
121500.0 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.. 
3800.0 mi Front driver/passenger tweeters replaced- under warranty Front steering wheel creak (TSB fix) 
14789.0 mi Warranty work, recalibrate outside temp gauge 
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. 
96000 mi Rear tail light replaced. 
100000.0 mi

US $260
Door lock actuator repaired 
7000 mi Rear sliding window inoperative. Sliding window repaired successfully. 
56000 mi TPMS sensor in wheel. 
151580 mi Solenoid for a/c 
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. 
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. 

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2006 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

247-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

131000 mi Had to replace seat belt buckle, under warranty. Bad connection would show air bag not working. 
156000 mi

US $325
Dash lights 
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] 
82978.0 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. 
148800 mi

US $300
left side passenger door lock broke and would not open using the key fob. 
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 
25600.0 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. 
42000 mi AM Radio cuts in and out when going over bumps. Faulty antenna connections. Ordered parts for another visit. 
126000 mi

US $2955
Also trailer light connector and map light assy. 
88660 mi

C $623
HVAC Low Purge Flow - repaired Tie Rod Ends - Replaced 
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. 
40000.0 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. 
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. 
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. 
31000 mi

US $300
wiper motor had to be replaced. 
98000 mi power door switch had to be replaced 
73300 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.. 
120280 mi

C $40
Windshield washer not working. Replaced motor myself. Motor cost $38.00 plus tax. Very easy to replace. 
65000 mi air bag recall 
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. 
58000.0 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). 
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. 
120500 mi

US $45
Wiring harness replaced for headlight because it had got hot and light wasn't working. 
39200 mi

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

US $89
Dome Light switch replacement 
29000 mi hi/low beam switch failed in high, couldn't turn headlights off had to pull fuses. hi/lo beam switch replaced 
160000 mi

US $80
48000 mi

US $154
Actuator for driver door power lock failed, needed to be 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 
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 
19000.0 mi Left front brake dust guard - bent, touching brake disk. Repaired. 

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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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