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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,060 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Honda Element accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2004 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 152008


  • 30,000 miles


Driver seat began rocking back and forth. Many owners on the Honda Element owner's club website report this problem for this and other model years. H and a sells hardware kits to replace seat components, but they are expensive and this type of recurring problem should not fall on consumers' shoulders.

- Wallingford, CT, USA

problem #4

Apr 202008


  • 50,500 miles
The problem is with the 04 Honda Element. I have searched online and many other people are having the same problem with the drivers seat rocking back and fourth. This is dangerous and Honda needs to do something about it.

- Grimes, IA, USA

problem #3

Apr 132007

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,800 miles
The driver's seat in my '04 Honda Element ex rocks back, especially on the right side. It feels like it is going to come right off the track or that the bolt will come completely loose causing the seat of move in some unsafe anner. This seems to me to be a very dangerous situation, especially if involved in a crash where it might just shear right off. The seat was loose when I purchased the used car. The dealer tightened it and never mentioned that this was a recurring, unsolved problem. I told the salesman that I would not buy if the seat was not fixed. Within two months it was loose and rocking. The dealerships technician said it was "a problem with this model." That is an unsatisfactory answer. Honda should fix this problem without charge.

- Clifton, VA, USA

problem #2

Dec 012004

Element 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
The driver's seat in our '04 Honda Element ex is actually rocking back and forth and sideways! it feels like it is going to come right off the track. This seems like a very dangerous situation, especially if involved in a crash where it might just shear right off. This began within the first 6 months of owning the car and has progressed. We have heard many others complain about this problem, so we know it's not isolated. All the dealerships have told us it would cost us to have it fixed, since there is no recall. This is crazy!

- North Bay Village, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 202005


  • miles
Honda Element - driver seat started rocking 7 months old. Unsafe. Clearly some is loose and there are the complaint is out there and real. This is truly unsafe and should be embraced asap.

- East Northport, NY, USA

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