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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
135,500 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.

2007 Honda Element engine problems

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2007 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 302015


  • 220,000 miles


Engine will stall in the middle of driving. Honda has a recall for the 2007 Elements with this exact problem, however they claim that this vehicle is not part of this recall. This has happened a few times but most recently I was provided more information on occurrence.

- North Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #3

Nov 102014

Element 4-cyl

  • 126,000 miles
Driver airbag deployed in Element when it hit rear end of vehicle that was stopped in lane of traffic due to having rear ended vehicle in from of it. Element driver suffered near 3rd degree chemical burns & cut on right wrist, burn on left thumb joint, bruise & cut under left ribcage. 2 weeks later still treating dollar size chemical burn & skin peeling on right wrist. Dark green substance was on right wrist original blistering & skin peeled area, took several days to remove it completely. Medical care was required.

- Stoneville, NC, USA

problem #2

Aug 222012

Element 4-cyl

  • 116,000 miles
Was involved in a car accident on 8/22/12. I was driving a 2007 Honda Element AWD at 55mph. An accident happened in front of me which resulted in me hitting a truck and a van hitting me. The airbags never deployed... not one! I am upset that I bought this car because of the safety measures and when I needed them, nothing happened. Both the driver and passenger suffered very sore necks, shoulders and backs! I want a investigation done on my vehicle to see why the airbags never deployed!!! thankfully nobody was killed due to some malfunctioning airbags.

- Canton, NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 092012


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Element. The contact stated that the ignition failed. The contact stated that she tried to start the engine but nothing would happen. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for inspection. The dealer and manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Longview, TX, USA

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