- More than 112,060 vehicles are affected in the 23 U.S. states
- Rear frame area by the fuel tank will be inspected for corrosion and an appropriate remedy will be offered, for free
- No reported crashes or injuries related to this issue
In twenty-three U.S. states1, American Honda will voluntarily recall more than 112,0602 Honda Ridgeline vehicles from the 2006-2014 model years to inspect and, as necessary, repair a portion of the rear frame for free. In salt-belt states where de-icing agents are used to maintain the roadway, the de-icing agents, along with mud and dirt, could accumulate along the rear frame where the fuel tank is mounted. Over time, the accumulated de-icing agents/mud/dirt mixture could cause the frame mounting surface, where the fuel tank mounting bands are attached, to corrode and possibly separate from the frame. If this occurs, an unsecured fuel tank can become damaged from undercarriage impact, which can possibly result in fuel leakage. No fuel leaks, fires, crashes or injuries have been reported in relation to this issue.
Depending on the level of corrosion found during the dealer inspection, a variety of potential remedies will be applied, for free, including repairs and reinforcement of components. If the level of corrosion is deemed beyond practical repair, Honda will explore repurchase of vehicles on a case-by-case basis.
Honda is announcing this recall to encourage each owner of an affected vehicle to take it to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to owners will begin in early-Aug. 2022. Owners can also determine if their specific vehicles are included in the recall by visiting www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.
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1. Affected U.S. states and districts: 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.
2. Reported affected vehicle population is limited to vehicles originally sold in the affected areas. Honda will update the affected vehicle population once historical registration data is available.