2007 Honda Element Q&A
2007 Honda Element Question: Honda will NOT repair know defect to car.
I have a 2007 Honda Element that we bought two years ago off a honda used car lot. Yesterday I was driving and hit a speed bump and the gage needles for the tach and speedometer fell off. I read that this was covered by Honda for it is a defect in this years Element. What I found out was they discontinued this December 2010 for no reason. They now want me to pay hundreds of dollars for a new gage cluster even though the orginal was shipped with this defect. I am still trying to get them to admit that this defect does not go away with time but gets worse. They said I should of gotten a notice on this but I never got that notice or any other for the HONDA dealer never signed us up for it. Thay truly are not ethical in their repair practice and if they do not fix on their dime I will NEVER buy a car from Honda again. - wileysf
Most Recalls have time limits as to when they expire. The original owner got the notices and ignored them, is what it sounds like. You happen to be the one stuck at this point. You can appeal thru Honda warranty. Good luck. You obviously bought the vehicle after feeling that the Honda was your best choice. To say you will never buy another one may be a bit hasty. - raiderron
I have had the same problem with my 2007 element. Hit a bump gauge needles fell off. I contacted Honda who will not honor repairs as it is not a true recall. "Recalls" do not expire, "Product updates" have a time limit. The blinding light and unknown speed makes it impossible to drive safely. To those that this has happened to, I encourage you to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration http://www.nhtsa.gov/ to report your issue. - Ladykilowatt