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The Vehicle May Move Faster Than Expected After Cold Start on Honda Element

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 107,512 (67,000–158,000)
3 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005
11 people reported this problem
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at stop sign stopped proceed to take foot of brake my surged like a bat out of hell and my brakes did not help had to turn off key to ignition
When starting cold (meaning engine not up to operating temperature and idle at 'fast idle/cold' speed) and I move forward from my garage and take my foot off the brake the car will LUNGE forward unexpectedly regularly. Was a bit scary the first time. Have not yet had problem addressed.