really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
117,525 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2003 Honda Element engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012010

Element EX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 184,000 miles


the problem started with the element wanting to die when I came to a stop at stop sign or red light. Took it to a mechanic cause someone suggested that my exhaust valves may need to be adjusted. At the time, there were codes for all cylinders misfiring. When I picked up the car the codes were not coming up and car was running fine. In just one day the codes returned and now the car wasnt dying at stops, but my car started to shake like a timing problem or a cylinder not working. disconnected one cylinder at time and found out that cylinder #2 is not having any compression. A honda dealer in frisco charged me 100 dollars and 3 hours later said the same thing, yup no compression from cylinder #2. The cost to get to the bottom of problem: 600 to open the engine and 600 dollars to put it back together. That's not actually fixing it, just to find out what it could be. never took it back to the dealer. Dont know what to do.

- , Carrollton, TX, US

problem #1

Aug 272008

Element ES

  • Manual transmission
  • 51,050 miles

engine misfire code 300 301 302 303 304, happen twice comes goes spark plug have been changed. suspect fuel problem. Looking for anyone with the same problem, what is the fix?

- , Oceanside, CA, USA

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