really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,906 miles

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2005 Honda Element seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #4

May 112007

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,605 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Honda Element. The contact stated that the air bag SRS light remains illuminated. The dealer stated that the vehicle is not under warranty and could not perform the repair. The contact stated that the entire system has failed. The engine size was unknown. The current mileage is 43,705 and failure mileage was 43,605.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #3

Feb 192007

Element 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
A week ago I was in a parking lot going 5-7 mph I had to swerve to the left to avoid a collision and when I did my left front tire hit a cement pole at which time my steering wheel air bag and passenger (I had 0 passengers) air bag deployed. I didn't know what happened. I had my seat belt on and it threw me towards the passenger seat causing back pain and it burned my arm so bad it was bleeding. It is in the shop right now getting the front end fixed and the air bags are costing $1500 to repair. I contacted the dealer the next day and I have not heard back from them. I wanted to know what kind of an impact would make the air bags deploy.

- Sun City, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 232006

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,800 miles
: the contact stated while driving 2 mph over a speed bump through a parking lot in the rain, the front passenger side curtain airbag deployed from within the seat without warning. The passenger was not wearing a seat belt, and sustained minor injuries. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who determined the airbag deployed due to impact of one of the airbag sensors underneath the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #1

Oct 202005

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 220 miles
We purchased a new 2005 Honda Element ex 4WD and after driving it for only 200 miles, the SRS airbag warning light came on indicating that the system was malfunctioning. When we took the car to the dealer, we were told that Honda knows that when a cell phone or laptop is placed on the passenger seat this triggers the malfunction. We were then told by the service manager at poway Honda, in poway, ca that this information was in the owner's manual, which it is not. They also did not know if this led to air bag malfunction. They only reset the sensor. When confronted about being told that this was in the manual, the manager of the dealership hung up on me.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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