2004 HONDA ELEMENT VIN: 5J6YH28514L019226

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Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
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VIN 5J6YH28514L019226 Decoding Honda Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

HONDA

Manufacturer Name

AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

Model

Element

Model Year

2004

Plant City

EAST LIBERTY

Trim

EX

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant State

OHIO

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

5

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1C: 4,001 - 5,000 lb (1,814 - 2,268 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Transmission Style

Automatic

Transmission Speeds

4

Drive Type

4WD/4-Wheel Drive/4x4

Brake System Type

Hydraulic

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

2359.737216

Displacement (CI)

144

Displacement (L)

2.359737216

Engine Model

K24A4

Engine Power (kW)

119.3120

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Engine Brake (hp) From

160

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

Standard

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2004 HONDA ELEMENT Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2004 HONDA ELEMENT Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 5J6YH28514L019226

Components: AIR BAGS

January 02, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10968730
Consumer Location: CORONA, NY
VIN: 5J6YH28514L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 HONDA ELEMENT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVER CRASHED INTO A PARKED VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THERE WERE NO INJURIES AND A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE AND LATER TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR BODY REPAIRS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000.

Components: SEATS

March 15, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10393014
Consumer Location: SAINT PETERSBURG, FL
VIN: 5J6YH28514L****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2004 HONDA ELEMENT HAS A FRONT DRIVER'S SEAT THAT ROCKS FRONT TO BACK. *TR

Components: SEATS

July 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10373480
Consumer Location: SOUTH BEND, IN
VIN: 5J6YH28514L****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 HONDA ELEMENT. THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE DRIVERS SEAT SPACER BUSHING WAS BROKEN AND CAUSED THE SEAT TO BECOME MOBILE WHILE DRIVING. BOTH THE DEALER AS WELL AS THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED WHO ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT UNDER WARRANTY AND THAT IT WAS HIS RESPONSIBILITY TO REPAIR IT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 68,000. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 45,000.

Components: SEATS

April 20, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10237855
Consumer Location: GRIMES, IA
VIN: 5J6YH28514L****

Summary of Complaint

THE PROBLEM IS WITH THE 04 HONDA ELEMENT. I HAVE SEARCHED ONLINE AND MANY OTHER PEOPLE ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THE DRIVERS SEAT ROCKING BACK AND FOURTH. THIS IS DANGEROUS AND HONDA NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. *TR

Components: STEERING TIRES

July 24, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10092609
Consumer Location: BALTIMORE, MD
VIN: 5J6YH28514L****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING, THE VEHICLE'S STEERING LOCKED. THE VEHICLE'S TIRE VALVE WAS FAULTY AND RESULTED IN A FLAT TIRE. *NM WHEN THE STEERING LOCKED FOR THE SECOND TIME, THE VEHICLE SHUT DOWN. THE CONSUMER WAS ABLE TO PULL OVER TO THE SHOULDER AND THE VEHICLE RESTARTED WITHOUT INCIDENT. THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO FIND ANY MALFUNCTION. *JB

Components: VISIBILITY

July 27, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10082804
Consumer Location: TORRANCE, CA
VIN: 5J6YH28514L****

Summary of Complaint

TODAY, I FOUND AN 8 INCH CRACK ON MY WINDSHIELD OF MY 2004 HONDA ELEMENT. I DON'T RECALL ANYTHING HITTING MY WINDSHIELD RECENTLY AND THERE IS NO STAR OR CHIPPING ON THE WINDSHIELD, INDICATING AN IMPACT. I HAVE ANOTHER CAR THAT HAD WINDSHIELD DAMAGE, BUT THAT WAS DUE TO A BOLT THAT CAME FLYING AT THE CAR. THE CRACK SEEMS TO START ON THE EDGE (UNDER THE RUBBER SEAL) ABOUT 6 INCHES ABOVE THE BOTTOM AND EXTENDS UP IN A "J" SHAPE. I BELIEVE THIS IS DUE TO THE DEFECTIVE WINDSHIELD PROBLEM I HAVE READ ABOUT. *AK

Components: VISIBILITY

July 07, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10080984
Consumer Location: BETHLEHEM, PA
VIN: 5J6YH28514L****

Summary of Complaint

HONDA ELEMENT 2004 - HAD FOR ABOUT 3 WEEKS, CRACK DEVELOPED UNDER WINDSHIELD WIPER, DRIVER SIDE. STARTED FROM BOTTOM, CAME UP ABOUT 3 INCHES, MINISCULE STARBURST, THEN ANOTHER TEN OR SO INCHES. HONDA DEALER REFUSED TO REPAIR UNDER WARRANTY OR GOODWILL CLAIM. *LA

Components: VISIBILITY

May 11, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10072661
Consumer Location: DENVER, CO
VIN: 5J6YH28514L****

Summary of Complaint

MY WINDSHIELD CRACKED ON THE LOWER PASSENGER SIDE AREA AROUND THE WIPER. NOTHING HIT THE WINDSHIELD AND IT APPEARS TO BE A PRESSURE CRACK. WE ONLY HAVE AROUND 1400 MILES ON THE ELEMENT. IT IS THE 2004 MODEL. *AK

Components: AIR BAGS

September 19, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11434385
Consumer Location: YORK, SC
VIN: 5j6yh285x4l****

Summary of Complaint

air bag light stays on

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

June 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11419398
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5j6yh18604l****

Summary of Complaint

While driving in the freeway; the low beam lights went out and would no longer work. For visibility purposes, I was forced to use high beam lights to make it home while impairing the driving ability of others. The low beams and high beams run on the same light bulb. While using the high beams, the bulbs work as intended. The light bulbs and relays were promptly replaced and the issue is not fixed. It is often caused the a malfunctioning multiswitch that controls lighting and blinkers. The issue is well known within Honda elements and a previous recall have been issued for other Honda models including the Honda civic. Oftentimes the wiring goes back due to the switch malfunctioning. This is extremely unsafe toward everyone on the road as we lack visibility and by using high beams, we unwantingly blind other drivers which could result in injury by other drivers, passengers, and even pedestrians.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 09, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11340295
Consumer Location: PICKENS, SC
VIN: 5J6YH18374L****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING OR OUT OF PARK POSITION IGNITION KEY CAN BE REMOVED.ALSO WHILE IN PARK EITH SWITCH IN ON PODSITION THE IGNITION KEY CAN BE REMOVED. I HAVE HAD IGNITION SWITCH FIXED TWICE WITHIN A 6 MONTH PERIOD. FIRST TIME OCCURRED SEPTEMBER 9 , 2019 OTHER TIME WAS MARCH,2020.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

March 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11315414
Consumer Location: ALLIANCE, NE
VIN: 5J6YH28564L****

Summary of Complaint

BRAKES KEEP GRINDING AND SQUEALING. HAVE REPAIRED BRAKES AND MECHANISM ASSOCIATED WITH IT A TOTAL FOR FOUR TIMES. REAR PASSENGER BRAKE KEEPS GOING OUT. GRINDING AWAY PART OF THE ROTAR AND BRAKE KEEPS STICKING TO DISC.

Components: SEATS

July 10, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 11309313
Consumer Location: CRANESVILLE, PA
VIN: 5J6YH27364L****

Summary of Complaint

MY DRIVER SIDE SEAT WILL ROCK BACK AND FORTH. I HAVE TIGHTENING BOLTS UNDER SEAT BUT CAME LOOSE AGAIN. BEEN LIKE THIS FOR AWHILE.

Components: AIR BAGS

January 20, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11301968
Consumer Location: SEATTLE, WA
VIN: 5J6YH28684L****

Summary of Complaint

CAR WAS PARKED IN A PULLOUT ON THE SIDE OF A HIGHWAY. SLAMMING REAR DRIVER'S SIDE DOOR CAUSED DRIVER'S SEAT AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT. NO COLLISION OCCURRED.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

May 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11277464
Consumer Location: OLEAN, NY
VIN: 5J6YH28654L****

Summary of Complaint

SRS LIGHT ON. HONDA DEALER WANTS $$ TO DIAGNOSE, BUT THIS SHOULD BE A SAFETY ISSUE.

Components: AIR BAGS

September 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11253110
Consumer Location: WATKINSVILLE, GA
VIN: 5J6YH18664L****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER SEAT AIRBAG DEPLOYED WHILE DRIVING LESS THAN 5 MPH AND NOT INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT. NO DAMAGE TO VEHICLE, EXCEPT TORN SEAMS IN SEAT FROM AIRBAG. THIS HAPPENED WHILE TRAVELING ON GRAVEL ROAD TO LAKE HOUSE, RIGHT FRONT TIRE HIT POT-HOLE, CAUSING THE BAG DEPLOYMENT. INAPPROPRIATE SENSITIVITY IN AIRBAG SENSOR OR FAULTY AIRBAG SEEMS TO BE THE CAUSE. HUGHES HONDA IN ATHENS, GA. STATES THEY WILL NOT REPAIR SINCE THIS IS NOT A RECALL ISSUE.

Components: ENGINE

June 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11243430
Consumer Location: ANTIOCH, IL
VIN: 5J6YH28544L****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE STALLS AT 3000RPM

Components: STRUCTURE

July 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11231333
Consumer Location: DENVER, CO
VIN: 5J6YH28574L****

Summary of Complaint

KEY IN DRIVER SIDE WILL NOT TURN. IT GETS STUCK AND WILL NOT UNLOCK OR LOCK . I HAVE TO INSERT, REMOVE AND RE-INSERT MANY TIMES IN HOPES THAT IT WILL UNLOCK OR LOCK. THERE ARE MANY TIMES IT JUST WON'T WORK AND I WILL HAVE TO ENTER FROM THE TRUNK. VEHICLE IS STATIONARY/PARKED.

Components: SEATS

March 08, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 11191112
Consumer Location: MALVERN, AR
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVER'S SEAT ROCKS BACK AND FORTH.

Components: AIR BAGS

January 07, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11172639
Consumer Location: FAIRFAX, VA
VIN: 5J6YH28584L****

Summary of Complaint

SEAT BELT LIGHT WON'T TURN OFF

Components: AIR BAGS

January 16, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11171439
Consumer Location: SANTEE, CA
VIN: 5J6YH186X4L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 HONDA ELEMENT. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, THE FRONT DRIVER'S SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYED WITHOUT WARNING OR AN IMPACT. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN UNKNOWN HONDA DEALER IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THERE WAS A FAULTY SENSOR IN THE AIR BAG. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND REFERRED THE CONTACT TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 117,113.

Components: AIR BAGS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11171484
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: 5J6YH186X4L****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE FREEWAY GOING 65 MPH AND SWITCHING LANES WHEN MY SEAT AIRBAG DEPLOYED. MY SEAT IS RIPPED. IT HIT ME IN THE ARM. NO ACCIDENT OR COLLISION HAPPENED.

Components: SEAT BELTS

October 03, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11139871
Consumer Location: BELFAST, ME
VIN: 5J6YH27314L****

Summary of Complaint

SRS WARNING LIGHT. DEALERSHIPS TRYING TO CHARGE $110 TO DIAGNOSE. SHOULDN'T HONDA PAY FOR THIS SAFETY DEFECT. WE HAVE BEEN TOLD A FEW DIFFERENT THINGS BY TWO DIFFERENT DEALERSHIPS.

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

August 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11129917
Consumer Location: CORONA, CA
VIN: 5J6YH18354L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 HONDA ELEMENT. WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE AIR BAG SENSOR INDICATOR REMAINED ILLUMINATED, WHICH WAS A SAFETY CONCERN. IN ADDITION, WHILE DRIVING, THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE SEAT BELT FAILED TO RETRACT AND PROPERLY SECURE THE DRIVER WHILE MAKING SUDDEN STOPS. THE FAILURES WERE NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER AND LOCAL DEALER (HONDA CARS OF CORONA, 1080 POMONA RD, CORONA, CA). WERE NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 293,800.

Components: AIR BAGS

July 07, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11115899
Consumer Location: LEWISVILLE, TX
VIN: 5J6YH28624L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 HONDA ELEMENT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED, WHICH WAS A SAFETY CONCERN. THE DEALER (AUTONATION HONDA LEWISVILLE, 601 WATERS RIDGE DR., LEWISVILLE, TX 75057, (972) 763-5524) WAS CONTACTED AND STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN ANY RECALLS. THE FAILURE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 143,000.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

June 15, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11111023
Consumer Location: RICHLANDS, NC
VIN: 5J6YH28694L****

Summary of Complaint

OWNER WAS DRIVING FOR ROUGHLY 30 MINUTES WHEN SHE STOPPED FOR GAS AND AFTER RESTARTING CAR NEITHER ONE OF HER HEADLIGHTS WERE WORKING. HER HIGH BEAMS CONTINUED TO WORK AND HAD TO BE USED. OWNER WAS TOLD BY MECHANIC THAT THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH HAD OVER HEATED AND BURNED THE WIRING WITHIN THE SWITCH. HONDA HAS ALREADY ISSUED RECALLS FOR CIVICS AND ACCORDS FOR THIS VERY PROBLEM BUT NOT FOR HONDA ELEMENTS. REPAIR COST $200.00

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

April 04, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11083345
Consumer Location: LAKEWOOD, CO
VIN: 5J6YH28304L****

Summary of Complaint

2004 HONDA ELEMENT AIRBAG LIGHT WILL NOT GO OFF STAYS ON CONSTANTLY HONDA REFUSES TO FIX WITHOUT COSTING ME MORE MONEY THIS SHOULD BE COVERED IT IS A SAFETY ISSUE FREE OF CHARGE. -----SHAME ON YOU HONDA !!.-----

Components: AIR BAGS

February 02, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11075951
Consumer Location: CHERRYFIELD, ME
VIN: 5J6YH283X4L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2004 HONDA ELEMENT. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE THE VEHICLE, THE DRIVER'S FOOT SLIPPED OFF THE BRAKE PEDAL AND DEPRESSED THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL. AS A RESULT, THE CONTACT CRASHED INTO THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE OF ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE DRIVER SUFFERED HEADACHES, BUT DID NOT REQUIRE MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE VEHICLE WAS TOTALED AND TOWED TO THE NEAREST INDEPENDENT AUTO YARD. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 111,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

December 12, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11053765
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: 5J6YH183X4L****

Summary of Complaint

THE AIRBAG LIGHT HAS BEING ON SINCE AFTER SOME YEARS FROM BUYING THE CAR. A RECALL WAS PLACED APRIL 2015. CAR WAS TAKEN TO THE DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES HONDA DEALER , BUT THE AIR BAG LIGHT WAS STILL ON THE MOMENT I TURNED THE CAR ON INSIDE THE DEALER . THE TECHNICIAN MENTIONED THE LIGHT WOULD GO WAY ONCE I WOULD DRIVE THE CAR , BUT IT DID NOT HAPPEN .

Components: AIR BAGS

December 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11051840
Consumer Location: FLORALA, AL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

"TAKATA RECALL " I WAS IN A WRECK HIT A CAR FROM BEHIND AND AIRBAG DID NOT DEPLOY BUT WAS ALSO SENT A LETTER IN THE MAIL STATING THAT THE AIR BAG WAS RECALLED DUE TO SHARDS OF METAL COMING OUT WHEN THE AIR BAG DOES DEPLOY ....

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

October 09, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11032917
Consumer Location: HINESVILLE, GA
VIN: 5J6YH28634L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 HONDA ELEMENT. UPON ENTERING THE VEHICLE AND INSERTING THE KEY INTO THE IGNITION, THE KEY FAILED TO TURN TO START THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT WAS UNABLE TO REMOVE THE KEY FROM THE IGNITION. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO NALLEY HONDA BRUNSWICK (178 ALTAMA CONNECTOR, BRUNSWICK, GA 31525 (912) 267-7000) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A FAULTY IGNITION THAT NEEDED REPLACEMENT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 10V364000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 100,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

July 20, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11019195
Consumer Location: ROCKFORD, MI
VIN: 5J6YH28544L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 HONDA ELEMENT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AIR BAG INDICATOR REMAINED ILLUMINATED WHILE DRIVING. THE CONTACT CALLED SUBURBAN HONDA (LOCATED AT 25100 HAGGERTY RD, FARMINGTON HILLS, MI 48335) AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE REPAIR. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V344000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PART NEEDED FOR THE REPAIR WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 210,000. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS SEATS

June 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11014231
Consumer Location: FREDERICKSBURG, VA
VIN: 5J6YH28524L****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2004 ELEMENT LIGHT CAME ON WHILE DRIVING ONE DAY. I HAD IT SERVICED BY A MECHANIC WITH SET BELT REPLACEMENT. DID NOT HELP WITH THE LIGHT CAME BACK ON. HAD IT LOOKED AT BY SOMEONE ELSE WHO TOLD ME IT WAS THE AIRBAG SENSORS. I REALLY DON"T WANT TO KEEP SPENDING MONEY BUT IT FAILED INSPECTION BECAUSE OF THIS ALONG WITH MY DRIVER SIDE SEAT THAT IS ROCKING. DRIVING AND COMING TO A STOP WITH ANY TYPE OF FORCE CAUSES THE SEAT TO JUMP FORWARD. EVEN IF I AM SITTING AND IF I MOVE AROUND MY SEAT WILL MOVE. IS THERE ANY TYPE OF PERMANENT FIXES FOR THESE PROBLEMS. OUR DAUGHTER LOVES HER ELEMENT BUT, THESE ARE MAJOR ISSUES FOR OUR FAMILY AS THEY ARE AND CAN HAVE SERIOUS PROBLEMS NOW AND IN THE FUTURE

Components: AIR BAGS

June 27, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11002340
Consumer Location: DENVER, CO
VIN: 5J6YH28694L****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING ON A TWO LANE HIGHWAY, AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS, THE DRIVER SIDE,SIDE AIRBAG (THE DRIVER SEAT) DEPLOYED FOR NO REASON. IT FRIGHTENED ME AND CAUSED ME TO SWERVE INTO THE ONCOMING TRAFFIC LANE, FORTUNATELY NO CARS WERE AROUND ME AT THE TIME AND I WAS ABLE TO PULL OVER AND REGAIN MY COMPOSURE. I SHIVER WHEN I THINK OF HOW BADLY THIS MIGHT HAVE GONE IF OPPOSING TRAFFIC WAS THERE AT THE TIME! A DAY LATER MY LEFT ARM STILL HURTS FROM DEPLOYMENT. MY GRANDDAUGHTER WAS IN THE CAR WITH ME AT THE TIME OF INCIDENT.

Components: SEATS

January 01, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10993235
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5J6YH28634L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 HONDA ELEMENT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE'S FRONT DRIVER SEAT WOULD ROCK SIMILAR TO A ROCKING CHAIR. THE FIRST TEAM HONDA DEALER DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRACK FOR THE SEAT FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THERE WAS NO RECALL FOR THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 44,000.

Components: SEATS

May 24, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10991420
Consumer Location: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
VIN: 5J6YH18584L****

Summary of Complaint

PURCHASED VEHICLE FROM A DEALER ABOUT A YEAR AGO+. DRIVER AND PASSENGER FRONT SEAT ALWAYS ROCKED SLIGHTLY AND TODAY I WAS DRIVING CAME TO A TRAFFIC LIGHT AND DRIVER SEAT UNLOCKED AND PUSHED FORWARD! IF THERE HAVE BEEN A VEHICLE IN FRONT THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN AN ACCIDENT! MAJOR SAFETY ISSUE! PLEASE HELP...WHAT WOULD THESE COST ME TO REPAIR? HOW DO I PROCEED?

Components: SEAT BELTS

May 15, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10986182
Consumer Location: HENDERSON, KY
VIN: 5J6YH28614L****

Summary of Complaint

THE SRS LIGHT ON TOOK CAR FOR RECALL ON AIR BAG SRS LIGHT WENT OFF AND NOW IT ON AND WANT GO OFF.

Components: AIR BAGS

December 06, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10968374
Consumer Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
VIN: 5J6YH18594L****

Summary of Complaint

THE AIRBAG INDICATOR LIGHT KEEPS APPEARING AFTER TAKING MY VEHICLE TO THE HONDA DEALER IN VA BCH TWO TIMES.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 28, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10950143
Consumer Location: PINE RIVER, MN
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH CONNECTOR OVERHEATED AND MELTED AT ITS TERMINAL WITH THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH RESULTING IN THE RANDOM FAILURE OF MY HEADLIGHTS WHILE DRIVING AT NIGHT. AFTER SEARCHING MORE ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE, I FOUND THAT THE SAME ISSUE RESULTED IN A RECALL OF THE PART IN 2001/2002 HONDA CIVICS (EXPORT SERVICE BULLETIN 04-015, APRIL 2004). THE SOLUTION, "REPLACE THE COMBINATION LIGHT SWITCH, THE RED/WHT WIRE IN THE HEADLIGHT WIRE HARNESS AND, IF NEEDED, THE 16P HEADLIGHT WIRE HARNESS CONNECTOR." I VERIFIED THAT IT IS THE SAME RED/WHT WIRE THAT OVERHEATED IN THE CONNECTOR. WHY IS MY 2004 HONDA ELEMENT NOT COVERED BY THIS RECALL?

Components: AIR BAGS

January 27, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10948709
Consumer Location: GARY, IN
VIN: 5J6YH276X4L****

Summary of Complaint

THE AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT ON THE DASHBOARD HAS ILLUMINATED AND WILL NOT EXTINGUISH AT APPROXIMATELY 145000 MILES. IT REMAINED ON AFTER IGNITION SELF-CHECK FROM A DEAD START AFTER OVERNIGHT PARKING. THE DRIVER-SIDE AIRBAG HAD BEEN REPLACED APPROX 7,000 MILES AGO.

HONDA ELEMENT Sold

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