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#326 of 481 Help! My Interior Floor is soaking wet!
Jan 14, 2007 (10:08 pm)
Much to my surprise, went out to our 2006 Ridgeline RTL today to find a large pool of water in the rear floorboard. Upon further investigation, the carpets and floors are completely soaked, front and back. Nothing was left open. I had noticed a very musty/moldy odor had appeared a few weeks ago. I guess this explains the problem. What should I do next, and what can I expect from the Honda dealer? Very upset.
#327 of 481 Radio/speakers problem.
Jan 15, 2007 (7:28 pm)
I'm driving my RTL listening to the radio. Suddenly speaker in the front panel (near the windshield, passenger side),starts "farting";(for the wise guys >NO PASSENGERS IN THE CAR<). Not literaly, but sounds like it (like when you overload the base). I change radio station - same thing. Think "next day i will take the truck to the dealer", but in 10-15 minutes the problem disapeares and it sounds normal again. Happends twice allready. Does anybody have an idea?
#328 of 481 Re: Help! My Interior Floor is soaking wet! [jclay1965]
Jan 16, 2007 (8:09 pm)
There have been reports with some Ridgelines having this problem, so your dealer should be able to help you resolve the issue. I believe there is a TSB on it. At any rate, once they find the source of the leak, I would insist that they replace your carpet. Good luck.
#329 of 481 Re: Radio/speakers problem. [shimmy]
Jan 17, 2007 (3:23 am)
It may not be your speaker. I have the same problem with my radio, but only when it's in the AM position, so I think it's my radio that's presenting the problem. It happens most of the time, but only when there is a vibration (moving or bumps). Sometimes it does not happen at all. I'm planning on taking it in to the dealer at my next oil change to check it out. I'll let you know.
#330 of 481 Re: Radio/speakers problem. [hairball]
Jan 17, 2007 (2:31 pm)
I've had same problem. Antenna plug was loose in the radio socket.
#331 of 481 Re: 2007 Ridgeline problem [frankie6]-followup
Jan 19, 2007 (10:23 am)
Well, they diagnosed the problem as a bad left front axle. They replaced it, but the same noise keeps occurring as I described in my previous message (#311). I am driving the truck, and there seems to be no obvious problem,brakes, steering, driving all seem fine, but it is annoying as heck for a new vehicle and so much $$$. The dealer decided that I should just drive it until the noise goes away or the source of the noise becomes obvious. I tentatively said okay, but the more I think about it, the less happy I am with this "solution". I'm a pretty laid back guy, but can get angry if I need to. What would you do or recommend for me? Thanks. (A guy can go nuts thinking about this!)
#332 of 481 Re: 2007 Ridgeline problem [frankie6]-followup [frankie6]
Jan 19, 2007 (10:31 am)
maybe, maybe not so FWIW:
my Odyssey, some Pilots, some Accords, maybe even your truck has a strut tower where the welds may not be deburred sufficiently before assembly. following assembly, there is enough compliance for rattling and rubbing.
i had a rhythmic tick tick in the right passenger front at about 30mph which the lead tech found immediately when driving my car.. there was a TSB for it for the Pilot, or perhaps it was the MDX. i cannot remember.
anyhow, taking the strut out, deburring the welds, applying grease to the plate at the top and re-assembly made my Odyssey quiet again.
it *might* be your issue.
#333 of 481 Re: Help! My Interior Floor is soaking wet! [jclay1965]
Jan 19, 2007 (9:33 pm)
Update on our 2006 Ridgeline with the saturated floor... dealer said they 'think they fixed the leak' and wanted to wait a few weeks for the carpet to dry out to see if the problem was solved. I insisted on new carpet now since it's butt cold outside and I don't want to deal with the moldy/musty smell inside. Dealer says it will take about 1 week for the new carpet to arrive. They don't even sound confident the problem is corrected. Should we contact Honda Customer Relations and see about getting them to buy the car back? I feel as if we have permanently damaged goods here. $34,000 truck and still under warranty. I think Honda needs to step up to the plate and issue a recall. Any ideas? At this point we really don't want to keep the car if this issue is likely to come again, especially when it might happen after the warranty has expired, and we'll be stuck with a lemon then. Anyone else with the same problem been able to get Honda to step up to the plate and take the car back?
#334 of 481 Re: Help! My Interior Floor is soaking wet! [jclay1965]
Jan 20, 2007 (11:59 pm)
Lots and lots of leaky 2006 Ridgelines in the first few months of production. I bought in Nov of 2005, truck built in Oct 2005 I think. The production line problems (bad welds) were supposed to have been fixed by then.
The plate on the driver's door gives the month and year the truck was built. 2006 production started in what, Jan 2005? Anything built in the first 6 months or so may leak.
Leaks were in the front windshield frame and int the rear side panel behind the rear door. The glass does not leak, the welds where panels are put together are not complete.
Any Honda dealer knows about early month production having leaks. Lots and lots of carpet has been replaced.
I know it's winter, but get a water hose and flood the truck for a long time on the side where the water came in. Why drive it and wait for a rain? I would not use a car wash, I would use a hose that puts out a lot of water. If you get more water inside, take it back to the dealer. If not, it's probably safe to get them to replace the carpet now.
#335 of 481 R.D. tranfer fluid.
Jan 28, 2007 (6:21 pm)
My dealer says that Rear differential (or transfer case) fluid should be replaced every 10.(ten) thousand km. The job cost around $400. That,s a lot of money to maintain a single component in the truck so often. It cannot be true? Can it?