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5.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
67,778 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace idle air valve (1 reports)
2003 Honda Element engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #2

May 122012

Element EX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,056 miles

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

Starts cold, then goes away after a bit. It will rev high when dropped into gear, then resume normal rpm when the gear selector is changed from reverse to drive or the brakes bring it to a full stop.

- , Springfield, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 082009

Element EX 2WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,500 miles

Car idled very fast typically. Intermittently idle was fast enough to be difficult to control the speed of the car with the brakes. Dealer replaced idle air valve under extended warranty which solved the problem.

- , Redondo Beach, CA, USA

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