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5.9

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,978 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 - interior problems

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2003 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 012006

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,260 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

: the contact stated the vehicle's horn died for the fifth time. The horn was quieter in sound until it finally dies. The service dealer installed a new type of horn in the vehicle in April 2005, however this horn had also stopped functioning. Updated 10/25/2006 - the horn has been replaced/repaired five times. The technician at the dealer is unable to determine was keeps causing the horn to fail.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 012005

Element

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer has had consistent problems with the vehicle's factory installed horn and alarm. The dealer was unable to remedy the communication system. Other problems were; the bumper cover would pop out intermittently, the right side corner piece was loose, the horn sound was abnormal and anti-freeze was leaking.

- Cerritos, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 152003

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
The horn and the alarm system failed to operate properly. The dealer made repairs back in Dec. 15, 2003 and now the problem has recurred, the sound of the horn diminished when used and the auto remote was failing to activate the alarm system. The vehicle will be taken to the dealer.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 232003

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,650 miles
Problems with windshield, cd player, horn and alarm. The windshield cracked after a small piece of debris hit it. The cd player stopped working after it had been playing for 5 hours. The right side bumper fell off.

- Cerritos, CA, USA

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