The 1st generation of the Element has a cumulative PainRank™ of 6.5. That can be compared against other Honda generations. Shopping for a Honda? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.
Owners of the 2003–2011 Element model years have sent in 169 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the interior (23%) followed by the body (10%) and the exterior (9%).