2003 HONDA ELEMENT VIN: 5J6YH28523L013126

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VIN 5J6YH28523L013126 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

2003

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

2003 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%

2003 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 Not Available

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 5J6YH28523L013126

Components: AIR BAGS

March 27, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10968795
Consumer Location: MECHANICSVILLE, VA
VIN: 5J6YH28523L****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL, RECEIVED NOTICE OF THIS RECALL IN JULY, 7 2016, MECHANICSVILLE HONDA CONTACTED AND PART WAS ORDERED 7/7/16. NEVER RECEIVED NOTICE TO RETURN TO DEALERSHIP TO REPLACED DEFECTIVE PART UNDER RECALL. RECEIVED SECOND RECALL NOTICE 3/27/17

Components: STRUCTURE LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

July 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10618968
Consumer Location: BELLEVILLE, NJ
VIN: 5J6YH28523L****

Summary of Complaint

BOTH DOOR LOCKS (DRIVER AND PASSENGER) ARE JAMMED. AT TIMES THE KEY GOES IN AND OTHERS IT DOESN'T BUT DO NOT TURN. I HAVE TWO KEYS AND NEITHER OF THEM OPEN EITHER DOOR. I HAVE TO ENTER THROUGH THE BACK DOOR, CLIMB OVER THE BACK SEATS TO GET TO THE DRIVER'S SEAT. THIS APPEARS TO BE AN ISSUE WITH MANY HONDA ELEMENTS MADE IN 2003. I HAVE READ MANY REVIEWS AND SEE THAT MANY PEOPLE HAVE THIS SAME ISSUE. I HAVE BACK PROBLEMS AND CANNOT BE CLIMBING IN THROUGH THE BACK OF MY CAR TO OPEN THE DRIVER SIDE DOOR TO ENTER MY CAR. I THINK HONDA SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR REPLACING THESE LOCKS. *TR

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 06, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10435849
Consumer Location: CREAM RIDGE, NJ
VIN: 5J6YH28523L****

Summary of Complaint

THE DOOR LOCKS ON THE HONDA ELEMENT ARE FAULTY. SO FAULTY IN FACT THAT A YEAR AFTER THE ELEMENTS WERE ADVERTISED, A TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN (06-068) WAS ISSUED FOR "DOOR LOCK CYLINDER BINDS". THIS TSB APPLIED TO 2003-2004 CIVICS, 2002-2003 CR-V, 2003 ELEMENTS. THE TSB INCLUDES THE AFFECTED VIN NUMBERS. ONCE THE DOOR CYLINDER STOPS WORKING YOU CANNOT GAIN ENTRY INTO THE VEHICLE THROUGH THE AFFECTED DOOR. FOR ME IT WAS THE DRIVERS DOOR AND I WAS FORCED TO ENTER THE VEHICLE VIA THE PASSENGER DOOR. THE HONDA SITE STATED THAT YOU SHOULD CONTACT THE DEALER AND ASK FOR RE NUMERATION AS THIS WAS A KNOWN FAILURE. THE HONDA DEALER LOCAL TO ME STATED THAT SINCE IT WASN'T A RECALL THEY WOULDN'T "GIVE ME A BREAK" ON THE COST TO FIX THE PROBLEM. HONDA SHOULD BE MADE ACCOUNTABLE SINCE THEY KNEW THIS WAS A PROBLEM. THE SAFETY ISSUE HERE LIES IN THE FACT THAT YOU CAN'T ENTER YOUR VEHICLE QUICKLY IN A DANGEROUS SITUATION. CLIMBING OVER SEATS IS CERTAINLY NOT A SAFE THING TO DO EITHER.

Components: VISIBILITY

February 20, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10183307
Consumer Location: KANEOHE, HI
VIN: 5J6YH28523L****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2003 HONDA ELEMENT WINDSHIELD CRACKED WITH NO APPARENT REASON. THE CRACK STARTS BELOW THE RUBBER STRIP NEAR THE PIVOT OF THE DRIVER WINDSHIELD WIPER. THE CRACK IS MIGRATING UPWARDS INTO MY VIEWING AREA. *JB

Components: VISIBILITY

May 01, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10142771
Consumer Location: RIO GRANDE, NJ
VIN: 5J6YH28523L****

Summary of Complaint

DT: THE CONTACT STATES THERE IS A CRACK IN THE WINDSHIELD. THE CRACK CAME UP FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE WINDOW BEAD. IT FIRST BEGAN AS A TINY CRACK AND IS NOW ABOUT TWO AND HALF FEET LONG. THE DEALERSHIP AND THE MANUFACTURER EXPLAINED TO HIM THERE WERE NO OTHER RELATED PROBLEMS WITH THIS VEHICLE. *NM UPDATED 12/7/2005. IN LATE NOVEMBER THE CONSUMER FOUND A HONDA SERVICE BULLETIN REFERENCING A WINDSHIELD DEFECT. ALTHOUGH THE CONSUMER'S VEHICLE FALLS WITH THE RANGE OF VINS THE DEALER REFUSED TO REPLACE THE WINDSHIELD. *NM

Components: PARKING BRAKE POWER TRAIN

October 22, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10142028
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5J6YH28523L****

Summary of Complaint

ON THE MORNING OF OCTOBER 22, 2005 I STARTED MY 2003 HONDA ELEMENT WHICH WAS PARKED IN MY DRIVEWAY. I QUICKLY REMEMBERED THAT I WANTED AN ITEM OUT OF THE GARAGE AND STEPPED OUT OF THE VEHICLE. I HAD NOT TOUCHED THE AUTOMATIC GEAR SHIFT AND THE E/R BRAKE WAS ON. THE VEHICLE IMMEDIATELY WENT INTO REVERSE, DOWN THE DRIVEWAY, ACROSS THE STREET, THE OPEN DOOR STRUCK THE NEIGHBORS MAIL BOX, VEHICLE PROCEEDED UP THE NEIGHBORS DRIVE WAY STRIKING THEIR PARKED VEHICLE, PUSHING IT 2 FEE UP THEIR DRIVEWAY. THEN THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY WENT INTO DRIVE, CAME BACK DOWN THE NEIGHBORS DRIVEWAY, ACROSS THE STREET, UP MY DRIVEWAY, INTO MY GARAGE STRIKING ITEMS IN THE REAR OF THE GARAGE BEFORE STOPPING. I REACHED IN TO SHUT THE CAR OFF THEN RAN INTO THE HOUSE. WHEN MY HUSBAND CAME OUT TO THE GARAGE AND GOT INTO THE VEHICLE HE SAID THAT THE CAR WAS IN PARK AND THE E/R BREAK WAS ON. THERE WAS NO DAMAGE TO THE NEIGHBORS VEHICLE AND APPROX $3500 DAMAGE TO THE HONDA ELEMENT. I BELIEVE THE TRANSMISSION/GEAR BOX FAILED AND THE E/B FAILED RESULTING IN INJURY AND DAMAGE. VEHICLE IS BEING REPAIRED AT BODY SHOP AND I HAVE NOTIFIED HONDA AND WILL HAVE THEM CHECK OUT WHEN REPAIRS COMPLETED. *NM

Components: AIR BAGS

July 15, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10138318
Consumer Location: ORANGE PARK, FL
VIN: 5J6YH28523L****

Summary of Complaint

I OWN A 2003 HONDA ELEMENT AND WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT WHERE I HIT A PICKUP TRUCK AND BOTH VEHICLES WERE TOTAL LOSSES. THE DRIVERS SIDE AIRBAG DID NOT DEPLOY EVEN THOUGH IT WAS A FRONTAL IMPACT WHICH PUSHED THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE IN BY 24 INCHES AND BENT THE FRAME - THE PASSENGER AIRBAG DID DEPLOY EVEN THOUGH NO OTHER PASSENGERS WERE IN THE VEHICLE. I REPORTED THE PROBLEM TWICE TO HONDA AMERICA BUT THEY ARE REFUSING TO ACKNOWLEDGE A PROBLEM EXISTS. *NM

Components: VISIBILITY

November 15, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10106061
Consumer Location: FLUSHING, NY
VIN: 5J6YH28523L****

Summary of Complaint

MY WINDSHIELD CRACKED IN THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER FOR NO REASON. I REPLACED IT AFTER ONLY 3 MONTHS OF OWNING MY CAR. AFTER ANOTHER 4 MONTHS MY SECOND WINDSHIELD CRACKED IN THE SAME EXACT SPOT. I BROUGHT IT TO HONDA BOTH TIMES AND THEY BASICALLY TOLD ME THAT THERE WAS NOTHING THAT THEY COULD DO ABOUT IT. I HAVE OWNED CARS BEFORE AND I NEVER HAD THIS HAPPEN. TWO WINDSHIELDS IN ONE YEAR! HONDA HAS NOT BEEN A HELP AT ALL, AND ACCORDING TO A LOT OF WEB SITES FOR HONDA ELEMENTS, THIS IS A HUGE PROBLEM FOR ALL ELEMENT OWNERS.*AK

Components: VISIBILITY

February 01, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10088257
Consumer Location: CHESTER, VA
VIN: 5J6YH28523L****

Summary of Complaint

WINDSHIED BROKE FOR NO APPARRENT REASON WHILE RIDING WITH MY WIFE, NICE WEATHER, NO TRAFFIC WINDSHIELD MADE A LOUD POPPING NOISE AND THEN WE BOTH WATCHED AS THE CRACK SPREAD FROM JUST BELOW THE PASSENGER SIDE WIPER ARM UPWARD ABOUT 12". *AK

Components: VISIBILITY

February 27, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10060094
Consumer Location: ANN ARBOR, MI
VIN: 5J6YH28523L****

Summary of Complaint

2003 HONDA ELEMENT EX 4WD - WINDSHEILD CRACKED AT APPROX 6000 MILES. NO SIGN OF IMPACT. CRACK ORIGINATED ON DRIVER'S SIDE OF WINDSHIELD. *AK

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

September 18, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11414350
Consumer Location: MONTE VISTA, CO
VIN: 5J6YH28593L****

Summary of Complaint

I'M CONCERNED WITH THE AMOUNT OF RUST UNDER THE VEHICLE. MY ELEMENT IS FROM PENNSYLVANIA AND THEY DO USE SALT ON THE STREETS IN THE WINTER. TOOK CAR TO MECHANIC AND WAS TOLD THE CAR WAS VERY RUSTED UNDERNEATH. CHANGING PARTS UNDER THE CAR IS A DIFFICULT TASK DUE TO THE REST. MECHANIC SAID IT WAS CAUSE CAR WAS DRIVEN IN PENNSYLVANIA THE CAUSE IS TO HOW THE ROADS ARE SALTED. I DID READ THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM IN CANADA AND OTHER PLACES AND VERY DANGEROUS BUT IN AMERICA NOT AS MUCH. I'M WONDERING HOW I GET THIS LOOKED AT BY HONDA AND THE PROBLEM BE FIXED LIKE OTHER ELEMENTS ARE BEING FIXED OR TO SEE IF IT PASSES TO HAVE THE UNFORCED BRACKET PUT ON.

Components: SUSPENSION

March 04, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11408343
Consumer Location: LITTLETON, CO
VIN: 5J6YH28533L****

Summary of Complaint

REAR TRAILING ARMS CAUSING UNSAFE DRIVING REAR END UNSAFE OVER BUMPS

Components: SUSPENSION

March 19, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11403980
Consumer Location: LANSING, IL
VIN: 5J6YH28533L****

Summary of Complaint

THE SUBFRAME IS RUSTED NEAR THE REAR CONTROL ARM, THERE IS A DANGER OF THE CONTROL ARM SEPARATING WHICH CAN RESULT IN A CRASH. THE VEHICLE WAS STATIONARY WHEN I DISCOVERED THIS AS I WAS ATTEMPTING TO JACK THE CAR UP TO CHANGE A TIRE.

Components: STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11403776
Consumer Location: BLAINE, WA
VIN: 5J6YH18523L****

Summary of Complaint

THE DOOR LOCK CYLINDERS FOR THE DRIVER/PASSENGER/TAILGATE WILL NOT ACCEPT A KEY TO UNLOCK THE DOORS. THE LOCKS ARE IMMOVABLE FROM THE OUTSIDE AND INSIDE, REQUIRING A LOCKSMITH TO OPEN THE DOORS OR COMPLETE REMOVAL OF THE DOORS TO SAFELY ENTER AND EXIT THE VEHICLE. THE KEY, WHEN INSERTED INTO THE LOCK IN ATTEMPT TO ENTER THE VEHICLE, OFTEN WILL NOT RELEASE FROM THE SEIZED LOCK CYLINDER RESULTING IN THE KEY FIRMLY LODGED IN THE LOCK OF THE DOOR, RENDERING IT IMPOSSIBLE THEN TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE. THE ABOVE MENTIONED CYLINDER LOCKS ARE SAFETY HAZARDS FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS: CHILDREN AND ADULTS ENTERING AND EXITING THE VEHICLE MAY BE PRONE TO INJURY FROM ONCOMING TRAFFIC DUE TO DOOR CYLINDER LOCKS NOT OPERATING PROPERLY AND CAUSING THE DOOR TO JAM REQUIRING FORCEFUL PRESSURE TO BE APPLIED FROM THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR OF THE VEHICLE IN ORDER FOR THE DOOR TO OPEN. INFANTS AND ELDERLY INDIVIDUALS INCAPABLE OF THE MOTOR SKILLS NECESSARY TO OPEN DOORS AND LOCKS MAY BE LOCKED INSIDE OF THE VEHICLE WITH UNCONTROLLABLE IN CABIN TEMPERATURES RESULTING IN EXCESSIVE HEAT/COLD FOR AN EXTENDED AMOUNT OF TIME THAT COULD RESULT IN INJURY OR DEATH. QUICK AND SAFE ENTRY AND EXIT TO AND FROM THE VEHICLE IS IMPOSSIBLE, RESULTING IN AN INCREASE OF THE PROBABLE INSTANCES OF THEFT OR DAMAGE TO PERSONS/PROPERTY ATTEMPTING TO ENTER/EXIT THE VEHICLE IN LESS THAN PERFECTLY SAFE CONDITIONS. THE FEE INVOLVED WITH SERVICING THE REPLACEMENT OF THIS DOOR LOCK CYLINDER IS EXORBITANT. A QUOTE FROM THE DEALERSHIP PUT ME AT $200.00 JUST FOR THEM TO OPEN THE DOOR PANEL AND LOOK AT IT. TO REPLACE THE CYLINDER AND RE-KEY IT WOULD COST UPWARDS OF $400.00 MORE. $600.00 TO REPLACE A CYLINDER LOCK ON A CAR DOOR. THERE ARE MANY OTHER 2003 HONDA ELEMENT OWNERS WHO HAVE HAD THIS ISSUE AS WELL, OFTEN PAYING THE MONEY TO HAVE THE CYLINDERS REPLACED, ONLY TO HAVE THEM FAIL AGAIN A YEAR LATER.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

February 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11349432
Consumer Location: MENLO PARK, CA
VIN: 5J6YH285X3L****

Summary of Complaint

2003 HONDA ELEMENT. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG AND IGNITION SWITCH SAFETY RECALL. *LD THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE WAS IMPROPERLY REPAIRED DURING THE RECALL REPAIR PROCESS. *JS THE CONSUMER STATED THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED BUT, DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE.*JS *JS

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

May 25, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11216980
Consumer Location: HOLYOKE, MA
VIN: 5J6YH28593L****

Summary of Complaint

GOING ALONG HIGHWAY I90 AT 65MPH AND I DECIDED TO ENGAGE THE CRUISE CONTROL SETTING ON MY 2003 HONDA ELEMENT . WHEN TRAFFIC BECAME TOO CONGESTED I DECIDED TO SHUT OFF THE CRUISE CONTROL , ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT NOW I COULDN'T ACCELERATE. IT SEEMS THIS ISSUE HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH A FAULTY THROTTLE CABLE . EITHER WAY THIS NEEDS TO BE FIXED IMMEDIATELY .

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

February 18, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11206710
Consumer Location: POULSBO, WA
VIN: 5J6YH28573L****

Summary of Complaint

2003 HONDA ELEMENT. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARD TO HONDA SAFETY RECALL CONCERNING IGNITION INTERLOCK SYSTEM FAILURE. *AS THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED THE RECALL. THE CONSUMER REQUESTED TO BE REIMBURSED FOR THE COST OF REPAIRS.*JS

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

June 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11173203
Consumer Location: VICTOR, MT
VIN: 5J6YH28573L****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVERS SIDE DOOR KEY CEASED TO WORK AS STATED NUMEROUS TIMES BY OTHERS. ONLY WAY TO GET IN AND LOCK THE DOOR IS FROM PASSENGER SIDE...PLACING DRIVER IN UNSAFE AND VUNERABLE POSITION. ALSO WHEN DRIVING SLOWLY APPROX 10 MPH CAR HAS FREQUENTLY IRRACTICALLY ACCELERATED OF ITS OWN ACCORD. HAVE TO STAND ON THE BRAKES TO GET CAR TO STOP. WITH THE CAR AT A STOP, AND IN DRIVE IT WILL SELF ACCELERATE...VERY DANGEROUS!!! AS OTHERS HAVE NOTED THERE IS A SERIOUS ELECTRICAL SHORT?? AS DASH LIGHTS ARE DULL THEN AND HAVE TO HIT DASH TO GET THEM TO LIGHT UP. HEADLIGHTS ARE CONSTANTLY SURGING FROM LIMITED LIGHTING VISIBILITY TO NORMAL.

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 07, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11162045
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5J6YH28573L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 HONDA ELEMENT. UPON PLACING THE GEAR SELECTOR IN PARK AND BRIEFLY EXITING THE VEHICLE, THE GEAR INDEPENDENTLY SHIFTED FROM PARK AND ROLLED INTO REVERSE. THE CONTACT WAS ALMOST RUN OVER. THE VEHICLE CRASHED INTO A TREE. NONE OF THE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED. THE CONTACT WAS SHAKEN BY THE EXPERIENCE AND RECEIVED MEDICAL TREATMENT. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO BE DRIVEN. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED BY A DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND INDICATED THAT THEY WOULD ESCALATE THE MATTER. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 158,425.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 25, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11113892
Consumer Location: LURAY, VA
VIN: 5J6YH285X3L****

Summary of Complaint

DEFECTIVE DASH GAUGE CONTROLS KEEP THE CAR FROM STARTING. IT'S A KNOWN DEFECT AND HONDA KNOWS IT ALSO

Components: AIR BAGS

May 19, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11096846
Consumer Location: BRUNSWICK, MD
VIN: 63L002744****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL: I SOLD THIS VEHICLE (2003 HONDA ELEMENT) IN EARLY 2011. WHEN THE AIRBAGS WERE RECALLED, I BEGAN RECEIVING NOTICES FORM HONDA ABOUT THE RECALL. I HAVE RETURNED THE MAILINGS AND ALSO CALLED THE 800 NUMBER (AT LEAST 4 TIMES IN TOTAL), EACH TIME LETTING THEM KNOW THAT I NO LONGER OWN THE VEHICLE. I CONTINUE TO RECEIVE RECALL NOTICES, DESPITE NOTIFYING THEM THAT I AM NOT THE OWNER. THIS WOULD POINT TO THE FACT THAT THE ACTUAL OWNER OF THE CAR IS NOT RECEIVING NOTICES. IF HONDA IS NOT ACCURATELY UPDATING THEIR DATABASE, OWNERS AT RISK FROM THIS RECALL MAY BE OBLIVIOUS TO IT.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11090855
Consumer Location: PALMYRA, PA
VIN: 5J6YH17513L****

Summary of Complaint

THE LOCK ON THE DRIVER SIDE DOOR DOES NOT WORK WITH THE KEY. THIS IS A 2003 AND A REMOTE LOCKING DEVICE WAS NOT OFFERED BY THE MANUFACTURER ACCORDING TO THE LOCAL DEALER. THIS PROBLEM THAT HAS BEEN GETTING PROGRESSIVELY WORSE SINCE WE OWN THIS VEHICLE DATING BACK TO 10/2015. THE ABILITY TO RELIABLY LOCK AND UNLOCK YOUR VEHICLE IS A FUNDAMENTAL COMPONENT TO AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY

Components: AIR BAGS

August 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11063643
Consumer Location: SKOKIE, IL
VIN: 5J6YH28563L****

Summary of Complaint

I HAD A MINOR ACCIDENT AND THE AIRBAG'S POWDER, WHITE SUBSTANCE BURNED MY SKIN.

Components: SEAT BELTS

October 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11032895
Consumer Location: GAITHERSBURG, MD
VIN: 5J6YH27593L****

Summary of Complaint

THE SEATBELT FOR THE DRIVER IT DOES NOT RETRACT PROPERLY AND STILL LOOSE AFTER IT BUCKLE UP ALSO THE SEATBELT LIGHT IS ON ALL THE TIME EVEN AFTER THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. THAT IS WHEN THE VEHICLE IS STATIONARY OR IN MOTION. I READ IN THE OWNER'S MANUAL THAT THE SEATBELT HAS A WARRANTY FOR THE LIFE OF THIS VEHICLE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 05, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10984955
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5J6YH28573L****

Summary of Complaint

IGNITION WILL ALLOW KEY TO BE REMOVED WHILE CAR IS IN MOTION. WAS TAKEN IN FOR RECALL ON 11/13/15 AND PROBLEM STILL PERSISTED AND NOW IGNITION SWITCH IS INOPERABLE. CONTACTED DEALER AND THEY SAID PROBLEM WAS FIXED AND NOT WILLING TO LOOK OVER IT AGAIN. WAS INSTRUCTED TO CONTACT COOPERATE NUMBER AND THEY JUST TRIED TO TALK CIRCLES AROUND ME ABOUT IT. JUST OVER A YEAR LATER AND RECALL IS WORSE.

Components: AIR BAGS

July 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10969919
Consumer Location: WASHINGTON, DC
VIN: 5J6YH28593L****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL SINCE RECEIVING THE FIRST RECALL NOTICE IN JUNE IF 2016, I'VE CALLED THE HONDA DEALERSHIP WHERE I PURCHASED MY VEHICLE(OURISMAN HONDA, BETHESDA MD.) - AND WHERE I HAVE IT REGULARLY SERVICED - 3 TIMES. THEY PROMISE TO CALL ME WHEN THEY CAN REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE PART, BUT HAVE YET TO CALL ME WITH A SERVICE APPOINTMENT. I'VE WAITED TEN MONTHS SINCE RECEIVING THENREVALL NOTICE, AND JUST TODAY RECEIVED A SECOND RECALL NOTICE FOR THE SAME ISSUE.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING STRUCTURE

August 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10934492
Consumer Location: SHARPS CHAPEL, TN
VIN: 5J6YH28593L****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE REPLACED EVERYTHING POSSIBLE THAT WOULD CONTROL THE HEADLIGHTS. AS I DRIVE OR AFTER THE CAR HEATS UP WHILE PARKED, WHETHER ON DIM OR BRIGHT THE LIGHTS DIM AND BRIGHTEN THEMSELVES CAUSING IT HARD TO SEE SOMETIMES. I MYSELF AND OTHER PEOPLE THAT HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS ONLINE ARE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE KEY FOB. IT STOPPED WORKING AND THEN IT STARTS WORKING AGAIN BUT THE DRIVER DOOR LOCK WONT WORK AFTER THAT. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

June 09, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10925373
Consumer Location: MAYVILLE, NY
VIN: 5J6YH285X3L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 HONDA ELEMENT. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V344000 (AIR BAGS). THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 20, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10911043
Consumer Location: CONCORD, CA
VIN: 5J6YH18543L****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVER SIDE DOOR LOCK NO LONGER WORKING WHEN ALARM IS ACTIVATED. KEY GETS STUCK SOMETIMES IN THE LOCK. I THEN HAVE TO GO AROUND TO PASSENGER SIDE TO GET IN TO OPEN DRIVER SIDE DOOR FROM THE INSIDE.

Components: AIR BAGS

September 22, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10908769
Consumer Location: MAYFIELD, KY
VIN: 5J6YH28503L****

Summary of Complaint

I RECEIVED NOTICE IN LATE JUNE 2016 REGARDING THE RECALL, AND CALLED AT THE BEGINNING OF JULY, SCHEDULED AN APPOINTMENT FOR JULY 13, 2016. I RECEIVED A CALL ON THE DAY OF THE APPOINTMENT FROM THE DEALER SAYING THEY DID NOT HAVE THE PARTS TO FIX THE RECALL. I WAS TOLD THEY WOULD CALL ME BACK WHEN PARTS WERE AVAILABLE. I CALLED IN AUGUST AND AGAIN ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 AND I RECEIVED THE SAME RESPONSE. ON THE RECALL IT SUGGESTS FOR NO ONE TO RIDE IN THE PASSENGER'S SEAT UNTIL THE AIR BAG IS REPLACED. I FEEL THAT WE ARE APPROACHING 90 DAYS WITH NO RESOLUTION IS A BIT TOO LONG.

Components: AIR BAGS

September 13, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10906015
Consumer Location: BROOKLYN, NY
VIN: 5J6YH285X3L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 HONDA ELEMENT. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V344000 (AIR BAGS) HOWEVER, THE PART FOR THE RECALL REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED ANY FAILURES. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: AIR BAGS

June 13, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10898620
Consumer Location: EAST HARTFORD, CT
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 HONDA ELEMENT. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V344000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 19, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10893685
Consumer Location: BUFFALO, NY
VIN: 5J6YH28643L****

Summary of Complaint

DOOR LOCKS ARE DEFECTIVE- CANNOT INSERT MY KEY IN DRIVER'S SIDE DOOR. MY REMOTES DON'T LIFT THE LOCKS ANY MORE. LIGHTS FLASH OK, BUT I HAVE A FEELING THAT THE DRIVER'S SIDE DOOR LOCK IS INVOLVED. I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS COMMON IN THIS VEHICLE

Components: STEERING POWER TRAIN AIR BAGS

June 14, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10889300
Consumer Location: WHEELING, WV
VIN: 5J6YH28573L****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL : AIRBAG RECALL SLIP, NO PARTS AVAILABLE, STEERING SEEMS TO HAVE ISSUES ON DRIVERS FRONT,WHILE IN MOTION, TRANSMISSION WHINES, WHILE BACKING AND DRIVING ANY ROAD STYLE, REMOTE KEY LOCK ISSUES, STATIONARY

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 18, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10889018
Consumer Location: WEST FRIENDSHIP, MD
VIN: 5J6YH28263L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 HONDA ELEMENT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT HE COULD REMOVE THE KEY FROM THE IGNITION IN ANY GEAR WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED BY THE MANUFACTURER THAT THE VEHICLE WAS SERVICED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 10V364000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM), BUT THE REMEDY FAILED TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS INVALID. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 169,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

June 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10888241
Consumer Location: HILLSBORO, NM
VIN: 5J6YH28663L****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL: I HAVE RECEIVED A RECALL NOTICE FOR THIS VEHICLE. I NOTE THAT THE DEALER IS REQUIRED TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE WITHIN 60 DAYS OF AN APPOINTMENT DATE. OUR DEALERSHIP IS GARCIA HONDA IN ALBUQUERQUE NM. OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS I HAVE TRIED NUMEROUS TIMES TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT. WHEN I CALL I AM FORWARDED TO A NUMBER WHICH RINGS, AND RINGS, AND RINGS.... AND NO ONE EVER PICKS UP. SEEMS INAPPROPRIATE TO TRY TO GET AROUND THE 60 DAY REQUIREMENT BY NEVER ALLOWING SOMEONE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.

Components: STRUCTURE LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

June 13, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10873878
Consumer Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL
VIN: 5J6YH18523L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 HONDA ELEMENT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT RECOGNIZE THE KEY REMOTE UNLOCK FEATURE. IN ADDITION, THE KEY WOULD NOT UNLOCK THE DRIVER SIDE DOOR EVEN WHEN IT WAS MANUALLY INSERTED. IN ORDER TO UNLOCK THE DRIVER'S DOOR, THE PASSENGER DOOR HAD TO BE UNLOCKED TO GET TO THE DRIVER'S DOOR INSIDE THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING, BUT THE RESULTS WERE NOT PROVIDED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 185,000.

Components: SUSPENSION AIR BAGS

April 08, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10862421
Consumer Location: GARLAND, NC
VIN: 5J6YH28503L****

Summary of Complaint

MY AIRBAG LIGHT IS ON AND WILL NOT GO OFF AND I ALSO HAVE A KNOCKING AND TICKING NOISE ON THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE WHEN TURNING MY STEERING WHEEL.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 29, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10861497
Consumer Location: ALBANY, GA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 HONDA ELEMENT. AFTER THE IGNITION KEY WAS TURNED TO THE START POSITION, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO START. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE IGNITION CYLINDER NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 10V364000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 107,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

Components: AIR BAGS

March 23, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10852597
Consumer Location: WATFORD CITY, ND
VIN: 5J6YH285X3L****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL. AT LESS THAN SPEED LIMIT OF 35 MPH, VEHICLE ENCOUNTERED ICY CONDITIONS ON HILL, AND VEHICLE ROLLED APPROXIMATELY 100 FEET OFF OF ROAD INTO GENTLY GRADED AREA. VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO DRIVE STRAIGHT OUT WITHOUT ANY SIGNIFICANT BODY DAMAGE, YET AIRBAGS BOTH DEPLOYED UPON EXITING THE ROAD, MOST LIKELY DUE TO ROLLING OVER A SMALL CURB BEFORE LEAVING ROADWAY. THIS WAS A CITY STREET, EARLY IN THE MORNING OF MARCH 23, 2016, WITH MY LICENSED AND INSURED 16 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER DRIVING. BUT FOR THE AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT SHE WOULD HAVE DRIVEN AWAY WITHOUT INCIDENT, BUT DUAL DEPLOYMENT RESULTED IN BURNS TO HER JACKET AND RIGHT ARM AND A LACERATION TO HER LEFT KNEE DUE TO HER REACTION TO THE UNEXPECTED DEPLOYMENT. I BELIEVE THE AIRBAG INITIATORS WERE OVERLY SENSITIVE OR ON A HAIR TRIGGER. ESTIMATED SPEED AT TIME OF DEPLOYMENT IS 25MPH OR LESS. VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY OWNED AND REGISTERED IN NEW MEXICO AND APPARENTLY IN STORAGE FOR A PERIOD WHERE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY HOT AND/OR HUMID AT TIMES, BUT AT TIME OF INCIDENT WAS OWNED AND REGISTERED IN NORTH DAKOTA. POLICE AND INSURANCE REPORTS ARE PENDING AT THIS TIME. POLICE, INSURANCE AND AMBULANCE REPORTS WOULD NOT EVEN EXIST BUT FOR SHOCK OF AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT AS THERE WAS NO IMPACT, NO OTHER VEHICLES INVOLVED, AND NO TICKETS ISSUED OR DRIVING CITED.

HONDA ELEMENT Sold

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