hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
110,640 miles

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2007 Honda Ridgeline engine problems

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2007 Honda Ridgeline Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 012016


  • 192,000 miles


After having spark plugs, valve cover gaskets, intake plenum gaskets replaced, vehicle is now consuming huge amounts of oil with minimal use; mechanic says it needs complete engine overhaul, ring job, etc. Or replacement engine at cost of several thousand dollars.

- Portsmouth, RI, USA

problem #6

Jun 172016


  • 5 miles
For years I have always wanted a ridge line Honda. Now I have one. I had purchased my truck February 2015. I only drove the truck literally for 4 months and I pay a lot of money each month to capital one. I have already placed a transmission and radiator in it around February or March of 2016. I was told that the truck was okay don't worry about anything. It is safe to drive and travel with. So towards the end of June - I had drove from Ohio to Alabama. On June 17, on my way to church the engine blew up on the expressway. It has been almost 2 months without my truck. I am paying a lot of money for it. I hold capitol one and they said ask you all if you are willing to let me exchange for something different because they are only in charge of letting me borrow money. They said that Honda has the power to do that.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #5

Mar 022016


  • 124,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Ridgeline. While driving at approximately 55 mph, the engine made an abnormal noise. In addition, the contact pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician informed the contact that the spark plug fractured and fell into the engine. The engine was destroyed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 124,000. Updated 06/29/16

- Northbridge, MA, USA

problem #4

Oct 252015


  • 155,000 miles


This issues has occurred 4 times in the past 3 months. Twice at highway speeds and twice at speeds below 10 mph. The issue seems to occur randomly. When it occurs the check engine light, vtm4 light, vsa light and a few other warning lights light up on the instrument panel. When this occurs the truck will slow down gradually with no response from the accelerate pedal. I have to pull to the side of the road turn off the truck and turn back on. The truck operates normally after it is turned backed on (check engine light stays on for about 100 more miles then turn off). I have safety concerns with this happening again on a busy highway.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #3

Aug 092015


  • 97,000 miles
We were traveling in the adirondacks on 08-09-2015 when suddenly without warning the car started to jerk a few times then as it was in drive I had no forward motion in drive.I pushed the accelerator down and the car acted as if it was in neutral.I slowly came to a stop on the side of the road and saw the radiator and transmission fluid were leaking from the car.we called aaa and had it towed to a garage.the mechanic informed us the radiator was no good and needed to be replaced.the cooling system was bled and the thermostat and radiator replaced.at this time the car was drivable but was still overheating.the mechanic that said he believed it may be a cracked head or head gasket they needed repair.we had to leave our car in the adirondacks and return home in a rental.this was on 08-14-2015. Today is 08-22-2015 and we are still waiting for word on the repair process. My complaint is that after this happened we found out that what happened to us has happened to other ridegline owners.there seems to be a defect in a washer on the radiator that is made from a different alloy from the rest of the vehicle.this washer can fail at any time, and when it does it mixes transmission fluid and radiator fluid together and causes catastrophic damage to the radiator and engine. Could someone please let me know why Honda will not deal with this and issue a recall, also if they do issue a recall in the future will any of it cover the repairs I make now.

- Oswego, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 282015

Ridgeline 4WD 6-cyl

  • 119,210 miles
My vehicle has catastrophic internal engine failure. There was no indication of any issue with my vehicle. I had my 3 year old grandson with me and we were out to run a quick errand. I detected a strange noise that I thought was a stone in my wheel. I decided to turn the truck around and forego the errand, as it was an odd noise. Moments after I turned the truck around my vtm-4 and vsa warning lights came on. I pulled to the side of the road and looked these warning lights up in my owner's manual. Based on what I read, their was no danger in proceeding slowing, as these indicator lights are related to stabilization and equal distribution of torque. The manual suggested it be taken to a mechanic. I no sooner pulled out and the engine light came on and the Ridgeline ceased. I had no steering, no power, nothing. I managed to get to the side of the road. Thankfully, I was not on the highway and was going at a slow rate of speed, otherwise I would not have been able to control the vehicle. Needless to say, it was a scary experience for my grandson and me. I had to have the Ridgeline towed to my mechanic and it has been determined that a piston ring broke and gouged the cylinder. The engine needs replaced. I talked to Honda of America to inquire if this has been a problem historically with this engine, but couldn't get a straight answer. I purchased the extended warranty offered with this vehicle but it expired at 100,000 miles. I am convinced that this is a manufacturing defect based on the information I have since read regarding this type of incident with this engine. Because my warranty has expired, I bear the cost of this expense. Disappointed that my Honda didn't live up to it's reputation. This is a vehicle that was well maintained, with an expected engine life of tens of thousands more miles.

- Harrisburg , PA, USA

problem #1

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

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