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Honda Element repairs by problem area

Engine (24%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (15%)

Suspension and Steering (24%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (5%)

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Honda Element suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (22%)

Chart based on 81 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Honda Element 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

2400 mi Excessive torque steer, pulls to the right when accelerating. Honda says normal. Nothing done. 

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2009 Honda Element 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

149253 mi

US $125
I replaced both lower ball joints. Called the dealer they said I had to replace the entire knuckle, could not find 09 ball joints. Replaced with moog ball joints from a 07 element. Alignment. Seems to be working fine. 

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2008 Honda Element 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

45880 mi

C $420
front brake pads& rotors replaced - also left rear strut replaced as fluid leaked out of original 
32000 mi

US $1
The Honda dealer replaced both ball joint boots. Original boots had started to cracked and leak grease. One Honda service adviser quoted $950 for the repair because he stated both steering knuckles had to be replaced. Not so. 

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2008 Honda Element 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

134000 mi

US $1025
Replace front strut assemblies. 

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2007 Honda Element 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic AWD

48500 mi

US $150
Dealer reported that rubber bushings at end of sway bars were deterioriated, and replaced them. 
58300 mi

US $422
Replaced front lower ball joints. 
81000 mi

US $72
Replaced rear sway bar bushings. 
10000 mi Replaced Power Steering Rack due to leaky o-ring. 

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2006 Honda Element

Engine not specified

80000 mi

US $2598
rear struts replaced front lower ball joints replaced 

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2006 Honda Element 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

101000 mi

US $1400
Rear wheel camber adjustment not possible due to worn components. All replaced. 
82000 mi

US $48
Metallic banging noise coming from passenger side front on acceleration and deceleration. Shop could hear the noise but could not find the cause.  

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2006 Honda Element 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

165000 mi

US $225
Also replaced rear sway bar bushings. 
169300 mi Replaced sway bar bushings & sway bar links front and rear. 

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2006 Honda Element 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

145000 mi tie straps for the rear axles were replaced rear bushings replaced a week later 
86000 mi

US $500
replaced rear struts replaced front struts, tie rods, tires, etc. 
134000 mi

US $1200
One tie rod was broken, both were replaced. 

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2006 Honda Element 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

84700 mi

US $200
Upper rear control arms were bent and would not allow for wheel allignment 

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2005 Honda Element 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

98700 mi

US $800
Rear struts and stabilizer bar ends replaced. Dealer was not super competent. Had the repair fixed at a better private shop. 

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2005 Honda Element 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

135000 mi

US $60
Sway bar links were replaced 
72000 mi

US $89
Vibration from front of car when turning at slow speeds (Parking lot maneuvers) Rear Differential needed flushing. 
185000 mi

US $602
One rear shock strut leaking fluid. Replaced both rear strut shocks. 
111000 mi

US $880
Rear struts All brakes 
90000 mi Diagnose rattle in front suspension -- cracked compliance bushings found, but not culprit of noise so not replaced at this time 
97000 mi Cracked compliance bushings when sold. No symptoms. Also suspension rattle. 

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2004 Honda Element 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

95000 mi

US $30
Broken Front Right strut mount. 
106000 mi

US $500
Front compliance bushing cracked on both side. Replaced 
143000 mi

US $300
Replaced front compliance bushings. Car drives like it's new now. 
155000 mi

US $200
Clunking noise turned out to be Sway Bar Linkage. Dealer replaced left and right sway bar linkage. 
156000 mi

US $597
replaced covers for ball joints 

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2004 Honda Element 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

103000 mi

US $119
Replacement of lower front ball joint boots. 
110000 mi

US $482
Replaced front compliance bushings. 
129700 mi

US $700
Replaced front left shock. 
107000 mi front compliance bushings replaced 
152000 mi

US $900
Rear bumping and thudding as weight of vehicle shifted. Shop said it was rear struts, I overloaded the Element with gravel, so this one is probably my fault! Although it is noisy in rear usually even before I graveled it. 
96000 mi

US $600
I started to hear a "grinding" noise in rear end. The owner of the garage found a replacement part guaranteed for one year at a cost of 600.00 compared with dealer cost at 1200.00. 

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2003 Honda Element 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

203700 mi

US $1200
brought vehicle in because of a loud clicking noise when turning steering wheel. Mechanic said it was bad axles and replaced them both. Problem was not solved, brought back to dealer and they said it was probably something in the tie rod end 
51700 mi

US $35
sway bar link 
66960 mi

C $150
Rear stablizer links 
72700 mi

C $1200
Left front ball joint. Replaced. 
83700 mi

C $100
Lower ball joint boot split. 

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2003 Honda Element 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

138000 mi

US $450
Replacement of front struts. 
178500 mi

US $793
Also rear right sway bar/bushings repaired (different issue). 
75000 mi

US $425
Replace both front shocks because left front shock blew out prematurely. 
125000 mi

US $950
Right front suspension linkage and both rear trailing arms replaced. 
140000 mi

US $300
Left front suspension/steering assembly. 

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2003 Honda Element 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

97300 mi

US $800
issue with suspension/alignment 
160000 mi

US $60
replaced Front Swaybar links 
190000 mi

US $850
Replaced all 4 struts, ball joints, tie rod ends and bushings. Replaced all 4 brake rotors and rebuilt the calipers. 
206700 mi

US $160
PS Pump started making some noise. I thought I'd replace it before it went out. It was the original pump. 
216700 mi

US $350
Replaced bushings 
102000 mi

US $100
Power Steering line rotted out. Replaced with new one. 
134000 mi

US $150
noisy handling 
138000 mi

US $600
Noise from front end when car hits bumps. Struts and wheel bearing failed. 
82000 mi

US $75
Replaced the rear sway bar links. 
83500 mi

US $50
replaced front sway bar links 
88700 mi

US $245
Replaced left and right compliance bushings. 
92700 mi

US $1300
Replaced tie-rods and performed alignment replaced front struts 
101000 mi

US $275
banging sound from front end, had lower tie rod replaced 
99000 mi

US $75
Rear sway bar bushings and end links were replaced. 

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2003 Honda Element 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

55000 mi Both front sway bar links replaced (RF Snapped). 
107000 mi

US $20
power steering groaning. flushed power steering fluid twice. fluid was filthy---seemed to be contaminated with water. installed new ps fluid and groaning has stopped. 
122000 mi

US $160
replaced rear stabilizer links and sway bar bushings 
127000 mi

US $750
replaced 2 front shock/strut assemblies replaced front lower control arms (both) 
130000 mi

US $380
replaced both rear shock/struts with new Honda complete asemblies 
130000 mi

US $250
Tie rod end worn. replaced. 
144000 mi

US $50
Lower Ball joint split, replaced. Also replaced compliance bushings due to clunk noise. 
162700 mi

US $500
Replaced all struts and springs with KYB struts. 
183000 mi

US $250
Replaced upper strut mounts. 
92380 mi Replace links and bushings; Very rattly before repair 
95480 mi

C $140
Right rear wheel bearing replace Son owns shop 
158000 mi

US $1120
Shocks and struts have been bad since about 60K miles - finally became so bad that work had to be done. Replaced all. Ordered during previous repair trip. Also repalce front rotors and pads. 
167000 mi

US $300
Rear struts needed replacing 
80000 mi

US $480
Rack leak. Replaced with aftermarket 
52000 mi

US $750
Squeaking coming from front suspension. Front struts were replaced. 
60000 mi

US $96
Replaced one upper strut mount. 

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2003 Honda Element 4-door

4-cylinder manual AWD

91000 mi

US $400
Rear strut mounts and new rear struts - due to noise 

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2003 Honda Element 2-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

152000 mi

US $1500
Needed to be replaced 

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