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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,000 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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2008 Honda Ridgeline body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Honda Ridgeline Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 182015


  • 72,000 miles


My 2008 Honda Ridgeline truck is in very good shape, garage kept, well maintained, with only 72K mi. We were driving under the speed limit on I-83N from de to pa, during the rainy night of Nov. 18,2015. We heard a flap-rip sound, and thought it was the (after market) bed cover flapping at the cab corner, because a cover clip had weakened there during this highway drive from ga to pa, allowing the cover to flap in wind, and needed refastening whenever we stopped for gas. It was the next morning in the light when we realized the entire cab top-rear panel (break light, wiring & all) had dislodged completely off the truck, and decided this was probably the ripping sound we heard on I-83 the night before, though we did not know at the time, and pray no danger resulted behind us. We took the truck back to the local Honda dealer where it was purchased, to see what they could do to compensate, which was only to offer $50 discount on $400 of parts, also said they had never heard of the issue, even though had a posting. We instead have a local mechanic waiting on the part to replace the panel at less cost, because the light is needed, and we have temporary duct tape over the wiring hole for protection. Our position is that this is a manufacturer's safety defect, and should be recalled! no market body part should just fly off the truck, especially when it can result in accidents, injury, and possibly even death!

- Reading, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012015


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Ridgeline. While driving approximately 65 mph, the top panel on the roof of the vehicle where the courtesy lights and wiring were housed detached completely onto the road. In addition, the air conditioner became inoperable and the wiring harness melted. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Clint, TX, USA

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