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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,000 miles

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2003 Honda Element steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 012004

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles


2003 Honda Element, front window cracked under the seal up on the right hand passenger side. Popping noise in steering column developed after approx 15K miles. Power steering rod replaced in Aug 04. Returned to dealer in September. Was told they were unable to duplicate; however, service technician was able to hear it and said it sounded as if the airbag spring were loose. Was not fixed, report claimed that they were unable to duplicate. Returned to dealer the following week. Had two service technicians ride in the vehicle, they both heard the noise and replaced a turn signal switch. Popping noise is still present. There is a clicking noise when the steering wheel turns in either direction and at times even when driving in a straight line!

- Wright-Patterson Afb, OH, USA

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