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Honda Element Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

376 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Honda Element. 45 of these members (12%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 9 transmission and drivetrain repairs to Honda Elements--an average of 0 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Honda Element problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Honda Element problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Honda Element problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Honda Element repairs by problem area

26% of the Honda Element repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 14% to the brakes, 24% to the suspension, 25% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 218 repairs.

Honda Element transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the Honda Element transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 31% cost less than $100, 45% between $100 and $499, 12% between $500 and $999, 5% between $1000 and $2499, and 7% more than $2500.

Chart based on 42 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 Transmission and Drivetrain problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2006 Honda Element 4dr SUV

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Honda Element in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 70000    
132000 450 Front axle shafts had worn, causing the car to shake violently. 

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2005 Honda Element

Engine not specified

Honda Element in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2012 103000    
103000 500 D light started blinking. Code said it was solenoid. Had solenoid replaced 

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2005 Honda Element 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Honda Element in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2013 91000    
92000 350 D light flashing. Changed tranny fluid. Third clutch pressure switch needed to be replaced 
94000  

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2004 Honda Element 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

Honda Element in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 108500    
141800 0 compliance bushings and drive shafts replaced to eliminate driveline vibration 
194060 0 clutch slave cylinder leaking brake fluid - replaced entire hydraulic clutch circuit 
194680 800 Clutch replacement. The clutch had reached it's wear limit but the problem was a failed release bearing. 
208320  
Honda Element in Iowa, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2011 100000    
145000 175 5 speed clutch spring tabs failure, same as most Honda Manual Transmissions in the last 25 years. 

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2004 Honda Element 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Honda Element in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 40000    
41000 85 Hum and grinding noise on turns from rear of car 
 

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2003 Honda Element 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

Honda Element in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 177000    
178500 793 Propeller shaft linkage for AWD was cracked, replaced with new part.  
185000  

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