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Honda Ridgeline repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (12%)

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Honda Ridgeline transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (39%)

< $100 (36%)

Chart based on 36 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

4000 mi Randomly started sticking in gear. Hard shift. 

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2009 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

110000 mi

US $460
Noise when turning left in right front. Axle was replaced. 

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2008 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

247-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

36000 mi 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!! 
56000 mi Vehicle had a top gear whine since new. Dealer replaced transmission under warranty. 
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 
181900 mi

C $200
u joint replaced 
199640 mi

C $750
rear driveshaft replaced. u joint gone. replaced with new one with replaceable u joints. 
202520 mi rear drive shaft bearing gone. replaced with new shaft with replaceable bearings, this lasted 2 weeks had to be replaced again. 
213900 mi

C $800
transmission cooling hose in rad burst. 
251720 mi

C $2300
trans shot, replaced with used transmission 
90520 mi

C $345
Transmission to rad. Pipe fitting to transmission cooler in the radiator snapped. Lost all the fluid and had to replace rad. Truck had to be towed. 

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2007 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

247-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

14000 mi TSB transmission update 
40000 mi

US $50
Loose CV boot clamp on differential unit, spacer supply and clamp re-tightened.  
4000 mi 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 mi 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. 
79000 mi

US $250
Inside CV joints 
128000 mi Transmission input seal leaking: Replaced; Transmission case seal leaking: Replaced; CV joint boot replaced. 

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2006 Honda Ridgeline 4dr SUT

247-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

54000.0 mi Warranty repair of CV boot. 
65000.0 mi

US $221
Repair of OTHER CV boot. 
15000.0 mi

US $220
Left front inner CV boot replacement 
65300 mi

US $150
Left front CV joint boot deteriorated & leaking. replaced boot. 
87000 mi

US $250
Replaced torn CV boot (right front) 
137000 mi

US $400
Replaced leaking CV boot and half of front axle. 
66000 mi

US $500
Replaced front drive shafts due to grease leaking from the seals. Maybe I should have just added extra grease and replaced the boot clamps. Will try that if it happens again. 
108000 mi

US $250
Front inner CV joint failed. Both half shafts replaced. First replacement for this truck. 
115000 mi

US $1757
leaking passenger side drive axle, replaced both drive axles. 
69000 mi

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. 
111000 mi

US $200
Torn CV boot replaced. 
101160 mi Chatter when turning . Changed rear diff fluid cv boot leaking grease 
118000 mi

US $1300
CV boot leak, drivers side inner and outer CV boot leaking, passenger side inner and outer 
138120 mi A transmission problem code came up and no problem could be located 
81700 mi

US $186
replace leaking cv boots all around under used car cpo... 
99200 mi

C $350
leaking CV Boots 
48000 mi seal leaking, traded it in 
25000 mi

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. 

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