What's Wrong with the Honda Element?

Element owners have made 169 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the interior (23%), followed by the body (10%) and the exterior (9%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Element.

Comparing Element Generations

The Element only has one generation which runs from 2003 to 2011. To date, it's earned a PainRank™ of 6.5 which ranks 28th. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
1st Gen Element 2003–2011
169 6.5

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    The Worst Element Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2010 (3), and 2011 (1).