That's very unfortunate and certainly isn't the norm. Can you be more explicit about the nature of the transmission failure?I noticed that most posts are with Gen 1 Ridgeline. I have a horror story with my 2017 Gen 2 Ridgeline. Purchased a new Rockwood bumper pull camper. Dry weight 4200. Ridgeline rated at 5,000 with tow package & awd. We had 20k on the odometer (still under warranty) pulled 160 mi & had transmission failure Honda repaired & same failure 35 mi later. Mileage went from 25-26 to 8.6-8.7 Honda offered to help to get out from under our Ridgeline if I bought another Honda. Duh! Don't expect your Gen 2 to pull a camper within their specifications & don't expect Honda to stand behind their product. Extremely disappointed in the Ridgeline & Honda.