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120,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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2003 Honda Element electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 012014

Element LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


Car won't start and when that happens I pull the key out and get a ticking noise in the dash. It will start if I hit the top of the dash with my fist. Sometimes when the car does start the dashboard lights and gauges do not wake up until later. Sometimes the AC will start by itself. Headlights and vent fan change output level in a cyclical manner and when I let off the gas. Sometimes the cruise control cuts out. Sometimes the light on the far right fan control dial does not work. Sometimes the map lights don't work. I am not sure if these issues are all related. The battery was low and replaced and I still have same issues.

- , Crystal Lake, IL, USA

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