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

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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.

  • BetterOne If only these "Heritage" models offered the reliability of the original 1960s-era Bronco, or even the build quality of a 1978 model. Instead you're stuck with a 2020s Ford.
  • 01 Deville https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/new/nl-New-Toyota-Sienna-Madison-d308_L39766
  • Lou_BC This would be a good colour for anyone that would actually use their truck offroad, on gravel roads, in the winter or poor visibility situations.
  • EBFlex “getting a full charge in just about three hours or so. Not that it would’ve mattered if I couldn’t charge – I’d just run on gas.”And this folks is why PHEVs are the future and pure EVs will remain vanity products for the rich.
  • Pmirp1 Simple. Electrics are not yet prime time. In time, they may become the norm. For now, they are still the new kid on the block. A curosity. A status symbol. They are not the work horse of American life. Everyone knows that. You buy it because it is fast. It makes you feel like, you know, Prius like 10-15 years ago.Electrics have improved. Tesla is without a doubt the standard bearer. Still, long way to go before they can be your ONE vehicle. So companies charge more because these things are coooool. Not real.
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