Last post on Apr 23, 2012 at 5:25 AM
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Honda Element, SUV
#20 of 23 Re: How is EX-P in Snow [Guys_EXP]
May 12, 2010 (8:27 am)
Mine is excellent
#21 of 23 2011 Element Highway Speed Vibrations
Jan 31, 2011 (6:08 pm)
I just purchased a 2011 Honda Element. Unfortunately, after driving the vehicle I have found that there is a constant vibration in the steering wheel at 55-70 mph. I have taken the Element to the dealer 4 times now. They have rebalanced all the tires, rotated them, and completely realigned the wheels. The last time, they put on better quality tires. At first I thought the issue was fixed, but it only changed the vibration speeds. The steering wheel has a constant vibration from about 45-72 mph now. The dealer is not sure what to do to fix the problem. The dealer had one 2011 Element on the lot, and when the service manager and the mechanic drove the other 2011 Element, they found it too had the same vibration. Now that Honda America has approved the new tires, they are not sure what to do to get rid of the vibration. I love the Element, but I cannot stand the vibration.
Have any of you out there had this same issue? If so, how did they fix it. Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated.
#22 of 23 Re: 2011 Element Highway Speed Vibrations [spectre15]
Jan 31, 2011 (11:10 pm)
I had a similar problem when mine was new. I feel like it went away, but I KNEW it was gone when I had new brakes, tires and an alignment at 45000 miles. I switched to General Grabbers and it never drove/rode so well.
#23 of 23 Re: 2011 Element Highway Speed Vibrations [spectre15]
Apr 23, 2012 (5:25 am)
I know squat about cars. In fact, my 2007 Element that I bought certified pre-owned in 2010 is my first car purchase ever. But what you're experiencing sounds like a problem I had, and it was the bushings.
Before they replaced the bushings, the car would often vibrate on any kind of less than perfectly smooth surface, and when I drove over any kind of even mildly rough surface--like grating or the grooves they put on the highway just before the toll booths--it would vibrate horribly.
I would bet the problem has something to do with the suspension.