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Honda Element Transmission Problems

390 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Honda Element. 13 of these members (3.3%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 16 transmission repairs to Honda Elements--an average of 0 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 271 repairs.

Honda Element transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 44 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

132000 mi US $896 Front axle shafts had worn, causing the car to shake violently. CV Axles were failing and causing the car to shake. Both left and right had to be replaced. 

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2005 Honda Element

Engine not specified

103000 mi US $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

92000 mi US $350 D light flashing. Changed tranny fluid. Third clutch pressure switch needed to be replaced 

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2004 Honda Element 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

145000 mi US $175 5 speed clutch spring tabs failure, same as most Honda Manual Transmissions in the last 25 years. 
141800   compliance bushings and drive shafts replaced to eliminate driveline vibration 
194060   clutch slave cylinder leaking brake fluid - replaced entire hydraulic clutch circuit 
194680 C $800 Clutch replacement. The clutch had reached it's wear limit but the problem was a failed release bearing. 

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2004 Honda Element 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

41000 mi US $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

178500 mi US $793 Propeller shaft linkage for AWD was cracked, replaced with new part.  
88120 US $3000 replaced manual transmission and clutch replaced manual transmission/clutch 

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2003 Honda Element 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

122000 mi US $160 rear differential mount assembly replaced 

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