Honda Recalls 112K Ridgelines Due to Possible Fuel Tank Detachment

honda recalls 112k ridgelines due to possible fuel tank detachment

Honda is recalling more than 112,000 Ridgeline pickup trucks for gas tank straps that can rust away over time and potentially break loose from the frame, causing a leak or possibly a fire.

The vehicles recalled are from 2006 thru 2014, and they are vehicles that were either purchased or registered in states where salt is used to de-ice roads in the winter.

The list of states where the vehicles are recalled is as follows: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C.

Honda will notify owners of the recall and inspect the vehicles for signs of rust damage that can cause the gas tank to detach. Depending on the findings of the inspection, Honda will make necessary repairs to ensure safety or potentially offer to purchase the vehicle from the owner if the repairs are not feasible.

Honda has stated that it is not aware of any accidents or injuries due to this condition, but they are aware of at least five U.S. complaints and several more from Canada.

Honda will send recall notification letters via mail, starting on Aug. 1, 2022. Ridgeline owners may also contact Honda directly at 888-234-2138 and reference NHTSA campaign number 22V430. Owners can also go directly to the NHTSA website and check on recalls for their particular vehicles:

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  • Speedlaw Speedlaw on Jun 29, 2022

    As someone who has kept a Honda product running 230k miles, in Salt Land. Honda is very good at knowing what bits have to be stainless, and which can be crappy. For example, the whole exhaust system on my MDX is stainless, except for clamps and brackets. Likewise, the heat shields under the hood on the cats are held with cheap fasteners, and when they rust, the heat shields become tuning forks on the front of the engine. The sound is horrible, occurs just out of warranty, and the dealer wants over $600 to replace four bolts per cat...which, to be fair, are in a bad place to fix. The exhaust system has died a few times, always clamps and brackets. The body is rusting in the classic honda locations, rear wheel wells. Car makers vary. My e46 had bolts which broke cleanly up until it went away after 13 years-no cheap metal, although the recycled plastic bits didn't last. The one Ford I had had the lowest quality metal, and I dread breaking any bolts on the MDX-at the same age the BMW was a lot easier to work on. Someone cheaped out in a place they figured no one would ever see. The spread of good/crap metal on the Honda is much wider than any other car...the crappy fasteners are intentional.

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    • Golden2husky Golden2husky on Jun 29, 2022

      @BOJO Critical items like gas tank straps should last the life of the vehicle. My 30 year old car still has the original tank straps…downstate NY is certainly not as hard on cars as, say Buffalo but still.

  • Indi500fan Indi500fan on Jun 29, 2022

    I'm a big fan of WoolWax. Only discovered a few years ago, but this should keep my 99 S-10 going 'til I croak.

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  • Arthur Dailey I am normally a fan of Exner's designs but by this time the front end on the Stutz like most of the rest of the vehicle is a laughable monstrosity of gauche. The interior finishes suit the rest of the vehicle. Corey please put this series out of its misery. This is one vehicle manufacturer best left on the scrap heap of history.
  • Art Vandelay I always thought what my Challenger really needed was a convertible top to make it heavier and make visability worse.
  • Dlc65688410 Please stop, we can't take anymore of this. Think about doing something on the Spanish Pegaso.
  • MaintenanceCosts A few bits of context largely missing from this article:(1) For complicated historical reasons, the feds already end up paying much of the cost of buying new transit buses of all types. It is easier legally and politically to put capital funds than operating funds into the federal budget, so the model that has developed in most US agencies is that operational costs are raised from a combination of local taxes and fares while the feds pick up much of the agencies' capital needs. So this is not really new spending but a new direction for spending that's been going on for a long time.(2) Current electric buses are range-challenged. Depending on type of service they can realistically do 100-150 miles on a charge. That's just fine for commuter service where the buses typically do one or two trips in the morning, park through the midday, and do one or two trips in the evening. It doesn't work well for all-day service. Instead of having one bus that can stay out from early in the morning until late at night (with a driver change or two) you need to bring the bus back to the garage once or twice during the day. That means you need quite a few more buses and also increases operating costs. Many agencies are saying for political reasons that they are going to go electric in this replacement cycle but the more realistic outcome is that half the buses can go electric while the other half need one more replacement cycle for battery density to improve. Once the buses can go 300 miles in all weather they will be fine for the vast majority of service.(3) With all that said, the transition to electric will be very good. Moving from straight diesel to hybrid already cut down substantially on emissions, but even reduced diesel emissions cause real public health damage in city settings. Transitioning both these buses and much of the urban truck fleet to electric will have measurable and meaningful impacts on public health.