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Great. Honda can't even perform a simple oil change without screwing my Ridgeline up. Now this!

The recall and stop-sale order covers the 2007-11 CR-V crossover, 2011-15 CR-Z coupe, 2009-13 Fit, 2013-14 Fit EV, 2010-14 Insight hybrid and the 2007-14 Ridgeline, according to a Jan. 30 memo from Honda to its U.S. dealers that was obtained by Automotive News.
http://www.autonews.com/article/20160203/OEM11/160209921/honda-warns-dealerships-of-liability-as-it-widens-airbag-recall
 

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Ford is recalling 400k ford rangers for airbag issues also.
I posted it somewhere in another section, misc area maybe.
 

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Great. Honda can't even perform a simple oil change without screwing my Ridgeline up. Now this!
Have you been living under a rock for the past year? Takata made millions of defective airbags, not just for Honda - for pretty much every major car brand. It's been front-page news.

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Nice. So, I'm expected to drive a vehicle with airbags that are now known to be defective and could impale me with shrapnel until Honda can get around to fixing it later this year? Great. Suddenly, the desire to sell my '14 just increased a bit. :)

Edit: So much for that. If I sold or traded my '14 right now, the dealer may not be able to sell it until the end of Summer. There goes the value. I swear - if this prevents me from trading/selling, it's gonna hit the fan.
 

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Today I sent my 2014 SE into the Dealer for the B1 service at 20K miles and 5% on the Mx Minder.
B1 is Oil Change, Tire Rotation and I expected to be offered Rear Diff service. They called to say they were finished and when I went to pick up the RL the bill showed only the oil change. I asked if the tire rotation had been done and was told 'Oh Sorry I don't know how we missed that'. Let us do it for you now for no additional charge. I asked what was the recommended mileage for the Rear Diff service and was told I'm good up to 30K miles and should do it next time. They also were charging me for the oil filter and washer even though I had provided my own Honda A01 filter and washer. They advised there was a recall for my '14 RL and printed the following at my request...
 

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Nice. So, I'm expected to drive a vehicle with airbags that are now known to be defective and could impale me with shrapnel until Honda can get around to fixing it later this year? Great. Suddenly, the desire to sell my '14 just increased a bit. :)
Authorized Honda and Acura dealerships will make appropriate repairs at no charge to the customer. If an owner requests alternative transportation while awaiting repair, while the repair is in progress, or if there is a delay in repairing an affected vehicle, Honda and Acura dealers are authorized to provide a free loaner or rental vehicle.

Time to do some test driving :wink:

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Just called Honda American and was told the VIN#'s won't be released until March.... Let's see all VIN#'s should be in a Data Base at time of MFG... it takes until March to retrieve Data Base info....
 

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Just called Honda American and was told the VIN#'s won't be released until March.... Let's see all VIN#'s should be in a Data Base at time of MFG... it takes until March to retrieve Data Base info....
Hmmm. So I need to dump my Ridgeline ASAP before its VIN shows an active recall in March?
 

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Every time one of these recalls & subsequent expansions was announced, I'd read the list of models & think "Good ol' Ridgeline, does me right again!" Looks like I jinxed myself real good.

Maybe I'll luck out & my VIN won't be in the list.
 

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Hmmm. So I need to dump my Ridgeline ASAP before its VIN shows an active recall in March?
That might not be a good idea since dealers won't know VIN# and they would be reluctant to give you a good $$ amount since they could not sell it until they knew for sure or not...
 

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Hmmm. So I need to dump my Ridgeline ASAP before its VIN shows an active recall in March?
Good luck with that. The TSB is already out and includes all Ridgelines (the 2006 was part of a previous recall). Honda has made it clear to dealers that if they sell a vehicle subject to recall the dealer takes all responsibility.

The bottom line is that Honda dealers are full of cars they can't sell, and they're not very likely to take a trade-in on a recalled vehicle. It could be many months before they could get the parts to do the recall work.

Many other manufacturers used Takata airbags but Honda was their biggest customer.

I can't speak for any dealer but if I owned one I wouldn't take a Ridgeline (or any other recalled vehicle) in on trade unless I could just plain steal it. Otherwise it's just going to sit on the lot for no telling how long waiting for parts.
 

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Well, ****. Looks like I and others are facing the following:

1) Hope that come March my VIN won't be on the list and I can sell/trade at that time. I am afraid there won't be any exceptions, but if there are then that might help the value of used Ridgelines that aren't affected by this recall.

2) Sell private party and hope the buyer doesn't care about or is unaware of the recall - sooner rather than later.

3) Assuming my vehicle will be on the list, wait until late Summer to sell/trade at which time I risk rapid depreciation once the '17s appear.

At this point, I'm actually hoping the second generation Ridgeline gets delayed until later this year! (My apologies in advance to those who are planning to buy a G2.)

As an aside, can any mods correct thread titles? The missing "g" in "Airbag" is tweaking my OCD.

As another aside, what's with the censoring on this forum - it it ran by a bunch of holy rollers like my local Whataburgers and Dairy Queens?
 

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Re: 2007 - 2014 Ridgeline airbag recall...

Awesome, free repair ;)

I have a Kia Optima that just got a recall this summer, but it's just for additional undercoating, go figure.
 

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Well, ****. Looks like I and others are facing the following:

1) Hope that come March my VIN won't be on the list and I can sell/trade at that time. I am afraid there won't be any exceptions, but if there are then that might help the value of used Ridgelines that aren't affected by this recall.

2) Sell private party and hope the buyer doesn't care about or is unaware of the recall - sooner rather than later.

3) Assuming my vehicle will be on the list, wait until late Summer to sell/trade at which time I risk rapid depreciation once the '17s appear.

At this point, I'm actually hoping the second generation Ridgeline gets delayed until later this year! (My apologies in advance to those who are planning to buy a G2.)

As an aside, can any mods correct thread titles? The missing "g" in "Airbag" is tweaking my OCD.
Thread name fixed.

As for selling your G1 Ridgeline... beware of what you do. I understand CarFAX and other similar services are in the process of putting a warning on the reports. If you knowingly sell a car with a defective airbag you might be liable if something bad happens.

This is a major deal.
 

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I experienced a deploy on my 2008 RL. The system worked perfectly that I could tell. No impalements to report.
 

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Thread name fixed.

As for selling your G1 Ridgeline... beware of what you do. I understand CarFAX and other similar services are in the process of putting a warning on the reports. If you knowingly sell a car with a defective airbag you might be liable if something bad happens.

This is a major deal.
Correct about CarFax. I recently download CarFax's for all of our vehicles and they show all the recalls and service bulletins.
I looked at my recall letters and they nailed it to the month.
 
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