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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,300 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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2006 Honda Element accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2006 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 012009


  • 23,300 miles


I noticed that the side doors latch along the running board on the driver's side of my 2006 Honda Element had come loose. The two sizable bolts that should secure the latch to the vehicle body float freely when the latch can be moved by hand. Visually, the only thing that seems to be keeping the latch from falling onto the street is the black plastic interior strips that overlap the flange of the latch. Looks to me that if that latch comes free from the vehicle then both doors could potentially swing open creating a dangerous situation.

- Takoma Park, MD, USA

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