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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
75,000 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. dealer replaced seat under warranty (1 reports)
2004 Honda Element accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2004 Honda Element:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2004 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 152014

Element LX 2.4L 4

  • Manual transmission
  • 151,000 miles


The seat's vinyl is cracked or split on both passenger and drivers side. It was like that when I purchased it used.

- , Sturbridge, MA, USA

problem #4

Jun 012010

Element ES V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles

When I noticed this problem I told it to the dealership and asked them about a repair, they said I would have to pay for the repair and that there was no repair kit for fixing the seat. I asked them how much for them to repair and they said it would be expensive. Never did get back a price quote.

- , Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #3

Jul 022009

Element EX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

Dean honda in west mifflen blew me off. had problem looked at with 60000 miles but it existed long before that. car is a good car but should not do that . i bought extended warranty. 1480 dollars covers car for 84 months and 100000 miles. they told me warranty didn't cover it - it was abuse. I'v had over 40 cars in my life and never had an interior do that. I think they are using inferior materials. and to boot dealer sold me warranty called bumper to bumper. real MAD

- , Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 232007

(reported on)

Element EX

  • Manual transmission
  • 44,000 miles

After 1 1/2 years, I had to get my drivers seat replaced due to the vinyl cracking and ripping. They did place it under warranty but it tool them longer than expected.

- , Fridley, MN, USA

problem #1

Oct 232007

(reported on)

Element EX

  • Manual transmission
  • 62,000 miles

I went in to the dealership (Luther Honda Brooklyn Park, MN) to see what they would do about replacing the seat since I had it replaced 14 months ago and they said since it is out of the 12 month, 12000 mile warranty of the first time it had to be replaced (8/06), I would have to pay for it myself. They said they have never seen this issue before.

- , Fridley, MN, USA

Not what you are looking for?