Honda is recalling approximately 112,060 model-year 2006-2014 Ridgeline vehicles that were sold, or ever registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin. Over time, de-icing agents, along with mud and dirt, may cause the frame mounting surface, where the fuel tank mounting bands are attached, to corrode and possibly separate from the frame. An unsecured fuel tank can result in fuel leakage, increasing the risk of a fire.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on August 1, 2022. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 888-234-2138 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To resolve the issue, dealers will inspect and repair the rear frame. If the level of corrosion is deemed beyond practical repair, Honda may offer to repurchase the vehicle.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.