2003 Honda Element Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2003 Honda Element as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.Refine by vehicle
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.
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 certain models a faulty Air Fuel (A/F) sensor can cause the Check Engine light to illuminate. Replacing the Air Fuel (A/F) sensor will repair this problem.
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.
On certain models a faulty Electronic Load Detector can cause the head lights to dim and the Check Engine Light to illuminate. The Electronic Load Detector needs replacing to fix this problem.
There are complaints of the vehicle moving faster than expected when cold and in gear with our foot off the throttle. A software update from Honda which should correct this concern.