Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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2003 Honda Element transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 032005

Element 6-cyl

  • miles


This is the third throttle body assembly installed into car since purchase. The first one was defective and replaced with a new model. The second was replaced due to electrical failures, and the last one was replaced due to the dvd/nav system installed which was causing electrical interference to the throttle body, causing it to fail. The symptom started with the shift not unlocking when brakes were applied. Then it will not shift gears, causing the car to run at 4500 rpms. Then vehicle hit a bump in road, and it shifted to better highway speed. Dealer stated that he could not get trouble codes from computer until all dvd/nav was disconected. They replaced throttle body assembly, and told us not to hook dvd/nav system up unless it had its own fuseable link line from battery, and not to use wire harness to connect.

- Harahan, LA, USA

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