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Did your Rear Harness System die and when?

  • 0-1000 miles System Died

    Votes: 9 2.9%
  • 0-1000 miles System OK

    Votes: 39 12.7%
  • 1000-3000 miles System Died

    Votes: 7 2.3%
  • 1000-3000 miles System OK

    Votes: 65 21.1%
  • 3000-5000 miles System Died

    Votes: 1 0.3%
  • 3000-5000 miles System OK

    Votes: 54 17.5%
  • 5000-7000 miles System Died

    Votes: 1 0.3%
  • 5000-7000 miles System OK

    Votes: 42 13.6%
  • Over 7000 miles System Died

    Votes: 7 2.3%
  • Over 7000 miles System OK

    Votes: 83 26.9%
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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
If your system died, select the mileage at which it first died. If it has not, select your current mileage.

Maybe this will give us an idea of how common this is and how long it takes to show up. When I say "system died", I mean you actually got dash message and/or lost some functions, not just water in the connector and such. Of course environment is a big factor, but it is hard to take account of that.

I have posted a link to the poll on the main page so that not just folks with the problem fill out the poll.

Thanks!
 

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Gonna bump so it stays near the top. Pretty interesting, actually. It appears most have failed at under 3000 miles (6 out of 8 at this writing) and most of that group at under 1000 (4 out of the 6). Of course we could be looking at two groups, the good ones that can go more miles and the bad ones that cannot. OTOH, older ones that have lots of miles also should have the bad parts. Perhaps too small a sample or other factors like climate are more important (but climate should be random). Overall about a 13.5 % failure rate.
 

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as of this post..

5 groups of answers (OK/DIED)

looking at the fail numbers at EACH died reports ....

It sequenced as 4,3,0,1,2 -->> 0,1,2,3,4 fails :nerd:

:surprise:
 

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I think the date of manufacture would be relevant to this poll.

For instance, my RTL-AWD (this problem only affects AWD, right) was made in 09/16. According to the VIN check on the Honda website, it is not affected by the recall.
 

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While I agree that both VIN and date of manufacture as well as weather, owner behavior, and probably some other things are all relevant, it would be impossible to do a poll that took account of all the variables. That is why I chose mileage.

Just for background, mine is part of the recall but was checked and found to be clean and dry. It was packed with dielectric grease by the mechanic as a stopgap until the real fix is available.
 

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Can you please define "Rear Harness Failure"? What system are we talking about and what are the indications?
Looks like you are new to the forum as this has been discussed for quite some time on numerous threads. The thread below, although not current, describes some of the issues:

http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/185-2g-problems-fixes-tsb-s/138721-problem-indicators-multi-informational-display-warning-messages.html

And this thread talks about the recall:

http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/185-2g-problems-fixes-tsb-s/156177-safety-recall-rear-wire-harness-rear-subframe-harness.html

And the worst case repairs:

http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/185-2g-problems-fixes-tsb-s/141938-naked-ridgeline-pics-pt1.html
 

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I've got just over 14 000 KM's on my Canadian Black Edition (Vin #1296) and no issues so far, although as others have mentioned, it might have something to do with the undercoating spray that was applied to it at the time of purchase keeping water out
 

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It's a water intrusion problem.

Pretty sure that 100k miles of desert driving would be fine. Mileage is not something you can really use as a predictor here.

What you need to know is who goes splashing through puddles and slush. or otherwise driving in wet climates.

Pete
 

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5000 miles of driving in the PNW, lots of rain and some snow. Subject to recall. Dealer checked last week and no issues. Dealer claims it WILL be replaced when the "Final" fix is ready. Also stated the even if repaired, the fix is temporary while permenant solution is engineered, then even repaired vehicles will be called back for that fix. Factory allows over 8 hours for the temporary replacement.

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My BE (VIN ~4,000) had both harnesses replaced after failure at around 3,000 miles. The only significant water it had prior to failing was I had recently washed the truck. It was initially scheduled for the main harness to be replaced and while they were doing that the dealer called and said they would need a couple more days because Honda had instructed them to replace the second rear harness.
It has been fine since. I hope the harness that was installed was a redesigned one and I won't need to be concerned with a second issue.

I should also say the Honda dealer ( I didn't even buy it there) and Honda NA were very responsive and quick to address it. No trial and error about cleaning and putting sealant in a poorly designed connection.
 

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It's a water intrusion problem.

Pretty sure that 100k miles of desert driving would be fine. Mileage is not something you can really use as a predictor here.

What you need to know is who goes splashing through puddles and slush. or otherwise driving in wet climates.

Pete
All true but impossible to track with a poll. I am looking for overall incidence.
 

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Kinda odd stats, it is probably just randomness - but lots of failures (10) under 3K, a few after 5K (3) but none between 3 and 5 K. Almost looks like most of those that are gonna fail do so pretty soon.
 

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I'd be curious to now see if it has occurred in every 1000 VIN number range up to 10,000...eg 1000-2000, 2001-3000, etc. What is the highest that we've seen the AWD light come on and attributed to a corrosion problem.
 

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I'd be curious to now see if it has occurred in every 1000 VIN number range up to 10,000...eg 1000-2000, 2001-3000, etc. What is the highest that we've seen the AWD light come on and attributed to a corrosion problem.
This would be pretty good statistics as well.
 
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