Older versions of the Honda Ridgeline pickup truck are staying recalled for a likely gas leak brought on by street salt de-icing agents, the NHTSA disclosed on Wednesday.
In sure states that use street salt to very clear roadways of ice, the salt can accumulate with mud and dust in the rear section of the truck’s frame the place the gas tank is located. In excess of time, the gunk could corrode the bands that keep the tank to the frame. The free gasoline tank can then be strike by a thing beneath the truck, puncture, and induce a gasoline leak in the vicinity of an ignition resource.
This raises the threat of a fire, and prompted Honda to recall 112,060 Ridgelines from the 2006-2014 model years.
The recall is certain to vans marketed or registered in what Honda and the NHTSA identify as salt-belt location states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin.
An investigation by Honda Canada prompted nearer scrutiny by Honda in the U.S., where five grievances were being filed in response to a study by Honda. No recognised injuries or crashes have resulted from the situation.
Drivers might observe noises from the rear portion of the truck. Proprietors will be notified as early as Aug. 1 to take their Ridgeline to a seller no cost of demand for an inspection of rear frame corrosion and to mend a brace. Depending on the severity of the corroded frame, Honda may possibly maintenance the body or supply to obtain the truck back from owners.
Owners can contact Honda customer assistance at 1-888-234-2138 or take a look at Honda’s recall site here.