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Honda Element Software Update Will Stop Car From Moving Faster Than Expected

Honda Element Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004, 2005

Average Mileage: 107,512 mi (67,000 mi - 158,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 95,000 mi

    On quick start, without warm up; the rpm jumps 500rpm higher when i put in drive.

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  • Visitor, , 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

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  • Visitor, , 67,000 mi

    not fixed. is there a software problem and can that be verified?

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  • Visitor, , 144,000 mi

    I've noticed this from the beginning of owning my Honda element.

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  • Visitor, , 158,000 mi

    Move very quickly forward when I first take my foot off the break.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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