Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,000 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.

2009 Honda Element brakes problems

brakes problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2009 Honda Element:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2009 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 302011

Element 4-cyl

  • 22,000 miles


2009 Honda Element, under 2000 miles after certification suffered a brake failure without warning leading to accident.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #2

Mar 112010


  • 2,000 miles
Soft brake pedal on 2009 Honda Element LX AWD. Brake pedal may go almost to the floor so that foot hits gas pedal when braking.

- Duluth, MN, USA

problem #1

Mar 212010


  • 0 miles
Since new (day one) have had soft brake peddle. Dealer says normal, but I don't think so as I have driven 100S of vehicles in my 50 years of driving and only felt this mushy brake pedal when experiencing a master cylinder internal leak.

- Sebring, FL, USA

Not what you are looking for?