The Element's boxy, offbeat styling generates a lot of attention, but the vehicle is fraught with compromises. It has a cavernous interior, but it's only a four-seater with a skimpy 675-pound payload capacity. So it can be easily overloaded. The vehicle handles nimbly and has a smooth, refined powertrain, but it has a choppy ride, noisy cabin, an awkward driving position, and obstructed outward visibility.
Alerts
There are 10 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2005 Honda Element owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

"calipers get stuck and won't self adjust. causing brake wear and caliper wear"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers locked up resulting in caliper and pad failure"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I am now on my third set of rear brakes / calipers / rotors in the last 3 years. They tend to seize up, causing heat, smoke, smells, and noticeable driving issues. According to the Element boards this is common"

Raymond F., PA (2005 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Braking noise"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear calipers were replaced two years ago and failed April 2015"

Julie M., NY (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"stuck rear caliper--constant drag on rear brake"

M Z., WI (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Brakes wear quickly"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to have brakes and rotors replaced within 2 years"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The brakes on the car have been one of the biggest costs to me over the years. If it sits for a day, they grind. They have been replaced numerous times. Sometimes one/yr, sometimes more than one/yr. I have never had issues like this with any other car I've owned"

Anonymous, VT (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The brake system had been problematic - three new sets of brakes in six years"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The brakes don't last long on this car. The rotors become heavily worn and pitted. I'm not sure if the brakes are under-rated for this duty or possibly water gets behind the calipers and freezes them so they don't float"

Philip R., OH (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace rear brakes prematurely"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Aftermarket caliper failure led to premature brake and rotor failure; Monro Muffler wanted to charge me $250 for rotors I could have purchased for $40"

Julie M., NY (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Worn out"

Patrick F., IL (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"Brake was making noise"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Antilock system (ABS)

"Failed rear sensor and pulsar"

Anonymous, WY (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced rotors, calipers, pads"

M M., CT (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the brake pads. Every so often the brakes get "stuck" but it always clears it self. Mechanic looked at it a few times. Added lubrication to the calipers"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Honda Element Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

"Ball joint needed replacement"

Alan W., NY (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

"This is a recurring issue with my element. However, I drive rural (dirt, gravel, chip & seal) roads with potholes daily"

Tara D., OH (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"We're worn out and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, AR (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the Compliance bushing in the front suspension. The did did have 130,000 miles so I don't feel too bad about that"

Terry H., AZ (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Worn out, needed to be replaced, expensive"

Ira B., CA (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front struts were making noise ang needed replacement"

Donald B., CO (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"right rear shock started to leak, so replaced all four"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"The rack and pinion steering needed replacing. While not extraordinarily expensive, it still was a significant cost (approaching $2,000 for a rebuilt unit)"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

"Very expensive"

Donna L., TX (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"worn - had to be replaced"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The leak caused a fan belt to brake down, requiring replacement"

Tavis R., FL (2005 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"Rear suspension problems, noise, costing over $1200"

Kurt L., WA (2005 Honda Element Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"seem to have to have vehicle aligned every 12 months, this can't be normal?"

Kurt L., WA (2005 Honda Element Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

"The lightbulbs have started to go out on my dash. I have been told my dealer that replacing even one bulb is such an extensive job, that they go ahead and replace them all, and charge you for that"

Anonymous, OR (2005 Honda Element Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There is an intermittent connection that caused the dash lights to go off. If you hit the dash with you hand the light wil come back on"

Terry H., AZ (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Odometer lights keep going out after a year or two"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Horn

"Horn stopped working for no apparent reason"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"Dash interior lights sometimes go dark when lights are on"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"SOMETIMES IT WORKS , SOMETIME IT"

Daniel T., AL (2005 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The light board in the dash will occasionally fail to come on entirely. Our mechanic can't repeat the problem in order to inspect it, so we're waiting for an opportune blackout to take it to them"

SUSn C., WA (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"Rear washer pump failed, was replaced and new one failed also within a year"

Uwe D., FL (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Body control module

"Didn't know where to put this problem - both driver and passenger front windows failed. Using the window button, I heard a snap and the window fell into the door and became unresponsive. I could hear the motor engage, but the wind wouldn't more. Ther"

Bruce J., TX (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Clock

"Clock is always running fast after a short period"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Cruise control

"Cruise control fails to engage. This started about one month ago"

Anonymous, LA (2005 Honda Element Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"Both headlights have failed (at different times) in the past year"

Anonymous, LA (2005 Honda Element Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"THE MIRROR ON THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE CAR DOES MOVE"

Daniel T., AL (2005 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"We had trouble with a wide variety warning lights coming on and going back off while driving around the hilly downtown area. It was distressing and very hard to understand"

SUSn C., WA (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Weather stripping falling off and contracting contributing to new wind noise in doors. Bother front door's weather stripping needs to be redone"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"can't find the source of rattles"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Doesn't have rattles, but has lots of squeaks"

Anonymous, AR (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"need to replace all 4 struts"

Greg S., KY (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"stabilizer bar links got rusty and made a lot of noise"

M Z., WI (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Can't find them, alas"

James K., CA (2005 Honda Element Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clunking and other suspension noises, couldn't resolve"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"De to hardening and peeling off of door weather stripping"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front back door seal, windows,"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Air or water leaks

"Drains around moon roof frequently clog, resulting in water leaking into the vehicle around the moon roof. Dealer charges several hundred dollars to fix"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda Element Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

"Failed"

Joseph W., KY (2005 Honda Element Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Very sudden failure of the alternator. Way too damn expensive, since the mechanic had to take a lot of stuff off the engine to get to the alternator"

Daniel J., OH (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the alternator as it was not charging the battery"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Ignition switch

"Key wouldn't turn in ignition. New key replacement was $1050. They price this part very high but it's absolutely essential to start your car so they have dealers and consumers over a barrel"

Anonymous, AB (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replace to attempt to solve stalling problem"

Robert B., MI (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed"

Joseph W., KY (2005 Honda Element Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car wouldn't start occasionally and starter had to be replaced"

Uwe D., FL (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"compressor motor failed"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"leak"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeaking noise from A/C belt determined to be due to failing compressor bearings. Replaced and problem solved"

Edward O., MA (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"failure of cooling and heating system"

Daniel P., CT (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"The fan needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Element Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"Heater would not blow hot air"

Anonymous, PE (2005 Honda Element Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car would not generate heat. Intermittent problem for two years. A motor was replaced"

Steve F., GA (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Windows

"Mechanism that limits the glass on the driver's side power window broke, leaving the glass fully retracted (down)"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"same windows problem as the other Element. This appears to be a design problem with the year & model of car"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

"replaced ignition cylinder 2x since new. both door cylinders inoperable. been driving since 1962, never had lock cylinder problems w any other vehicle"

Alan B., SC (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"Exhuast leaks due to flange bolts rusting"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Smelled exhaust inside the vehicle. Ended up spending $850 to fix"

Scott F., WI (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"First time replacement of muffler, and pipes"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda Element Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

"just need to replace oilpan gasket"

Greg S., KY (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine knock or ping

"Made wheezing noise at speed and kept stalling at initial start. Stalling problem was loose head something Wheezing is an exhaust leak"

Robert B., MI (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel cap

"Check fuel cap indicator will not turn off. Cap has been replaced once"

Patty B., NC (2005 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Considering the age and mileage of the car, I had to only replace the sensors vs the catalytic converter, which I think is excellent"

Suzanne F., NJ (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"After 80k miles the clutch needed to be replaced"

Brad U., PA (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"The transmission is severely damaged (no fifth gear, lots of slipping). We were told it needed replacing, at a cost of $3000. We have elected not to have the repair, and are still driving the car as is, at low speeds in town only"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"The driveshaft is starting to make weird noises when you start out on cold days, especially in snow when the wheels slip or when you turn. It's quiet on warm days. I think the U-Joint is wearing out, which causes the driveshaft to wobble"

Philip R., OH (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Differential

"Rear diff fluid is scheduled to be done every 60k; needs it every 20k or you get a grinding sound on slow sharp turns similar to having a vehicle that is locked in 4WD LO"

Raymond F., PA (2005 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Radio

"Radio knob does not work properly for volume. Driver seat beat does not rewind. Driver side visor is very loose at connection (swings about)"

George H., NV (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

"replaced master cylinder"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"had a re-built head installed c.236000 miles. Works fine"

James S., OK (2005 Honda Element Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jun 27 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003-2006 Acura MDX, 2005-2012 RL, 2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2007-2008 Fit, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, and 2006-2014 Ridgeline vehicles. The vehicles are equipped with passenger frontal air bag inflators assembled as a recall remedy part or replacement service part, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal airbag inflator, free of charge. The recall began August 12, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are E5D and X5C.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V501000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1657752
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Jun 27 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2002-2003 3.2TL, 2003-2006 MDX, 2001-2007 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot and 2006 Ridgeline vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with driver frontal air bag inflators assembled as a recall remedy part or replacement service part, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began August 12, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are Q5A and Y58.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V499000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3947
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Mar 06 2019
An explosion of an inflator within the driver frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver, front seat passenger or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling specific 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2013-2016 ILX, 2013-2014 ILX Hybrid, 2003-2006 MDX, 2007-2016 RDX, 2002-2003 3.2TL, 2004-2006, and 2009-2014 TL, 2010-2013 ZDX and 2001-2007 and 2009 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2007 and 2010-2011 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2007 Fit, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, and 2006-2014 Ridgeline vehicles. The affected vehicles received a replacement driver air bag inflator as part of a previous Takata inflator recall remedy or a replacement driver air bag module containing the same inflator type as a service part. Due to a manufacturing error, in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver frontal air bag, these inflators may explode.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall began April 10, 2019. Honda owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is O41. Acura owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura's number for this recall is U40.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V182000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1101534
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jan 10 2017
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Acura MDX and Honda CR-V vehicles, 2005-2011 Honda Element vehicles, 2005-2012 Acura RL vehicles, 2006-2012 Honda Ridgeline vehicles, 2007-2008 Honda Fit vehicles and 2005-2008 Honda Pilot vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, if not included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain 2005-2006 Acura MDX and Honda CR-V vehicles, 2005-2009 Acura RL and Honda Element vehicles, 2007-2008 Honda Fit vehicles, 2005-2008 Honda Pilot vehicles and 2006-2009 Honda Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, if not included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Honda is recalling certain 2005-2006 Acura MDX and Honda CR-V vehicles, 2005-2008 Acura RL, Honda Element and Honda Pilot vehicles, 2007-2008 Honda Fit vehicles and 2006-2008 Honda Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall bagan March 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are KD9 and KE0.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V029000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 308884
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
May 24 2016
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2003-2006 Acura MDX, 2005-2011 Acura RL, 2005-2006 Honda CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2007-2008 Fit, 2003-2008 Pilot, 2002-2004 Odyssey, and 2006-2011 Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or that have ever been registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain model year 2003-2006 Acura MDX, 2005-2008 Acura RL, 2005-2006 Honda CR-V, 2003-2008 Element, 2007-2008 Fit, 2003-2008 Pilot, 2002-2004 Odyssey, and 2006-2008 Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or that have ever been registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Lastly, unless included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Honda is recalling model year 2002-2004 Odyssey and model year 2003-2004 Acura MDX, Honda Element, and Honda Pilot vehicles originally sold, or registered, in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began June 27, 2016. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are KA0, KA1, KA2, and KA3.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V344000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1790894
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
May 28 2015
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2001-2007 Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2001-2004 Honda Civic GX, 2003-2005 Honda Civic Hybrid, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, 2006 Ridgeline, 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2003-2006 Acura MDX, and 2002-2003 Acura 3.2TL vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion and other factors, including manufacturing variability that, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on July 1, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238, select option 4. Note: Vehicles that have had their driver frontal air bag replaced previously as part of a recall remedy prior to September 12, 2014 need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well. Vehicles that, on or after September 12, 2014, received a remedy for a prior driver frontal air bag inflator recall already received an inflator of a different design, and therefore are not included in this recall and do not require additional servicing. Note: This recall fully supersedes recalls 08V-593, 09V-259, 10V-041, 11V-260, 14V-351 and 15V-153.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V320000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6281043
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
Aug 04 2011
THIS COULD RESULT IN A SHORT CIRCUIT CAUSING THE ENGINE TO STALL. ADDITIONALLY, BROKEN PIECES OF THE OUTER RACE OR BALL BEARING FROM THE SECONDARY SHAFT MAY BECOME LODGED IN THE PARKING PAWL RESULTING IN THE VEHICLE ROLLING AFTER THE DRIVER HAS PLACED THE GEAR SELECTOR IN THE PARK POSITION. ENGINE STALL AND UNEXPECTED VEHICLE MOVEMENT INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH OR PERSONAL INJURY TO PERSONS WITHIN THE PATH OF A ROLLING VEHICLE.
Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 ACCORD, 2007-2010 CR-V, AND 2005-2008 ELEMENT PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 1, 2004, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3, 2010. THE OUTER RACE OF THE SECONDARY SHAFT BEARING MAY BE BROKEN DURING CERTAIN DRIVING STYLES. A BROKEN OUTER RACE MAY CAUSE ABNORMAL NOISE, THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT TO TURN ON, AND ALLOW CONTACT BETWEEN THE TRANSMISSION IDLE GEAR AND AN ELECTRONIC SENSOR HOUSING WITHIN THE TRANSMISSION.
What should you do:
HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE SOFTWARE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 27, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AUTOMOBILE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
HONDA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS R89.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V395000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1512107
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
May 11 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
DOPE, INC. IS RECALLING 42,540 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
What should you do:
DOPE, INC. WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 28, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DOPE, INC. AT 1-626-272-1798.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY DOPE, INC.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E025000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 42540
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Apr 07 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
What should you do:
SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 11, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY SABERSPORT.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E012000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16270
EQUIPMENT
May 16 2005
IMPROPER SIGNALING OR A LOSS OF TRAILER WARNING LAMP FUNCTION WITHOUT WARNING COULD CAUSE A VEHICLE CRASH, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURIES.
Summary:
CERTAIN HONDA ACCESSORY TRAILER HARNESS KIT, P/N 08L91-SCV-102, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 24 AND DECEMBER 18, 2004, SOLD FOR USE ON MY 2005 HONDA ELEMENT VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN DECEMBER 20, 2004, AND APRIL 29, 2005. THE WIRE HARNESS OF THE TRAILER HITCH KIT HAS AN INCORRECTLY WIRED CONNECTOR. AS A RESULT, THE TRAILER BRAKE LAMPS AND TURN SIGNAL LAMPS COULD OPERATE INCORRECTLY, OR A FUSE COULD BLOW CAUSING A SUDDEN LOSS OF BRAKE AND TURN SIGNAL LAMP FUNCTION.
What should you do:
HONDA WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND INSTRUCT THEM TO BRING THEIR VEHICLE TO A HONDA DEALER. THE DEALER WILL CORRECT THE CONNECTOR WIRING FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 17, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 310-783-2000.
For more information:
CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05E035000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 14967
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