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Honda Element Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending March 31, 2017. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model Percent of Average  
2003 - 2008 Honda Element Reliability by Generation2003 - 2008 Honda Element
32.8571428571% Best 95% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Honda Element

Honda Element Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
Zero problems. Durable on modest off-road trails for camping, hiking, etc. Interior handles all sorts of spills, messes, and dirty loads. full 2007 Honda Element review
2006 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
Car runs like a champ, everything works and fits properly. full 2006 Honda Element review
2005 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual AWD
It might be thirsty and relatively low on power, but the tradeoff is that the powertrain is low-tech and incredibly reliable. No non-maintenance engine repairs, still on the original clutch at 130k. The interior materials are very tough (though they do stain easily), and the only issue I have is that the hard plastic in the cargo area does scratch easier than I would like, but then again I've been hauling quite a bit back there. full 2005 Honda Element review
2004 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
honda is a reliable make. full 2004 Honda Element review
2004 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
It has been a very reliable vehicle with little trouble. full 2004 Honda Element review
2003 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
I have put on 110,000+ miles and the only thing I have done is change oil/filter, tires, brakes plus regular maintenance. full 2003 Honda Element review
2003 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
Currently have 78K miles with only one minor repair which was a replaced shock absorber. full 2003 Honda Element review