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.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2 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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2005 Honda Element electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #1

May 122005

Element 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2 miles


Have a 2005 Honda Element covered under the NHTSA campaign #05E035000. Trailer hitch was installed by the dealer on a new vehicle. Was made aware of the recall through consumers reports magazine. Checked the NHTSA web site to learn more. Called Honda dealer who didn't even know about the recall. Called american Honda number from the NHTSA recall notice, they said my Element was not covered as the trailer hitch was not factory installed but dealer installed. Honda doesn't mention any factory installed options in the catalog, just dealer installed accessories. My complaint is that Honda didn't notify me or anybody else with a dealer installed trailer hitch of the recall. As far as their concerned, I don't have the problem, even though my car exhibited all of the symptoms the recall notice described. What's the point of a recall if they don't notify anybody?

- Lake Orion, MI, USA

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