hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
169,000 miles

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2005 Honda Element engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 222015


  • 169,000 miles


The car will stall when in motion and turning the steering wheel to make a turn. The car will stall at a stop sign, the car will stall and brake, fuel and brake lights wil come on but battery is fine and lights stay on. This is been an ongoing problem Honda will not honor the recall for the 2005 stalling auto transimission they have replaced the aic, the throttle, the cruise control, O2 sensor. The problem is going over a year since 2014 now worse.

- Behtel, CT, USA

problem #2

Jul 282015


  • 208,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Element. While driving at 50 mph, the vehicle accelerated independently and the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 208,000.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #1

Dec 022013


  • 130,000 miles
This issue has occurred multiple times over the course of a two month time frame. On cold mornings, within the first five minutes of driving the car, the car just shuts off, leaving me without brakes, steering, or acceleration. This would require me to take out the key and restart the engine. No error codes are being generated and the air/heat as well as radio continues to work. This has become quite a dangerous situation because the other vehicles are unaware I cannot move the car and the randomness of when this occurs. There is no pattern to it, although it will only happen within the first 5 minutes of driving the car and it will happen when in acceleration or deceleration. My dealership was unable to recreate this issue even after keeping it a couple days. I hope this issue can be figured out, fixed, and recalled so that I can feel safe again when driving my car.

- Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

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