2008 Honda Ridgeline Consumer Review: fire hazard

2008 Honda Ridgeline - Consumer Review

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RTL Crew Cab Pickup (3.5L V6 4x4 5-speed Automatic 5.0 ft. Bed)

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fire hazard
By squire on


2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


I use my Ridgeland off road a good amount. I regularly smell burning grass after drivng down dirt roads with grass growing in the middle. I have had a serious fire in the engine compartment which caused over $5,000 of damage. I have had one other small fire which I put out with a garden hose. There is a connection around the exhaust pipe that catches grass and leaves which smolder and/or catch fire. You may remember the Honda ads during the last March Madness showing a "herd" of Ridgelines crossing a field of tall grasses. That was a brush fire in the making. This pickup is safe in the mall parking lot, but don't go near the grass. Honda has been unresponsive.

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undercarriage fire suppression
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