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  1. Problems & Issues
    Hi guys, this is my first post, but I've enjoyed reading such helpful posts for many years. My 2003 Element DX, with 135,500 miles on it, has a lot of rust on the underbelly, I suppose from living in the northeast US. I'm trying to decide whether to invest a significant chunk of cash into my...
  2. Greetings & Introductions
    Hi everyone! I bought a 2006 Honda Element about a month ago and it’s been great so far. Only issues I’ve had are rust under the rocker panel trim, and the inability to find any replacement parts for it. I saw a post in here from a couple years ago where someone had about the same problem, but...
  3. Problems & Issues
    GREETINGS! I am on my way to go look at a 2010 LX with 170,000 miles. Upstate NY. The seller (dealer) was upfront with me and told me it’s an auction car and when I asked about rust said they cut out and replaced about 18 inches of rust on both side rocker panels underneath the plastic. Does...
  4. Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    Hello! Found an awesome white 2009 Element for sale for a screaming deal. One owner in Iowa. They sent me photos underneath the car. Is this good, average, or run away? Anything else to worry about?
  5. General Honda Element Discussion
    I have a 2005 Element used in NJ for the entirety. Hardly ever washed. It's completely rusted out underneath to the point of being unsafe. Can you all recommend what I should do with it? Or what, if anything, I could get for it just for parts? Should I just let the mechanic junk it?
  6. Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    Hey All, looking at an east coast 2011 Honda Element EX. Took it for a test drive today and as expected is felt great. I am a bit concerned about the rust on the engine though. So I am wondering what you all think. Is this too much rust? Thanks, hopeful owner
  7. Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    Looking at an 08 EX with a great asking price. Have a trusted mechanic looking at it tomorrow but thought I'd get the opinion of you fine folks. How's the rust situation on this looking? Thanks for your input!
  8. Greetings & Introductions
    So I found a 2005 element in my price range, one owner and well maintained...but it has around 168,000 miles and has some rust on the back lower tailgate under the plastic panel where the license plate bolts on. Is this normal? I'm so hesitant to purchase it now, but I got the owner down to...
  9. Problems & Issues
    So I took my lovely 03' Element to my local Honda Dealership this morning, after hearing a loud rattling/vibrating sound under the hood one for the first time on Monday morning. After about an hour sitting in their waiting room they tell me that the exhaust manifold is rusted and falling off of...
  10. Maintenance and Service
    Recently replaced entire exhaust system to my '04 Element, <50k and 7yrs 5 mos. under the catalytic converter warranty. The dealer said that I would have to pay the cost of a new catalytic converter because rust wasn't covered under the warranty, even though there were no problems with it. I...
  11. Ask The Dealer
    Hello all, I am new to the boards and slightly new to Honda Elements. My wife and I are currently looking for a used to slightly-used Element. We came across a 2005 EX yesterday, and I had a really funny feeling about it after test driving and visually inspecting it. I would really appreciate...
  12. Maintenance and Service
    We have excellent threads on maintenance issues. And, we have lots of threads on this problem or that. How about a preventive action thread for emerging failure trends. The nice thing here being I don't see that many of these trends on our tusty E's overall. (This is different from already...
  13. Maintenance and Service
    I replaced one of the rear shocks today, but still need to do the other. Problem is that the lower bolts are rusted to the shock bushings. I don't want to have to go through the same ordeal on the left side as I did on the right (see below), so I'm going to stop and solicit the group's wisdom on...
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