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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,800 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 022007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,800 miles


All the transmission fluid leaked out of vehicle. Vehicle would not go into gear. Vehicle only slid backwards until placed in park. Vehicle was towed to dealer for repair. Dealer put in transmission fluid, checked pressure and returned to owner. In 5-7 days vehicle began to jerk backwards forcefully. Returned vehicle to dealer for repair. Vehicle has been at dealer for 4 days now. Dealer first replaced solenoid switch. Honda would not release to dealer new transmission until solenoid was replaced. Now dealer has to keep car longer to replace transmission.

- Gurnee, IL, USA

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