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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,375 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.

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2007 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 112015


  • 109,000 miles


While driving on the interstate the speedometer needle, and the tachometer needle fell off of their gauges. In addition the gas gauge now no longer properly registers the amount of fuel in the tank so I am left to estimate. All three pose a safety risk to me as a driver increasing the possibility of my speeding inadvertently, running out of gas in isolated locations, or driving the car at high RPM. All 3 items occurred with no other unusual incident in the car, no bump, no accident or any other event that one would expect is required to dislodge a needle from its gauge.

- Forest Park, IL, USA

problem #3

Jan 072015

Element 4-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
I was driving down a gravel road and the gauge needles on both the speedometer and tachometer fell off. We were using the vehicle in accordance with how it was designed to be used. We were forced to finish our trip without knowing our speed or rpms (a major safety hazard). The Honda dealer says the entire instrument cluster must be replaced in order for the gauges to display accurate information again. This is obviously a major design flaw by Honda which has serious safety concerns.

- Hilo, HI, USA

problem #2

Jul 012014

Element 4-cyl

  • 71,500 miles
I was driving my Element down a back road in indianapolis when after hitting a pothole I noticed 4 bright lights shining directly at me. All the needles in my dash fell right out and are currently nestled in plain view behind the clear plastic face.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #1

Jan 012012


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Element. The contact stated that the vehicle jerked and lunged forward after the brake pedal was applied. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed. The manufacturer was not made of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 88,708.

- Ramer , AL, USA

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