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 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: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls.
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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