While I haven't had the need to use these instructions I did modify my wires with a portion of that method by cutting two of the restrictive ties and then allowing the harness to move more freely. I never had the pinching on mine and I've not had any trouble but it was easy to see that the wires are too tied down in the places they were. By allowing some freedom of movement in the harness area there it will allow the wire loom and wires more flexxing areas and stop it from being a problem. I did mine last year when this was first mentioned and have "watched" it the last year or so and all has been good. With 40,000mi on it now I don't think it's going to be a problem with mine in the short term. But there's always movement of the wires and anything allowed to flex like that will be suspect in the long term of 100k or 200k miles which i don't ever anticipate hitting. Someone else will own this truck by then! And I'll be driving a electric Rivian or something else ! lol
All, my 2018 Black Edition has this issue. Dealer is queued up to make repair. Any specific guidance I can give the tech to help ensure the repair lasts? Thanks.This appears to only affect 2017-2018 models. Backup cameras were not required by law until May 2018 by which time the 2019 Ridgeline had already been in production for three months. Since a backup camera isn't required by law on the 2017-2018 Ridgeline, there's less motivation for Honda to cover it after the 3/36 warranty expires.