Honda Element owners have reported 4 problems related to ignition (under the electrical system category).
2004 Honda Element. Consumer states problem with vehicle ignition
the consumer stated the vehicle had to be towed to the dealer, because the ignition was frozen and the steering wheel was locked. He was able to insert and remove the key, but it did not function. The consumer was informed by another Element owner, a recall had been issued for the problem. However, Honda informed the consumer the recall had already been performed on Feb 1, 2011.
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On Saturday, September 10, 2011, upon starting the ignition of my 2005 Honda Element, I noticed smoke emitting from the power window switch on the driver's side door. After hearing some crackling noises from the power window switch, it soon popped into a small fire which went out on it's own, proceeded by more continuous smoke.
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2003 Honda Element. Consumer states that she is having difficulty getting the repair work done on her Honda vehicle that has to do with a recall. The consumer attached an ignition recall notice along with her letter.
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My ignition on my 2003 Honda Element,was no longer working, not only could you pull out the key when the engine was running after awhile the key would no longer even turn in the ignition even if you have warranty and paid extra for apparently the best coverage, they find a way the you have to pay out of your pockets, my ignition replacement cost me $1,000. 00 and now there is a recall out on it , and again apparently my VIN number is not included in the recall. The brakes and the brake disc had to be replaced every 6 month. The service for Honda is the [xxx] , I personally would never buy a Honda again. My windshield also cracked I have been a Honda service dept often for follow up on the truck they seen my windshield was cracked but would never tell me it was under warranty until the warranty expired. This was my first time ever to buy a brand new vehicle I wanted to feel safe and security, being stuck in a public parking lot a night because the stupid key wouldn't work did not impress me at all, there was a little garage close buy but he couldn't help me because apparently Honda does not deliver there parts to other garages, had to get the vehicle towed and stuck with out a car for a couple of days, because Honda do not have loaners. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).