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  1. 2019 Honda Passport Touring comments as it pertains to 2020 Ridgeline, 9 spd, etc.

    Other Cars, Trucks and Bikes
    I used the paddle shifters in my Accord and RDX quite often for engine braking, when preparing to pass, and for holding a lower gear during spirited driving. I still catch myself grabbing for a non-existent paddle shifter in my Ridgeline on occasion. :)
  2. Survey: post 3/36k+5/60k warranty costs?

    Second Generation Ridgeline (2G 2017+)
    You bet. Honda says the probable cause of injector failure is "debris from the high pressure pump or the fuel injector machining process can cause internal wear or clogging inside the injector." "Machining" is typically done to metal. The injectors and the HPFP are mostly metal. It's...
  3. Survey: post 3/36k+5/60k warranty costs?

    Second Generation Ridgeline (2G 2017+)
    No offense taken. If I kept vehicles longer than a year, I'd probably be upset/concerned, too. All the fuel system cleaner in the world won't protect you from this issue - if it's going to happen to your vehicle it's going to happen and there's nothing you can do.
  4. Survey: post 3/36k+5/60k warranty costs?

    Second Generation Ridgeline (2G 2017+)
    Honda didn't make the injectors or the high pressure fuel pump - a supplier did. Normally, that supplier would be expected to pay unless the supplier specifically instructed Honda to clean these parts before installation and they didn't do it. We don't currently know and may never know whether...
  5. Do the RTL-E/BE's tweeters have crossovers?

    2G Audio, Bluetooth, Electronics & Navigation
    The Ridgeline sends analog audio from the "radio" to the amplifier over a fixed, line-level connection. The Civic and Accord send digital audio from the "radio" to the amplifier over a S/PDIF connection. I'd guess that the Ridgeline's setup is less advanced and may lack a DSP-based crossover.
  6. Survey: post 3/36k+5/60k warranty costs?

    Second Generation Ridgeline (2G 2017+)
    Until or unless Honda voluntarily extends the warranty on the injectors to cover them 100%, I would not recommend canceling your extended warranty. Honda is under no legal obligation at this time to cover replacement of the faulty injectors and may never be. I'm not one to buy or recommend...
  7. 2020 release date?

    Second Generation Ridgeline (2G 2017+)
    Only one TSB was released today which was for display flicker in some Civics - no new PDI instructions.
  8. Survey: post 3/36k+5/60k warranty costs?

    Second Generation Ridgeline (2G 2017+)
    The only significant out-of-warranty repair I'm aware of is fuel injector failure with repairs costs around $1,600. So far, Honda has covered most of the repair cost under goodwill. I can't recall any other out-of-warranty repairs that would suggest a common problem. You won't find many...
  9. Sluggish throttle and how to fix? This will!

    Second Generation Ridgeline (2G 2017+)
    I strongly encourage you to remove the intake tube from the throttle body on your Ridgeline and observe the speed at which the throttle blade responds to the position of the accelerator pedal. There's no need to start the engine - the throttle blade responds to the accelerator pedal position...
  10. Do the RTL-E/BE's tweeters have crossovers?

    2G Audio, Bluetooth, Electronics & Navigation
    I based my information on the electrical wiring diagram, which does not show a capacitor on the RTL-E/BE's tweeters. Then again, neither do the lower trims even though there is a capacitor on the tweeter after looking again. According to an actual analysis of the the "premium" audio systems in...
  11. Cold Mornings - time for the heated steering wheel

    2G Interior
    Last week, the temperature dropped below 70°F here in NE Texas. This frozen arctic tundra-like weather left me shivering with numb fingers. I briefly thought about how helpful a heated steering wheel would be - then, I remembered I had one! I had honestly forgotten my Ridgeline has this feature.
  12. Do the RTL-E/BE's tweeters have crossovers?

    2G Audio, Bluetooth, Electronics & Navigation
    The RTL-E and Black Edition have an 11-channel external amplifier that drives each of the 8 speakers in the cabin individually and the 6 exciters in the bed in pairs. The amplifier has built-in crossovers. The audio systems in the lower trims use internal amplifiers and send full-range audio to...
  13. 2019 2G Purchase Advice

    Second Generation Ridgeline (2G 2017+)
    Welcome to the Ridgeline Owners Club, @bbddpp! Please refer to the thread below for the answer to your question. https://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/threads/what-did-you-pay.133769/
  14. P0102 after unplugging Mass Airflow Sensor

    Second Generation Ridgeline (2G 2017+)
    Was the "ignition" on (i.e., listening to the radio) when you unplugged the MAF sensor?
  15. New 2019 RTL-E emissions not ready

    2G Problems, Fixes & TSB's
    I wouldn't expect any change in fuel economy, performance, or drivability simply because the EGR monitor completed. If there was an actual problem with the EGR system such as a mechanical or electrical failure that kept it from operating properly, there should have been a warning light/message...
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