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Honda is recalling Ridgeline pickup trucks because the rearview camera can malfunction in cold weather

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Honda is recalling Ridgeline pickup trucks because the rearview camera can malfunction in cold weather

Honda is recalling more than 2 million cars


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

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

The wiring of the rear view cameras on the vehicles is prone to cracking due to water and salt adhering to the wiring at low temperatures. Honda has received 402 warranty claims related to this issue, according to documents the Japanese automaker filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). No injuries or deaths have been reported.

“The cracks are further extended by the repeated freezing and thawing of salt water and the opening and closing of the tailgate, ultimately resulting in fatigue and breakage of the tailgate’s electrical wires,” according to recall documents filed by Honda with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Once the wiring harness breaks, the rearview camera may no longer function, increasing the risk of a collision or injury while reversing.

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

As a solution, Honda will replace the wiring for Ridgeline owners who take their vehicles to a dealer for repairs. Anyone who has already paid for the repair can submit paperwork for a refund. Honda also said it is now using a newer, sturdier material for the Ridgeline’s rearview camera harness.

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

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

Company more than 750,000 vehicles recalled in February to replace a faulty sensor that could cause the front airbags to inadvertently deploy. The automaker in December more than 2.5 million cars recalled because the fuel pump in the fuel tank can malfunction, causing the vehicles to stall while driving and increasing the risk of an accident. Honda too 106,000 CR-V hybrid SUVs recalled in December due to a problem with the battery cable that increased the risk of fire in the event of an accident.

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