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1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Honda Element engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 022013

Element 4-cyl

  • 101,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The car shut down while driving and came to an instant stop. The first time this happened the vehicle shut down completely while pulling into a business. Thankfully there was no one behind me. It has been maybe a year from the first incident and now the car will flash off and on within a nano second while driving at different speeds and also while coming to a stop and turning corners. The headlights also dim at different times while driving. This is very scary and will eventually cause an accident. I will be making an appointment with the local dealer asap. I am hoping that by getting the ignition recall completed this will fix the issue.

- Beavercreek, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 012014

Element 4-cyl

  • 101,000 miles
Took a well maintained 1994 Element we had owned since new to the Honda dealer for maintenance and was informed that the block was cracked and had been seeping coolant for a long time. This cracked block was undoubtedly a hazardous manufacturing defect requiring expensive repair and replacement.

- Boulder, CO, USA

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