2017 Honda Ridgeline suspension problems: suspension rust

Suspension Rust

2017 Honda Ridgeline

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Honda dealer.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
6,750 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
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2017 Honda Ridgeline suspension problems

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2017 Honda Ridgeline Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012017

Ridgeline RTL T V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles


Live in northeast. Gap in trim and body collects salt. Not good for longevity of vehicle. Second problem within 11000 miles. What will it look like in 50000 miles, but luckily garage will replace trim on top of trunk body.

Luv the Ridgeline

- Mike N., Lanesboro, MA, US

problem #1

Mar 012017

Ridgeline RTL 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,500 miles

Aggressive rust in suspension parts, front knuckles, arm assemblies, strut bolts, rear suspension bots on adjusting arms and bolts on shocks. Dealer has no solution or recommendation stating "we are Honda, not Ford".

There is no climate issue in South Ga, Front wheel knuckles have rust covering entire surface area, frame suspension assembly the same. Bolts at threads showing aggressive rust and bleed down on other aluminum parts. There are no after market replacement parts and therefore seeming no fix except to remove, sand blast and perhaps surface coat external surface areas. Bolts should be replaced with non-rusting steel. Problem will continue to grow more severe untreated. In my opinion a significant quality issue that is a buyers deal breaker if known.

Update from May 25, 2017: Honda America representative called and discussed on two occasions with Company conclusion that the situation was normal and such would not effect performance or quality of vehicle. Complainant admits his comment was in error, noting rust even on Fords. The Ridgeline is still overall a great vehicle, too nice to allow this scaring issue.

- Walter B., Albany, US

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