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2017-2019 Honda Ridgeline Wiring and Backup Camera Failure – Class Action Investigation

May 12, 2021 by  

Ahdoot Wolfson is investigating a class action lawsuit against American Honda Motor Co. (“Honda”) relating to an alleged defect in the tailgate wiring harnesses of certain Honda Ridgeline trucks.

Our investigation and reports relating to the issue reveal that the wiring harnesses situated in the rear tailgate area of 2017-2019 model year Honda Ridgeline trucks are prone to failure and short circuiting caused by wear on the wiring from opening and closing the tailgates in these vehicles. Opening and closing the tailgates wears the wiring harness, causing damage to or severing the harness.  When the alleged defect manifests, electrical components tied to the wiring harness fail intermittently or entirely, including critical safety features such as the backup camera. 

Consumers report that when they present their Ridgeline trucks to Honda dealerships for a repair, they are often forced to endure costly repairs. Honda’s failure to remedy the wiring defect exacerbates a safety hazard, and may be in violation of consumer protection and warranty laws.

We are interested in speaking with consumers who own or lease 2017, 2018, and 2019 model year Honda Ridgeline trucks who have had electrical issues with their vehicles, including backup camera failure. If you have had these types of issues, please contact us by filling out the form below and one of the attorneys at Ahdoot Wolfson will promptly contact you.