2017-2020 Honda Ridgeline: Recall Alert

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 28,900 model-year 2017-20 Honda Ridgeline pickup trucks equipped with Honda Genuine Accessory tonneau covers

The Problem: If the tonneau cover is not properly secured in the open or closed position, wind resistance may cause the cover to flip and buckle. If this occurs, the hinges between the center and rear panel may deform, possibly allowing the rear panel to separate and become a road hazard, increasing the risk of crash or injury.

The Fix: Dealers will install tethers onto any Honda Genuine Accessory tonneau cover to prevent panel separation and apply warning labels. Additionally, an updated accessory user’s information manual will be provided. Both will be done for free.

What Owners Should Do: Honda will begin notifying owners Oct. 26. Owners can call the automaker at 888-234-2138, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Honda Ridgeline

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