There has been a lot of discussion about what limits the load capacity. The conclusion is that we don't really know. Honda has given use those numbers, but has not told us how they derived them.strathound said:What I haven't seen discussed is what limits the load capacity?
Burn619 said:Has anyone else noticed the low total weight limit on the Element. I was putting some air in my tires the other day so I looked at the sticker inside the driver's side door to see the psi specs. I noticed the other info on there saying that the combined weight of passengers and cargo shouldn't exceed 675 lbs. Are they kidding me! That means me and my 2 brothers can't ride together in my car, 3 people in a four passenger vehicle. Yeah we're a little bigger than your average American but still! After a little research I found that the average healthy American male should weight between 120-160 lbs. So I guess by those numbers 4 people should fit in the Element leaving a little room for luggage. But how many of you guys are under 160?
Brake fluid is not pumped or circulated and has nothing to do with idling.Dial Tone said:One major thing I noticed though was when I was parked on an incline, while backing out I didnt have any braking power! The pedal was literally on the floor to get the damn thing to stop. I should have left the engine idling longer to get the fluid pumped and circulated. Anyone else experience this?