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Honda Element repairs by problem area

Chart based on 327 repairs.

Honda Element suspension repair cost distribution

Chart based on 78 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2006 Honda Element 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

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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2005 Honda Element 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

72000 mi

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

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2004 Honda Element 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

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

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. 
103000 mi

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

US $482
Replaced front compliance bushings. 

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2003 Honda Element 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

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 4-speed automatic FWD

102000 mi

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

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2003 Honda Element 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

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

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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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Honda Element Suspension Problems

434 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Honda Element. 47 of these members (10.8%) have reported suspension repairs for their car. A total of 77 suspension repairs to Honda Elements--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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