Honda Recalls 2020-2024 Ridgeline Trucks Due to Issues With Backup Camera

Honda recently initiated a recall for all 2020-2024 Ridgeline pickup trucks, which includes over 187,000 vehicles. This recall was issued due to faulty electrical wiring in the rear-view camera.

The recall was issued because electric wiring in the rear-view camera tailgate harness becomes fatigued or breaks in the presence of freezing water and salt. This is caused by repeated opening and closing of the tailgate. Broken wiring in the tailgate harness prevents the rear-view camera image from displaying, thus affecting the driver’s view, and increasing the likelihood of back-up collisions or injury. This poses a significant safety risk to drivers and pedestrians outside the vehicle. Safety risks associated with reversing a vehicle is precisely why backup cameras became mandatory for all new vehicles in the United States beginning May 1, 2018.

The woven twisted tube manufactured to protect the rear-view camera wire harness has a high permeability to water and salt. Cracks can form in the wire insulation due to freezing temperatures and the repeated opening and closing of the tailgate. These cracks further expand as environmental saltwater penetrates the twisted tube, ultimately causing fatigue and breakage in the tailgate harness electric wires.

Honda stated it will begin notifying owners of involved vehicles beginning July 1, 2024, to bring their vehicles to an authorized Honda dealer to replace the rear-view camera tailgate harness with an improved part. Those who have paid to have these repairs completed at their own expense may be eligible for reimbursement.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident with a 2020-2024 Honda Ridgeline backing up, please contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-222-7211 or toll free at 1‑800-870-9584.