2005 Honda Element Repair and Maintenance
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2005 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.
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.
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.
2005 Honda Element QuestionsMy car has 117000 miles on it.currently a clicking noise at small bumps. not cv. (1 answer)
When I hit small bumps i hear a clicking noise. It doesnt matter if I`m turning,the Steering seems fine..not loose..Ball joints, struts, swaybar? Perhaps other or all of the above..lack of front differential oil change...any feedback is wonderful...Thanks in advance.
Switch is set for light to turn on when doors are ajar. Have to tap the dome light when switched to the "on" button. Sometimes light will come on but sometimes it won't. The light in the back works fine.
When my a/c is on I hear a loud squealing, lose acceleration, and smell something electrical... I took out the a/c fuse so that I could drive it, but it's SO HOT now and I need to fix it! Is it necessarily the compressor? Can I fix it myself? Has anyone else had this problem, and if so how mu...
2005 Honda Element RecallsPassenger 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.
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 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.