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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,127 miles

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2006 Honda Ridgeline windows / windshield problems

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2006 Honda Ridgeline Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 072007

Ridgeline

  • 69,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Honda Ridgeline. The contact stated that all four windows have come down at times when the vehicle was parked and the engine was off. The failure did not occur while the vehicle was being driven. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that there was nothing wrong. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was approximately 69,000.

- Grandview, WA, USA

problem #5

Dec 122009

Ridgeline

  • 117,943 miles
While driving the vehicle through a drive through christmas light display area, the rear sliding glass shattered while partially open. No evidence of impact was found inside or outside the vehicle. Fortunately the children were not in the vehicle rear seat at that point in time. Searching the internet, I found a forum that have several other people has had this happen to them as well.

- Danbury, TX, USA

problem #4

Jan 192009

Ridgeline

  • 85,820 miles
My wife and I work together at an engineering firm. She drives our 2006 Ridgeline. Our office is a small with its own parking lot. While sitting in the parking lot, the center rear glass panel exploded sending pieces of glass into the cab and into the bed of the truck. Nobody touched the truck and nothing hit it. My wife parks directly in front of her office window and has plain view of the truck. She was outside an hour earlier and it was fine. When she went outside again, the whole panel was shattered and the top right corner had fallen off. First thought was that something had hit it. I searched the bed and cab for anything as small as a bb. Found nothing. I studied the glass and looked at how it had fractured. Looking at the glass (from in the cab) the fractures all traced to a point just below the plastic trim on the right side of the window. I took out the back seats and back panels. There's a slide mechanism that opens and closes the window using a rail, a slider set in the rail, and a cable. I looked to see what was the first thing the glass hits when it's closed. I noticed a pressure switch near the bottom right corner of the window. This switch has a little square pin that sticks out. When the window closes, it pushes the pin in. This turns off the indicator that lets you know that back window is open. The pin is the first thing the window hits. It's small, hard and plastic. I pushed against it and it takes a some force to push it in. After the window starts pushing in the pin, it comes to rest on a stopper in the bottom right corner and a vertical one that runs the height of the window along the right edge. The pin is spring loaded and is constantly pushing against the window. Since all the fracture lines pointed to this pin, this is probably where the fracture originated from. Once the window reached a failure point, possibly due to repeatedly hitting the pin, the pressure of the spring loaded pin against the window supplied the force that caused it to shatter.

- Wesley Chapel , FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 102007

Ridgeline

  • 35,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Ac/heat fan motor overheating and causing power cable to melt...occurred to my 2006 at 35,000 and 72,000...check www.ridgelineownersclub.com and www.carcompliants.com for more incidents...possible fire damage?

- Panama City, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 012008

Ridgeline

  • 55,000 miles
Blower motor for heating/ac blew out - wires have a short. Also, display that shows mileage works intermittently. Sometimes the display goes out completely or is frozen.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 022008

Ridgeline

  • 160,000 miles
My 2006 Honda Ridgeline air conditioner blower started to only work intermittently in early September. I put off taking it to the dealership and it then stopped working completely within a day or two. At that point I took it in, the dealer said it was a bad transistor. They replaced the transistor and that did not fix the problem. They then took apart the dash and said the interior air filter was clogged ( I park under a tree in my driveway ) and due to that the blower motor burned up and melted the wiring. The dealership said it would cost $2200 to fix, my non-dealer, ex-Honda mechanic said he though it was a faulty design or a faulty transistor and heard of others having similar problems. He did not think in any way the internal air filter idea had anything to due with the blower overheating. He recommended to call Honda Corp in torrance ca. The consequence it I do not have ac in 90 to 100 degree weather in the san francisco bay area in California. Due to the cost, I have yet to fix it, Honda has done nothing and we are miserable in the heat.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

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