A problem with a manual transmission cable on the 2010 Honda Element has put the box-like sport-utility vehicle on ice. In all, up to 585 Elements with defective gear shifters may be recalled.
Per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Honda's findings, the affected Elements were fitted with a shifter cable that may not be properly attached to the shift lever bracket. This could cause confusion as the Element may not be in the driver's selected gear and could potentially cause operational problems and even an accident. A stop-sale has also been issued in light of the issue.
The NHTSA campaign ID number is 10V361000, while Honda's recall campaign number is R45. Potentially affected owners may contact Honda at 800-999-1009. The NHTSA can be reached at 888-327-4236 or on the Web at Safercar.gov.