definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,453 miles

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2007 Honda Ridgeline drivetrain problems

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2007 Honda Ridgeline Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 092016


  • miles


My truck need a new drive shaft..I google and so many trucks need the same things..it should be a recall I never heard cars need this so soon my truck is 2007 Honda Ridgeline thanks miguel guadamuz

- San Carlos, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 162014


  • 87,263 miles
Driving 65 mph abrupt loss of engine power including power steering and brakes. Engine would not start. Findings of "seized" water pump and pulleys which "shredded" timing belt resulting in engine valves being "bent in head". fortunately no collision or injury, though significant potential for same extensive repair totaling $5,000. Original timing belt. Recommended replacement 105K miles per Honda. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Duryea, PA, USA

problem #3

Feb 172012

Ridgeline 6-cyl

  • miles
My complaint is I have a 2007 Ridgeline rts w/83000 mi, orig owner. Noticed this and brought to dealer at 50K that under very light load, top gear, ~45-48 mph, torque converter "pulses" in and out of lockup which produces a slight audible and vibration sensation. Tach needle pulses to confirm and seems to be getting worse at truck ages.

- Powder Springs, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 212012

Ridgeline 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
1. at a constant speed of approximately 45 mph, level surface or slight uphill grade, transmission in od, torque converter locked, I experience a serious vibration and audible tone coming from the engine compartment. In addition, that tach reflects a slight pulsation in engine RPM at approximately 1500 RPM. This is the same description as in the Odyssey and element recalls which indicates a faulty torque converter. 2. brake pedal is spongy and soft. When applying brakes, the pedal drops to a level close to the floor. Braking is minimal. When applying 2 pumps of the pedal while braking, the pedal becomes firm and high, as it should. Braking then appears fine. My brakes were bled two times. On both occasions, a considerable amount of air was removed from the lines. The problem quickly reappeared after bleeding the brakes. There were no brake fluid leaks anywhere, just air in the lines. Similar to the Odyssey and element recall, the vsa modulator is allowing a small amount of air into the system on initial start. 3. the right rear outer brake pad wears prematurely. My Ridgeline just turned 100K miles. I recently installed the third set of rear brake pads and the second set of rotors. The caliper pistons and attaching hardware moved freely and was free of corrosion. I believe issue # 2, air in lines, may contribute to this. The brakes with the least amount of air in the lines are performing the majority of the braking, therefore wearing those particular pads before the others.

- Center Barnstead, NH, USA

problem #1

Jan 012011


  • 65,000 miles
My complaint is similar to the complaints that Honda Odyssey owners have experienced. I have a 2007 Ridgeline rtx w/102000 mi, orig owner. Noticed it many miles ago (65K) that under very light load, top gear, ~45-48 mph, torque converter "pulses" in and out of lockup which produces a slight audible and vibration sensation. Tach needle shows pulse too. Seems to be getting worse at truck ages. Changing throttle position causes torque converter to unlock, but pulse will return once it re-locks once "cruising @ 45-48 mph" resumes.

- Center Barnstead, NH, USA

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