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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,308 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Honda Ridgeline body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2006 Honda Ridgeline Owner Comments

problem #6

May 012010


  • 45,000 miles


Broken inner cable from door handle. Front passenger door can't be opened from inside. Repairing cost is not covered by warranty.

- Juana Diaz, PR, USA

problem #5

Jul 022006


  • 3,000 miles
Interior seat fabric is defective in that it stains easily. The first time I noticed it was when I opened the door to get it when it was raining and the seats were discolored even when dry. Other events such as using the armrest and it becoming discolored, etc. Happened continuously. The dealer replaced the seats with Honda's original materials only to have the same thing happen. I now use seat covers to protect from further damage-which is a hazard to the operation of the side airbags. I have been left with no other options.

- Keauhou, HI, USA

problem #4

Jul 152006

Ridgeline 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Water is leaking into cab and accumulating under driver's side carpet. And slowly makes its way towards the rear and passenger side of the vehicle over time.

- Forestville, MD, USA

problem #3

May 052006

Ridgeline 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 350 miles


: the contact stated mold was observed on the rear brake line. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, where the vehicle was washed and repainted due to the mold on the vehicle. After this incident, the underside of the vehicle was inspected and corrosion was discovered on the pieces that hold the brake line to the vehicle. During the inspection, there was no leak in the brake line, but the contact expressed concerns that this could occur in the future due to the corrosion. The vehicle has not been taken to a mechanic since the corrosion was observed.

- Rincon, PR, USA

problem #2

Jul 082005

Ridgeline 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
Truck bed scratches contrary to advertising of scratch resistance. Honda advertising no bed liner required. If you do not use drop cloths the bed looks like a child was left alone with a white crayon.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 082005

(reported on)


  • 500 miles
2006 Honda Ridgeline major production defect.** answer required***. outside water somehow entered the vehicle through the chassis into the passenger compartment of the vehicle. Currently the dealer is working on the vehicle to correct the problem. The consumer was informed that the fender of the chassis would require disassembling in order to access the problem area. He was also told the this procedure involved sealing certain area that were not sealed properly during production. The consumer has spoken with other Ridgeline consumer who are experiencing the same problem.

- Washington, NJ, USA

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