2004 Honda Element Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Honda Element
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2004 Honda Element ProblemsGroaning 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.
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.
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.
2004 Honda Element Questionshow do you know if the fuel ejection needs to be cleaned (1 answer)
I have changed the resistor, blower, checked all the relays, the compressor is fine and it has gas, even changed thecontrol panel inside and nothing. I turn the car on, turn the AC and you can hear the it turn on for about 3 seconds and just shuts off. What could it be?
I just replaced the struts all 4 but still the noise when going over bumps like something lose almost like the wheel lugs are lose.
2004 Honda Element RecallsDriver'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.
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.
This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.