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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2006 Honda Ridgeline accessories - exterior problems

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2006 Honda Ridgeline Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 152007


  • 37,000 miles


I own a 2006 Honda Ridgeline that I purchased when it was new. Right after it was out of warranty all of my heat/A/C controls stopped working, you actually have to push in the knob & twist or bang it to make the motor come on and then it is only at one speed- either that speed or off and it turns on & off for the length of the trip when ever it wants. The dealer states that they need to replace the whole control console which will cost well over $1,000! this should be a safety recall considering that there must be a wire issue in this vehicle. Also, I know that there was a recall on the heat/A/C and brought mine in for that recall but was told that mine was not part of the group- is this the same problem? I also saw that there was a recall on the odometers and brought mine in for that recall only to be told that my truck was not part of that recall but my odometer is always counting at least 25 miles more per tank full of gas then what I actually have driven. Therefore my warranty expired so fast because of this issue and I was told that my truck was not involved in the recall even though I pointed out that I have a gps unit, always have had one and everytime that I gas up I check the poor gas mileage that I get and they never are even close, as I stated around 25 miles off each tank full!! none of my doors will unlock when the truck is placed into park and I complained abouit this and was told that this is a safety part of teh truck, the kids can not open a door, my kids are over 18 yrs old, please tell me how to correct this issue so that my passangers can get out in case of an emergency!

- Baltic, CT, USA

problem #1

Jun 282008


  • miles
I purchased a 2006 Honda Ridgeline in June 2006 with 17,000 miles with extended warranty. The following summer in 2008 my air conditioner didn't work, no cold air. So I took it to the dealership and they said it was a hose leak and not covered under warranty. So I paid two hundred something dollars to have it fixed. The following summer of 2009 my ac didn't work again, no cold air, so I took it to a local mechanic thinking the ac had to be recharged, the mechanic couldn't figure it out and said bring it to the dealership and I did. The dealership did a diagnostic on it which cost me $175 just for a diagnostic, and said the problem is the clutch inside the condenser and that it will cost around $1,000 to fix it. I also just received a recall notice from Honda on April 26, 2010 about the blower motor harness, which I have already taken care of today May 4, 2010 at a dealership and was hoping that this recall would make my ac work, but it still doesn't work. I strongly believe this is a defect on the truck and cannot afford to keep paying to get my ac fixed every summer. Thank you for your time on this matter. I would appreciate any suggestions.

- Fall River, MA, USA

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