2009 HONDA ELEMENT VIN: 5J6YH28759L003071

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VIN 5J6YH28759L003071 Decoding Honda Vin Decoder

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Make

HONDA

Manufacturer Name

AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

Model

Element

Model Year

2009

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

5

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

K24A8

Engine Power (kW)

123.7862

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Engine Brake (hp) From

166

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

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

2009 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:
20.4%

2009 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 Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
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) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 5J6YH28759L003071

Components: SUSPENSION

March 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11421956
Consumer Location: UTICA, PA
VIN: 5J6YH28759L****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2009 Honda Element. The contact stated the driver's side rear trailing arm detached from the vehicle while he was reversing at an undisclosed speed, and the vehicle stopped. There were no warning lights illuminated. The contact stated the failure occurred due to rust and corrosion. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, who informed them they could not provide assistance, and then the vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not provide any assistance. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

August 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11351078
Consumer Location: POCONO LAKE, PA
VIN: 5J6YH28759L****

Summary of Complaint

A FAILED MODULATOR. SERVICE ADVISORY A52 MUSHY BRAKES.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

February 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11309330
Consumer Location: POCONO LAKE, PA
VIN: 5J6YH28759L****

Summary of Complaint

BRAKE PEDAL TOO SOFT. CHANGED FLUID, STILL THE SAME.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

March 21, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 11299636
Consumer Location: SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL
VIN: 5J6YH18769L****

Summary of Complaint

SPONGY BRAKE PEDAL GOES ALMOST TO FLOOR. HAVE NEW ROTORS & PADS AND JUST HAD THE SYSTEM FLUSHED AND BLED. NO CHANGE IN OPERATION. STILL SPONGY AND TRAVEL ALMOST TO FLOOR. SYMPTOMS HAVE EXISTED FOR YEARS.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

January 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 11242404
Consumer Location: ORCHARD PARK, NY
VIN: 5J6YH28789L****

Summary of Complaint

THE BRAKE PEDAL IS VERY SOFT AND THE BRAKES WEAR UNEVENLY AND CLAPPERS LOCK UP EVEN AFTER REPLACEMENT OF PADS ROTERS, CLAPPERS, HOSES,AND BLEEDING BRAKE SYSTEM

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

November 05, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11151796
Consumer Location: GREENSBORO, NC
VIN: 5J6YH1H369L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 HONDA ELEMENT. WHILE PARKING THE VEHICLE, THE CONTACT APPLIED THE EMERGENCY BRAKE; HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED, DROVE OVER A CURB, AND CRASHED INTO A PARKED AND UNOCCUPIED VEHICLE. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED AND THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO FLOW HONDA (2600 PETERS CREEK PKWY, WINSTON SALEM, NC 27127, (888) 902-4024), BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 154,000.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

April 05, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11090933
Consumer Location: TAMPA, FL
VIN: 5J6YH18749L****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR ACCELERATES INCORRECTLY MAKING IT UNSAFE TO DRIVE. NO MATTER HOW MUCH GAS YOU GIVE IT, THE CAR WILL ONLY GO 15 MPH. THIS CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ACCIDENTS, ESPECIALLY WHEN ENTERING A HIGHWAY OR TURNING LEFT. THE ONLY WARNING YOU GET IS A LIGHT ON THE DASHBOARD. THE PROBLEM ON THE COMPUTER TEST SHOWS A P2138(37) CODE. APP SENSOR A/B (THROTTLE POSITION TO SENSOR.

Components: AIR BAGS STRUCTURE

December 11, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11056369
Consumer Location: FORT MILL, SC
VIN: 5J6YH28739L****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING MY HONDA ELEMENT 2009 ON A HWY IN SC. THE CAR WAS IN MOTION AND I HAD A GREEN LIGHT AND THE CAR WAS MOVING FORWARD WHEN A WOMAN WHO WAS DRIVING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION, MADE A LEFT TURN IN THE INTERSECTION FAILING TO YIELD ME THE RIGHT OF WAY. MY CAR IMPACTED HER CAR ON ONE SIDE MOST LIKELY THE PASSENGER SIDE DOOR AND THE COLLISION WAS A FRONTAL COLLISION FOR MY CAR. NONE OF THE FRONTAL AIR BAGS IN MY VEHICLE WERE DEPLOYED. I HIT MY FACE ON THE WINDSHIELD AND I SUFFERED A CONTUSION/ LIGHT FRACTURE ON MY LEFT RIBS AND A HEAD CONCUSSION. CAR WAS PURCHASED AT A LOCAL DEALERSHIP ON 12/21/2016 WAS A USED CAR THAT NEVER WAS INVOLVED IN A COLLISION AND HAD A CLEAN TITLE AND CLEAN HISTORY. ACCORDING TO HONDA DEALERSHIP, THE CAR BELONGED TO ONE OWNER ONLY IN THE PAST. THE CAR WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALERSHIP TO GET THE AIRBAGS REPLACED IN FEBRUARY 2017. MY BIGGEST CONCERN WHY THE AIRBAGS WERE NEVER DEPLOYED AND PROTECTED ME AS THEY WERE SUPPOSED?

Components: AIR BAGS

August 27, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10899369
Consumer Location: NIPOMO, CA
VIN: 5J6YH18779L****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL : AFTER SERVICING OUR HONDA VEHICLE TODAY, THERE IS A WARNING NOT TO ALLOW A PASSENGER IN THE FRONT SEAT, AND THEY CANNOT OR WILL NOT REPAIR/REPLACE THE DANGEROUS AIRBAG. WHY CAN THEY NOT DISABLE IT UNTIL THEY CAN REPLACE OR REMOVE IT? HOW CAN I USE THIS AUTO FOR MY FAMILY IF IT'S DANGEROUS?

Components: AIR BAGS

July 19, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10885967
Consumer Location: DANIA BEACH, FL
VIN: 5J6YH18309L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 HONDA ELEMENT. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 16V344000 (AIR BAGS) AND 16V320000 (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 REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 02, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10809744
Consumer Location: HOUSTON, TX
VIN: 5J6YH18329L****

Summary of Complaint

INTERIM SHAFT BEARING BROKEN - REPLACED BY TWO DIFFERENT DEALER SERVICE DEPARTMENTS AT 20K MILES IN JUNE 2014 AND ALSO AT 30K MILES IN DEC 2015 WITH ORDINARY SUBURBAN DRIVING

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

September 16, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10780461
Consumer Location: ALEXANDRIA, VA
VIN: 5J6YH28379L****

Summary of Complaint

BRAKE PEDAL IS SOFT AND GOES TO THE FLOOR WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. WHEN THE ENGINE IS OFF THE PEDAL IS HARD AND DOES NOT GO TO THE FLOOR.

Components: AIR BAGS

April 12, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10736097
Consumer Location: SEBRING, FL
VIN: 5J6YH18919L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 HONDA ELEMENT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE AT A STOP SIGN TO MAKE A LEFT TURN, ANOTHER VEHICLE CRASHED INTO THE REAR DRIVERS SIDE PANEL CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO SPIN AROUND THREE TIMES IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. THE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED WITH FORCE, METAL FRAGMENTS EJECTED FROM THE AIR BAG. THE CONTACTS GLASSES CAME OFF AND A METAL FRAGMENT PEALED THE CONTACTS RIGHT EYE LID CAUSING EXCESSIVE BLEEDING. THE CONTACT EXPERIENCED BRUISES TO THE FACE AND BRUISING FROM THE SEAT BELT. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE CONTACT RECEIVED FURTHER MEDICAL TREATMENT DUE TO THE INJURIES SUSTAINED FROM THE FORCE OF THE AIR BAGS DEPLOYING. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A REPAIR SHOP WHO REMEDIED THE BODY DAMAGES AND THE DRIVER WAS UNABLE TO DETERMINE IF THE AIR BAGS WERE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INSPECTED BY A DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE CRASH. THE VEHICLE WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 15V320000 (AIR BAGS) AND 12V436000 (AIR BAGS). THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 3,260. UPDATED 12/24/15.*JB

Components: AIR BAGS

May 21, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10717775
Consumer Location: CYPRESS, CA
VIN: 5J6YH18389L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 HONDA ELEMENT. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER:14V351000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PART NEEDED TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.

Components: SUSPENSION

August 29, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10544374
Consumer Location: FREEPORT, NY
VIN: 5J6YH28779L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 HONDA ELEMENT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT SHE TOOK HER VEHICLE IN FOR A ROUTINE CHECK UP BUT WAS INFORMED THAT THE COVER OF BOTH FRONT BALL JOINTS WERE MISSING AND THAT BOTH THE BALL JOINTS AND THE CONTROL ARMS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 40,000.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

March 31, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10459736
Consumer Location: BRISTOL, TN
VIN: 5J6YH189X9L****

Summary of Complaint

AIR CONDITIONING CONDENSER - CUT ON AIR CONDITIONING AFTER WINTER, WOULD NOT COOL. TAKEN TO LOCAL DEALER, BILL GATTON HONDA IN BRISTOL, TN. TOLD ROAD DEBRIS THROUGH CONDENSER, NOT COVERED UNDER 3 YR/36,000 MILE WARRANTY (WE HAD ALSO PURCHASED EXTENDED 100,000 MILE WARRANTY). THIS VEHICLE IS DRIVEN LIGHTLY AROUND TOWN, NO HIGH SPEED HIGHWAYS (INTERSTATES, ETC.). AWARE THAT HONDA HAS HAD CLASS ACTION LITIGATION FOR IDENTICAL COMPLAINT WITH OTHER HONDA VEHICLES (ODYSSEY VAN, ACURA, CIVIC, ETC.), THEREFORE, IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THIS IS A DESIGN IN THE AUTOMOBILES, AND SHOULD BE COVERED UNDER THE MANUFACTURER WARRANTY. SECOND REPAIR THAT HAS BEEN DENIED UNDER NEW VEHICLE WARRANTY. OTHER DENIED DAMAGE IS HEADLINER PULLED AWAY ON DRIVER'S SIDE. REPAIR COST, WITH HONDA PART, IS ATROCIOUS; WARRANTY IS VOIDED IS USE OFF MARKET PART. CONSUMER CAUGHT BETWEEN ROCK AND HARD PLACE. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

July 30, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10416913
Consumer Location: PHOENIX, AZ
VIN: 5J6YH28799L****

Summary of Complaint

2009 HONDA ELEMENT, UNDER 2000 MILES AFTER CERTIFICATION SUFFERED A BRAKE FAILURE WITHOUT WARNING LEADING TO ACCIDENT. *KB

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

December 30, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10334156
Consumer Location: SALT LAKE CITY, UT
VIN: 5J6YH28798L****

Summary of Complaint

NEEDLE ON GAS GAUGE POPPED OUT AND IS NOW RESTING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PLASTIC ENCLOSURE - AT THE SAME TIME THAT THE NEEDLE ON THE GAS GAUGE POPPED OUT - THE TACHOMETER CEASED WORKING AND THE NEEDLE NOW POINTS AT WHAT WOULD BE SIX O'CLOCK - THE SIMULTANEOUS FAILURE OCCURRED AFTER A BRUTAL COLD SPELL. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

March 11, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10331758
Consumer Location: DULUTH, MN
VIN: 5J6YH28309L****

Summary of Complaint

SOFT BRAKE PEDAL ON 2009 HONDA ELEMENT LX AWD. BRAKE PEDAL MAY GO ALMOST TO THE FLOOR SO THAT FOOT HITS GAS PEDAL WHEN BRAKING. *TR

Components: VISIBILITY

March 05, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10327612
Consumer Location: PACIFIC GROVE, CA
VIN: 5J6YH1H34AL****

Summary of Complaint

STRESS CRACK APPEARED ON WINDSHIELD DIRECTLY OPPOSITE REAR VIEW MIRROR. CRACK BEGINS ABOVE AREA OF WINDSHIELD EXPOSED TO OUTSIDE AIR, EXTENDS STRAIGHT DOWN FOR SEVERAL INCHES, THEN VEERS LEFT SEVERAL INCHES AND STOPS. NOTHING HIT THE WINDSHIELD AND THERE IS NO IMPACT POINT ALONG THE CRACK. IPHONE CAMERA PICTURE WAS TAKEN BY SERVICE MANAGER, COPY SUBMITTED TO HONDA FOR REVIEW. HONDA DECLINED RESPONSIBILITY. NO PAPERWORK GENERATED. *TR

Components: STEERING

October 05, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10322098
Consumer Location: KEEDYSVILLE, MD
VIN: 5J6YH28389L****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 HONDA ELEMENT. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 65 MPH ON SMOOTH ROAD SURFACE. THE STEERING WHEEL BEGAN TO SHAKE EXCESSIVELY. ALSO, TRAVELING ON ROUGH ROAD SURFACES THE VEHICLE EXHIBITED LESS SHAKING. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED AN AUTHORIZED DEALER. THE TECHNICIAN RECOMMENDED THAT THE VEHICLE BE TAKEN TO ANOTHER DEALER FOR INSPECTION. THE SECOND DEALER CONFIRMED THAT THE VEHICLE COULD NOT BE REPAIRED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 2,120. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 1,500.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

March 21, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10321262
Consumer Location: SEBRING, FL
VIN: 5J6YH18339L****

Summary of Complaint

SINCE NEW (DAY ONE) HAVE HAD SOFT BRAKE PEDDLE. DEALER SAYS NORMAL, BUT I DON'T THINK SO AS I HAVE DRIVEN 100S OF VEHICLES IN MY 50 YEARS OF DRIVING AND ONLY FELT THIS MUSHY BRAKE PEDAL WHEN EXPERIENCING A MASTER CYLINDER INTERNAL LEAK. *TR

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