Old version Honda Ridgeline Pickup Truck NHTSA announced on Wednesday that it has been recalled for a potential fuel leak caused by a road de-icing agent.
Using Road Salt to Remove Road Ice In certain states, salt can accumulate with mud and dirt at the rear of the truck frame where the fuel tank is located. Over time, ganks can corrode the band that secures the tank to the frame. A loose fuel tank can hit something under the truck and puncture it, causing a fuel leak near the ignition source.
This increased the risk of fire, and Honda began recalling 112,060 Ridgelines from the 2006-2014 model year.
Recalls are specific to trucks sold or registered by Honda and NHTSA as states in the Saltbelt region. Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Road Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, Wisconsin.
The Honda Canada investigation prompted a closer investigation by Honda in the United States, and five complaints were filed in response to the Honda investigation. There are no known injuries or crashes due to this issue.
The driver may notice noise from the rear of the truck. Owners will be notified as early as August 1st to take the Ridgeline to the dealer for free to inspect the rear frame for corrosion and repair the brace. Depending on the severity of the corroded frame, Honda may offer to repair the frame or buy back the truck from the owner.
Owners can contact or visit Honda Customer Service at 1-888-234-2138 Click here for Honda’s recall page..
https://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1136263_honda-ridgeline-recalled-in-states-that-use-road-salt Honda Ridgeline recalled in states using road salt