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2003 Honda Element suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 172003


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Less than 100 miles a banging sound began intermitently coming from the rear of the vehicle. I got under the rear of the vehicle and the nut which holds the rear torsion bar on was about to fall off. Looks like it might be a self locking nut but could easily turn with my fingers. Paint overspray can be found on the rear passenger side window indicating an after factory paint job on at least this section of the vehicle. Dealer has been notified.

- Trophy Club, TX, USA

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