hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,608 miles

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2006 Honda Element engine problems

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2006 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012010

Element 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


About 3 - 4 times per year, the car engine races without any reason why. It is necessary to stand on the brake & shift into neutral; and then wait til the engine stops racing (usually 15 - 25 seconds). Until 2 days ago (8/21/2014), it has only happened when being alone in the car. However, on this occasion my wife was a passenger. She was quite upset over this there is usually no indication when it is going to happen, but on this occasion, the brakes did not seem to be working properly when I pulled into a store parking lot. Came to a stop sign, and the engine began it's racing. Shifted into neutral and waited about 15 seconds, while also applying the brakes. The car then returned to normal. Except for noticing some difficulty with the brakes, this was the usual racing incident that has been encountered over the years. Since it has only been me in the past in the vehicle, I did not feel a need to report the incidents.

- Battle Creek, MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 172014

Element 4-cyl

  • 136,824 miles
My cars has been hesitating when driven and stalling, I replaced the battery, then it stalled two more times. I brought the car to the casey dealership they put in on the computer and test drove the car they could not duplicate the problem and informed me it may be my fuel pump but the engine is not throwing a code so I was basically told to wait until the car will no longer start then they can diagnose the problem. 7-27-14 the car has stalled on me three times today I sent for tow truck to tow it back to the dealership the tow truck driver just wanted to see if it would start and it did of course. So now I am back to waiting for it to stall again and not let anyone attempt to start the car.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #1

May 072012


  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Element. The contact stated that the vehicle would stall sporadically while driving 65 mph or above. The vehicle was taken to the dealer at least six times who ran several diagnostic tests but was unable to determine a failure. The manufacturer was notified who offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 88,000 and the current mileage was 98,000.

- Hement, CA, USA

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