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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Honda Element engine problems

engine problem

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2006 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 092012

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda Element. The contact stated that while the brakes were depressed, the vehicle accelerated abnormally and without warning. The failure repeated three times after the initial failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 16,000 and the current mileage was 17,300. Updated 06/05/12 updated 06/06/12

- Newton, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jun 102010


  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Element. While the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed that the engine idle was not stable causing it to fluctuate from 2000 rpms to 4000 rpms. The dealer was contacted who informed the contact that the throttle body would need to be replaced. The contact did not inform the manufacturer of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was approximately 26,000 and the current mileage was approximately 30,000.

- Makawao, HI, USA

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