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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,500 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.

2008 Honda Element suspension problems

suspension problem

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2008 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 182014

Element 4-cyl

  • 58,600 miles


Heard clunking noise from under carriage of vehicle. Brought into Honda dealership. Their inspection revealed worn ball joints(prematurely). Ball joints could separate causing the vehicle suspension to collapse. This condition would result in vehicle deceleration and a sudden loss of power, also steering controllability would be reduced.

- Belmar, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 272010


  • 70,400 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Element. The contact stated the vehicle has improperly welded a front bushing bracket on the left trailing arm of the rear suspension. Recall#08V349000, suspension:rear but his VIN was not included. The contact called the manufacturer and was told that his VIN was not included; therefore, he would have to pay for the repairs. The failure mileage was 70,400.

- Glendale , AZ, USA

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