Honda recalls Ridgeline pickup trucks because rearview camera could fail in cold weather


Honda recalls more than 2 million cars

Honda is recalling more than 2 million cars, the latest in a series of problems in the auto industry


Honda is recalling about 187,000 of its Ridgeline pickup trucks because the rearview camera in those vehicles can stop working in cold, wintry weather.

The vehicle's rear view camera wiring is susceptible to breakage, as a result of water and salt sticking to the wiring at low temperatures. Honda has received 402 warranty claims related to the problem, according to documents filed by the Japanese automaker with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). No injuries or deaths have been reported.

“The cracks are further widened by the repeated freezing and thawing of the salt water and the opening and closing of the tailgate, ultimately causing the electrical wires in the tailgate wiring to fatigue and break” , according to recall documents filed by Honda with the National Highway Traffic Safety. Administration (NHTSA). Once the wiring harness breaks, the rearview camera can no longer function, increasing the risk of collision injury while backing up.

The recalled vehicles include 2020-2024 Honda Ridgeline pickup trucks manufactured between November 2019 and April 2024.

As a remedy, Honda will replace the wiring harness for Ridgeline owners who take their vehicles to a dealer for repair. Anyone who has already paid for the repair can submit documentation for reimbursement. Honda also said it's now using a newer, tougher material for the Ridgeline's rearview camera harness.

Anyone with questions about the recall can contact Honda at 1-888-234-2138 and mention recall number YI7 or NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.

The Ridgeline rearview camera issue is the latest in a series of Honda recalls in recent months.

the company recalled more than 750,000 vehicles in February to replace a faulty sensor that could cause the passenger's air bags to inflate unintentionally. The automaker in December recalled more than 2.5 million cars because the fuel pump inside the fuel tank can fail, causing vehicles to stall while driving and increasing the risk of an accident. Honda too recalled 106,000 CR-V hybrid SUVs in December due to a problem with the battery cable that increased the risk of fire in a crash.


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