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Why has Honda issued recalls for the Ridgeline?

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Honda has issued recalls for the Ridgeline due to air bag issues on the 2012 model and electrical system safety issues on the 2008 Ridgeline. The electrical system recall affected approximately 76,000 Honda Ridgeline vehicles, as of 2015.

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The 2008 Ridgeline has an exposed wiring harness connector that may be accidentally kicked by the vehicle driver. This may result in overheating of the connector terminal, leading to melting of the wiring connector. The melting wire may then short circuit, resulting in a vehicle fire. The recall offers replacement of damaged wiring connectors by Honda dealers as well as installation of a protective cover.

The airbag issue on the 2012 Ridgeline came as the result of a faulty airbag indicator that fails to alert the driver that the airbag is off. Honda offers free repair of the issue for all qualified drivers.

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