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  1. Pre-purchase 2017 questions on injectors and transmission

    Second Generation Ridgeline (2G 2017+)
    I’m about to purchase a 2017 EX-L with 55k km and will have it inspected beforehand by CAA (Canadian equivalent to AAA). How do I get them to verify that there are no injector nor tranny issues? My first Ridgeline and first post. Thanks for sharing your expertise!
  2. 2020 RTL-E Jerky transmission in low speeds seems stuck in a low gear and won't shift

    2G Problems, Fixes & TSB's
    I have a 3 month old RTL-E. When going down a slight hill from a stop (every time I leave the house) it seems to want to stay in low gear and the giving it a bit of gas it still doesn't want to shift to a higher gear because it seems stuck in 1st or second gear and any throttle action jerks my...
  3. How many gallons of each fluid to buy?

    1G Mods, Installs and How-To's
    I am currently looking at replacing the rear differential, transfer case, and transmission fluids. I was wondering how many gallons/liters of each fluid I should buy to make sure I have enough?
  4. G2 D4 fails to do engine braking

    2G Problems, Fixes & TSB's
    My Ridgeline was great for the fist 30k miles and 3 years. I used D4 all the time for engine breaking. Now it has started this very strange behavior, and only when well warmed, maybe 30 minutes of driving. When first decelorating from say 45mph, in D4, all is normal, and as it has always...
  5. Paddle shifter usage

    2G Accessories, Performance Parts & Modifications
    Apparently I don’t understand how to use these. I’ve had a manual tranny for 26 years in another truck but these baffle me. Whether in Econ mode or regular mode when I have S mode selected, the transmission will shift up on its own, before I select paddle up. I wondered if it was a powertrain...
  6. '07 Ridgeline Transmission cooler failure

    1G Problems & Issues
    Last week my '07 Ridgeline (134K miles) rounded a corner and after a few seconds of intermittent engagement the engine disengaged from the drive. On pulling over / coasting to a stop and popping the hood, a quick survey found an overflow at the transmission cooler expansion tank. After pick up...
  7. So how many times have you had the transmission replaced/rebuilt?

    1G Problems & Issues
    I'm up to two... original owner, 2006 RTL. Rebuilt the first time at 125K for $3300, due to the strawberry milkshake of death. And just rebuilt again at 251K for $4500, due to an internal failure. Let's hope nothing else major goes wrong for at least 12 months! :/
  8. Honda H5 BJFA Transmission Compatible with Any Other H5 Transmissions?

    Miscellaneous/General Honda Ridgeline Discussions
    I have a 2006 Ridgeline with 350k+ miles on it that I think finally needs a new transmission. I have been watching my local part yard for a Ridgeline to come in but I've had no luck so far. On the other hand I have seen many other vehicles with H5 transmissions (Pilots, Odysseys, Etc.) come and...
  9. 2017 Transmission System Problem and Blindspot Monitoring Message

    2G Problems, Fixes & TSB's
    While driving back from Western PA tonight I experienced two error messages. The dash indicated a “Transmission System Problem” and “Blind Spot System” failure message. This occurred after about 1 hour of driving on a 4 hour drive. The PRNDL indicator also flashed all the letters. This is on a...
  10. Shift quality issues and warning lights

    Second Generation Ridgeline (2G 2017+)
    I had a weird chain of events happen Friday (and the week leading up to Friday too) on my 2017 RTL-E with 35, 125 miles on it. In the past week my dash flashed warnings for a split second 3 to 4 times. Friday afternoon my transmission developed a shudder on the 2nd to 3rd shift which I was...
  11. Blue Driver OBDII scanner, Transmission Temp?

    2G Accessories, Performance Parts & Modifications
    Hey all, when I bought my RL back in May I ordered a blue driver OBDII Scan Tool that connects to a phone and transmits live data as well as a multitude of other things like reading ABS codes Engine codes and even SRS codes. Do any of you all have one of these devices? I was under the impression...
  12. VTM-4 Warning Light comes on intermittently & briefly loses power during light acceleration

    1G Problems & Issues
    For the last few months I've dealt with brief hesitations or loss of power during light acceleration. Then on Monday, the hesitations got worse and started happening while I was driving down the highway, and my VTM-4 warning light came on (not the one on the button), and the transmission...
  13. Engine light; what are these codes?

    1G Problems & Issues
    I just picked up a used 2010 Honda Ridgeline, automatic, V6, a couple weeks ago. It runs just fine, but every so often the engine light comes on and sometimes the 'D' (drive) light will flash. Transmission fluid seems fine. I ran it up to an AutoZone the last time the light came on, and the...
  14. 2017 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E Odd transmission glitch

    2G Problems, Fixes & TSB's
    Hi, I’ve never experience this before, and I’m not a mechanic, so figured asking a forum like this might be a good resource. I’ve not had any issues at all with my Ridegline, which I’ve had for 2 years. It has 34,500 miles. Today, I started my car, backed out of my spot, and then put it in...
  15. Low speed whine....maybe

    Second Generation Ridgeline (2G 2017+)
    First post! Just bought a 2019 Sport this past weekend, traded in my 2007 ridgeline after driving for 12 years. So after the first day I noticed something that seems not correct. When I am in a low speed, say 15 mph or less and usually in a parking lot situation I am hearing a whining noise...
  16. Transmission Problems 2018 Ridgeline

    2G Problems, Fixes & TSB's
    Soooo...Started up my new 2018 Ridgeline with only 460 miles on it and the dash lights up like a christmas tree! I get three messages: Emission System Problem Blind spot indicator problems Transmission problem The light that shows what gear you are in had all the letters lighted up at once...
  17. SMOD killed my tranny!

    1G Under The Hood / Performance
    Hey everyone, I've had my 2006 for about 5 years now, took it from ~45K to 120K miles, and just this last weekend while on a camping trip had the dreaded transmission cooler mix the coolant and transmission fluid. I had it towed to a GMC dealership as they were the only ones open in Vermont on...
  18. Transmission fluid change

    1G Under The Hood / Performance
    I now have 94K KM on my 2007 RL. I bought it in 2011 with 11K on it. I have not had done a transmission fluid change yet, and it's been now 5 years. I don't know whether the previous owner has done the first change at 36 months (according to the maintenance schedule). So it's possible that this...
  19. My 06 RL puked all its trans fluid

    1G Problems & Issues
    Today is a very sad day. I left home today for a short drive, and just out of neighborhood trans started to slip as I tried to accelerate. Turned around to limp home, and then to my horror saw my driveway with pools of tranny fluid. Back in driveway, I opened hood and fluid was sprayed over...
  20. 06 Ridgeline transmission fail; should I replace it, or buy new (used) engine?

    1G Problems & Issues
    06 Ridgeline weird transmission stuff EDIT: Please ignore everything I said about maybe changing the engine. I was confused. The transmission's the issue! Thanks. -------------------------------------------- Hi all, new guy here. My background is I’m “handy” but no mechanic, fyi. Love my...