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9.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,222 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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2008 Honda Element seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #18

May 232016

Element

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #17

Oct 182016

Element

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Element. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V344000 (air bags). However, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #16

Jul 012016

Element

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 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 not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Part distribution disconnect.

- Conway, SC, USA

problem #15

Jun 132016

Element

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Chester, VA, USA

problem #14

Jul 012016

Element

  • miles
Takata recall - I called the dealership (stuart, fl Honda) to schedule the recall repair. I was told they can order the part but have no idea when it will be in and that it could be weeks or months. The man said people waited from March until Sept to get drivers side airbags, and the have no idea when they will get the passenger side airbag to fix my car. Further, in direct conflict with the recall letter from Honda, the service person said there is no risk of metal coming out of the airbag. The dealer alos refused to provide a loaner car. I then called american Honda, they gave me a case number and also could not tell me when I can get my car fixed. I spoke to gloria who said there is no rosk to the back seat. I received the Honda recall letter in July 2016 and Honda still cannot provide a estimate for when I can have the car fixed, or provide a loaner car.

- Palm City, FL, USA

problem #13

Sep 012016

Element 4-cyl

  • miles
2008 Honda Element. Consumer writes in regards to replacement parts not available to repair front passenger side airbag recall notice and requests alternative transportation.

- Calistoga, CA, USA

problem #12

Jul 012016

Element

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 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 not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 09/20/16

- Mansfield, OH, USA

problem #11

Jun 062016

Element

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Element. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V344000 (air bags); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Lovan, TX, USA

problem #10

Jul 202016

Element

  • miles
Takata recall- I feel that having to wait an estimated one to two months for a replacement of the passenger side airbag is unacceptable. We are unable to use our vehicle for carpooling which is how we utilize this vehicle. Also, the driver's side airbag was recalled long ago--- I feel the passenger side airbag has probably been a danger for a long time and should have been recalled when the driver's side airbag was recalled. I feel that the safety of consumers has been compromised by the delay in issuing a recall and the delay in getting the necessary parts when the recall was initiated.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #9

Aug 012016

Element

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Element. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V344000 (air bags); however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #8

Jul 192016

Element

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Honda Element. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V344000 (air bags); however, the parts for the recall repair were not available. The contact stated that 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Folsom, CA, USA

problem #7

Jul 202016

Element

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Element. The contact received a recall notification for the air bags. The part needed to repair the vehicle was unavaliable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The NHTSA campaign number was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure.....updated 09/14/16

- Chester, VA, USA

problem #6

Jul 012016

Element

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 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 not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 272015

Element

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Element. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V320000 (air bags). The contact notified the dealer multiple times; however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 272015

Element 4-cyl

  • miles
There has been no crash as such--I am complaining about Honda's lack of responsiveness to the airbag inflator recall. I have been trying to get this recall taken care of for some time. Currently, a Honda dealership has my car but I can get no information from them about when the part will be in--they did not even seem familiar with the recall when I took the car in for service & showed them the letter. I do have a rental car for now, but this is not acceptable as a long-term solution. A call to customer service resulted in my being told (politely!!) that there was nothing they could do, it was a big recall, it was all in the hands of the dealership. I did receive a case number to assist in getting a better rental, but was told they would call as soon as possible--??whenever that is. I feel that I am receiving the runaround from this Honda dealership, that possibly Honda is stalling on the recall, hoping people will just get tired and give up.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 262015

Element 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
I am following up on my recent replacement of the recalled driver's side air bag. Worried that the same problem could exist on the passenger side, I have contacted Honda to inquire if the passenger side airbag is similar to the recalled item and also in need of replacement. Honda has told me that the passenger side air bag is a takata brand but a different model. Upon research on your site, I found that Honda Element years 2003-2004 have had a recall for a similar design and vintage air bag under NHTSA campaign 14V700000. This recall is following the same decision making process that has led to the larger driver side recall. Rather than wait for similar events to occur, wouldn't it be prudent to replace passenger side air bag in my vehicle now instead of waiting for the report of injuries in both high humidity and more northern sites? as these vehicles age, they have more exposure to high temperature and humidity weather and will very likely have similar problems.

- Grand Island, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 032014

Element

  • miles
2008 Honda Element consumer is requesting a recall expansion regarding takata air bags.

- Latham, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 032014

Element

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Element. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V351000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was not available. The dealer was unable to provide a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified. The contact did not experience a failure.

- Waipahu, HI, USA

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