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    honda ridgeline on fire?

    i have seen an article in toyotanation about the Honda Ridgeline cating fire do to the oil filter located very close to the exaust

    anyone knows something alse about this?

    here is the link in for toyotanation
    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/t129317.html

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    Re: honda ridgeline on fire?

    Avalanches don't catch fire

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    Re: honda ridgeline on fire?

    HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ridgelines suck!!!!!
    1st. All of the struts break after going on dirt road.
    2nd: All of the Airbags go off when vehicle is standing still in park.
    3rd. Ridgeline goes on fire!!!!!!!!
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    Re: honda ridgeline on fire?

    i really hope that the media jumps on this, but they wont. wow this is more of the great honda engineering. the fridgeline sucks and its sales are showing that.

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    Re: honda ridgeline on fire?

    I seem to remember some other hondas having that problem. Dont they know how to design exhaust?

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    Re: honda ridgeline on fire?

    Quote Originally Posted by FordRules
    HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ridgelines suck!!!!!
    1st. All of the struts break after going on dirt road.
    2nd: All of the Airbags go off when vehicle is standing still in park.
    3rd. Ridgeline goes on fire!!!!!!!!
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    Re: honda ridgeline on fire?

    ok heres something i notice the other day..a guy turns on his car alarm/security system at sheetz...oh his ridgeline hmm seems innocent enough.........."closes eyes, thinking to self"~Who would even think of stealing that scrapheap they call a ridgeline..why does honda even put them on ridgelines lol...eww and what made me soo mad about a ridgeline...A CAMARO ON RACING SLICKS ala drag radials stands higher then that so called truck wth really????



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    Re: honda ridgeline on fire?

    Can someone post the article? It's not loading on my computer.

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    Re: honda ridgeline on fire?

    The oil filter on a Ridgeline is no closer to the exhaust than any other Honda. Most all vehicles have it above or next to the exhaust for that matter. The CR-V had a recall where we swapped oil filters and inspected the filter to make sure the o-ring wasn't torn or anything.

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    Re: honda ridgeline on fire?

    Here is the post:

    After reports of Odysseys, CR-Vs and Elements catching fire due to poorly located oil filters near the exhaust, a member at Blue Oval News checked out the NHTSA website. And sure enough, two 2006 Honda Ridgelines have been documented for catching fire.

    Quote:
    Make: HONDA
    Model: RIDGELINE
    Type: TRUCK
    Year: 2006
    Complaint Number: 10146750
    Summary:
    FIRE IN ENGINE BAY OF NEW HONDA RIDGELINE, DEBRIS CAUGHT BETWEEN EXHAUST AND CATALYTIC CONVERTER. MAJOR DAMAGE. BOUGHT 2ND. RIDGELINE. 2 MINOR EPISODES OF BURNING SMELL WHILE USING ON DIRT ROADS. THIS IS NOT A COINCIDENCE! *JB


    Make: HONDA
    Model: RIDGELINE
    Type: TRUCK
    Year: 2006
    Complaint Number: 10144782
    Summary:

    WE GOT OUR RIDGELINE ON MARCH 12 A FEW DAYS THAT THEY HAD BEEN OUT, ONLY THE SECOND THAT THE DUVAL HONDA HAD SOLD. AND WE HAVE DONE NOTHING BUT LOVE THAT TRUCK. ON FRIDAY 11/25/05 ON MY WAY TO WORK, I AHD BEEN DRIVING ABOUT 5-8 MINTUES AND THEN I SMELT SOMETHING A LITTLE STRANGE.........COMING OUT OF THE AC VENT. I TURNED THE HEATER OFF......THE SMELL OF SMOKE STARTED TO GET HEAVIER AND HEAVIER. I LOOKED INTO THE VENT AND NOTICED THAT THERE WAS SMOKE AND FIRE BILLOWING INSIDE.....NOT SURE WHERE IT WAS COMING FROM...I GOT OUT OF THE TRUCK, CALLED FIRE/RESCUE, AND BEGAN TO GET MOST OF THE BELONGINGS THAT I COULD. THE TRUCK WAS FULLY INVOLVED BY TIME FIRE/RESCUE ARRIVED ON SCENE. I MUST SAY THAT, BACK IN SEPTMBER I NOTICED THAT THE RADIO WHICH IS STILL STOCK WAS WIRED INCORRECTLY, I MENTIONED IT THE LAST TIME THAT I TOOK THE BABY IN FOR SERVICING. THEY SAID THAT THEY WOULD HAVE TO TAKE THE DASH OUT AND HAVE IT RE-WIRED THE CORRECT WAY. AND THAT IT WOULD BE AN ALL DAY AFFAIR, I HAVENT HAD THE TIME TO HAVE THAT DONE, AND MY DEALER DOESNT OFFER LOANER CARS. AM I SAYING THAT THIS IS THE REASON THAT THIS HAPPENED? I AM NOT SURE. AS ANYONE HAD ANYTHING SIMULAR?? *NM
    My question is...when is Honda going to do something about this? Ford got reamed in the F-series recall due to 150 or so trucks that caught fire from 1994-2003 models due to a faulty cruise control switch, but now Honda has approximately 50 or so fires (maybe more that I haven't read about) since 2003 and not a peep has been made. No recalls, few reports by the media, and no responsibility taken by Honda Motor.

    If this was any domestic automaker, the outrage would reverberate throughout every publication in the nation. Instead, Hondas fires have fallen upon deaf ears, and the vehicle that earned two Truck of the Year awards is literally on fire.

    The F-series fires were due to a defective switch by a Ford supplier; the Honda fires are due to poor design by Honda. Honda knows about this, but refuses to do anything besides blame the dealerships and mechanics. With Acura sales in the proverbial dumpster, criticism and slowing sales of the Accord Hybrid, and the overpriced and undercapable (and now fire-prone) Honda Ridgeline, I can't help but think that Honda is starting to slip up. The only thing propping Honda up right now is the '06 Civic...everything else is either leveling out or losing sales, according to the February 06 figures.
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    Re: honda ridgeline on fire?

    Must be an AC/Delco Filter on a Honda.
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    Re: honda ridgeline on fire?

    Quote Originally Posted by GMCSonoma
    This can't be true. I think this is all an April Fool's joke...Hondas do not have failures like this. Only poorly made domestics and the minority of Americans that own them experience this.
    I'd laugh if this didn't seem to have merit. The last time I saw a JD Power report, Honda and Acura were still above the industry average, but in the lower quarter. Looks like they may be suffering from the Mercedes Effect...

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    Re: honda ridgeline on fire?

    Honda going down in quality? Only in North America.

    I've read reviews from some disgruntled Acura TL owners, complaning about transmission failures.

    Honda reputation is pretty solid in UK.

    The S2000 was voted the most satisfing car in UK and Honda topped all Satisfaction surveys in UK.

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    Legendary Honda quality and reliability - hilarious! They should leave making trucks to the professionals.

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    Re: honda ridgeline on fire?

    I like the Ridgeline, I've only rode in one though.

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