2003 Honda Element
Wonderful design, but too many mechanical problems
Tires wore out before 30,000 miles.
Front brakes replaced twice in five years.
Drivers side lock replaced under 3 year warranty.
Ignition lock cylinder replaced at 38,000 miles.
Ignition lock cylinder going bad one year after replacement.
I was so happy when Honda made this car as it suits my needs perfectly, but mechanically it has defects that make me seriously doubt if I would buy another Honda.
The biggest problem is the door and ignition locks. These are expensive and ongoing repairs. I have had two replaced in five years and the ignition cylinder is acting up again. My mechanic cleaned it out and it works now, but I can feel there is still something wrong. Honda should be held responsible for fixing this problem.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 12th June, 2009