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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,725 miles

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2006 Honda Ridgeline transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Honda Ridgeline Owner Comments

problem #4

May 302010


  • 3,600 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda Ridgeline. The contact stated when placing the vehicle in reverse, there was an unusually loud noise. The noise was only heard when in reverse and not in drive or attempting a turn. Neither the manufacturer nor the dealer was contacted to determine the cause of the failure or to make repairs. The failure mileage was 3,600 and current mileage was 3,900.

- La Crescenta, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 022009


  • 87,000 miles
I was traveling from houston to las vegas via interstate 10. About 100 miles from el paso, I heard a loud noise, boom, and we stopped to investigate what we saw what had happened to my truck I was totally shocked. The first thought came to our mind was, we could have gotten killed, the drive shaft snapped in half while traveling at the highway speed. Based on the words of mechanic abel of kelly grimsley Honda in odessa Texas, with 14 years of experience, he has never seen anything like it. No repair has been done yet since the cost is approximately $5600. This is an obvious defect and we were lucky to be alive. I have photos if needed.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 302006

Ridgeline 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150 miles
Honda Ridgeline 2006 has considerable hesitation when accelerating from under 10 mph, especially when turning. I was leaving the parking lot of convenience store rolling at about 5 mph and then tried to accelerate out into faster moving traffic. Vehicle hesitated for about 3 seconds which put me in a position where cars on the roadway I was entering had to brake. Hesitation is constant and consistent since purchase of the truck. Now I currently have 2000 miles on vehicle. Called Honda and they say it's normal for the system of "drive by wire". I have another family member with same vehicle, he has no hesitation. Honda refuses to fix or at least look into my problem as they continue to say it's normal.

- Northfield, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 022006

Ridgeline 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150 miles
Hesitation occurs consistently when speed is under 10 mph and then try to accelerate. Was leaving parking lot of convenience store rolling to exit stepped on the gas to get into traffic and truck hesitated for 2-3 seconds putting me into traffic with no power for those 2-3 seconds. Traffic had to brake for me. I believe this is a safety factor to be considered especially since I have two children usually with me. I had called Honda about this problem and they were familiar with it. If they were familiar why didn't they inform me of that before I spent $32,000 for the vehicle. When I test drove the truck I did not feel this hesitation as it started after I had 150 miles on it. They tell me it's drive by wire or something of this nature and basically have to live with it.

- Northfield, NJ, USA

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