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  1. Problems & Issues
    Hello 👋 my dear E-fans! I need your help 🆘 I have an Element SC 2007, bought new in 2008. 116,000 miles always. Dealer serviced For the last 3 months, in and out of mechanic, at 3000 RPM looses acceleration and power. The VSA, engine, and triangle with exclamation mark lights come on when this...
  2. Problems & Issues
    I have a 2008 Element with roughly 160k miles. Recently the VSA, Check Engine Light and the triangle with the "!" light have been firing simultaneously. When this happens the car will not smoothly accelerate. Above 2,000 rpms and approaching 30mph the car will buck, surge, stutter, or lurch. If...
  3. Problems & Issues
    I’m hoping for help with a situation that’s becoming more prevalent, and is possibly related to seasonal heat or humidity. I have an 07, and on warm days the three indicators will come on, and the expected performance results related to a vsa activation occur. I pull over, turn it off and on to...
  4. Problems & Issues
    Please HELP!!! My VSA and check engine light came on. They hooked it up and said that there were 2 codes: one for ECM/PCM and the other for Rocker Arm Actuator. Took it to mechanic who said that the symptoms (sometimes acts like it doesn't want to crank, high idle, mild sputtering or acting...
  5. Problems & Issues
    I am having this issue with my 2008 Element. Since last Sunday after auto-starting (a detail I figured I would divulge), my VSA, ABS, TPMS and triangle! has been set off. Some of them disappeared on the way home, others stayed on. The next day they all went on again - so I had them cleared to...
  6. Problems & Issues
    Hello all! Long time lurker, first time poster. Have utilized a lot of the helpful tips and forum posts here to troubleshoot problems I've encountered with my Element, but I'm feeling pretty disheartened about all of the repairs that have been needed since purchasing the vehicle a year and a...
  7. Maintenance and Service
    I was driving today on a well maintained (no potholes or big bumps) road that I drive every day. The Limit is 55, and when i got up to around 40 MPH after accelerating conservatively as usual, when the tranny was about to shift to 4th there was a mild 'pop' and then the VSA light, the AWD...
  8. Problems & Issues
    Hello all! After research on this Forum, two months ago I bought a 2007 EX Kiwi Metallic w ~156K miles. Named it Pickle. Unfortunately, it's been throwing dashlights ever since. Nothing too serious (I don't think), but with a long road trip coming up, need to be safely road ready, and the...
  9. Maintenance and Service
    Well I have gotten a bunch of help from this site and my fellow Element owners family. Today was the first day that I have owned the Element (I've had 2) that I have run into a situation that I'm feeling a little stuck with how to deal with. Hopefully I can get some good advice (as I have done...
  10. Maintenance and Service
    I've got both replacement switches ready to go but my big hands had a hell of a go at disconnecting and removing the bad switches in my E. Any tips on how to unplug and unlatch these assys from behind? VSA off switch: 35300-SCV-A01ZA (diagram #1) CC on/off switch: 36775-SCV-A01ZA (diagram #7)
  11. Problems & Issues
    OK, I am new to both these forums and owning an Element, I've only had my 07 EX since Thursday. With that being said I am having an issue, and it's something the dealer can fix but I am looking for a workaround until then. The VSA, "!", Emissions and ABS light all seem to come on at random and...
  12. Under The Hood / Performance
    I'm sure this will start a flame war, but here goes anyway: Does anyone happen to know how to turn off VSA by default when turning on the E? My 2007 Element has scared the hell out of me 3 times since I bought it in June, and I've decided that yesterday was the last straw. Scenario: I'm...
  13. Problems & Issues
    Well my dear EOC friends I have had my first problem with my Element after 96,000 miles. While driving down the road the other day my malfunction indicator lamp came on. I instantly thought it was my gas cap so I removed and reinstalled it and took off again but I started cutting out and losing...
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