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

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.

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Average mileage: 107,512 (67,000–158,000)
3 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005
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2005 Honda Element 95,000 mi,
On quick start, without warm up; the rpm jumps 500rpm higher when i put in drive.
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
2003 Honda Element 67,000 mi,
not fixed. is there a software problem and can that be verified?
2003 Honda Element 144,000 mi,
I've noticed this from the beginning of owning my Honda element.
2003 Honda Element 158,000 mi,
Move very quickly forward when I first take my foot off the break.
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.