2010 Honda Element

LX 2WD 4-Dr Sport Utility I4 auto trans

2010 honda element Reviews and News

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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.
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The Honda Element's dog package is a win-win for both Honda and dog owners. For Honda, it's a way to attract some attention and customers to an appealing but aging model with minimal engineering investment. For dog owners, the affordable $995 package offers both the whimsical and the practical. For instance, the heavy-duty rubber floor mats with the dog-bone pattern are both fun and useful. The seat upholstery now has subtle drawings of dogs woven into it (don't worry, it looks cool and you'd hardly notice it). Most important, there's a comfortable and safe fabric kennel for your pooch that sits on a raised platform in the rear cargo area, and there's a slide-out ramp so that small or old dogs can prance right on up into the kennel (which is like a tent) and plop themselves down onto the cushy bed. A built-in, spill-resistant water bowl and an electric fan offer relief during hot weather.
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The Dog-Friendly Element seems a bit silly to me, made slightly obsolete by the fact that the Element is already so dog friendly without the $995 in accessories. With washable floors, durable fabrics, and the flip-up rear seats, the boxy Honda is a great choice if you're frequently traveling with one or two large dogs. The new dog-friendly package, however, seems to cater to those who love to accessorize their pooch, which is really a niche of a niche.
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I appreciate the likes of the Element, the Scion xB, the Nissan Cube, and the Kia Soul for their affordable, efficient packaging within small footprints. Unfortunately, the Element is perhaps the worst-driving boxcar of the bunch (not that any of the aforementioned vehicles are sports cars). The steering is slow and much less lively than what you find in most other Honda products. On the highway, the Element gets pushed around by the wind and is inundated with lots of buffeting sounds at about 75 mph with the windows closed tight (are the clamshell doors to blame?). The four-cylinder engine is also noisy.
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As if a bumper sticker proclaiming your love for dogs isn't enough, now you can get an entire vehicle devoted solely to Fido. I am dog friendly, and love a good mutt, but the cleverness of this $995 package is sadly trumped by the cheesiness. As Joe DeMatio made reference to, it's a way for Honda to put an inexpensive new spin on a dated model.
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It's hard to call Honda's boxy Element SUV a runaway success, but it certainly has carved a niche filled with loyal, passionate supporters. As such, the automaker is looking at replacing the compact SUV with a similar vehicle, which may or may not use the Element name.
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Dog lovers, rejoice: Honda's dog-friendly Element, first teased at the 2009 New York auto show, will arrive at dealerships across the U.S. next month.

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Certified Pre Owned Price
$15,875

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$20,525

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2010 Honda Element Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.4L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
20 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
25 MPG
Horsepower:
166 hp @ 5800rpm
Torque:
161 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:00
Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
Summary
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 ELEMENT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 1, 2010 THROUGH JUNE 25, 2010. DURING ASSEMBLY PROCESS, THE CABLE THAT CONNECTS THE SHIFT LEVER TO THE TRANSMISSION WAS NOT SET CORRECTLY AT THE SHIFT LEVER BRACKET. AS A RESULT THE DRIVER MAY MOVE THE GEAR SHIFT LEVER BUT THE TRANSMISSION MAY NOT BE PLACED IN THE SELECTED GEAR.
Consequences
THIS CAN CAUSE THE KEY TO BE STUCK IN THE IGNITION SWITCH, AN INABILITY TO SHIFT INTO OR OUT OF PARK, OR AN INABILITY TO SHIFT INTO REVERSE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
HONDA HAS CONTACTED SOME OWNERS BY PHONE AND ARRANGED TO, HAVE, OR HAS HAD, THEIR VEHICLES REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. ALL OTHER OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY MAIL. DEALERS WILL CORRECTLY SET THE SHIFT CABLE BUSHING. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 9, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
Potential Units Affected
585
Notes
HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Summary
Honda is recalling certain model year 2007 through 2011 Element passenger vehicles equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness. The wire that supplies power to the trailer turn signal lights was inadvertently switched with the stop lamp wire. As a result the turn signals only illuminate when the brake lamps are illuminated. This does not comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequences
Without trailer turn signal illumination, the driver's intent is not communicated, potentially increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The safety recall began on September 20, 2012. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
Potential Units Affected
5,216
Notes
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
TRAILER HITCHES
Summary
Honda is recalling certain model year 2007 through 2011 Element passenger vehicles equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness. The wire that supplies power to the trailer turn signal lights was inadvertently switched with the stop lamp wire. As a result the turn signals only illuminate when the brake lamps are illuminated. This does not comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequences
Without trailer turn signal illumination, the driver's intent is not communicated, potentially increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The safety recall began on September 20, 2012. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
Potential Units Affected
5,216
Notes
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
American Honda Motor Company, Inc. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2001-2007 Accord (4-cylinder), 2001-2002 Accord (V6), 2001-2005 Civic, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2007 Pilot, 2006 Ridgeline, 2003-2006 Acura MDX, and 2002-2003 TL/CL vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequences
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflators in all affected vehicles, free of charge. Owners of vehicles in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, were notified on or about September 2014. Honda began notifying owners in all other locations in January 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.
Potential Units Affected
5,394,000
Notes
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2001-2007 Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, 2006 Ridgeline, 2003 Acura CL, 2003-2006 Acura MDX, and 2002-2003 Acura TL vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion and other factors, including manufacturing variability that, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequences
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on July 1, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238, select option 4. Note: Vehicles that have had their driver frontal air bag replaced previously as part of a recall remedy prior to September 12, 2014 need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well. Vehicles that, on or after September 12, 2014, received a remedy for a prior driver frontal air bag inflator recall already received an inflator of a different design, and therefore are not included in this recall and do not require additional servicing. Note: This recall fully supersedes recalls 08V-593, 09V-259, 10V-041, 11V-260, 14V-351 and 15V-153.
Potential Units Affected
5,100,000
Notes
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)


IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
3
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Best Pick
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R

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