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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
123,000 miles

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2005 Honda Element transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 232011

Element 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 123,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Honda Element. The contact stated that the vehicle was coasting in traffic when he was unable to shift into gear. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the metal which held the clutch springs in place fractured, jamming the clutch. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 123,000. Updated 09/27/11 updated 12/02/11

- Mineral Bluff, GA, USA

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