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Available in 5 styles:  2008 Honda Element 4dr FWD shown
Asking Price Range
$8,725–$18,361
Estimated MPG

18 city / 23 hwy

NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

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Element

TRAILER HITCHES

Recall number: 12V436000
Recall date: 09/05/2012

Problem 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.

Consequence:

WITHOUT TRAILER TURN SIGNAL ILLUMINATION, THE DRIVER'S INTENT IS NOT COMMUNICATED, POTENTIALLY INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

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.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 09/20/2012.


TRAILER HITCHES

Recall number: 12V436000
Recall date: 09/05/2012

Problem 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.

Consequence:

WITHOUT TRAILER TURN SIGNAL ILLUMINATION, THE DRIVER'S INTENT IS NOT COMMUNICATED, POTENTIALLY INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

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.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 09/20/2012.


ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Recall number: 12V436000
Recall date: 09/05/2012

Problem 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.

Consequence:

WITHOUT TRAILER TURN SIGNAL ILLUMINATION, THE DRIVER'S INTENT IS NOT COMMUNICATED, POTENTIALLY INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

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.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 09/20/2012.


TRAILER HITCHES

Recall number: 12V436000
Recall date: 09/05/2012

Problem 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.

Consequence:

WITHOUT TRAILER TURN SIGNAL ILLUMINATION, THE DRIVER'S INTENT IS NOT COMMUNICATED, POTENTIALLY INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

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.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 09/20/2012.


ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Recall number: 12V436000
Recall date: 09/05/2012

Problem 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.

Consequence:

WITHOUT TRAILER TURN SIGNAL ILLUMINATION, THE DRIVER'S INTENT IS NOT COMMUNICATED, POTENTIALLY INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

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.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 09/20/2012.


ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Recall number: 12V436000
Recall date: 09/05/2012

Problem 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.

Consequence:

WITHOUT TRAILER TURN SIGNAL ILLUMINATION, THE DRIVER'S INTENT IS NOT COMMUNICATED, POTENTIALLY INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

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.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 09/20/2012.


POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

Recall number: 11V395000
Recall date: 08/04/2011

Problem 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.

Consequence:

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.

Corrective Action:

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.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 08/27/2011.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 12/14/2004 and 09/26/2008.


POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

Recall number: 11V395000
Recall date: 08/04/2011

Problem 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.

Consequence:

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.

Corrective Action:

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.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 08/27/2011.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 12/14/2004 and 09/26/2008.


POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

Recall number: 11V395000
Recall date: 08/04/2011

Problem 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.

Consequence:

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.

Corrective Action:

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.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 08/27/2011.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 12/14/2004 and 09/26/2008.


EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Recall number: 10V271000
Recall date: 06/15/2010

Problem 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.

Consequence:

THE SEAT OCCUPANT MAY BE INJURED IF THE SEAT BASE PIN WERE TO BREAK.

Corrective Action:

ALL IN ONE MOBILITY WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE VEHICLES WILL BE REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE OR JULY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ALL IN ONE MOBILITY AT 1-503-255-5005.


EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Recall number: 10V271000
Recall date: 06/15/2010

Problem 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.

Consequence:

THE SEAT OCCUPANT MAY BE INJURED IF THE SEAT BASE PIN WERE TO BREAK.

Corrective Action:

ALL IN ONE MOBILITY WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE VEHICLES WILL BE REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE OR JULY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ALL IN ONE MOBILITY AT 1-503-255-5005.


EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Recall number: 10V271000
Recall date: 06/15/2010

Problem 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.

Consequence:

THE SEAT OCCUPANT MAY BE INJURED IF THE SEAT BASE PIN WERE TO BREAK.

Corrective Action:

ALL IN ONE MOBILITY WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE VEHICLES WILL BE REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE OR JULY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ALL IN ONE MOBILITY AT 1-503-255-5005.


SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Recall number: 10V098000
Recall date: 03/16/2010

Problem 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.

Consequence:

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.

Corrective Action:

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 IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 06/05/2007 and 07/28/2008.


SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Recall number: 10V098000
Recall date: 03/16/2010

Problem 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.

Consequence:

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.

Corrective Action:

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 IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 06/05/2007 and 07/28/2008.


SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Recall number: 10V098000
Recall date: 03/16/2010

Problem 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.

Consequence:

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.

Corrective Action:

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 IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 06/05/2007 and 07/28/2008.


SUSPENSION:REAR

Recall number: 08V349000
Recall date: 07/29/2008

Problem 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.

Consequence:

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.

Corrective Action:

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.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 07/25/2008.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 05/19/2008 and 05/20/2008.


SUSPENSION:REAR

Recall number: 08V349000
Recall date: 07/29/2008

Problem 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.

Consequence:

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.

Corrective Action:

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.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 07/25/2008.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 05/19/2008 and 05/20/2008.


SUSPENSION:REAR

Recall number: 08V349000
Recall date: 07/29/2008

Problem 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.

Consequence:

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.

Corrective Action:

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.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 07/25/2008.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 05/19/2008 and 05/20/2008.


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