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.
If the manual or power door lock is activated while an interior front door handle is being operated, the cable connecting the interior door handle to the door latch mechanism may become loose and move out of position. There is a possibility that the cable can move far enough out of position to prevent the door from properly latching. If the door is not fully latched, the door may open while driving or during a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury to the vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front door latch assemblies in the affected vehicles. Additionally, the interior front door handles in certain Honda CR-Vs will also be replaced to correct this concern. The Honda recall campaign numbers are S45/S46/S47.
During vehicle assembly, the process required to properly seat the driver's side driveshaft and its retaining clip may not have been completed. As a result, the driveshaft may separate. If this occurs, the vehicle will have a loss of drive power and may roll away if the parking brake has not been applied, increasing the risk of a crash or pedestrian injury. Dealers will inspect the driver's side driveshaft and replace it as needed. The Honda recall number is S40.
The electrical terminal for the low beam headlights may wear in the electrical connecter at the combination headlight switch. This can cause increased electrical resistance and melting of the terminal ends within the wiring harness connector. Failure of the electrical connector can cause the low beam headlights to become inoperative, reducing driver visibility and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will repair the damaged terminal harness or replace the combination lighting switch as necessary to correct this concern. The Honda recall number is S34.
The passenger side front lower control arm may fail at the sub-frame bushing collar. As a result, loss of vehicle control can occur, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the passenger side front lower control arm if necessary to correct this concern. The Honda recall number is S33.
The gas-filled struts that help to raise and support the power liftgate may fail prematurely due to a manufacturing flaw. The flaw can result in leakage of the pressurized gas, leading to reduced strut performance. Unexpected closure of the liftgate may occur due to the failed struts, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace both lift gate gas struts to correct this concern. The Honda recall number is S22.
The vent shut float (VSF) valve case in the fuel tank assembly does not meet design specifications. As a result, fuel may leak from the fuel tank, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the VSF assembly date, and if necessary, replace the fuel tank assembly to correct this concern. The Honda recall numbers are S25 and S26.
A propellant with an incorrect specification may have been used during assembly of the side curtain airbags. As a result, one or both side curtain airbags may not deploy in the event of a crash. Failure of a side curtain airbag will increase the risk of injury. Dealers will inspect and replace the side curtain airbag assembly as necessary to correct this concern.
The spare tire may not be the same size as what is indicated on the tire information label. This could lead to improper tire inflation, resulting in tire failure and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the spare tire or the information label as necessary to correct this concern.
A retaining nut for the right front lower suspension damper bolt may not have been tightened correctly during vehicle assembly. As a result, the nut may loosen over time. If the nut were to loosen, the front hub assembly would then be attached by only one bolt. This would allow the wheel assembly to shift to an extreme inward angle, resulting in loss of steering and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will repair the vehicles as necessary to correct this concern.