2003 Honda Element Consumer Review: Beware the RUST!!!

2003 Honda Element - Consumer Review

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EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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Beware the RUST!!!
By bryansail on


2003 Honda Element EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


I bought a super clean low mileage Element in Detroit in late 2005. The vehicle has only 14K miles and still well under the 3yr/36K Honda warranty. The car had surface rust on fixtures and bracket, esp in the engine area. Honda refuses to take resp. and fix this obvious design flaw. So don't buy a Honda anywhere where there is road salt because you may well be sorry! I've been slowly fixing the rust at my expense and time.

Best Features

Storage and utility.

Worst Features

Plastic parts need to be better designed so as to stay in place over time. Honda needs to stand behind their products when they rust. Or include a disclaimer about driving in road salt!
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