Honda has issued a recall for about 112,000 older Ridgeline pickups that have spent time in Snowbelt states. Over time, exposure to road salt can cause a fuel leak and lead to a vehicle fire. In some cases, Honda may offer to buy the trucks back from their owners rather than repair them.
The recall applies to Ridgelines from model years 2006 through 2014 that were sold or have ever been registered in 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., or Wisconsin.
In documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Honda explains that accumulated road salt can corrode the frame where the fuel tank mounting bands are attached. Eventually, the mounting bands could break loose. This can partially detach the fuel tank, leading to a fuel leak and a vehicle fire.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to this, or any, unsafe Honda vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more, contact the trusted attorneys at Breslin and Breslin today.