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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 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.

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2003 Honda Element steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 142016


  • miles


Takata recall : airbag recall slip, no parts available, steering seems to have issues on drivers front, while in motion, transmission whines, while backing and driving any road style, remote key lock issues, stationary

- Wheeling, WV, USA

problem #1

Aug 312011

Element 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Tumblers in ignition becomes mal aligned, key will not insert or turn, engine will not start. This is not part of the current active recall on the ignition system. I have replaced the ignition lock cylinder twice in 3 years. It is a common occurrence, ask any one who drives a 2003 Element, they've replaced this part too. Honda only warranties the part for one year.

- Kittery, ME, USA

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