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Most Common Honda Element Problems

Worn door lock tumblers can cause the lock not to work. Removing the lock assembly and replacing the tumblers is needed to fix this problem.
On some models a faulty wire harness for the seat belts can cause the SRS light to illuminate. Replacing the faulty wire harness should correct this issue.
On 4 wheel drive models, a groaning noise from the rear differential heard while going through turns can be caused by differential fluid break down. Servicing the rear differential will generally...
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1 Known Honda Element Brakes Problem

The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn to thin, replaced to correct this issue.

2 Known Honda Element Drive Train Problems

On 4 wheel drive models, a groaning noise from the rear differential heard while going through turns can be caused by differential fluid break down. Servicing the rear differential will generally...
On 4 wheel drive models, a groaning noise from the rear differential heard while going through turns can be caused by differential fluid break down. Servicing the rear differential will generally...

3 Known Honda Element Electrical & Lights Problems

On some models a faulty wire harness for the seat belts can cause the SRS light to illuminate. Replacing the faulty wire harness should correct this issue.
A rear tailgate out of adjustment can cause the rear hatch light to come on. Adjusting the tailgate will repair this issue.
On certain models a faulty Electronic Load Detector can cause the head lights to dim and the Check Engine Light to illuminate. The Electronic Load Detector needs replacing to fix this problem.

3 Known Honda Element Engine Problems

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.
The 2003-2016 Honda Element engine oil pressure sensor is known to leak from normal operation. More information about the oil pressure sensor here. To correct the leak, the sensor must be inspect...
On certain models the fuel gauge reads empty and the low fuel indicator blinks. To correct this issue the fuel gauge needs to be replaced.

5 Known Honda Element Exhaust & Emissions Problems

On certain models a faulty Air Fuel (A/F) sensor can cause the Check Engine light to illuminate. Replacing the Air Fuel (A/F) sensor will repair this problem.
On some models the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) can misinterpret a low voltage condition and cause a false Check Engine light (MIL). A software update from Honda is needed for this repair.
Manual transmission vehicles can misinterpret Air Fuel (A/F) sensor readings and cause the Check Engine light (MIL) to illuminate. A software update from Honda will address this issue.

0 Known Honda Element Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known Honda Element Maintenance Problems

1 Known Honda Element Miscellaneous Problem

Worn door lock tumblers can cause the lock not to work. Removing the lock assembly and replacing the tumblers is needed to fix this problem.

0 Known Honda Element Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known Honda Element Problems & Complaints

On some models a faulty wire harness for the seat belts can cause the SRS light to illuminate. Replacing the faulty wire harness should correct this issue.
Worn door lock tumblers can cause the lock not to work. Removing the lock assembly and replacing the tumblers is needed to fix this problem.
On certain models a faulty Air Fuel (A/F) sensor can cause the Check Engine light to illuminate. Replacing the Air Fuel (A/F) sensor will repair this problem.
The 2003-2016 Honda Element engine oil pressure sensor is known to leak from normal operation. More information about the oil pressure sensor here. To correct the leak, the sensor must be inspect...
Manual transmission vehicles can misinterpret Air Fuel (A/F) sensor readings and cause the Check Engine light (MIL) to illuminate. A software update from Honda will address this issue.
Some models exhibit a high cold idle caused by the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) misinterpreting data and causing the Check Engine light (MIL) to illuminate. A software update from Honda is neede...
On some models the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) can misinterpret a low voltage condition and cause a false Check Engine light (MIL). A software update from Honda is needed for this repair.
On certain models a faulty Electronic Load Detector can cause the head lights to dim and the Check Engine Light to illuminate. The Electronic Load Detector needs replacing to fix this problem.
On certain models the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) misinterprets idle circuit data and the vehicle can have a slightly higher idle when cold and cause the Check Engine light (MIL) to illuminate....
On certain models the fuel gauge reads empty and the low fuel indicator blinks. To correct this issue the fuel gauge needs to be replaced.
On 4 wheel drive models, a groaning noise from the rear differential heard while going through turns can be caused by differential fluid break down. Servicing the rear differential will generally...
The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn to thin, replaced to correct this issue.
On 4 wheel drive models, a groaning noise from the rear differential heard while going through turns can be caused by differential fluid break down. Servicing the rear differential will generally...
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.
A rear tailgate out of adjustment can cause the rear hatch light to come on. Adjusting the tailgate will repair this issue.
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