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113,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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2003 Honda Element transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 012010

Element 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,000 miles


This car I've had since new in 2003. It's always been a good reliable car until a couple of years ago it started to shake when I reached certain speeds like 32 to 46 mph. It got much worse a few months ago. The only way I can describe it is it sounds and feels like your running over the rumble strips in the breakdown lane on the highway. The only way it stops shaking and vibrating is when you either let up on the gas or give it gas. I heard it could be the transmission going but was wondering if any one else had this problem.

- , Hanson, MA, USA

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