really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
450 miles

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problem #1

May 052010


  • 450 miles
2010 Honda Ridgeline with 450 miles was refueled at a filling station. After the vehicle was refueled, the drivers door would not close. A passer by reached into the door latch and "tripped" it with a pen knife. He advised that Honda is equipped with weak springs for the latch, and that they break. The door held for one use; then my 75 year old father had to hold the door closed for nearly 100 miles as he drove to his residence. I contacted the Honda dealer, and described the situation. He related to me that he had an Acura MDX with the same problem. He said to drive the car in, and that it would be a quick fix. The consequence of this immense safety issue is the distraction of holding a door closed while in traffic at speed. I am very concerned for the other drivers as well as a door unlatched in an accident. I am also concerned about the dealer, who was aware of it, and a passer by at the gas station who was aware of the issue.

- Prague, OK, USA