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" I own two near perfect Mazdas" LOL. OK lets here your issuses on the Mazda we have heard many on the RL. My 2019 RTLe is great after 12 years in a 2006 RTL. Im waiting for the perfect zroger73 truck.
 

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" I own two near perfect Mazdas" LOL. OK lets here your issuses on the Mazda we have heard many on the RL. My 2019 RTLe is great after 12 years in a 2006 RTL. Im waiting for the perfect zroger73 truck.
I'm afraid you're not going to be entertained by my Mazda ownership experience. The '19 MX-5 Miata has had zero factory defects. The '20 CX-5 had a recall for a power lift gate module that was completed without incident. There are no squeaks, rattles, buzzes, or any other unusual noises. No failures of any kind to report. No cosmetic defects. No fit/finish issues. Nothing. I'd love to entertain you with a list of complaints, but I can't.
 

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No more green pickup trucks from Honda?
If you are asking about the 2021 Ridgeline, I don't think Honda has released that kind of information yet. I have been searching for a sales brochure online and I have not found one. If anybody else is also looking, beware the Dealer E-Process .pdf files as listed at many dealership's websites, such as: https://www.coasthonda.com/vehicle-brochures/ There is one labeled 2021 Ridgeline and it takes a while to download but what you get is all the 2020 Honda SUVs and 2020 Ridgeline and possibly a virus. A few hours after I downloaded it, I got a warning from my antivirus program that said it had isolated a virus whose purpose was to show me advertisements. It did not give much more information than that, but I suspect it was Dealer E-Process. Notice there is also a brochure listed for the 2021 Fit but I think it was discontinued, at least in the US. If anybody knows where to find a real sales brochure online (without a virus), speak up. PS I'm hoping green comes back.
 

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2017

The 2017 Ridgeline was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show on January 11, 2016. It went on sale on June 21, 2016.
  • First year model for second generation
Recalls
  • Water may leak into rear wiring harness
  • Fuel pump feed port may crack and leak
  • Tonneau cover panel may detach from vehicle
TSBs
  • 20-022 Accessory Running Board Lights Are Flickering or Not Working due to faulty running board light assembly (2017-2019)
  • 20-002 MIL Comes On with DTC P2422 due to dirt clogging the EVAP canister vent tube (2017-2020)
  • 19-072 MIL Comes On with DTC P0430 or DTC P0430 with P030X, P219A, P219B (With Software Update) due to PCM software may misinterpreting sensor inputs as a deteriorated catalytic converter. Additionally, debris from the fuel injector machining process or high pressure fuel pump causing internal wear or clogging in the injectors (2017)
  • 16-013 High Pressure Fuel Pump Chirps (2017-2019)
  • 19-024 Buzzing or Whining When Adjusting Front Seat Forward and Backward due to flex cable in the seat adjustment mechanism not correctly lubricated. (2017-2019)
  • 18-080 A/C does not blow cold air and condenser leaks at receiver dryer cap due to poor O-ring compress against the receiver/dryer barrel wall. (2017-2018, 2019 2WD through KB007659, 2019 AWD though KB039623)
  • 18-123 Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Will Freeze After Calls and Voice Tags Are Missing at Startup due to audio unit not being updated to the latest software version (2017 RT, Sport, RTS, RTL)
  • 18-025 MIL Comes On with DTC P0300鈥擯0306 or P219A/B due to debris from the high pressure pump or the fuel injector machining process causing internal wear or clogging inside the injector. (2017-2018, 2019 2WD through KB002884, 2019 AWD through KB012495)
  • Tech Line Summary Article January 2019: Vehicle Stuck in ACCESSORY Mode and Unable to Fully Shut Down due to incorrectly adjusted shift cable (2017-2019)
  • 17-083 Hood Flutter or Vibration at Highway Speeds due to misadjusted hood cushions and/or failed adhesive between the hood skin and the support structure. (2017-2019)
  • 16-056 Immobilizer Functions Does not Work Using the i-HDS due to incorrect software setting in the PGM-FI ECU (2017 2WD RT, RTS, Sport, RTL through HB002969; 2WD RTL-T through HB003074; AWD RT, RTS, Sport, RTL through HB006365; AWD RTL-T, RTL-E, and BE through HB006239)
  • June 2018 ServiceNews Article: Noise From the Front of the Vehicle due to loose bulkhead cover latches and strikers causing a grinding, rattle, flutter, buzz and/or vibration from the front of the vehicle when lightly accelerating with the engine speed under 2,000 rpm. This can also happen when shifting and may be mistaken for a torque converter shudder. (2017)
  • 18-040 Roof Molding Front End Caps are Loose (2017-2018, 2019 2WD through KB000394, 2019 AWD through KB001652)
  • 17-025 Judder from the Torque Converter Lock-Up Clutch caused by deteriorated transmission fluid (2017)
  • 17-026 Judder from the Torque Converter Lock-Up Clutch After Software Update caused by deteriorated transmission fluid (2017)
  • 18-018 Capless Shutter Set (Mis-Fuel Inhibit Device) Is Frozen due to Water or moisture has entering the fueling area and freezing the capless fuel shutter set in the fuel filler neck (2017-2018)
  • 18-024 Clock Resets and Navigation Does Not Acquire Satellites due to faulty navigation unit (2017 2WD RTL-T through HB008893, AWD RTL-T through HB027596, RTL-E through HB026162, Black Edition through HB026109)
  • 18-034 Clicking from the driver's power seat while using the height or tilt adjustment due to a stripped internal gear in the vertical transmission assembly (VTA) unit. (2017-2019 RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E, BE)
  • 18-010 Flickering Lights, Multiple Indicators Coming On, Jerky Steering and/or Voltage-Related Fluctuations due to B+ sensing screw on the alternator not being torqued properly (2017 through HB025542)
  • 17-036 MIL Comes On with DTC P0430 (Front Bank Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold [Bank 2]) due to PCM software misinterpreting sensor inputs as a deteriorated catalytic converter (2017)
  • January 2018 ServiceNews Article: Reduced Engine Power; MIL On with DTC P0369 due to camshaft thrust cover surface roughness being out of spec (2017)
  • 16-095 High Pitched Buzzing/Alternator Feedback from the Speakers due to insufficient shielding in the dashboard wiring harness (2017 RTL-T, RTL-E, Black Edition)
  • 16-077 Tailgate Will Not Swing Open due to left upper latch sensing rod holding the synchronizer in a position that does not allow the swing open function of the tailgate to operate (2017)
  • 20-117 Warranty Extension: 2016-17 Pilot and 2017 Ridgeline Keyless Start System Error with DTC B12C5
2018

The 2018 Ridgeline went on sale July 25, 2017.
  • Updated transmission software to address torque converter clutch judder caused by deteriorated fluid due to overheating
  • Deleted RT AWD and RTS trims
  • Added silver and white to the Sport trim
Recalls
  • Rivets that secure seats may fail
  • Fuel pump feed port may crack and leak
  • Tonneau cover panel may detach from vehicle
TSBs
  • 16-013 High Pressure Fuel Pump Chirps (2017-2019)
  • 20-022 Accessory Running Board Lights Are Flickering or Not Working due to faulty running board light assembly (2017-2019)
  • 20-002 MIL Comes On with DTC P2422 due to dirt clogging the EVAP canister vent tube (2017-2020)
  • 19-024 Buzzing or Whining When Adjusting Front Seat Forward and Backward due to flex cable in the seat adjustment mechanism not correctly lubricated. (2017-2019)
  • 18-080 A/C does not blow cold air and condenser leaks at receiver dryer cap due to poor O-ring compress against the receiver/dryer barrel wall. (2017-2018, 2019 2WD through KB007659, 2019 AWD though KB039623)
  • 19-073 MIL Comes On with DTC P0430 or DTC P0430 with P030X, P219A or P219B (Without Software Update) due to PCM software misinterpreting sensor inputs as a deteriorated catalytic converter and/or debris from the fuel injector machining process or high pressure fuel pump causing internal wear or clogging in the injector. (2018, 2019 2WD through KB002884, 2019 AWD through KB012495)
  • 18-025 MIL Comes On with DTC P0300鈥擯0306 or P219A/B due to debris from the high pressure pump or the fuel injector machining process causing internal wear or clogging inside the injector. (2017-2018, 2019 2WD through KB002884, 2019 AWD through KB012495)
  • Tech Line Summary Article January 2019 - Vehicle Stuck in ACCESSORY Mode and Unable to Fully Shut Down due to incorrectly adjusted shift cable (2017-2019)
  • 17-083 Hood Flutter or Vibration at Highway Speeds due to misadjusted hood cushions and/or failed adhesive between the hood skin and the support structure. (2017-2019)
  • 16-013 High Pressure Fuel Pump Chirps (2017-2019)
  • 18-040 Roof Molding Front End Caps are Loose (2017-2018, 2019 2WD through KB000394, 2019 AWD through KB001652)
  • 18-018 Capless Shutter Set (Mis-Fuel Inhibit Device) Is Frozen due to Water or moisture has entering the fueling area and freezing the capless fuel shutter set in the fuel filler neck (2017-2018)
  • 18-034 Clicking from the driver's power seat while using the height or tilt adjustment due to a stripped internal gear in the vertical transmission assembly (VTA) unit. (2017-2019 RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E, BE)
  • 20-068 Rear engine mount chips after warm-up due to premature wear (2018 2WD after JB001952, 2018 AWD after JB011230, 2019)
2019

The 2019 Ridgeline went on sale March 6, 2018.
  • Added dual-note horns
  • Second USB port added to RT, Sport, and RTL trims
  • USB ports gain a white outline for improved visibility
  • Power sliding rear windows and moonroof added to RTL and RTL-T trims
  • Fuel injector part number changed (running change)
  • Cap added to fuel door
  • Platinum White Pearl replaced Diamond White Pearl (running change)
Recalls
  • SRS may become disabled due to manufacturing error
  • Pillar mounting holes incorrect size
  • Fuel pump feed port may crack and leak
  • Timing belt teeth may separate
  • Tonneau cover panel may detach from vehicle
TSBs
  • 16-013 High Pressure Fuel Pump Chirps (2017-2019)
  • 17-083 Hood Flutter or Vibration at Highway Speeds due to misadjusted hood cushions and/or failed adhesive between the hood skin and the support structure. (2017-2019)
  • 18-025 MIL Comes On with DTC P0300鈥擯0306 or P219A/B due to debris from the high pressure pump or the fuel injector machining process causing internal wear or clogging inside the injector. (2017-2018, 2019 2WD through KB002884, 2019 AWD through KB012495)
  • 18-034 Clicking from the driver's power seat while using the height or tilt adjustment due to a stripped internal gear in the vertical transmission assembly (VTA) unit. (2017-2019 RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E, BE)
  • 18-040 Roof Molding Front End Caps are Loose (2017-2018, 2019 2WD through KB000394, 2019 AWD through KB001652)
  • 18-080 A/C does not blow cold air and condenser leaks at receiver dryer cap due to poor O-ring compress against the receiver/dryer barrel wall. (2017-2018, 2019 2WD through KB007659, 2019 AWD though KB039623)
  • Tech Line Summary Article January 2019 - Vehicle Stuck in ACCESSORY Mode and Unable to Fully Shut Down due to incorrectly adjusted shift cable (2017-2019)
  • 19-024 Buzzing or Whining When Adjusting Front Seat Forward and Backward due to flex cable in the seat adjustment mechanism not correctly lubricated. (2017-2019)
  • 19-073 MIL Comes On with DTC P0430 or DTC P0430 with P030X, P219A or P219B (Without Software Update) due to PCM software misinterpreting sensor inputs as a deteriorated catalytic converter and/or debris from the fuel injector machining process or high pressure fuel pump causing internal wear or clogging in the injector. (2018, 2019 2WD through KB002884, 2019 AWD through KB012495)
  • 20-002 MIL Comes On with DTC P2422 due to dirt clogging the EVAP canister vent tube (2017-2020)
  • 20-014 2019 Ridgeline RT: Bluetooth庐 HandsFreeLink庐 Freezes After Calls; Voice Tags Are Missing at Startup
  • 20-022 Accessory Running Board Lights Are Flickering or Not Working due to faulty running board light assembly (2017-2019)
  • 20-068 Rear engine mount chips after warm-up due to premature wear (2018 2WD after JB001952, 2018 AWD after JB011230, 2019)
2020

The 2020 Ridgeline was announced on December 12 and went on sale December 16, 2019.
  • Honda Sensing now standard on all trims
  • Deleted RT and RTL-T trims
  • ZF-built 9HP 9-speed transmission replaces Honda-built H6 6-speed transmission
  • Paddle shifters added
  • Idle stop added
  • Battery changes from flooded lead-acid to absorbed glass mat (required for idle stop)
  • Pressure sensor added to vacuum brake booster (required for idle stop)
  • Electronic pushbutton shifter replaces mechanical shift lever
  • Revised rear door checkers and hinges for wider rear door opening
  • 8" touch screen Display Audio system now standard on all trims
  • Power tailgate lock added
  • 3-level pushbutton seat heater controls replace 2-level rocker switches
  • Seat heaters now automatically turn on during a remote start when it's cold
  • Exclusive gray painted wheels for RTL-E
  • Pacific Pewter Metallic replaces Forest Mist Metallic
Recalls
  • Tonneau cover panel may detach from vehicle
TSBs
  • 20-002 MIL Comes On with DTC P2422 due to dirt clogging the EVAP canister vent tube (2017-2020)
2021

The 2021 was first announced on October 7, 2020 and was expected to launch early 2021. On January 14, 2021, Honda announced that the 2021 Ridgeline would be available at dealers starting February 2, 2021.
  • New front and rear styling including new hood and front fenders
  • Dual exhaust outlets with round chrome tips replaces single, hidden exhaust outlet
  • Standard LED low-beam headlights
  • Standard LED fog lights
  • Turn signals added to the side mirrors
  • Wireless charger added
  • Four dealer-installed packages including HPD, Utility, Function, and Function+
  • Volume knob added to the audio system
  • HomeLink buttons move from the overhead console to the rearview mirror
  • Firestone Destination LE3 tires replace the discontinued LE2 tires
  • Contrast seat stitching
  • Carbon fiber-look interior trim replaces gloss black in the Sport, RTL, and RTL-E trim
  • Radiant Red replaces Deep Scarlet Pearl
  • AWD now standard on all trims
  • City fuel economy rating decreases by 1 MPG from 19 to 18
  • Intelligent Traction Management System has been renamed Intelligent Traction Dynamics System
  • Prices increase by $430 for the Sport, $730 for the RTL, and $480 for the RTL-E and Black Edition
Good to see that Honda finally added turn signals to the side mirrors.
 

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The TSB listings for all years are now complete. I'll work on sorting them by TSB number and fix the inappropriate capitalizations later (this resulted from copying and pasting from the service bulletins).
Absolutely thanks from all of us on here for your hard work and dedication!! Extremely useful and appreciated!!!
 

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2017

The 2017 Ridgeline was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show on January 11, 2016. It went on sale on June 21, 2016.
  • First year model for second generation
Recalls
  • Water may leak into rear wiring harness
  • Fuel pump feed port may crack and leak
  • Tonneau cover panel may detach from vehicle
TSBs
  • 20-022 Accessory Running Board Lights Are Flickering or Not Working due to faulty running board light assembly (2017-2019)
  • 20-002 MIL Comes On with DTC P2422 due to dirt clogging the EVAP canister vent tube (2017-2020)
  • 19-072 MIL Comes On with DTC P0430 or DTC P0430 with P030X, P219A, P219B (With Software Update) due to PCM software may misinterpreting sensor inputs as a deteriorated catalytic converter. Additionally, debris from the fuel injector machining process or high pressure fuel pump causing internal wear or clogging in the injectors (2017)
  • 16-013 High Pressure Fuel Pump Chirps (2017-2019)
  • 19-024 Buzzing or Whining When Adjusting Front Seat Forward and Backward due to flex cable in the seat adjustment mechanism not correctly lubricated. (2017-2019)
  • 18-080 A/C does not blow cold air and condenser leaks at receiver dryer cap due to poor O-ring compress against the receiver/dryer barrel wall. (2017-2018, 2019 2WD through KB007659, 2019 AWD though KB039623)
  • 18-123 Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Will Freeze After Calls and Voice Tags Are Missing at Startup due to audio unit not being updated to the latest software version (2017 RT, Sport, RTS, RTL)
  • 18-025 MIL Comes On with DTC P0300鈥擯0306 or P219A/B due to debris from the high pressure pump or the fuel injector machining process causing internal wear or clogging inside the injector. (2017-2018, 2019 2WD through KB002884, 2019 AWD through KB012495)
  • Tech Line Summary Article January 2019: Vehicle Stuck in ACCESSORY Mode and Unable to Fully Shut Down due to incorrectly adjusted shift cable (2017-2019)
  • 17-083 Hood Flutter or Vibration at Highway Speeds due to misadjusted hood cushions and/or failed adhesive between the hood skin and the support structure. (2017-2019)
  • 16-056 Immobilizer Functions Does not Work Using the i-HDS due to incorrect software setting in the PGM-FI ECU (2017 2WD RT, RTS, Sport, RTL through HB002969; 2WD RTL-T through HB003074; AWD RT, RTS, Sport, RTL through HB006365; AWD RTL-T, RTL-E, and BE through HB006239)
  • June 2018 ServiceNews Article: Noise From the Front of the Vehicle due to loose bulkhead cover latches and strikers causing a grinding, rattle, flutter, buzz and/or vibration from the front of the vehicle when lightly accelerating with the engine speed under 2,000 rpm. This can also happen when shifting and may be mistaken for a torque converter shudder. (2017)
  • 18-040 Roof Molding Front End Caps are Loose (2017-2018, 2019 2WD through KB000394, 2019 AWD through KB001652)
  • 17-025 Judder from the Torque Converter Lock-Up Clutch caused by deteriorated transmission fluid (2017)
  • 17-026 Judder from the Torque Converter Lock-Up Clutch After Software Update caused by deteriorated transmission fluid (2017)
  • 18-018 Capless Shutter Set (Mis-Fuel Inhibit Device) Is Frozen due to Water or moisture has entering the fueling area and freezing the capless fuel shutter set in the fuel filler neck (2017-2018)
  • 18-024 Clock Resets and Navigation Does Not Acquire Satellites due to faulty navigation unit (2017 2WD RTL-T through HB008893, AWD RTL-T through HB027596, RTL-E through HB026162, Black Edition through HB026109)
  • 18-034 Clicking from the driver's power seat while using the height or tilt adjustment due to a stripped internal gear in the vertical transmission assembly (VTA) unit. (2017-2019 RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E, BE)
  • 18-010 Flickering Lights, Multiple Indicators Coming On, Jerky Steering and/or Voltage-Related Fluctuations due to B+ sensing screw on the alternator not being torqued properly (2017 through HB025542)
  • 17-036 MIL Comes On with DTC P0430 (Front Bank Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold [Bank 2]) due to PCM software misinterpreting sensor inputs as a deteriorated catalytic converter (2017)
  • January 2018 ServiceNews Article: Reduced Engine Power; MIL On with DTC P0369 due to camshaft thrust cover surface roughness being out of spec (2017)
  • 16-095 High Pitched Buzzing/Alternator Feedback from the Speakers due to insufficient shielding in the dashboard wiring harness (2017 RTL-T, RTL-E, Black Edition)
  • 16-077 Tailgate Will Not Swing Open due to left upper latch sensing rod holding the synchronizer in a position that does not allow the swing open function of the tailgate to operate (2017)
  • 20-117 Warranty Extension: 2016-17 Pilot and 2017 Ridgeline Keyless Start System Error with DTC B12C5
2018

The 2018 Ridgeline went on sale July 25, 2017.
  • Updated transmission software to address torque converter clutch judder caused by deteriorated fluid due to overheating
  • Deleted RT AWD and RTS trims
  • Added silver and white to the Sport trim
Recalls
  • Rivets that secure seats may fail
  • Fuel pump feed port may crack and leak
  • Tonneau cover panel may detach from vehicle
TSBs
  • 16-013 High Pressure Fuel Pump Chirps (2017-2019)
  • 20-022 Accessory Running Board Lights Are Flickering or Not Working due to faulty running board light assembly (2017-2019)
  • 20-002 MIL Comes On with DTC P2422 due to dirt clogging the EVAP canister vent tube (2017-2020)
  • 19-024 Buzzing or Whining When Adjusting Front Seat Forward and Backward due to flex cable in the seat adjustment mechanism not correctly lubricated. (2017-2019)
  • 18-080 A/C does not blow cold air and condenser leaks at receiver dryer cap due to poor O-ring compress against the receiver/dryer barrel wall. (2017-2018, 2019 2WD through KB007659, 2019 AWD though KB039623)
  • 19-073 MIL Comes On with DTC P0430 or DTC P0430 with P030X, P219A or P219B (Without Software Update) due to PCM software misinterpreting sensor inputs as a deteriorated catalytic converter and/or debris from the fuel injector machining process or high pressure fuel pump causing internal wear or clogging in the injector. (2018, 2019 2WD through KB002884, 2019 AWD through KB012495)
  • 18-025 MIL Comes On with DTC P0300鈥擯0306 or P219A/B due to debris from the high pressure pump or the fuel injector machining process causing internal wear or clogging inside the injector. (2017-2018, 2019 2WD through KB002884, 2019 AWD through KB012495)
  • Tech Line Summary Article January 2019 - Vehicle Stuck in ACCESSORY Mode and Unable to Fully Shut Down due to incorrectly adjusted shift cable (2017-2019)
  • 17-083 Hood Flutter or Vibration at Highway Speeds due to misadjusted hood cushions and/or failed adhesive between the hood skin and the support structure. (2017-2019)
  • 16-013 High Pressure Fuel Pump Chirps (2017-2019)
  • 18-040 Roof Molding Front End Caps are Loose (2017-2018, 2019 2WD through KB000394, 2019 AWD through KB001652)
  • 18-018 Capless Shutter Set (Mis-Fuel Inhibit Device) Is Frozen due to Water or moisture has entering the fueling area and freezing the capless fuel shutter set in the fuel filler neck (2017-2018)
  • 18-034 Clicking from the driver's power seat while using the height or tilt adjustment due to a stripped internal gear in the vertical transmission assembly (VTA) unit. (2017-2019 RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E, BE)
  • 20-068 Rear engine mount chips after warm-up due to premature wear (2018 2WD after JB001952, 2018 AWD after JB011230, 2019)
2019

The 2019 Ridgeline went on sale March 6, 2018.
  • Added dual-note horns
  • Second USB port added to RT, Sport, and RTL trims
  • USB ports gain a white outline for improved visibility
  • Power sliding rear windows and moonroof added to RTL and RTL-T trims
  • Fuel injector part number changed (running change)
  • Cap added to fuel door
  • Platinum White Pearl replaced Diamond White Pearl (running change)
Recalls
  • SRS may become disabled due to manufacturing error
  • Pillar mounting holes incorrect size
  • Fuel pump feed port may crack and leak
  • Timing belt teeth may separate
  • Tonneau cover panel may detach from vehicle
TSBs
  • 16-013 High Pressure Fuel Pump Chirps (2017-2019)
  • 17-083 Hood Flutter or Vibration at Highway Speeds due to misadjusted hood cushions and/or failed adhesive between the hood skin and the support structure. (2017-2019)
  • 18-025 MIL Comes On with DTC P0300鈥擯0306 or P219A/B due to debris from the high pressure pump or the fuel injector machining process causing internal wear or clogging inside the injector. (2017-2018, 2019 2WD through KB002884, 2019 AWD through KB012495)
  • 18-034 Clicking from the driver's power seat while using the height or tilt adjustment due to a stripped internal gear in the vertical transmission assembly (VTA) unit. (2017-2019 RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E, BE)
  • 18-040 Roof Molding Front End Caps are Loose (2017-2018, 2019 2WD through KB000394, 2019 AWD through KB001652)
  • 18-080 A/C does not blow cold air and condenser leaks at receiver dryer cap due to poor O-ring compress against the receiver/dryer barrel wall. (2017-2018, 2019 2WD through KB007659, 2019 AWD though KB039623)
  • Tech Line Summary Article January 2019 - Vehicle Stuck in ACCESSORY Mode and Unable to Fully Shut Down due to incorrectly adjusted shift cable (2017-2019)
  • 19-024 Buzzing or Whining When Adjusting Front Seat Forward and Backward due to flex cable in the seat adjustment mechanism not correctly lubricated. (2017-2019)
  • 19-073 MIL Comes On with DTC P0430 or DTC P0430 with P030X, P219A or P219B (Without Software Update) due to PCM software misinterpreting sensor inputs as a deteriorated catalytic converter and/or debris from the fuel injector machining process or high pressure fuel pump causing internal wear or clogging in the injector. (2018, 2019 2WD through KB002884, 2019 AWD through KB012495)
  • 20-002 MIL Comes On with DTC P2422 due to dirt clogging the EVAP canister vent tube (2017-2020)
  • 20-014 2019 Ridgeline RT: Bluetooth庐 HandsFreeLink庐 Freezes After Calls; Voice Tags Are Missing at Startup
  • 20-022 Accessory Running Board Lights Are Flickering or Not Working due to faulty running board light assembly (2017-2019)
  • 20-068 Rear engine mount chips after warm-up due to premature wear (2018 2WD after JB001952, 2018 AWD after JB011230, 2019)
2020

The 2020 Ridgeline was announced on December 12 and went on sale December 16, 2019.
  • Honda Sensing now standard on all trims
  • Deleted RT and RTL-T trims
  • ZF-built 9HP 9-speed transmission replaces Honda-built H6 6-speed transmission
  • Paddle shifters added
  • Idle stop added
  • Battery changes from flooded lead-acid to absorbed glass mat (required for idle stop)
  • Pressure sensor added to vacuum brake booster (required for idle stop)
  • Electronic pushbutton shifter replaces mechanical shift lever
  • Revised rear door checkers and hinges for wider rear door opening
  • 8" touch screen Display Audio system now standard on all trims
  • Power tailgate lock added
  • 3-level pushbutton seat heater controls replace 2-level rocker switches
  • Seat heaters now automatically turn on during a remote start when it's cold
  • Exclusive gray painted wheels for RTL-E
  • Pacific Pewter Metallic replaces Forest Mist Metallic
Recalls
  • Tonneau cover panel may detach from vehicle
TSBs
  • 20-002 MIL Comes On with DTC P2422 due to dirt clogging the EVAP canister vent tube (2017-2020)
2021

The 2021 was first announced on October 7, 2020 and was expected to launch early 2021. On January 14, 2021, Honda announced that the 2021 Ridgeline would be available at dealers starting February 2, 2021.
  • New front and rear styling including new hood and front fenders
  • Dual exhaust outlets with round chrome tips replaces single, hidden exhaust outlet
  • Standard LED low-beam headlights
  • Standard LED fog lights
  • Turn signals added to the side mirrors
  • Wireless charger added to RTL-E/BE
  • Four dealer-installed packages including HPD, Utility, Function, and Function+
  • Volume knob added to the audio system
  • HomeLink buttons move from the overhead console to the rearview mirror on models with auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Firestone Destination tires have more aggressive sidewall tread pattern
  • Contrast seat stitching
  • Carbon fiber-look interior trim replaces gloss black in the Sport, RTL, and RTL-E trim
  • Radiant Red Metallic II replaces Deep Scarlet Pearl
  • White, red, and pewter now cost $395 extra
  • FWD trims discontinued
  • City fuel economy rating decreases by 1 MPG from 19 to 18
  • Prices increase by $430 for the Sport, $730 for the RTL, and $480 for the RTL-E and Black Edition
  • Steering ratio increases form 15.59:1 to 15.86:1
  • Turning diameter decreases from 44.1 feet to 43.4 feet
  • Curb weight increases from 41 to 47 lbs. depending on trim (2/3 of that is on the front wheels)
  • Hood material reverts to steel from aluminum (pending verification)
Absolutely thanks from all of us 'RidgeRunners' on here for your hard work and dedication!! This is unprecedented and truly useful information!!!
 

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I agree with Roger. If I have bad luck with a vehicle I'm not likely to buy it again. He's just responding with his most important attribute. His money.

That said my 17' Ridgeline has only gotten better since I've purchased it new. It had some weird problems like all the new cars I've had over the years but this one "fixed itself". The tailgate was sticky when new and it wouldn't open up and down with the handle sometimes. It worked itself free and has been perfect operation since that time. I had a non lighted indicator for my transmission, I banged on the console and it's worked since. Weird stuff sometimes. Probably the only manufacturing defect I've found with mine has been that the front end alignment from the factory was off a little on two wheels. It caused those two tires to have more wear than the other two. I only rotated those tires twice myself and only did them front to rear. No criss crossing at all. But they still lasted almost 41,000mi so I'm not complaining as that's very good for factory tires from any new car I've owned (with the exception of the 1989 Chevy Celebrity Eurosport Wagon with the Michelins that lasted over 100,000mi on the rear of the car (never rotated to see how long they would last actually). And that's all the problems I've had. Brakes are still original at 44,000mi and my trans shop buddy who inspects it for me said that he's never seen brakes still at 100% on his "PA inspection brake tester" before. He asked if I changed them. Nope was the answer. We'll see how long they last too. There's really a lot of good stuff with this truck. I'd bet anyone with a GM isn't going to say their brakes are still 100% at 44k miles! Heck I just changed the wife's 12' SRX brakes and they were new at 46k miles and it's got 78k on it now. Hers has now had a lot of repairs. Brakes twice, headlamp assemblies (they leak on Cadillac SRX's bad) , alternator, battery (of course), rotors once, exhaust flex coupler (leaked and made noise), new tires twice, rear shocks(struts - Firestone SAID they were bad which i think was a lie but whatever), front end alignment (lifetime one from Firestone so i don't have to pay twice lol) recharged A/C (was low a couple years ago), Radio receiver for TPS sensors and Keyfob entry (wouldn't let me open doors more than 5 feet from car), TPMS transmitters in tires, windshield wiper motor, rebuild of rear differential for early failures (known failure) due to problems with the Haldex pump in axle, and a couple of recalls (bolts loose on rear subframe causing detachment driving down the road). So yeah, ha. GM quality. I'll take the Honda over that any day. But I gotta say. The SRX is FUN to drive. When the engine winds out and you use the slap shift it's just FUN! lol (don't tell my wife that) Even with all the problems along the way it's been a car I really like. And the Ridgeline is a good driving experience too. The SRX is just more FUN to drive.
101K+ miles on my 2017 RTL-E and the brakes are still original.
 

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I didn鈥檛 see locking tailgate in the list above, not sure which year added it. Also I don鈥檛 recall the interior door handles being lit on my 2018 BE but they are on the 2021.
See "Power tailgate lock added" for the 2020 model year.

The front interior door handles are supposed to be illuminated on all 2017-2021 RTL-E trims (in blue) and 2017-2021 Black Edition trims (in red).
 
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