The Element is an offbeat utility vehicle with plenty of interior space. But it seats only four, the low weight-carrying capacity limits its utility and large roof pillars compromise outward visibility. Interior noise is pronounced and the ride is stiff and jittery. Handling is fairly nimble, but in emergency maneuvers, the tail tends to slide out, even with stability control.
Alerts
There are 13 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 2008 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

Antilock system (ABS)

"ABS/VSA modullator failed and required replacement (part: $1300.00 & labor: $350) at 12,800 miles. Honda refused coverage due to expired warranty period"

Robert S., WI (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"Calipers sticking. Causing rotor and wheel bearing damage. All needed replacing"

Mike T., WI (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers we're causing a loud creaking sound when breaking. Needed a full service on them"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Constant issue with caliper pistons freezing up, despite paying for extra preventative maintenance every year"

Tim T., MA (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"locked up requiring rotor and caliper replacement"

Anonymous, IN (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"calipers don't retract fully thus causing problems. I believe it is associated with living in the NE, road salt, winter conditions etc. Not sure if I should get too excited about this since they are the original set. OEM"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers stuck and had to replace both front units with pads and seems Honda cars are sensitive when it comes to brakes wit the rear pads wearing very quickly prior to the front caliper problems. Had a similar problem on two other Honda vehicles"

Mike-Anne E., OH (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Locked up and responsible for premature wear on brakes"

Anonymous, WI (2008 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers sticking causing premature rotor/pad wear"

Anonymous, WI (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"One rear caliper stuck resulting in worn rotors and pads. Unfortunately this was discovered on the next service after having replaced both rear rotors through presumedly normal wear. Total bill for both services exceeded a grand"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"For the life of the vehicle the rotors and pads have needed replacement about every 30000 miles"

Mike T., WI (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Seized caliper pin"

Kelly K., WI (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"veh has had problems w/brake sensor since the first winter - sensors rusted due to northeast winter and would hold brake in the on position wearing brake pads prematurely - brakes have been replaced 3 times since purchase in 2008 w/ only 94500 miles"

Anonymous, MT (2008 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"see previous comments"

Anonymous, WI (2008 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Break pads disintegrated at 20K miles"

Anonymous, WI (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear brakes were making a grinding or rubbing noise; replaced pads and rotors"

R K., WA (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The dealership indicated the brakes rusted from lack of use? Seems fishy"

Patricia D., CT (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Breaks wore out too soon"

Lawrence W., IN (2008 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes have been problem since purchased car used in 2012. Had rear rotors pads changed, front done, rear brakes grind and score after parking vehicle"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Have replaced all rotors twice on vehicle due to brake problems"

Tim T., MA (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The area I live in would be tough on any manufacturer of rotors on any vehicle. So, it is not a Honda problem, but I do have to replace them often"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"premature wear due to previously described reason"

Anonymous, MT (2008 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This is the 3rd change of rotors and pads on the vehicle. The wear out due to "under use" - that is, they corrode and need to be replaced because we don't drive the car everyday. We have put on rotors with special coatings, but this still does not so"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had rotors replaced but lasted about 2 weeks before grinding, rubbing etc began again"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear brake calipers needed a full service due to noise"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rt. rear wheel locked. Brakes destroyed. Replaced all rear brakes, rotors etc. No problems since"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Nothing additional to share"

Eric N., NC (2008 Honda Element Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Routine brakes wear on front wheels"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The brakes have been replaced since the car was new"

Carrie S., ON (2008 Honda Element)

"rear brakes needed to be completely replaced"

Patty G., MN (2008 Honda Element EX 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

"Torn dust covers"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rubber boots failed and allowed water to enter the ball joint corroding them"

Fred R., NY (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"wore out causing handling problems"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

"Lower control arm bushings were worn and were replaced and an alignment was done"

Arthur S., CA (2008 Honda Element Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering leaks

"It uses about a half bottle of PS fluid every 3 months....can't justify the cost to repair the leak which some think may have been cased by a prior owner not using the correct fluid"

Anonymous, SD (2008 Honda Element SC 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"told at 75k checkup that the rear struts were leaking. expensive!"

Richard J., NH (2008 Honda Element Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear shocks both broke off at the top ends, likely due to corrosion"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"Left rear wheel bearing had to be replaced. Noisy"

Patrick B., FL (2008 Honda Element LX 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

Tire pressure monitor

"Sears replaced all 4 TPMs with new tire purchase. Had to be reprogramed 2 times"

Glenn N., TN (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A tire pressure monitor sensor had to be replaced"

Anonymous, WY (2008 Honda Element Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The TPMS light came on which is an indicator of a catastrophic failure; however when I got to look at the tires, they all seemed OK. After driving the car home, I checked the tire pressures with a gauge and all tires were at 32 psi. Honda said that"

Anonymous, OR (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
12V power plug

"lost use of front and rear aux p;ower"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"One of the lights on the heating temperature setting knob went out. Can't tell what the temp setting is at night. Honda said they would fix it went they replace the airbag (recalled)"

Anonymous, OR (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"One needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, OR (2008 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"Driver door would not lock when closed"

Jan F., CA (2008 Honda Element LX 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

Squeaks or rattles

"A lot of annoying rattles & squeaks for a car. Sounds like a truck when going over bumps. Mechanics constantly say there's no problem"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Probably typical of a car with 90000 miles"

Anonymous, VT (2008 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Grating noise in suspension during hard right turns"

M W., NY (2008 Honda Element Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear stabilizer bar bushings had to be replaced"

Nicholas B., NH (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The Element is a noisy automobile, especially when the rear seats are out. Different tire types can help, but not abate the loud road noise. Also, over the past year some rattling around the dashboard and console has begun"

Anonymous, OR (2008 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"When the car is driven at 45mph or higher a loud high pitch sound occurs at the windshield in front of the passenger seat. Replacing the windshield did not solve the problem"

Thomas D., CO (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Honda installed a new clutch when all l really needed was a new ignition switch. Poor diagnosis. I got the ignition switch, too"

Marie H., BC (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Torque converter

"Sometime it feels as if the car is slipping during acceleration"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Element SC 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Ongoing problem and increased slipping where ultimately transmission had to be replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Honda Element SC 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Just one car, the Element"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Honda Element SC 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

"Paint pealed from front bumper while dealer washed car during routine maintenance"

T I., TX (2008 Honda Element SC 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This vehicle also had a Hit & Run. So too I wouldn't have had any paint job if the Hit & Run hadn't have happened"

Michelle O., AB (2008 Honda Element Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front driver's side door trim separated from body"

Dana H., AK (2008 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

Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Honda Elements quit shifting and the solenoid was the problem and seems to be a common failure when looking on-line"

Mike-Anne E., OH (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"FYI, I only have one car, the Element. The slipping lead to the eventual replacement. And the transmission repair/replacement was covered under warranty. The serpentine belt needed replacement for which I paid $160. Repairs were done at dealer"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Honda Element SC 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"ditto"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Honda Element SC 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

Condenser

"The Honda Dealer told me that the placement of the front A/C condenser was a recurring problem along with a design flaw that caused the mounting brackets to wear prematurely. I had the repairs done by another Independent Mechanic"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"Somehow sand gets in the system and jams the temperature control motor"

Wayne S., CA (2008 Honda Element Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"The condenser brackets caused the refrigerant to leak due to a design flaw that Honda was aware of. They would not cover it under warranty even though it was Honda's design that caused the leaks"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Element LX 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

Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Check engine light on. Code reader showed O2 sensors not operating properly"

Glenn N., TN (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to replace the catalytic converter and the O2 sensor"

Pete M., GA (2008 Honda Element LX 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

Stability control (ESC)

"ABS/VSA Modulator failed and needed replacement at 12,800 miles. Warranty had expired and Honda refused responsibility"

Robert S., WI (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Driveshaft or axle

"heard a scraping noise that was traced to the drive shaft--the first significant repair I've needed on this car. Reliable mechanic I've used for 11 years"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Element Unsure 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

"Power window stopped working. Motor was replaced. This was an ongoing problem that the dealer failed to repair twice while the car was under warranty"

Holly C., MO (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had a hit & run. They made a slight dent and took off paint. Otherwise the paint just had it's normal wear and tear. So I wouldn't have had any paint job done at all if the Hit & Run hadn't had happened"

Michelle O., AB (2008 Honda Element Unsure 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

Head gasket

"Had to replace head gasket 6 months ago"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Element EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"Small leak in the engine that was repaired under an extended warranty 5 years ago. No recurrence of the problem since then"

Anonymous, MT (2008 Honda Element LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

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

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.

Engine Cooling

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

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Recalls
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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Oct 10 2019
If the accelerator pedal binds, the engine may not quickly return to idle after the pedal is no longer pressed, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Dorman Products, Inc. (Dorman) is recalling certain Accelerator Pedal Assemblies part numbers 699-114 and 825-5029-1, sold as replacement parts for 2003-2006 Acura MDX, 2004-2008 Acura TL and TSX, 2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2005-2006 Honda CR-V, 2007-2011 Honda Element, 2005-2008 Honda Pilot and 2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline vehicles. The rotating portion of the accelerator pedal assembly may bind. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 124, "Accelerator Control Systems."
What should you do:
Dorman will notify owners, and qualified service facilities will replace the affected accelerator pedal assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by December 2019. Owners may contact Dorman customer service at 1-800-523-2492, using option 5. Dorman's number for this recall is AS1019XXXX.
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: 19E068000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3744
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
Apr 26 2018
An incorrectly installed air bag may deploy improperly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003-2012 Honda Accord and Pilot, 2010 Accord Crosstour, 2001-2011 Civic, 2002-2011 CR-V, 2003-2004, 2006-2008 and 2011 Element, 2007 and 2009-2013 Fit, 2010-2012 Insight, 2002-2004 Odyssey, and 2012 Ridgeline vehicles. The front passenger air bag may have been installed incorrectly during replacement.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. The recall began June 22, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are K1P, and M1O.
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: 18V268000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1335
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
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Sep 05 2012
Without trailer turn signal illumination, the driver's intent is not communicated, potentially increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Honda is recalling certain model year 2007 through 2011 Element passenger vehicles equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness. The wire that supplies power to the trailer turn signal lights was inadvertently switched with the stop lamp wire. As a result the turn signals only illuminate when the brake lamps are illuminated. This does not comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The safety recall began on September 20, 2012. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
Honda's recall campaign number is S53.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: 12V436000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5216
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
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Jun 15 2010
THE SEAT OCCUPANT MAY BE INJURED IF THE SEAT BASE PIN WERE TO BREAK.
Summary:
ALL IN ONE MOBILITY IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 1997 THROUGH 2008 CONVERSION VANS EQUIPPED WITH VMI/RICON 6-WAY POWER SEAT BASES. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF A DEFECTIVE WELD AT THE JOINT BETWEEN THE PIVOTING PLATE AND THE PIVOTING PLATE PIN.
What should you do:
ALL IN ONE MOBILITY WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE VEHICLES WILL BE REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 22, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ALL IN ONE MOBILITY AT 1-503-255-5005.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO VEHICLES ALTERED BY ALL IN ONE MOBILITY AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY CHRYSLER, FORD, HONDA, OR GENERAL MOTORS.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: 10V271000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 13
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
Mar 16 2010
IF THE OWNER DOES NOT HAVE ANY BRAKE SERVICE OR MAINTENANCE PERFORMED OVER A PERIOD OF MONTHS OR YEARS, THE SYSTEM CAN CONTINUE TO ACCUMULATE ENOUGH AIR TO AFFECT BRAKING PERFORMANCE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
HONDA HAS NOTIFIED NHTSA OF A DEFECT IN CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007 AND 2008 ODYSSEY AND ELEMENT PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JULY 28, 2006 AND AUGUST 21, 2008. AIR CAN ENTER THE VSA MODULAR PUMP DURING AN INITIAL SELF-CHECK PROCESS THAT OCCURS SHORTLY AFTER EACH TIME THE ENGINE IS STARTED. IT IS POSSIBLE FOR ENOUGH AIR TO ENTER THE SYSTEM TO RESULT IN A BRAKE PEDAL THAT FEELS SOFT OR LOWER TO THE FLOOR.
What should you do:
HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNER AND HONDA DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VSA MODULATOR BY REMOVING ANY EXISTING AIR IN THE BRAKE SYSTEM THEN APPLY SEALANT AND CAPS TO PREVENT AIR FROM ENTERING THE BRAKE SYSTEM FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 3, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
HONDA'S RECALL NO. R30.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: 10V098000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 412000
SUSPENSION:REAR
Jul 29 2008
A SEPARATED BUSHING BRACKET COULD CAUSE THE SUSPENSION TO RELEASE THE LOWER PORTION OF THE WHEEL HUB, CAUSING A LOSS OF CONTROL AND DAMAGE TO THE BRAKE SYSTEM WHICH COULD LEAD TO A CRASH.
Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING 241 MY 2008 ELEMENT VEHICLES. THE FRONT BUSHING BRACKET OF THE LEFT TRAILING ARM OF THE REAR SUSPENSION MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY WELDED AND COULD SEPARATE FROM THE TRAILING ARM.
What should you do:
OWNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY PHONE AND ADVISED TO STOP DRIVING THEIR VEHICLES UNTIL THEY HAVE TAKEN THEIR VEHICLE TO A DEALER FOR INSPECTION. DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE LEFT REAR TRAILING ARM AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE IT FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 25, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
HONDA RECALL NO. 08-053.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: 08V349000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 241
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