US government investigation forces Honda Ridgeline recall due to faulty rearview cameras

Torrance, CA June 4, 2024 – Honda (NYSE:HMC) is recalling 187,290 20202024 Honda Ridgeline pickups whose rearview cameras may not display an image. This reduces visibility while backing up, upping the risk of an injury.

The recall is the result of a U.S. government investigation and appears to be an expansion of a previous recall for the same issue.

Recall summary

The affected pickups have a rearview camera mounted in the tailgate, with a wiring harness connecting it to the rest of the vehicle. The wires may become brittle and break if exposed to low temperatures and salt, cutting off the camera’s image feed.     

Recall risks

Inoperable rearview cameras augment the risk of a backover crash.

Warning signs

In addition to the inoperable rearview camera, the driver may notice issues with tailgate locking or unlocking and the operation of the alarm system.   

Background of the recall

The recall is a result of an ongoing U.S government investigation initiated in February 2024 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after receiving 27 complaints alleging a “black screen” when backing up.

Around the time the complaints started coming in, Honda issued a similar Ridgeline recall but did not include 2020-2024 year models, as reported.

Other Honda recalls

Some of these Honda Ridgeline pickups may have been affected by a recall from February 2024, caused by airbags that could hurt children, as reported.

The Japanese carmaker is also currently being investigated by NHTSA over sudden and unexpected braking, also as reported.

The repair

Dealers will replace the tailgate harness with an improved one free of charge. 

The owners should receive letters with more information between July 1, 2024, and October 1, 2024.  

Is your vehicle a part of this recall?

This Honda rearview camera recall affects nearly 190,000 pickup trucks. To do a Honda recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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