Consumer Review Video - 2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L V6

Common problems and easy repairs on a 2008 Ridgeline

The 2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL is a relatively easy vehicle to maintain when compared to other similar models. Checking the transmission fluid level with reliability is no problem, as the dipstick is easily accessible in the engine bay. Changing the headlight bulb is no problem, as you only have to reach behind the housing for access to the assembly. The brake fluid reservoir is easily visible in the engine bay. This will allow you to check and replenish the fluid level on a regular basis.

Some things are problematic on the 2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL. You will have to follow unique steps in order to raise the wiper blade. Other models make this easier. Replacing the center brake light will require the removal of many screws first. The tools necessary may not be readily available for a repair. You will have to lower the glove box for access to the cabin air filter. This would have been easier if there were access panels in the rear of the glove box instead.


Hans Angermeier has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road.

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Your coolant should perform well under any condition - just like Aaron Rodgers!

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