2008 HONDA RIDGELINE

Report Date:
February 05, 2008
Campaign Number:
08E013000
Component:
EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:CARRIER/RACK

Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING 2,032 HITCH STYLE BIKE RACKS SOLD AS AFTERMARKET FOR USE ON MY 2003-2007 AND SOME MY 2008 HONDA PILOT, RIDGELINE, AND ACURA MDX VEHICLES. A PINCH BOLT EXISTS BETWEEN THE BIKE ARM BRACKET AND THE UPRIGHT ASSEMBLY OF THE "HITCH" STYLE BICYCLE RACK.

Consequence Summary:
WHEN MOVING THE BIKE ARM BRACKET TO ITS DOWN POSITION, THIS PINCH BOLT HAS THE POTENTIAL OF CAUSING SEVERE LACERATION OR AMPUTATION TO THE USER'S FINGERTIPS OR HAND.

Corrective Summary:
OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT THULE AT 800-THULE91 (800-848-5391) TO OBTAIN A FREE REPAIR KIT ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS OR OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009 OR ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

2008 HONDA RIDGELINE

Report Date:
November 21, 2007
Campaign Number:
07V542000
Component:
STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD

Summary:
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE HOLE IN THE SHEETMETAL FRONT BULKHEAD THAT SERVES AS THE BASE AND PIVOT POINT FOR THE HOOD SUPPORT ROD WAS NOT PUNCHED TO SPECIFICATION. THE HOOD SUPPORT ROD MAY FAIL TO HOLD THE HOOD IN POSITION DUE TO INSUFFICIENT STRENGTH.

Consequence Summary:
IF THE HOOD SUPPORT ROD HOLE FAILS, THE HOOD COULD FALL INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE PROP ROD BASE HOLE AND, IF NECESSARY, INSTALL REINFORCEMENT PARTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 5, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.