Mine was like that from day one off the showroom floor. I had the modulator replaced as per the TSB available here and the brakes were worse than when I went in for the repair. Had an independent shop bleed them again which did solve the problem of the pedal going to the floor but they're still terribly soft.It'll be more interesting to get more info from Honda Tech and Lizzurd about this; those articles just rehashed the same stuff...
We should start a poll, how many 07 & 08 owners have the 'soft pedal'. Mine is fine, and I really dont want my local Honda dealer screwing around with anything, especially if it aint broke. Since this is a recall you have to take it to a dealer, right? Sux.
I had my VSA modulator replaced under the tech bulletin that came out last year. That definitely helped (the pedal no longer sinks to the floor after stopping), but the brakes are still softer than any car I have ever driven, and I've been driving for over 50 years. Hopefully they now have a better fix than they did a year ago.So has anyone FIXED the spongy brakes? Have you taken it to a dealer (or indie shop or at home) and the brakes are not spongy anymore?
Because if no one in three years has figured out how to fix it, then I really have no faith in my local dealer or Honda to fix a problem that they haven't fixed independent of a recall. If Honda dealers couldnt figure out how to fix all of your brake problems in the past three years, and now its going to take Honda 6 weeks to send out a notice, it makes me wonder if there are a bunch of Honda guys sitting down in Torrance scratching their heads and throwing crap on a wall to see what will 'fix' the recall...
Hi all, Im new to the forums (kinda). Ive been lurking for a while, and finally bought my Element on April the 9th, 2010,
When I bought it, there were locking lug nuts on it, and after I got it home, I realized that I didn't have the key to the lug nuts.
I went back to the dealer today to get that issue address, and they said they could do the recall service while I was there.
I watched the tech do it, but didn't have my camera on me.
I'm taking the liberty of using EOC Member Einstein's Head Adjustment photo to show you exactly what was done.
Basically, the tech went into the parts office and returned with a little plastic cap in a plastic bag that was clearly from the factory. He also had a tube of some white gunk.
He proceeded to remove a little plastic cap off the side of the VSA module and replace it with a new one. Before putting the new one on, he applied some of the white gunk to the inside of the cap. The cap in question is not pictured in the image below, but is in the location that I'm pointing to.
Then, they told me that I was all set to go, and I had to insist that they bleed the brakes, which they billed Honda for.