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  1. Problems & Issues
    Hi all, I have a 2008 E and do mostly highway driving. At 28K miles (June 2010) at the dealer's advice I had the front and rear brake pads replaced and the rotors machined. I just brought the car in yesterday (Sept 2011) at 46k miles and the dealer said the brakes pads had to be replaced...
  2. Problems & Issues
    2004 Honda Element 4wd Abs light has been on for a few years now... lol. I changed the rear bearings once and I suspected that I may have damaged the abs sensor in the left rear wheel. I ordered a replacement sensor and it's floating around my shop somewhere. (plumbers house is always leaking...
  3. Problems & Issues
    My wife and I have a 2009 Element ex with 40k miles. Most of our mileage, perhaps more than 3/4 was acquired during lost distance highway jaunts. When we took the car in for the latest oil change, the techs informed us that needed new rear brake pads. In my experience it's always the front...
  4. Maintenance and Service
    only recently ive been having this issue and it keeps getting worse, so i want to make sure its not something horribly serious. When i;m doing things like driving 75 on the highway, then slowing down for a ramp without touching the brakes the whole car, mainly front end starts shaking and the...
  5. Problems & Issues
    I've got a 2003 Element, 116K miles. Over the last few days, I've suddenly had trouble shifting my car into gear/out of park after starting it... I have no trouble starting it, but when I apply the brake and try to push in the thumb button on the shift to get into gear, the thumb button won't...
  6. Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    http://www.smarthondadesmoines.com/certified/Honda/2008-Honda-Element-Des-Moines-fc8fdd5c0a0a00e00077bcd596cb1c8b.htm Here is the 2008 Element EX I found that I like. Obviously the dealer has the price way too high right now. I am just concerned about the 2008 brake issues. The vin number for...
  7. Problems & Issues
    Hey guys, been a while since I posted... Just took my E into the mechanic for the first time since I got her. Here's my story <g> Hopefully it'll help someone out who is experiencing similar problems. Firstly - I LOVE my E. Best 'car' I've ever owned! I bought it used (06 AWD EXP) in...
  8. Problems & Issues
    I have a 2006 Element. The rear brakes have always made an off and on noise when I apply the brakes. The noise happens when I apply the brakes. It is a soft scrapping noise. You can only hear it from inside the vehicle not outside. I just replaced the rear brakes and rotors at 37,500 miles...
  9. Maintenance and Service
    Hello, I have a 2007 E that just crossed its 3 year mark. I also just recently got one of the brake recall notices in the mail. My question is, I read that Honda recommends replacing the brake fluid every 3 years. Should this be done? If I'm taking the E into the dealership for the warranty...
  10. Maintenance and Service
    Hi, I brought my '04 E in to Honda dealer for front pad replacements. Upon checking, the service rep said that the front pads have 4mm left but that the rear are at 2mm. I have 55,000mi. Does it make any sense that the rears would have more wear than the front? I have never had my brakes worked...
  11. Problems & Issues
    Problem: I recently put 40 series tires on my SC, its been about 2 weeks.. Now when I apply the brakes, I hear a "clunk" noise on the drivers side tire. It sounds like a tie rod, balljoint, or some sort of suspension bushing that is loose. Does anyone know if the tire differences would effect...
  12. Maintenance and Service
    Brakes and Rotors, Aftermarket or OEM? After being told by my friendly Honda dealer that I needed to replace my brake pads and turn the rotors (155K miles and this will be the first change) I looked through some of the threads and though there is great info, I couldn't find anything that...
  13. Problems & Issues
    I have an '08 Element EX purchased in Nov. 07 with 21,000 miles on it. The two rear brake pads rusted out prematurely and damaged the rotors. The two in the fronts are absolutely fine. Honda and the dealership would not fix under warranty. And it cost over $500 to fix it. Has anyone else had...
  14. Maintenance and Service
    Okay so my sister's element had completely trashed rear rotors, pads, and calipers. The driver side caliper was so bad half of the piston had been ground off from touching the rotor. So new loaded calipers and rotors and life is good, for a few weeks. Now the driver side rear caliper I would...
  15. Maintenance and Service
    I just hit the 80k mark on my E a little while ago. I've had the brake rotors replaced last summer, and everything else has been checked out fine when I got the service done. However, on my recent trip home from school (90 miles) I heard something clatter in the hood, and now when I brake, it...
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