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Honda Element recalls

 

For Models: Acura MDX, Acura RL, Honda Accord, Honda CR-V, Honda Civic, Honda Element, Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot

Body, Interior & Misc., June 20, 2014

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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.

For Models: Acura CL, Acura MDX, Acura TL, Honda Accord, Honda CR-V, Honda Civic, Honda Element, Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, Honda Ridgeline

Body, Interior & Misc., June 20, 2014

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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.

For Models: Honda Element

Electrical & Lights, August 31, 2012

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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.

For Models: Honda Accord, Honda CR-V, Honda Element

Drive Train, August 8, 2011

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Certain driving styles can result in a broken outer race of the secondary shaft bearing inside the automatic transmission. A broken outer race may cause abnormal noise, the Check Engine Light to turn on, and contact between the transmission idle gear and an electronic sensor housing to occur. This could result in a short circuit, causing the engine to stall. Also, pieces of the outer race or ball bearing may become lodged in the parking pawl, resulting in the vehicle rolling after the driver has placed the shifter in the Park position. Dealers will update the transmission control module software to correct this concern. The Honda recall number is R89.

For Models: Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Honda Civic Hybrid, Honda Civic Si, Honda Element

Body, Interior & Misc., October 7, 2010

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Honda is recalling 2003 Accord and Civic, and 2003–2004 Element models due to a defective interlock lever in the ignition switch. The lever may deform, which will defeat the interlock function on vehicles with an automatic transmission. This may cause a vehicle that has not been shifted into the "Park" position to roll away, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will remove the interlock pin and lever and replace them with new components, free of charge.

For Models: Honda Element

Drive Train, August 9, 2010

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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.

For Models: Honda Element, Honda Odyssey

Brakes, May 3, 2010

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Air may enter the VSA modular pump and cause the brake pedal to feel soft and lower to the floor. Without service, air may build up until poor braking performance may cause an accident. Dealers will any remove existing air in the brake system and then apply sealant and caps to prevent air from re-entering the system.

For Models: Honda Element

Suspension & Steering, July 8, 2008

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The front bushing bracket on the left rear suspension trailing arm may have been improperly welded and could separate from the trailing arm. If the bracket were to fail, the suspension could release the lower portion of the left rear wheel hub, causing a loss of vehicle control and damage to the brake system. Dealers will inspect and replace the left rear trailing arm as necessary. This recall is expected to begin during July, 2008. The Honda recall number is 08-053.

For Models: Acura MDX, Acura RL, Acura RSX, Acura TL, Acura TSX, Honda Accord, Honda CR-V, Honda Civic, Honda Element, Honda Fit, Honda Insight, Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, Honda Ridgeline

Body, Interior & Misc., August 2, 2006

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Honda has recalled 2006 Accord, Civic, CR-V, Element, Insight, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, Acura MDX, RL, RSX, TL, TSX, and 2007 Honda Fit vehicles because the contact information for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is listed incorrectly in the owner's manual. Honda is contacting dealers and customers to provide them with a postcard containing the correct information.

For Models: Honda Element

Body, Interior & Misc., May 17, 2005

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The optional trailer hitch kit may have an incorrectly wired connecter, which may cause the trailer lights to work incorrectly, or blow a fuse. If the trailer lights signal incorrectly or do not function, a crash could occur without warning. Dealers will correct the connector wiring free of charge. The recall began May 17, 2005.

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