really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,500 miles

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2006 Honda Ridgeline brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Honda Ridgeline Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 192016


  • 134,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda Ridgeline. While driving approximately 50 mph, another vehicle crashed into the rear driver side of the contact's vehicle. The contact's vehicle suddenly accelerated out of control and crashed into a guardrail. The contact stated that the brakes were engaged, but failed to respond as the vehicle continued to accelerate against the guardrail for up to one mile. The air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle stopped after being turned off. A police report was filed an no injuries were reported. The vehicle was towed and repaired; however, the diagnosis was unknown. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 134,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #3

Dec 012012


  • miles
I have spent close to a $1000 to try and fix a recurring soft brake issue with my 2006 Honda Ridgeline. After many countless hours at the multiple auto shops and Honda dealerships I decided to research further into this soft brake problem that I have. The biggest issue was that at one particular shop they changed out 5 brand new master cylinders to try and fix the issue. After extended hours online, it came to my attention that there was an issue with the Honda Odyssey/element brake system as well. There was a recall on the vsa modulator with over 400,000 vehicles. I also found on other threads and blogs that other Honda Ridgelines are having the same issue. When I took it to the Honda dealership they told me it would cost $1500 to change out the vsa modulator but would not guarantee this would prevent the same issue from recurring in the future. I explained to the technician that it seems to be a defective part if its also happening to other Honda Ridgelines.

- Oakdale, MN, USA

problem #2

Jun 232014


  • 80,000 miles
Entire warning light system failed with loss of ABS and vsa.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 052014

Ridgeline 6-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
Brake pedal has soft feel and requires multiple pumps to build up pressure. Have had brakes bled multiple times and had master cylinder replaced. After service brakes seem fine for a few days/weeks but eventually return to soft state. Sudden stopping situations or stopping on slippery surfaces will cause pedal to go immediately to floor and anti-lock system to engage. Sometimes antilock brakes will engage even if not on slippery or loose surface.

- Anchorage, AK, USA

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