Honda Recalls 32,000 Vehicles in Canada
Honda has issued a recall affecting 32,000 vehicles in Canada because of the potential for rusting in the rear frame that could affect the fuel tank.
Date of recall: June 23, 2022
This recall affects 31,862 vehicles in Canada, plus another 112,000 in the United States. This recall applies to the 2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline.
The nature of this problem is most impactful in provinces and states where snowfall is common, which is why only northern states in the U.S. have been included in this recall.
All provinces and territories in Canada are part of this recall.
What’s the problem?
Exposure and contact with road salt could slowly corrode the rear frame at the points where the fuel tank mounting straps connect to the vehicle chassis. If those straps detach because of the corrosion, it could drop the fuel tank and potentially cause a fire.
Honda says it has received “multiple” complaints about rusting issues in Canada, along with five complaints in the U.S. The automaker hasn’t reported any injuries or incidents related to the problem.
What’s the fix?
Dealers will inspect the rear frame for corrosion and repair it, if necessary. The repair will depend on the extent of the damage. It may be cleaning the rear frame or attaching a brace and plates to reinforce it. They may also apply an anti-corrosive wax to ward off road salt.
What do you do?
Honda will notify affected owners by mail with instructions on where to take their vehicles in for repair. There may also be instances where Honda will offer to repurchase vehicles that don’t pass the inspection.
Enter your Honda VIN at this link to learn more about this recall and find out if there are other Service Actions related to your vehicle.