2004 Honda Element EX from North America
The Element is fun and suited for adventure, but so far has not held up to its namesake
Front struts were faulty.
Computer malfunction causing the engine light to go on.
Ball bearings in the transmission are still being worked on.
I've had three problems with my Element. The engine light was a because the idle was set too high and fell out of parameters of what the "brain" felt acceptable.
The strut in the front was loose. The mechanic at Honda said he has seen that issue before on Pilots and Elements.
The ball bearing in the transmission is a much more complicated. I've had the front axles replaced, the drive shaft and currently the transmission. There is a sound at about 50 miles an hour that occurs only when you ease up on the gas. It's a maddening thing because it's not always there. Thank god the mechanic heard it. My car has been in the shop for two weeks now...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 27th July, 2005