really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,475 miles

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2006 Honda Ridgeline seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Honda Ridgeline Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 212016


  • 78,000 miles


While driving about 50 miles an hour, I came upon a curve too fast which caused me to slide off the road slightly. I corrected my error and in doing so, both side curtain airbags deployed prematurely. No other air bags deployed and there was no damage to the vehicle. The dealers report stated that the vehicle sensors thought a rollover crash was imminent which caused the side air bags to deploy. There was no damage of any kind to the vehicle and the side air bags should not have deployed. America Honda says they have no responsibility or obiligation to correct this defect.

- Glen Carbon, IL, USA

problem #3

Oct 022013


  • 150,000 miles
The truck struck a tree and the harness seat belt did not work properly resulting in a broken back in two areas causing disability. The bag did deploy. I bought the truck new in 2006 and noticed that the belt never took hold no matter what speed you thrusted the belt forward. I believed knowing that Honda is usually on top of their game that they found a way for the harness not to tug at you as they usually do. When I wook up at the hospital and they told me I broke my back I knew immediately that the harness belt did not work and that it was a malfuction. In the meantime erie insurance company totaled the truck and after being told various times to hold the truck and agreed to by the adjuster for an attorney to look at it, the truck was sold to a salvage yard and the case was dropped by the attorney.

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 242011

Ridgeline 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
The front passenger seat belt will not trigger the seat belt indicator warning light when the front passenger fails to buckle their seat belt or unbuckles their seat belt with the vehicle in motion. The vehicle was taken into a Honda dealer on 07-31-12 and both front seat belt buckles were replaced. The problem with the passenger side continued. The vehicles owners manual indicates on pages 8 & 59 that the indicator reminds the driver and passenger to fasten their seat belts. The Honda dealer and american Honda both state that the passenger seat belt offers no such warning and refuse to acknowledge that there is a fault with the system.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 242007

Ridgeline 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,900 miles
On April 24,2007, I accidentally rear-ended a vehicle stopped at a stoplight. I sustained some moderate front end damage but it was not a serious accident. It is the operation of the SRS that I have tried to have Honda explain. Neither the service manager, factory field service representative, nor the Honda America customer service personnel have adequately answered my question as to whether my driver's airbag is functional. At the time of the accident, the driver's seat belt tensioner did lock and the passenger's side airbag did deploy although there was nothing in the passenger's seat. However, the driver's airbag did not deploy. Aside form the cost of replacing the unnecessarily deployed passenger airbag and the fact that the factory replacement part did not match my dashboard color, my major concern has been whether or not the driver's airbag was, or still is, functional. There are no error codes on the computer nor lights on the dashboard to indicate a problem. Answers to our questions to Honda about this have not been adequate and long in coming. Aside from an actual crash test how can one be sure that an airbag is functional in light of the fact that it did not deploy when the passenger's airbag and the tensioner lock did deploy" when they snicker at my wife that, " since no one was injured, everything must be functioning properly", I do not feel that I am being taken seriously. What is the NHTSA experience regarding SRS operation"

- Antioch , CA, USA

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