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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,500 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 202006

Element 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,500 miles


: the contact stated a screeching noise was heard from the rear brakes while depressing the brake pedal at speeds of 2 mph and above. The vehicle was taken for an inspection due to the noise. The inspector determined the brake pads were worn and the rotors were scored. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer for inspection. The rear brake pad and rotors were replaced. However, the dealer stated the tires were worn around the tread although, no incidents or problems were reported about the tires previously. The manufacturer determined, this was normal wear and tear on the vehicle and the tires needed to be replaced as a part of regular maintenance. The rear ABS rotor was badly worn. The consumer replaced the tire because it was loosing air due to a screw. Updated 03/09/06

- Schuyler , NY, USA

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