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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
158,000 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 lights problems

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2004 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 132014

Element 4-cyl

  • 158,000 miles


Low beams stopped working simultaneously. Headlight bulbs were promptly replaced but the bulbs were fine. The defect was in the vehicle itself. Low beams do not work, while the high beams and running lights continue to operate normally. Honda had a recall for this, just not for the Element: my local Honda dealership wants $350 to fix this defect.

- Bothell, WA, USA

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