really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Honda Element lights problems

lights problem

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2006 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 272013

Element 4-cyl

  • 96,000 miles


I hit a deer last December and the only reason the insurance company did not total it was because the air bags did not deploy. There was just about $10,000 worth of damage to my car. After waiting a month and a half, traveling 18 hours & spending an extra $200 for travel to go get my car I finally got it back. Also, my car does not idle like it should. It will also go dead when I come to a stop. It doesn't happen all the time but it will happen in the middle of traffic and I will be stuck there for a few minutes.

- Chico, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 052011


  • 84,000 miles
Low beam headlight failure - the headlights on this 2006 Honda Element failed in much the same manner as described in the 2007 Honda fit recall and the 2002-2003 Honda civic recall. The headlight wiring harness connector is burnt on the second pin from the left-hand side, on the top of the connector, if one looked at it as it was removed from the switch.

- Plano, TX, USA

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