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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,000 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.

2008 Honda Element brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 102009


  • 4,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Honda Element. While driving between 35-40 mph he applied pressure to the brake pedal, but the vehicle would not stop. Consequently, he rear-ended the proceeding vehicle. The driver in the other vehicle was transported to the hospital in an ambulance. A police report was filed. The front end of the vehicle received $4,000 worth of damages. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for repairs. The failure was contributed to the anti- lock brake system computer module. The insurance company was notified. The failure and current mileages were 4,000.

- Canonsburg, PA, USA

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