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2008 Honda Ridgeline Recalls & Reliability

These scores and this review are from when the car was new.

Review Last Updated: 3/11/09

Recalls

There has been 1 safety recall issued from NHTSA.

STRUCTURE:BODY:HOODRecall Date: 11/19/2007
  • Summary: 10
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 410
  • Consequence: IF THE HOOD SUPPORT ROD HOLE FAILS, THE HOOD COULD FALL INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.
  • Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE PROP ROD BASE HOLE AND, IF NECESSARY, INSTALL REINFORCEMENT PARTS FREE OF CHARGE. HONDA HAS TELEPHONED ALL OWNERS ON NOVEMBER 26, 2007, ASKING THEM TO BRING THEIR VEHICLES IN TO THEIR DEALERS FOR INSPECTION. A FOLLOWUP LETTER WILL BE MAILED DURING JANUARY 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
  • Notes: VOLKSWAGEN RECALL NO. JV. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 07V542000

Reliability

Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.

Dependability Ratings1 2008
Overall Dependability
Powertrain Dependability
Feature & Accessory Dependability
Body & Interior Dependability

1These scores come from consumer ratings of their vehicles after three years of ownership.

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Warranty

The Honda Ridgeline is covered by a three-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty. Powertrain coverage is good for five years or 60,000 miles.

Many see the 2008 Honda Ridgeline as reliable by association. The Boston Globe writes that "it's a Honda, albeit a big one, meaning dependability, quality and reliability should be considered built-in until proven otherwise."

The Ridgeline earns respect on long-term test drives for its consistency. AutoWeek mentions that it's "not bad to survive a year with the staff and get away nearly scot-free." Meanwhile, Car and Driver says that "it's always easy to develop warm feelings about a vehicle that refrains from calling in sick, and in this sense, the Ridgeline … had an attendance record that was all but perfect … seemed just as new at 40,000 miles as it did when it actually was new -- no squeaks, no rattles, no loose trim pieces, no mechanical idiosyncrasies, with the feel of something carved from a single chunk of billet."

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