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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Honda Element suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 082016


  • miles


My airbag light is on and will not go off and I also have a knocking and ticking noise on the front passenger side when turning my steering wheel.

- Garland, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 022012


  • 65,000 miles
Excessive vibration where you can see the stick shift shimmy and shake. Both driver and passenger can feel car vibrating like it has a bad wheel alignment but wheels have brand new tires and are aligned. Mechanic says it seems to be a broken motor mount. I have read on several Honda and Honda Element community forums reporting that motor mounts break with low mileage. I believe this is a defect.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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