Honda is recalling more than 112,000 first-generation Ridgelines (2006-2014) in the United States, and close to 32,000 more in Canada, due to a problem with the gas tank. Take note that the campaign affects models that are located in colder regions of North America, where use of road salt leads to corrosion issues.
Honda Canada confirmed to us that in total, 31,908 owners across the country are having their Ridgelines recalled.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the area where the fuel tank mounting straps are located could corrode and separate from the rest of the chassis. If the fuel tank is no longer attached, damage from undercarriage impact could cause a fuel leak and possibly a fire.
The U.S. states affected by the recall are Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Washington and Wisconsin. Salt used on the roads in the winter can build up on the rear frame and cause the corrosion described in the recall.