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I have a 2011 Element and this is my second Element. I belong to the ElementOwnersClub.com (over 41,000 members) and starting problems are sprinkled around various years in older models. There is no indication that this is a big problem at all and in particular for any year. I also did a search and it returned the several problems mentioned on that board but one or two for previous models. I'm sure your problem will be fixed keep us posted. The Element is one of the most reliable cars ever produced, you will wind up happy you bought it.Report it
Update - car failed again for second day in a row leaving driver stranded. Do not purchase this vehicle!Report it
Hopefully the problem with the wiring is resolved. Car is starting again and we are beginning to trust it. Will try a weekend trip in daylight next and see how it goes.Report it
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