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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,300 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 232006

Element 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 5,300 miles


Driver ran into stopped car in front of him. Speed was sufficient to flatten the car up to the front of the engine - little damage behind that. Car is 2006 Honda Element. Air bag did not deploy. Safety belt did not lock up quickly - driver struck the steering wheel, and chest was bruised by top of steering wheel. Passenger seat moved to the full forward position, almost touching the dashboard. No significant injuries resulted, but safety systems did not work as expected.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

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