definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,291 miles

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2006 Honda Ridgeline steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Honda Ridgeline Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 142016


  • 6 miles


Steering pump is failing and almost hit a car due to failing steering pump. I am requesting that Honda repair my Honda Ridgeline. Truck goes why off and I have no other car. Looking and speaking to an attorney to file law suite.

- Medford, OR, USA

problem #4

Jul 012011

Ridgeline 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
Passenger side rear strut was replaced approximately 98,000 miles due to leakage and noise. Replaced with oem part. Same noise recurred at approximately 115,000 miles. Still making the noise. Both sway bar end links were replaced, with oem parts, due to squeaking noise. Driver's side rear suspension now makes loud clicking noise when going over bumps. Rack and pinion needs to be replaced, bad bushings causing loud thunking noises. Inner tie rod end has failed, and presented a significant safety issue.

- Brookings, SD, USA

problem #3

Jul 182011

Ridgeline 6-cyl

  • 68,993 miles
The steering failed without warning on my Honda Ridgeline. I was driving straight down the highway and noticed my steering wheel was at a 45 degree angle. Steering was not very responsive. I was able to get off the highway safely, but could barely steer. I would turn the wheel but little would happen to the tires. I was towed to a repair shop. They confirmed there was no fluid leaks, no external damage. They replaced the rack. I called Honda and they offered nothing since the work was not at a Honda dealer. I still have the failed rack - I kept the broken part. Had I been driving during rush hour, I would have certainly crashed because I had so little control over my truck.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #2

May 112010

Ridgeline 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
Failure of power steering hose.

- Lenexa, KS, USA

problem #1

May 012009


  • 32,458 miles
I have had my Honda Ridgeline for 3 years and just found out the shocks and struts have to be replaced. I have never hauled anything with the vehicle or towed anything. It is a 2006 Ridgeline and I noticed on the forums many other people were having the same problems and the dealer was quietly replacing the ones under warranty but charging for the others. Even the dealer admits there is a problem but refuses to issue a recall.. I have had trucks my entire adult life and have never had to replace shocks or struts on any vehicle. This vehicle is mostly driven in the city and occasionally highway driving. No offroading or on any surface other than asphalt. The struts and shocks wearing out so quickly cause swaying of the vehicle and some difficulty stopping which could lead to an accident not to mention that the dealer said my brakes were glazed and I asked if this could be due to the fact that all the weight of the vehicle is thrown forward on an underengineered front suspension system..he said it was possible.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

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