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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,027 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 - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2006 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 192007

Element 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda Element. The contact stated that he was unable to see any of the indicators in the instrument panel when the sun was shining. The failure prevented him from keeping track of his driving speed because the speedometer was not visible. The failure almost caused the contact to strike another vehicle while driving 50 mph. The current and failure mileages were 4,000. Updated 05/23/07.

- St Charles, MO, USA

problem #2

Jul 082006

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3 miles
: the contact stated the instrument panel was not bright enough to see clearly during daylight hours. The service dealer recommended tinting added to the front side windows and the top few inches of the windshield. Led lights were installed into the instrument panel in an attempt to correct the problem. The visibility was still poor and took attention from the road. The manufacturer was notified. Updated 10/04/06

- Homosassa, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 222006

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,079 miles
: the contact stated the instrument panel on the vehicle was set too far into the dash to see the gauges effectively during daylight hours. The manufacturer was notified, and a case was opened. The vehicle was not taken in for service. Updated 10/04/06.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

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