2022 Honda Ridgeline Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Powertrain, electrical system, and exterior lighting issues among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

By Brian Jones | Updated on

By Brian Jones | Updated on

The 2022 Honda Ridgeline is targeted as the truck for people that want something different. It’s hailed as a “mid-size adventure truck” by the manufacturer. However, the only adventure this model offers is a headache from dealing with all of the service appointments. Customers are currently complaining about the defective electrical system, malfunctioning powertrain and dangerous exterior lighting design.

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Problems with the Electrical System

With today’s vehicles, customers expect a lot. Not only do they want great features, but they must also work, which doesn’t seem to be the case with the Ridgeline.

One Edmunds review states, “Have not been able to get the Homelink to work with my garage yet. And lastly there is no compass. I don’t need the navigation system but a compass would have been nice.”

This isn’t the first time that there have been issues with the electrical systems in Honda vehicles. In fact, it wasn’t that long ago that Honda was named with several other automakers for failing to disclose issues with the airbag electronics and seatbelt functionality. The electrical defect was causing the systems to fail during head-on collisions, leaving occupants at risk. It doesn’t seem that Honda has learned its lesson because it continues to pump out vehicles with issues. It looks like the only “adventure” happening is whether occupants will be protected – a little like playing Russian Roulette.

Problems with the Exterior Lighting

Seeing clearly at night is critical to remaining safe on the road. Yet, the new 2022 Honda Ridgeline seems to fail in this critical area as well.

Another Edmunds review points out, “Headlights are like driving vehicles from the early 2000s. Very poor compared to the 2018Toyota I trade in. Highbeam is a halogen bulb (yellow light ) and low beam is dull Led white light. I had to go and buy new Led bulbs after spending $45000.”

Is the Automatic High Beams System performing inconsistently or not working at all in your Ridgeline? Read our post on the 2022 Ridgeline High Beams issue.

Yellow halogen bulbs are so old-school and are rarely seen in new cars for this much money. For $45k, one would think that Honda could have afforded a few LED bulbs instead. Maybe money is tight after all those class-action lawsuits and recalls spanning the past few years. What will we see next – cassette players?

Problems with the Powertrain

A final look at the powertrain of the 2022 Honda Ridgeline trucks shows that there’s very little to count on when driving this model.

One more Edmunds review says, “Not a big fan of the push button transmission. Maybe just need some more time to get used to it but miss the stick.”

Sadly, the powertrain is going to be the least of all worries if an accident should occur. However, the transmission design could lead to an accident, especially if someone doesn’t understand the concept of it and is trying to figure out what to do in an emergency situation. It looks like the powertrain is in itself quite the “adventure,” leading people to take to the internet in protest over the design. Will Honda listen, or will owners jump ship for another brand? Time shall tell.

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Brian Jones

About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 20 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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