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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,722 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Honda Element accessories - exterior problems

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2003 Honda Element Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Oct 272008


  • 89,000 miles


Car door lock not working properly.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #3

Mar 012009


  • miles
Door lock will not open. Starting in 2007, the driver's side (most used door) door lock became difficult to operate. By March 2009 the key no longer functioned at all. It is not possible to leave the car locked.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #2

Sep 152007


  • 52,800 miles
The driver's side lock has not worked well for some time, and now it doesn't work at all. The key won't go all the way into the lock. The passenger side lock has the same problem often, but not every time. As a result, I can't lock my doors, because I may not be able to get them open. This is a safety hazard, because I leave my car in a parking garage all day, and I don't feel safe getting into an unlocked car every night or having to struggle to get into a permanently locked car. There are complaints about this issue all over the internet.

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 272007


  • 90,000 miles
Drivers side lock does not work and now the passenger side lock is starting to exhibit the same problems.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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