Release pin, hmmm. Could you maybe take a picture of it? Is the fix a shorter pin?mayfielh said:I had this problem. The actual issue is the release pin is about 5mm too long so it doesn't connect with the striker plate correctly. Honda is aware of approximately 200 Ridgelines with this issue, well 199 now that mine is fixed.
You mentioned a service bulletin being issued. Has anybody heard about a service bulletin on the widespread creaking steering wheel problem?Whaleya said:There is a new service bulletin on how to adjust the tailgate if it is difficult to open in drop mode.
The left body side striker/hinge needs to be adjusted and the bulletin gives details
Published April 1 2005