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#414 of 472 I FOUND RUST ON MY 07 RIDGELINE
Oct 18, 2009 (9:42 am)
I don't mean to be a complainer/cry baby.
Putting gas in one day I noticed that there is RUST in the lower seam of the compartment where the inner metal boot that the gas tank fill tube is in meets the outer body. Now this is a seam where two metals over lap one another, I would think welded together I don't know.
I took it to the body shop for some answers and they said to do it properly the whole quarter panel would need to be replaced because of the thin metal used in the body. At the same time they asked if I had taken it to the Honda dealer....DUR I felt like a total dip. So my next stop was the dealer pulled into service was greeted by one of the service manager's and showed him the situation nicely. Just so happens there was a Honda reagonal rep there so he came out to look took pictures then returned to the office. The service mgr came back to inform me that honda will fix the problem probably by grinding it down and painting it. This might look good now but what are the chances of it returning again, and if it does what would be my options then.
So I have two questions:
1. Is grinding the way to go? Or try to push for proper panel replacement.
2. Should Honda loan me a loaner car to get to work and back?
This my transportation truck to work and after all it's not my fault the truck started rusting. I don't know I'm just a man of principle I guess.
#415 of 472 Re: Creaking [laottoman]
Jan 01, 2010 (6:28 pm)
Did you find out what was causing the creaking? I just bought a 07 and it creaks or groans on a slow turn. It dose not thunk....more of a groan. Just wondering if you solved your problem....thanks
#416 of 472 Did you check your powersteering fluid level?
Jan 01, 2010 (7:09 pm)
The same think (groan/creak on a slow turn) happened to me, and much to my surprise my power steering fluid was down below the low mark when I checked it.
(Hint: the power steering fluid cover just yanks off -- what a great design!)
Truck just went out of warranty, and it turns out the problem was with the power steering cooler unit and hoses, which were leaking. Cost me $330.00 (at dealer) to fix.
#417 of 472 Re: Did you check your powersteering fluid level? [frankie6]
Jan 03, 2010 (9:27 pm)
This is coming from the rear of the truck. It loudest in the right rear on a left turn but will also do it on a right. Only notice it at slow speeds but it may be there at higher speeds and not able to here it. It has me baffled. The sound is smiler to the sound a the steering makes when the fluid is low but deeper and louder.
#418 of 472 Re: Did you check your powersteering fluid level? [lugnut44]
Jan 03, 2010 (11:25 pm)
This has been going on with my Ridgeline since I got it (late 2005, 06 model RTL). Some kind of strange honing groaning sound under the middle of my truck, maybe more on the passenger side. Only at low speeds going down a hill while turning. I took it in but they found nothing. Honda changes my oil and checks all the fluids every 3 months. It has not gotten any worse over the years. My truck has 45k on it now. It is an irritating sound. I would like to know what it is. I don't have a power steering leak or problem otherwise. My truck goes in for inspection this month. I will post anything I find out
#419 of 472 Re: Did you check your powersteering fluid level? [chaddo_kailua]
Jan 04, 2010 (9:44 pm)
Thanks for the reply. I bought the truck knowing it was there and hoping I could fix it. It dose not seam to be a problem driving but it is irritating. It is an 07 with about 70k. I have a few problems with it but It is the most comfortable truck I have driven. Thanks for the info...
#420 of 472 Re: Did you check your powersteering fluid level? [frankie6]
Jan 24, 2010 (8:45 pm)
I bought a 2010 ridgeline and I got it at the end of October 2009. I didn't drive her a lot since I got her as I am leaving 5 minutes from my office. I came back from 3 weeks away without driving the vehicle and when I got back the truck wasn't going well. Weird sounds coming from the front of vehicle, steering hard to turn. Went to dealership and still under warranty as I haven't 4000km on it!! Cooler Transmission unit need to be change! I was looking to know if anybody else has more problems with their ridgeline as I have problem with back driver side window...doesn't open now! I did had the splash guards when I got the truck......I did have some problems to started to the truck too...some days it happen I did try to started it and didn't work. I had to turn back the key and re started again!
I am disappointed as it is a NEW truck so if you can help me or anybody else who experienced any other troubles please let me know!
#421 of 472 Re: Did you check your powersteering fluid level? [annick2010]
Jan 24, 2010 (10:24 pm)
I've owned lots of new vehicles. I don't want to remember and write down here, and you don't want to read, all the problems I've had with new, under warranty items on cars from various manufactors. Modern autos are much, much better that they used to be. Ok here is a short list of a new 1972 Corvette - AC switch, windshield wiper motor, rear differential (two teardown involved), tranny dip stick leak, window seal. And, this was within its 12months/12,000 mile warranty. You've got 36months/36,000 miles.
The truck is still under warranty. Let Honda fix it.
There was probably a leak in the PS cooler and when it was low on fluid from the leak, it would have been hard to turn and probably make noise. Sounds like they have fixed this.
The rear window is somewhat of a one-piece item, the entire thing. If there is much of a problem there, they will have to just replace the whole thing, including all 3 pieces of glass and the motor, etc. To get to the window, the rear seats and lots of the rear mouldings will have to be taken out. After they repair it, before you drive off, pop both rear seats up - see if they work ok - and look at all the mouldings in the rear area to see that they are all back down and look fitted good. Check the seat belts. It you have squeaks or rattles back there afterword, make them fix those.
There are thousands of parts in a modern auto. Things break.
#422 of 472 Honda Problem# 5 After owning a 2006 ridgeline since new!
Jan 26, 2010 (11:14 pm)
1. am radio static -fixed by install new wire lead-known problem
2. at 18000 miles left front strut changed clunking noise while turning,
3. at 22000 miles rt front strut changed same clunking noise while turning.
4. at 24000 vehicle making noise after driving a while on city streets, rt front strut replaced no help then both bearings in struts replaced and that fixed front noise problem. Dealer said bearing replacement critical to be done right..
5.New noise, sounds like someone is hitting the floor pan under the rear seat. with a rubber mallet, very loud. You have to be driving usually over city streets for about 20 minutes and the come to a stop. when you start moving again this is when the noise occurs.It never makes a noise on smooth roads Thank god I bought the extended warrany at dealers cost. This was a lovely driving vehicle but its not a good truck and The dealer has been great at trying to fix. I read #380 and wonder how loud the noise was and if anyone else has had this problem. I have owned several Honda vehicles but never had any problems before the ridgeline. Would not recomend it.
#423 of 472 Re: Honda Problem# 5 After owning a 2006 ridgeline since new! [flyup]
Jan 27, 2010 (3:21 am)
You, and I, bought the first model year of a vehicle. The first year almost always has more 'startup' problems.
Yes, radio noise on early models is a known problem.
Yes, strut problems is a known problem also. I do think Honda didn't do good design work on the struts and should step up and help owners on these problems.
I've not looked back at post 380, but vaguely remember it. Didn't this loud noise also come back to be a rear strut problem?