2003 Honda Element Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Honda Element

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2003 Honda Element
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752
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250
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769
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905
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417
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541
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$
767
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1,153

2003 Honda Element Problems

SRS Light Due to Faulty Wire Harness For Seat Belts

On some models a faulty wire harness for the seat belts can cause the SRS light to illuminate. Replacing the faulty wire harness should correct this issue.

Groaning Noise on Turns Due to Differential Fluid Breakdown

On 4 wheel drive models, a groaning noise from the rear differential heard while going through turns can be caused by differential fluid break down. Servicing the rear differential will generally correct this concern.

Door Lock May be Sticky and Not Work Due to Worn Door Lock Tumblers

Worn door lock tumblers can cause the lock not to work. Removing the lock assembly and replacing the tumblers is needed to fix this problem.

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2003 Honda Element Questions

Why is ny car eating gas? (1 answer)

I have just purchased a honda element and there is no check engine light. I changed the oil, and still its eating gas. The req maintance light is on.

Need the code for the stereo (1 answer)

I have a 2003 honda element.vin number is 5j6yh18573l016145.I need the code to unlock my radio cause it keeps saying error

Why is my honda ele burning oil? (2 answers)

So anyway... i have a Honda element 03, w/ 147000 mil starting burning oil after the 110000 service ( which I did a bit after that at 140000) immediately after the service I started smelling oil through the vent ( cabin) . I noticed a quart low after three thousand miles... I thought it ...

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2003 Honda Element Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Front Air Bag Defective

In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator to correct this concern.

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2003 Honda Element Reviews

Best little car I've ever had. 160K miles, and three real repairs: airco compressor failed (Honda replaced it), heater/airco fan failed a couple of years ago, and the clutch master cylinder went out last month. That's about it. Uses no oil, starts right up in below-zero weather. I've driven it over washed-out roads in the Colorado Front Range and the Dan Ryan Expwy. in Chicago. No surprise...
just bought it and i have a sqeak sound coming from the engine compartment
Best car I've ever owned, except for the door locks binding!

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