About Honda Ridgeline
As the only available unibody Sport Utility Truck (SUT), Honda Ridgeline was manufactured by the Japanese public multinational conglomerate corporation Honda from 2005 to 2014 and its production resumed since 2016. Combining elements of a car and a truck in one easy-to-drive package, Honda Ridgeline was one of the more profitable vehicles for Honda and even won many awards to prove its vitality. For example, it won North American Car of the Year, Canadian Car of the Year, Motor Trend's Car of the Year and so on. Until now, Honda Ridgeline has been produced for two generations.
The first-generation Honda Ridgeline was produced from January 2005 to August 2014 and went on sale in March 2005 as a 2006 model. It featured unibody configuration, an independent suspension, a flat truck bed, a flat load floor, a dual-action tailgate and In-Bed truck. Coming with RT, RTX, Sport, RTS, RTL, and SE trim levels, Honda Ridgeline was powered by a 3.5 L V6 engine and engine sent power through a 5-speed automatic transmission to four wheels. At the 2016 North American International Auto Show, the second-generation 2017 Honda Ridgeline was introduced to the North American market. Besides the RT, RTS, Sport and RTL trim levels carried over from the previous generation, RTL-T, RTL-E and Black Edition are new for U.S. market. Now, the 3.5 L V6 engine could produce 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque and the engine is coupled with a new 6-speed automatic transmission.
Honda Ridgeline Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
With two rows of comfortable seating, plentiful storage cubbies, sound ergonomics and a relatively manageable size, Honda Ridgeline is often used as a family vehicle. If you happen to have a Honda Ridgeline for family use, then you have every reason to know about these:
First, blown engine is most Honda Ridgeline owners have met while driving. In order to avoid have a blown engine, you had better learn about signs of engine failure in advance and be prepared all the time. According to some Honda Ridgeline drivers, the engine would first show some signs before complete breaking down. You should notice if there is squealing or rattling sounds coming from the engine, if the engine starts to run roughly even misfire, if a decrease in gas mileage or engine performance become obvious and if Check Engine Light is on. If the answer is positive, then you should inspect the Ridgeline timing belt tensioner, oil filter, air filter, rod bearing, oxygen sensor and ignition coil immediately.
Second, issues on suspension, steering and braking systems in Honda Ridgeline are also tough to handle. Some Honda Ridgeline drivers complained that suspension failure would often cause clunking or rattling noises from the tire area, loud clicking sound when turning, a sluggish response in handling and intense car vibration while driving. The Ridgeline sway bar link, axle shaft, sway bar bushing are often the culprits. As to steering and braking failure, Ridgeline control arm bushing, and brake pad set, brake disc should be paid more attention to.
In general, the properly operation of Honda Ridgeline relies on every auto part in it do its own job well. Wiper blade should work fine to sweep debris on the windscreen so that drivers' vision won't get blocked; steering wheel should work properly so that drivers could direct to anywhere they want; cabin air filter should filter contaminants in the air and vent healthy fresh air to make sure drivers won't get allergic to; headlight should light up road in dim light so that drivers have a better visibility. All these auto parts should be maintained well to let drivers enjoy a safe and comfortable driving trip in the best-shaped Honda Ridgeline.
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