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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,020 miles

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2006 Honda Ridgeline engine problems

engine problem

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2006 Honda Ridgeline Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 242007

Ridgeline 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,020 miles


Noticed large amount of smoke at engine start up. Turned off engine checked oil level, discovered it was about a quart low. Last oil change about 3,500 miles prior to event. Topped off oil drove about 25 miles moderate to light smoking from exhaust. Dropped off at Honda dealer for maintenance on 27 Dec 07. Dealer determined cause to be blown head gasket, requiring new cylinder head estimated repairs due to be complete about 3 Jan 08. Call from dealer inquiring about oil change records on 3 Jan info provided, truck not ready. Called dealer on 4 Jan for status and informed that a new engine is required after guidance from regional service rep. New completion date about 9 Jan. Called dealer 11 Jan to check on status, new engine installed still smoking, trouble shooting in progress. New cylinder head required for new engine completion due 17 Jan 08. Work completed on 17 Jan.

- Navarre, FL, USA

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