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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
100,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. torque converter replacement (1 reports)
2003 Honda Element transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 012008

Element EX 2.4L I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


I'm sure that I'm not the only one with this problem, I've seen online people complaining and posting complaints about torque converter problems for few years, I've been waiting for Honda t to start recalling their Element models or at least help with the pay to fix it after the warranty , Torque converters are very expensive to fix and on Honda Element they go wrong after 100000 miles which is right after the warranty expires, but I'm guessing its too much money that will have to be spend. I cant afford 700$ torque converter replacement. I hope more people here will post about the problem so it will be noticed.

- , Brooklyn, NY, USA

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