maybearidge said:Has anyone found that the dealers are aware of this from Honda and have a Honda approved fix for it??
Dude, you don't have to wait. Just test drive existing stock on the lots and find one that doesn't have a noise problem, and your set. I did and I'm quite happy right now without waiting for 2006.Fast600 said:that sucks that you should have to work on a brand new truck! I think i will wait till 2006. I dont wanna deal with these types of problems after spending 35 grand. I hope you guys get some resolution to this cuz that sucks. But the Ridge still rocks
My Ridgeline was 3,886 off the line and I have the wind noise, creaky wheel, and bad wiper washer pump. I have put the dealer on notice for the wind noise and I will wait for a definitive answer from Honda. The creaky wheel is fixed and the washer pump is on order for Monday. In the end these are not big issues in light of all the things Honda got right with this truck.frbear said:This is just a guess - perhaps the wind noise and the creaky steering wheel problems are only limited to low-numbered VINs? In one of the threads, at least one of the members who had a low-numbered VIN has expressed problems with wind noise and creaky steering wheel. Again, I could be wrong.
Thanks, might do that. I'm still waiting on official word from Honda about the wind noise. To date I don't think anyone has had their wind noise fixed, even by getting a new windshield. One fellow had a whistle he fixed by sliding the roof rack plastic strip forward but I think that's a different issue from what most of us hear as a whooshing wind noise, that fix did nothing for me so I'm still maddenly waiting for the final solution. Let us know how it goes.ravill said:Hi guys,
I went to south bay honda(los gatos), after a useless dealer like serramonte, and they saw that my windshield needed to be replaced and they were willing to pull of an interior piece off of one of their trucks to fix mine and a no hassle car rental.
That sucks I need a new windshield but I hope that cures my damn windnoise. Hey VERTKR, you should try that dealership and ask for alex. They were very quick in helping me out!
I'm supposed to be picking up my truck today. I will report on how that goes.
if you like a quiet ride, do the test drive. Get up past 60, turn off all air, radio and listen. If it sounds like a passenger window is cracked open about 2 millimeters and air noise is gushing in, turn around and go drive another. Take a look at the passenger dash, tap on the tweeter covers with a finger to see if they are loose. Also take a look at the airbag panel on the dash to see if it looks like it's peeling away. Just my 2 bits.Biker said:Hey everybody. I've been lurking for over a month on this site and REALLY appreciate all the information everyone has contributed. You have all been very instrumental in helping me make my decision. What a valuable resource!
I've finally made the big step and will be picking up my silver RTL/Nav on 5/4.
One question. Is it strongly recommended to take it out for a ride at higher speeds to confirm no wind noise/creaky wheel issues before parting with my check?