2003 HONDA ELEMENT VIN: 5J6YH28533L046801

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Condition
Unknown
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN 5J6YH28533L046801 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 5J6YH28533L046801

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: AIR BAGS

December 17, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10705792
Consumer Location: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
VIN: 5J6YH28533L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 HONDA ELEMENT. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V700000 (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 MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN REPAIRED. UPDATED 7/6/2015*JS

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

March 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10281431
Consumer Location: MINNEAPOLIS, MN
VIN: 5J6YH28533L****

Summary of Complaint

DOOR LOCK WILL NOT OPEN. STARTING IN 2007, THE DRIVER'S SIDE (MOST USED DOOR) DOOR LOCK BECAME DIFFICULT TO OPERATE. BY MARCH 2009 THE KEY NO LONGER FUNCTIONED AT ALL. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO LEAVE THE CAR LOCKED. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

August 11, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10237775
Consumer Location: SAYREVILLE, NJ
VIN: 5J6YH28533L****

Summary of Complaint

CRACK FORMED ON THE LOWER DRIVER SIDE OF MY 2003 HONDA ELEMENT WITH NO SIGN OF IMPACT. THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED. *TR

Components: VISIBILITY

August 09, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10130418
Consumer Location: UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA
VIN: 5J6YH28533L****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING OUT OF THE SEATAC AIRPORT, I HAD HEARD MY DASH CREAKING ON AND OFF FOR A WHILE AND JUST FIGURED IT WAS ONE OF THOSE THINGS, HOWEVER THIS TIME AFTER THE CREAK I NOTICED A VERY SMALL HAIRLINE CRACK THE CRACK CAME ON THE DRIVERS SIDE LOWER PART OF W/SHIELD STARTING BY THE COWL VENT PANEL AND THE CRACK WENT TO THE LT. AFTER THE CRACK APPEARED THE CREAKING STOPPED FOR A WHILE, NOW IT HAS STARTED AGAIN. I COULD NOT AFFORD A NEW WINDSHIELD, AND AFTER READING ALL THE COMPLAINTS -HTTP://WWW.ELEMENTOWNERSCLUB.COM/FORUMS/SHOWTHREAD.PHP?T=4189&PAGE=5&PP=10 HONDA ELEMENT OWNERS CLUB > HONDA ELEMENT > *PROBLEMS & ISSUES RELOAD THIS PAGE WINDSHIELD ISSUES- I WAS NOT EXPECTING MUCH HELP FROM THE DEALER. I WILL CALL THEEALER TODAY AND REQUEST A REPLACEMENT WINDSHIELD AND TAKE COPIES OF YOPUR REPORTS. *NM

Components: VISIBILITY

January 13, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10108514
Consumer Location: WORCESTER, MA
VIN: 5J6YH28533L****

Summary of Complaint

THE CONSUMER STATED THE WINDSHIELD WAS BEGINING TO CRACK. THE CAUSE HAD NOT BEEN DETERMINED. PLEASE PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. *JB WINDSHIELD CRACKED FOR NO APPARENT REASON WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED. *EH *JB

Components: VISIBILITY

July 03, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10080566
Consumer Location: TOWACO, NJ
VIN: 5J6YH28533L****

Summary of Complaint

2003 HONDA ELEMENT CRACKED WINDSHIELD. SAME AS MANY OTHER OWNERS. DEFINITE DESIGN DEFECT, HONDA MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS EXPENSIVE, TROUBLING AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SITUATION THEY CREATED. THEY JUST BLOW OFF MOST CONSUMERS SAYING "ROCK HIT IT." HOWEVER, MOST CRACKS ARE IN SAME SPOTS AND NO STAR BURST EVIDENCING A ROCK IMPACT. WAY TOO MANY COMPLAINTS TO CHALK UP TO ROAD DEBRIS IMPACT. DON'T JUST SIT ON YOUR DUFFS AND DO NOTHING. YOU HAVE OVER 100 COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS ON A NEW VEHICLE THAT HAS ONLY BEEN ON THE ROAD FOR LESS THAN 2 YEARS. STATISTICALLY THAT IS HUGE. SO, DON'T JUST IGNORE THIS, SIT BACK AND DO THE TYPICAL GOVERNMENT THING, WORRY ABOUT YOUR TIME OFF, SICK DAYS, AND DO THE BEUROCRATIC IGNORANCE DANCE. COME DOWN ON HONDA WITH ALL YOUR MUSCLE AND PROTECT THE COMSUMER WHO HAS NO POWER AGAINST THIS HUGELY PROFITABLE GOLIATH.*AK

Components: VISIBILITY

January 06, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10068024
Consumer Location: BEAVERTON, OR
VIN: 5J6YH28533L****

Summary of Complaint

THE WINDSHIELD CHIPS VERY EASILY. WE INCURRED THREE CHIPS IN JUST ONE DAY, ONE OF WHICH QUICKLY TURNED INTO A TWELVE INCH CRACK.

Components: VISIBILITY

February 26, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10065669
Consumer Location: PURDYS, NY
VIN: 5J6YH28533L****

Summary of Complaint

WINDSHIELD CRACK NUMBER 2. *LA

Components: VISIBILITY

March 12, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10062261
Consumer Location: SAINT LOUIS, MO
VIN: 5J6YH28533L****

Summary of Complaint

ON FRIDAY MARCH 12, 2004 I WENT TO LUNCH AND RETURNED TO MY CAR THREE HOURS LATER TO GO HOME FOR THE DAY. UPON ENTERING MY HONDA ELEMENT I NOTICED A CRACK IN MY WINDSHIELD THAT WAS NOT THERE THREE HOURS EARLIER WHEN I HAD GONE TO LUNCH. HONDA ISSUED A SERVICE BULLETIN BACK IN MAY 2003 FOR THE 2003 ELEMENT IN CERTIAN VIN #'S (OF WHICH MY ELEMENT FALLS IN) ABOUT STRESS FROM THE FLANGE ON THE WINDSHIELD CAUSING IT TO CRACK. UPON TAKING MY ELEMENT TO STEPHEN VINCEL HONDA IN ELLISVILLE, MO FOR INSPECTION THEY HAVE CLAIMED THAT IT WAS HIT BY A ROCK THAT CAUSED IT TO CRACK. THIS IS THE SECOND WINDSHIELD I WILL HAVE TO REPLACE IN AN 8 MONTH TIME FRAME. THE FIRST WAS CAUSED BY A ROCK THROWN FROM A SEMI, THE SECOND WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY A ROCK (ACCORDING TO HONDA). I AM DISSAPOINTED AND ANGERED THAT HONDA HAS ADMITTED A PROBLEM AND ISSUED A SERVICE BULLETIN, YET REFUSES TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM. I AM ANGRED THAT DUE TO EITHER POOR QUALITY MATERIALS OR POOR DESIGN I AM FORCED TO PRESENT ANOTHER CLAIM TO MY INSURANCE WHEN HONDA SHOULD BE CORRECTING THEIR OWN MISTAKES. *AK

Components: VISIBILITY

March 02, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10060266
Consumer Location: OAKHURST, CA
VIN: 5J6YH28533L****

Summary of Complaint

WINDSHIELD CRACKS VERY EASILY. WHILE DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY (NO SURROUNDING TRAFFIC) WE HEARD A POP AN A CRACK APPEARED JUST TO THE LEFT OF THE REARVIEW MIRROR, ORIGINATING FROM THE TOP OF THE WINDSHIELD. THE CRACK HAS NOW GROWN TO ABOUT 6".*AK UPON FURTHER INSPECTION I CANNOT LOCATE ANY POINT OF IMPACT. IT APPEARS THAT THIS IS SIMPLY A STRESS CRACK.

Components: VISIBILITY

March 06, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10011070
Consumer Location: YORKTOWN, VA
VIN: 5J6YH28533L****

Summary of Complaint

THIS IS A CORRECTED INPUT TO MY ODI # 10011014 SUBMITTED 3/25/03 DURING NORMAL FREEWAY DRIVING, SMALL SAND/GRAVEL IMPACT ON WINDSHIELD RESULTED IN 8 INCH CRACK DEVELOPING WITHIN HOURS. PAST EXPERIENCE OVER 10 YEARS OF DRIVING TWO OTHER VEHICLES ON THE SAME ROAD IMPACTS OF THIS SIZE (HEAD OF A PIN SIZE IMPACT MARK) HAVE ONLY RESULTED IN MINOR WINDSHIELD PITTING. SUSPECT WINDSHIELD QUALITY OR DESIGN ARE PROBLEM AREAS. VEHICLE IS 2003 HONDA ELEMENT. I WAS WARNED PRIOR TO PURCHASE OF SIMILAR EXPERIENCE FROM OTHER HONDA ELEMENT OWNER IN THIS AREA. THIS IS A QUALITY AND POTENTIAL SAFETY ISSUE.*JB

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: 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: 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: 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.

HONDA ELEMENT Sold

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2003 HONDA ELEMENT Collision Run & Drive
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2003 HONDA ELEMENT Collision Run & Drive
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