really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,933 miles

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2006 Honda Element seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 132014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda Element. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V351000 (air bags). However, the parts needed were not available. The dealer did not provide a specific date when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repairs. Also, the contact mentioned that the front and rear seat belts were connected to the doors which caused a safety concern upon entering and exiting the vehicle. The failure mileage was not available.

- Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 012013


  • 161,000 miles
I was driving approximately 25 mph vehicle in front suddenly stopped I rear ended vehicle causing damage to front bumper, hood and driver side panel, there was no injuries thank god driver air bags did not deploy also passenger on rear side seat belt snapped this was my second fender bender in three years where front air bags did not deploy, this is a major concern because my family's safety is my priority and Honda should look into this seriously before major injuries or deaths occurs.

- New York,, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 142009


  • 21,800 miles
While sitting behind a car waiting to make a left hand turn 2006 Honda Element was struck from behind by a car traveling approx. 45 mph. 2006 Element then struck the car in front of it. Driver's side airbag did not deploy, nor did the seat belt grab, resulting in driver smashing face and ribs against steering wheel.

- Caledonia, MI, USA

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