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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Honda Element Software Update Will Stop Car From Moving Faster Than Expected
Honda Element Problem
Average Mileage: 109,597 mi (67,000 mi - 158,000 mi)
Visitor, 2005 Honda Element, 71,584 mi
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
Visitor, 2003 Honda Element, 67,000 mi
not fixed. is there a software problem and can that be verified?
Visitor, 2003 Honda Element, 144,000 mi
I've noticed this from the beginning of owning my Honda element.
Visitor, 2003 Honda Element, 158,000 mi
Move very quickly forward when I first take my foot off the break.
Visitor, 2003 Honda Element, 140,000 mi
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.