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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20 miles

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2005 Honda Element suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 262005

Element 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20 miles


Since the purchase of my new 2005 Honda Element ex, there has been a really loud noise coming from the suspension, both front and back. It mostly makes this noise when hitting a dip in the road, or coming into my driveway. It sounds as though someone is hitting there hands down on the keys of a piano. Also, this vehicle has been wearing tires at an alarming rate, for this is the second set of tires it has gone through within 27,000 miles. They were rotated as scheduled by the manufacturer, and the vehicle is in alignment. Also, I had a 2006 Honda Accord LX which was making the same noise, which the dealership failed to acknowledge. Also, I have friends with the Honda Odyssey van, ridgeline truck, all which are making the same noise and are wearing tires abnormally.

- New Martinsville, WV, USA

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