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4.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,833 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Honda Element brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 032011

Element

  • 58,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Honda Element. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 10V098000 (services brakes, air). After the repairs, the malfunction indicator light and the check engine light began to illuminate on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and the error codes were removed from the system. The dealer stated that the vehicle was not experiencing any other failures. The warning lights continued to illuminate. The contact felt that the recall repairs were responsible for the subsequent failures. The failure mileage was 58,000 and the current mileage was 58,380.

- Garner, NC, USA

problem #2

Jan 102007

Element

  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Element. While driving approximately 5 mph and depressing the brakes, the vehicle would not stop. The contact stated that extreme pressure had to be applied to the brake pedal in order for the vehicle to stop. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 10V098000 (service brakes, air) in which the vehicle was previously repaired. Approximately two weeks after the repairs were performed, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 500.

- Incline Village, NV, USA

problem #1

Mar 312010

Element

  • 22,000 miles
Premature failure of rear passenger disc brake at 22000 miles. Loud grinding noise noticed coming from rear passenger wheel. Brought to dealer immediately. Rear passenger rotor and both rear pads needed to be replaced, front brakes fine upon inspection. After arguing with the service department got the repair bill down from $505 to $65. Upon further research, I feel that the dealer just treated the symptom and not the cause of the problem and this is likely to occur again. Not sure if this is related to the recent braking recall for Honda Elements and oddysseys or not, but just wanted to make a record of my experience for those who may have had to cover the full cost of their repair.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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