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2010 Honda Element Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2010 Honda Element

2010 Honda Element Problems

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.

The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn to thin, replaced to correct this issue.

A rear tailgate out of adjustment can cause the rear hatch light to come on. Adjusting the tailgate will repair this issue.

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2010 Honda Element Recalls

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the driver and/or passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Honda dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.

Honda is recalling certain Element passenger vehicles equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness. The wire that supplies power to the trailer turn signal lights was inadvertently switched with the stop lamp wire. As a result, the turn signals only illuminate when the brake lamps are illuminated. Without trailer turn signals, the driver's intent is not communicated, potentially increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will make the necessary repairs to correct this concern. The Honda recall number is S53.

During vehicle assembly, the shift cable may not have been properly secured at the shift lever. This can result in improper gear selection and/or the ignition key may become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder. Failure to select the correct gear can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and secure the shift cable as necessary. The recall is expected to being by August 9, 2010. The Honda recall number is R45.

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