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Honda Element Suspension Problems

385 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Honda Element. 35 of these members (9.1%) have reported suspension repairs for their car. A total of 61 suspension repairs to Honda Elements--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Honda Element problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Honda Element repairs by problem area

Chart based on 265 repairs.

Honda Element suspension repair cost distribution

Chart based on 72 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Honda Element repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

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   Clunking noise turned out to be Sway Bar Linkage. Dealer replaced left and right sway bar linkage. 
156000   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 US $119 Replacement of lower front ball joint boots. 
110000   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   Left front ball joint. Replaced. 
83700   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   replaced rear stabilizer links and sway bar bushings 
55000   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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