Yep. That 2006 has nearly 128k miles on it. Had the TB/WP service done at 120k-ish miles. It runs like a champ and I can't pry it outta my wife's hands.
We had the airbag on the 2006 Pilot done a year or so ago as well. I have no clue why the 2006 airbag fix doesn't work for 2007 and up. Honda is paying big bucks for replacement vehicles while we await parts for the fix.
Or maybe the 2006 models will be recalled for another airbag fix as well. I seem to have heard rumblings about that, but don't recall the source.
Speed, I've read several articles on this, the original fix would work, but it would be just placing a "newer" inflator of the exact same type. When "They" (I'm placing, Honda, Takata et all in that group) determined that it was the "ammonium nitrate" was breaking down over time, and not a manufacturing or supplier problem, such as wrong, canister material or change in "process". The determination was that a new design, was required. Honda and others are using alternate sources and have basically placed the inflator "out to bid". AutoLiv, TRW, and Daicel to name a few are suppling parts, but they have to retest and certify these new installations.
Although more expensive, I think they should be pulling and replacing the steering wheels, with completed units, even if they were "refurbishing" the wheels they pull. I'm more confident in my '06 having a "ammonium nitrate" inflator, than this haphazard rush job. IMHO, they should just turn the crap off.
I'll try to post some links to the better articles, and or maybe start a new thread.
2006 Honda Ridgeline Recalls - Cars.com
Recall Number: 15V320000
Recall Date: 05/28/2015
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTALRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Problem Summary: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2001-2007 Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2001-2004 Honda Civic GX, 2003-2005 Honda Civic Hybrid, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, 2006 Ridgeline, 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2003-2006 Acura MDX, and 2002-2003 Acura 3.2TL vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion and other factors, including manufacturing variability that, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequence: In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
What Owners Should Do: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on July 1, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238, select option 4. Note: Vehicles that have had their driver frontal air bag replaced previously as part of a recall remedy prior to September 12, 2014 need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well. Vehicles that, on or after September 12, 2014, received a remedy for a prior driver frontal air bag inflator recall already received an inflator of a different design, and therefore are not included in this recall and do not require additional servicing. Note: This recall fully supersedes recalls 08V-593, 09V-259, 10V-041, 11V-260, 14V-351 and 15V-153.
Read more at 2006 Honda Ridgeline Recalls - Cars.com
From another Thread...
Didn't someone say that the first few inflators that came out were OK, while the next batch was made for South America and didn't have the proper paperwork for North America?
That was stated in several articles online, also some mechanics had no issues with the install, but many complained because internal parts had to be "modified" to fit the new canisters so a review of the process is going on currently.