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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,422 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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2007 Honda Element seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #19

Jul 282016

Element

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Honda Element. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V344000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Weatherford, OK, USA

problem #18

Oct 122016

Element

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Honda Element. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V344000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Logansport, LA, USA

problem #17

Jul 012016

Element

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Honda Element. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V344000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Part distribution disconnect.

- Masury, OH, USA

problem #16

Sep 012016

Element 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2007 Honda Element. Consumer writes in regards to replacement parts not available to repair airbags.

- Mayaguez, PR, USA

problem #15

Jul 222016

Element

  • miles
Takata inflators this is our only means of transportation to our jobs with out children one of which has a lot of medical apts. There are only 2 seats in the rear for my children's car seats, which does not allow anyone to sit back there instead of the passenger seat. I contacted Honda right away and processed an urgent claim for loaner transportation for the safety of my family while parts are on back order atleast 3 weeks. A year and a half before I had an issue with the air bag recall and this accommodation was made so I know they are able to help out. It's been a week and half and 2 calls to their customer service to follow up with the case manager that they said was to overwhelmed to get back to me. If my family is injured during this wait I will file a lawsuit in regards to this matter. When I asked to file a complaint and requested a different case manager the man told me everyone is urgent and I'll just document your complaint in the call. I will never purchase a Honda again especially if they have this many issues with a safety device and cannot ensure my families safety during this situation. This is very disappointing.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #14

Jul 202016

Element

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Honda Element. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V344000 (air bags) however, the parts needed were not available. The contact believed that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the recall repairs. The dealer and the manufacturer were made aware of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Wellington, FL, USA

problem #13

Jun 112015

Element

  • 100,000 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 while driving at various speeds, the passenger side air bag warning indicator intermittently illuminated. The failure recurred on several occasions. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V320000 (air bags) and 12V436000 (electrical system, trailer hitches); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- San Pedro, CA, USA

problem #12

Apr 012014

Element

  • miles
I have been waiting to have my airbag inflator replaced and it still has not been replaced 4 months later.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #11

Jul 012015

Element 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Honda Element. Consumer writes in regards to replacement parts not available to complete airbag recall notice #14V-351. Updated 09/10/15

- Hollister, CA, USA

problem #10

Mar 022015

Element

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Element. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V320000 (air bags); however, the part for the recall was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #9

Nov 152012

Element

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Honda Element. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V351000 (air bags) and 13V436000 (air bags); however, the parts were not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repairs. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available for an extended period of time. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #8

May 182015

Element

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Element. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V351000 (air bags) and 13V436000 (air bags); however, the part was not available within a reasonable timeframe. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #7

Apr 142015

Element

  • miles
Received a notice for an important safety recall. Written description on recall notice is "the defect in these vehicles could kill or injure you or other people in your vehicle" the last sentence of this paragraph reads, "past ruptures like this have killed and injured vehicle drivers." Attempted to make an appointment on multiple occasions and was told no one was available in service to speak to me, even after explaining I was calling due to the recall notice. Left my name and phone number as requested but no return call. I called again today (4/14/2015) and was told I must wait until the end of June to have this "defect that has killed and injured others" repaired.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #6

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 #5

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 #4

Mar 252008

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
2007 Honda Element. Consumer states several problems with vehicle to include transmission failure the consumer stated the transmission first failed at 15,000. The defect the dealer apparently repaired between March 22-26 and April 2008 has returned. Recently, the vehicle started to shudder once more under light acceleration between 30-35 mph. The consumer also stated there was a persistent clicking sound coming from the front passenger seat. In addition, a malfunctioning radio console was replaced. The problem returned with the front passenger seat. The SRS light illuminated on an intermittent basis and when it did illuminate, it stayed on for extended periods of time.

- Mount Pleasant, MI, USA

problem #3

Oct 152011

Element

  • 20 miles
I was traveling approximately 20 mph, brakes were not applied before incident, and the driver and passenger side curtain airbags and the driver seat air bag deployed. When the airbags deployed I attempted to apply the brakes and they were not functioning for approximately 1/2 miles of travel.

- Centreville, AL, USA

problem #2

Apr 142011

Element

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Element. While driving approximately 20 mph, the contact applied the brakes and both the front and rear driver side air bags deployed independently. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed and was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 50,000.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #1

Jan 052007

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car crash, the person I hit ran a stop sign going about 40 miles an hour. 2007 Honda Element air bags went off, and lost permanent hearing loss in both ears, L ear 50% and R ear 70%.

- Fife, WA, USA

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