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2018 Honda Ridgeline repairs by problem area

Engine (9%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (0%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (36%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (27%)

Other (27%)

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2018 Honda Ridgeline repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (29%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

< $100 (71%)

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Chart based on 7 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2018 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

280-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Honda Ridgeline in Ohio, United States
Oct 2020 - Jun 2022
Dec 2021

21000 mi
Rear window defroster did not work and required repair. Issue ended up being a wire installed incorrectly at the factory causing it to rub and eventually short out on the body. 

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2018 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

280-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Honda Ridgeline in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2017 - Oct 2021
Feb 2018

800 mi
Excessive wind noise on driver's side. Gasket around driver's window was faulty and windshield clips were "warped." 
Honda Ridgeline in Louisiana, United States
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

18000 mi
gasoline door not closing all they way. Not flush with bed of truck. Slight adjustment needed. Rear passenger seat not locking down. Mechanic said it is working as designed. 
Honda Ridgeline in Arizona, United States
Sep 2017 - Jun 2022
Apr 2018

9000 mi
Trim in front window on drivers side 
Honda Ridgeline in Texas, United States
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

5500 mi
Radio randomly reboots when Bluetooth connected. Replaced entire head unit; problem not resolved 
Honda Ridgeline in Oregon, United States
Jan 2021 - Jun 2022
Oct 2021

24000 mi

US $900
Horn randomly going off (all night, for instance). Replaced auto door lock module 
Jan 2022

27000 mi

US $850
Replaced horn that didn't work. Big deal (500 in labor) to replace a $40 horn 
Honda Ridgeline in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2017 - Mar 2018
Feb 2018

3720 mi

C $2
Almost no oil left in the engine after 6000km, looks like its burning oil fast, had to refill. 
Honda Ridgeline in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2018 - May 2018
May 2018

538 mi
ac compressor has a leak part is on order various trim pieces not correct missing rubber grommet 

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2017 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

280-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Honda Ridgeline in California, United States
Jul 2017 - Sep 2019
Dec 2017

8000 mi
Front chrome trim over bumper near headlights was unsticking. They added adhesive but it still comes unstuck. We will need to take it back again. Window squeaked when it was rolled up. After repair still squeaks. 

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2017 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

280-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Honda Ridgeline in Louisiana, United States
Mar 2017 - Jul 2020
Oct 2019

47000 mi

US $120
Makar reported an emission system problem. The code cleared two days later on the way to the dealer. The dealer said that the problem was with the fuel injectors and that they needed to be replaced. As the code already cleared I decided to wait to replace the injectors 
Honda Ridgeline in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2022
Jan 2021

22100 mi

US $680
Gas smell. Fuel line replacement by injectors. 
Honda Ridgeline in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2021 - Apr 2023
Jun 2022

125860 mi

C $500
Evaporator seemed to be freezing up. Garage withdrew charge, it was apparently a half pound low. Charged to spec, problem remains. 
Honda Ridgeline in Michigan, United States
Apr 2017 - May 2023
Aug 2018

21000 mi
Back up camera stopped working, Wire on the left side of the tailgate had broken. Dealer replaced the wiring harness. 
Sep 2018

22000 mi
vibration heard under hood when driving at 55-65 mph. Dealer said it was a panel under the hood. Tech service bulletin showed how to repair. 
Apr 2021

60000 mi
Replaced fuel injectors 
Dec 2021

66000 mi
Replace the start button. I kept getting an error message on the dash and sometimes i had to press the button a couple of times to start the truck. TSB. 
Honda Ridgeline in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2017 - Jan 2022
May 2018

13640 mi
No A.C. in spring. slow leak in oil o rings at condenser. one day to diagnose (add refrigerant and dye) Second trip to repair. 2 days Total. issue common on Ridgeline and pilot. 2 others in that day for same problem 
Jan 2022

74400 mi

C $1000
Brake job all pads rotors and fluid. Plus regular maintenance oil change and transmission oil change. 
Honda Ridgeline in Montana, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2022
May 2017

5500 mi
Small stone fell between rotor and caliper while driving on a gravel road. Dealer removed caliper and rotor, removed stone, checked for damage (none observed) and reinstalled rotor and caliper. 
Dec 2017

10000 mi
Metallic rattle seemingly coming from above headliner and behind sun roof. Dealer's mechanics reported finding a missing "piece of felt tape" between two metal strips and installing the tape to stop the two strips from hitting one another. Rattle is still there. 
Jun 2018

18000 mi

US $150
Brakes pumping when slowing from, e.g., 70 mph to 55 mph with brakes lightly applied. Also some slight shimmy in steering wheel. Problem did not occur when braking slightly harder from lower speeds (e.g, 55 mph) to stop. Repair shop diagnosis was " very, very slight warping of front rotors". Rotors were turned (according to repair shop) "absolute minimum amount". Problem with pumping and shimmy was eliminated. Other Ridgeline owners have said that bits of brake pad can stick to rotors causing this problem but repair shop said "not possible" (for what it's worth). 
Jan 2021

41000 mi
Replaced all 6 fuel injectors and fuel rails under "extended warranty". No cost to owner. Problem showed itself as "Check Engine" light that could not be turned off. This problem with the fuel injectors extends to all vehicles with 3.5 liter, 6 cylinder engine. Problem was resolved entirely. 
Honda Ridgeline in California, United States
Apr 2017 - Mar 2018
Apr 2017

1200 mi
Annoying rattle between rear view mirror and moonroof. Taken to dealer and fixed under warranty. Update: rattle had returned. 2 months later. Too busy to get it repaired again. Now noticing many quality defects in trim and other rattles on side of driver door and rattle in tail gate. I hate this car. 
Honda Ridgeline in Virginia, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

4000 mi
Randomly started sticking in gear. Hard shift. 
Honda Ridgeline in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2016 - Jan 2022
Sep 2016

1000 mi
The tailgate latch would not open to swing out. The arm that opens the tailgate was replaced with a slightly longer one and the problem was repaired. 
Mar 2018

23000 mi
Broken front left seating support on drivers seat 
Honda Ridgeline in Arizona, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

1000 mi
Vanity mirror light in visor did not work. Dealer replaced visor. 
Honda Ridgeline in Oklahoma, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2022
Dec 2017

25000 mi
Drivers Foglight loose. Part ordered Drivers seats squeaks/clunks with side to side movement when warm 
Jun 2018

32000 mi
Seat frame replaced for squeaks 
Oct 2021

76000 mi
Transmission surging. Updated PCM/drain and flushed fluid per TSB. 
Honda Ridgeline in New Brunswick, Canada
Sep 2017 - Mar 2018
Mar 2018

10540 mi
Door locking confirmation signal behaves oddly intermittently. Beeps several times when all should be okay. Extra “slamming” of door seems to be the only fix dealer reset s3nsors, but problem recurred. 
Honda Ridgeline in Florida, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

12000 mi
Front radar sensor 
Honda Ridgeline in Manitoba, Canada
Dec 2016 - Jun 2022
Aug 2017

5580 mi
When camping, squirrels chewed the under hood insulation. New insulation ordered and replaced. 
Jan 2018

55180 mi
Voice commands not recognized, replaced microphone, issue still present, not resolved. 
Honda Ridgeline in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jul 2017 - Oct 2018
Dec 2017

9300 mi
Trunk proximity sensor not working - had to be replaced. Took 3 hours. 
Jan 2018

9920 mi
High pitched whirling noise coming from driver's side vent; Mechanic thought it was high pressure fuel pump. Pump was changed but noise remains - to be addressed at next service. 
Honda Ridgeline in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2017

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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