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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2008 HONDA ELEMENT SC
VIN: 5J6YH18948L008076
4 DOOR WAGON/SPORT UTILITY
2.4L I4 F DOHC 16V
GASOLINE
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM/FM CD/MP3, Power Brakes, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS
Image Cars
1015 W Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Accident reported
Accident reported
3 or more previous owners
3 Previous owners
Open recall
At least 1 open recall
Service information available
10 Service history records
Registered as a personal vehicle
Personal vehicle
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
Just say, Show Me the CARFAX!

This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 1/18/19 at 12:42:43 AM (CST). Other information about this vehicle, including problems, may not have been reported to CARFAX. Use this report as one important tool, along with a vehicle inspection and test drive, to make a better decision about your next used car.
Junk Title
A Junk Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. The majority of states use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage.
Salvage Title
A Salvage Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage but the majority use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again in that state. The following eleven States also use Salvage titles to identify stolen vehicles - AZ, FL, GA, IL, MD, MN, NJ, NM, NY, OK and OR.
Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.
Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.
Odometer Check
CARFAX analyzes mileage data to help identify potential:
  • Rollbacks - odometer tampering to conceal a car's true mileage (i.e. Fraud or illegal activity)
  • Rollovers - after reaching the maximum reading, the odometer restarts from zero (i.e. Mechanical or equipment limitation)
  • Inconsistencies - conflicting mileage data means CARFAX cannot determine if it's a potential rollback (i.e. Potential human error)
Total Loss
An insurance or fleet company declares a vehicle a total loss when a claim exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value or if the vehicle is stolen and not recovered. This damage threshold varies by company. These companies typically take possession and obtain the title. Not all total loss vehicles result in a DMV-reported branded title, like a Salvage or Junk title. See the glossary for more information.
Salvage Title
A Salvage Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage but the majority use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again in that state. The following eleven States also use Salvage titles to identify stolen vehicles - AZ, FL, GA, IL, MD, MN, NJ, NM, NY, OK and OR.
Dismantled Title
The vehicle sustained major damage to one or more major component parts and the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value. When a Dismantled title is issued, the vehicle may be used only for parts or scrap metal. It cannot be re-titled or returned to the road.
Structural Damage
All levels of accidents, from minor to severe, can cause structural damage to a vehicle (i.e., damage to the frame or unibody).
Basic Warranty
Most manufacturers offer a basic warranty for new vehicles. These warranties vary by manufacturer and typically last for a certain amount of time and/or a set number of miles.
Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.
Loss Due To Fire Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to fire. In most states, fire damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.
Odometer Check
CARFAX analyzes mileage data to help identify potential:
  • Rollbacks - odometer tampering to conceal a car's true mileage (i.e. Fraud or illegal activity)
  • Rollovers - after reaching the maximum reading, the odometer restarts from zero (i.e. Mechanical or equipment limitation)
  • Inconsistencies - conflicting mileage data means CARFAX cannot determine if it's a potential rollback (i.e. Potential human error)
Manufacturer Recall
Automobile manufacturers issue recall notices to inform owners of car defects that have come to the manufacturer's attention. Recalls also suggest improvements that can be made to improve the safety of a particular vehicle. Most manufacturer recalls can be repaired at no cost to you.
Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.
Manufacturer Buyback or Lemon Title
A DMV or a state agency marks an official document or issues a Manufacturer Buyback/Lemon title when a vehicle has been repurchased by the manufacturer. Not all states issue manufacturer buyback titles and the specific requirements for a lemon law vehicle varies by state.
Basic Warranty
Most manufacturers offer a basic warranty for new vehicles. These warranties vary by manufacturer and typically last for a certain amount of time and/or a set number of miles.
Hail Damage Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to hail. In most states, hail damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.
Loss Due To Fire Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to fire. In most states, fire damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.
Total Loss
An insurance or fleet company declares a vehicle a total loss when a claim exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value or if the vehicle is stolen and not recovered. This damage threshold varies by company. These companies typically take possession and obtain the title. Not all total loss vehicles result in a DMV-reported branded title, like a Salvage or Junk title. See the glossary for more information.
Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.
Hail Damage Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to hail. In most states, hail damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.
Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.
Dismantled Title
The vehicle sustained major damage to one or more major component parts and the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value. When a Dismantled title is issued, the vehicle may be used only for parts or scrap metal. It cannot be re-titled or returned to the road.
Not Actual Mileage Title
When the seller certifies, under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading does not reflect the vehicle's actual mileage. This may occur because the odometer was tampered with, broken, or replaced.
Airbag Deployment
Occurs when the driver, passenger or side airbag has been used or deployed during a crash or other incident. If an airbag has been deployed, it must be replaced by a qualified technician. Have this car inspected by a mechanic prior to purchase.
Manufacturer Recall
Automobile manufacturers issue recall notices to inform owners of car defects that have come to the manufacturer's attention. Recalls also suggest improvements that can be made to improve the safety of a particular vehicle. Most manufacturer recalls can be repaired at no cost to you.
Accident / Damage Indicator
Various events could indicate an accident or damage in a vehicle's history, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. See the glossary for more information.
Structural Damage
All levels of accidents, from minor to severe, can cause structural damage to a vehicle (i.e., damage to the frame or unibody).
Manufacturer Buyback or Lemon Title
A DMV or a state agency marks an official document or issues a Manufacturer Buyback/Lemon title when a vehicle has been repurchased by the manufacturer. Not all states issue manufacturer buyback titles and the specific requirements for a lemon law vehicle varies by state.
Exceeds Mechanical Limits Title
A vehicle with a 5-digit odometer cannot accurately track mileage after 99,999 miles because the odometer rolls over. This title is the result of a seller certifying under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading EXCEEDS MECHANICAL LIMITS of the odometer.
Junk Title
A Junk Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. The majority of states use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage.
Airbag Deployment
Occurs when the driver, passenger or side airbag has been used or deployed during a crash or other incident. If an airbag has been deployed, it must be replaced by a qualified technician. Have this car inspected by a mechanic prior to purchase.
Accident / Damage Indicator
Various events could indicate an accident or damage in a vehicle's history, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. See the glossary for more information.
Not Actual Mileage Title
When the seller certifies, under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading does not reflect the vehicle's actual mileage. This may occur because the odometer was tampered with, broken, or replaced.
Exceeds Mechanical Limits Title
A vehicle with a 5-digit odometer cannot accurately track mileage after 99,999 miles because the odometer rolls over. This title is the result of a seller certifying under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading EXCEEDS MECHANICAL LIMITS of the odometer.

Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Year purchased 2008  2009  2016 
Type of owner Personal Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership 1 year  6 yrs. 11 mo.  2 yrs. 2 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provinces Florida  Florida, Texas  Florida, Indiana 
Estimated miles driven per year 21,597/yr  12,096/yr  7,814/yr 
Last reported odometer reading 22,665  111,671  130,780 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
GUARANTEED - None of these major title problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you find that any of these title problems were reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back.View Certificate

Additional History

Not all accidents / issues are reported to CARFAX

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Total Loss
No total loss reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Structural Damage
No structural damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Odometer Check
No indication of an odometer rollback.
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
Accident / Damage
Accident reported on 08/03/2008.
Accident Reported
No New Issues Reported
No New Issues Reported
Manufacturer Recall
At least 1 manufacturer recall requires service. Locate an authorized Honda dealer to obtain more information about this recall.
No Recalls Reported
Recall
Reported
Recall
Reported
Basic Warranty
Original warranty estimated to have expired.
Warranty
Expired
Warranty
Expired
Warranty
Expired

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased: 2008
Type: Personal
Where: Florida
Est. miles/year: 21,597/yr
Est. length owned: 4/30/08 - 5/18/09 (1 year)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
04/30/2008     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
West Palm Beach, FL
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
05/14/2008   225   Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Loxahatchee, FL
Odometer reading reported
06/09/2008     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Loxahatchee, FL
Title #0100838231
Title issued or updated
Title or registration issued
First owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
Vehicle color noted as Black
08/03/2008     Florida
Damage Report
Accident reported
Involving undercarriage impact
It hit a guardrail
Disabling damage reported
Vehicle towed
Airbags did not deploy
09/02/2008   7,715   Perfection Auto Repair Inc.
Gainesville, FL
352-373-3859
Vehicle serviced
09/25/2008   7,718   Perfection Auto Repair Inc.
Gainesville, FL
352-373-3859
Vehicle serviced
11/17/2008     Perfection Auto Repair Inc.
Gainesville, FL
352-373-3859
Vehicle serviced
05/18/2009   22,663   Honda Certified Dealer
Pompano Beach, FL
Offered for sale as a
Honda Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

Nighthawk Black Pearl exterior
Black/Copper interior
05/18/2009     Pompano Honda
Pompano Beach, FL
954-427-4744
pompanohonda.com
Vehicle offered for sale
05/28/2009   22,664   Pompano Honda
Pompano Beach, FL
954-427-4744
pompanohonda.com
Vehicle sold
05/28/2009     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
05/29/2009   22,665   Pompano Honda
Pompano Beach, FL
954-427-4744
pompanohonda.com
Vehicle washed/detailed
06/02/2009     Dealer Inventory Vehicle sold
 
Owner 2
Purchased: 2009
Type: Personal
Where: Florida, Texas
Est. miles/year: 12,096/yr
Est. length owned: 6/15/09 - 5/31/16 (6 yrs. 11 mo.)
Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
06/15/2009     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Hollywood, FL
Title #0100838231
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Black
04/12/2010     American Honda Motor Co. Manufacturer Safety-related recall issued
NHTSA #10V-098
Recall #R30 07-08 ODYSSEY ELEMENT SOFT BRK
Status: Remedy Available

Locate an authorized Honda dealer to obtain more information about this recall

Description: HONDA HAS NOTIFIED NHTSA OF A DEFECT IN CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007 AND 2008 ODYSSEY AND ELEMENT PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JULY 28, 2006 AND AUGUST 21, 2008. AIR CAN ENTER THE VSA MODULAR PUMP DURING AN INITIAL SELF-CHECK PROCESS THAT OCCURS SHORTLY AFTER EACH TIME THE THE ENGINE IS STARTED. IT IS POSSIBLE FOR ENOUGH AIR TO ENTER THE SYSTEM TO RESULT IN A BRAKE PEDAL THAT FEELS SOFT OR LOWER TO THE FLOOR.

IF THE OWNER DOES NOT HAVE ANY BRAKE SERVICE OR MAINTENANCE PERFORMED OVER A PERIOD OF MONTHS OR YEARS, THE SYSTEM CAN CONTINUE TO ACCUMULATE ENOUGH AIR TO AFFECT BRAKING PERFORMANCE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNER AND HONDA DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VSA MODULATOR BY REMOVING ANY EXISTING AIR IN THE BRAKE SYSTEM THEN APPLY SEALANT AND CAPS TO PREVENT AIR FROM ENTERING THE BRAKE SYSTEM FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 3, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.

06/21/2010   41,811   Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Austin, TX
Title #22720640334120355
Title issued or updated
Loan or lien reported
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
06/09/2011     Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Austin, TX
Title #22720640334120355
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Passed safety inspection
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
06/11/2011   53,113   Texas
Inspection Station
Austin, TX
Passed emissions inspection
08/03/2011     American Honda Motor Co. Manufacturer Safety-related recall issued
NHTSA #11V-395
Recall #R89 SECONDARY SHAFT BEARING
Status: Remedy Available

Locate an authorized Honda dealer to obtain more information about this recall

Description: HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 ACCORD, 2007-2010 CR-V, AND 2005-2008 ELEMENT PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 1, 2004, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3, 2010. THE OUTER RACE OF THE SECONDARY SHAFT BEARING MAY BE BROKEN DURING CERTAIN DRIVING STYLES. A BROKEN OUTER RACE MAY CAUSE ABNORMAL NOISE, THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT TO TURN ON, AND ALLOW CONTACT BETWEEN THE TRANSMISSION IDLE GEAR AND AN ELECTRONIC SENSOR HOUSING WITHIN THE TRANSMISSION.

THIS COULD RESULT IN A SHORT CIRCUIT CAUSING THE ENGINE TO STALL. ADDITIONALLY, BROKEN PIECES OF THE OUTER RACE OR BALL BEARING FROM THE SECONDARY SHAFT MAY BECOME LODGED IN THE PARKING PAWL RESULTING IN THE VEHICLE ROLLING AFTER THE DRIVER HAS PLACED THE GEAR SELECTOR IN THE PARK POSITION. ENGINE STALL AND UNEXPECTED VEHICLE MOVEMENT INCREASES THERISK OF A CRASH OR PERSONAL INJURY TO PERSONS WITHIN THE PATH OF AROL LING VEHICLE.

Remedy: HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE SOFTWARE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 27, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AUTOMOBILE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.

08/31/2012     American Honda Motor Co. Manufacturer Safety-related recall issued
NHTSA #12V-436
Recall #S53 TRAILER HITCH HARNESS
Status: Remedy Available

Locate an authorized Honda dealer to obtain more information about this recall

Description: HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007 THROUGH 2011 ELEMENT PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN ACCESSORY TRAILER HITCH WIRING HARNESS. THE WIRE THAT SUPPLIES POWER TO THE TRAILER TURN SIGNAL LIGHTS WAS INADVERTENTLY SWITCHED WITH THE STOP LAMP WIRE. AS A RESULT THE TURN SIGNALS ONLY ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKE LAMPS ARE ILLUMINATED. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."

WITHOUT TRAILER TURN SIGNAL ILLUMINATION, THE DRIVER'S INTENT IS NOT COMMUNICATED, POTENTIALLY INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPAIF THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON, OR ABOUT, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.

04/02/2013     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Hollywood, FL
Title #0100838231
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
Vehicle color noted as Black
10/30/2013     Tire Kingdom
Fort Lauderdale, FL
954-964-9051
tirekingdom.com
Alignment performed
Tire condition and pressure checked
Tire(s) changed
01/23/2014   86,872   Inspection Co.
Florida
Inspection performed
07/03/2014     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Hollywood, FL
Title #0100838231
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
Vehicle color noted as Black
08/20/2014     Tire Kingdom
Fort Lauderdale, FL
954-964-9051
tirekingdom.com
Vehicle serviced
10/13/2014     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Hollywood, FL
Title #0100838231
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Vehicle color noted as Black
05/06/2015     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Hollywood, FL
Title #0100838231
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Vehicle color noted as Black
06/09/2015     American Honda Motor Co. Manufacturer Safety-related recall issued
NHTSA #15V-320
Recall #JR2 ELEMENT DRIVER AIRBAG
Status: Remedy Available

Locate an authorized Honda dealer to obtain more information about this recall

Description: HONDA IS CONDUCTING THIS RECALL BECAUSE IT HAS DETERMINED A DEFECT MAY EXIST IN THE DRIVER'S FRONT AIRBAG INFLATOR.

THE DRIVER'S FRONT AIRBAG INFLATOR, WHEN DEPLOYING IN A CRASH, COULD RUPTURE AND BREAK APART, SENDING METAL FRAGMENTS THROUGH THE AIRBAG CUSHION MATERIAL TOWARDS YOU AND YOUR PASSENGERS, POSSIBLY CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY OR FATALITY. PAST RUPTURES LIKE THIS HAVE KILLED AND SERIOUSLY INJURED VEHICLE DRIVERS.

Remedy: PLEASE CALL ANY AUTHORIZED HONDA DEALER AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE YOUR VEHICLE REPAIRED. YOUR DEALER WILL REPLACE THE DRIVER'S FRONT AIRBAG INFLATOR WITH AN INFLATOR OF A DIFFERENT DESIGN, FREE OF CHARGE. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING A HONDA DEALER, PLEASE VISIT WWW.RECALLS.HONDA.COM OR CONTACT HONDA AUTOMOBILE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-888-234-2138. HONDA'S CAMPAIGN NUMBER FOR THIS RECALL IS JR2.

11/02/2015   106,555   Inn-N-Out
Fort Lauderdale, FL
954-522-5972
Oil and filter changed
03/29/2016   111,671   Inn-N-Out
Fort Lauderdale, FL
954-522-5972
Oil and filter changed
 
Owner 3
Purchased: 2016
Type: Personal
Where: Florida, Indiana
Est. miles/year: 7,814/yr
Est. length owned: 5/31/16 - 7/31/18 (2 yrs. 2 mo.)
Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
05/31/2016     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
06/01/2016     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Title #0100838231
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
New owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Vehicle color noted as Black
06/09/2016   113,980   Inn-N-Out
Fort Lauderdale, FL
954-522-5972
Oil and filter changed
06/14/2016     American Honda Motor Co. Manufacturer Safety-related recall issued
NHTSA #16V-344
Recall #KA0 Passenger Airbag Inflator
Status: Remedy Available

Locate an authorized Honda dealer to obtain more information about this recall

Description: AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. (HONDA) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR2005-2006 HONDA CR-V, 2003-2011 HONDA ELEMENT, AND 2007-2008 HONDA FIT VEHICLES.THE PASSENGER FRONTAL AIRBAG INFLATOR IN YOUR VEHICLE MAY RUPTURE WHEN DEPLOYING DURING A CRASH. THE POTENTIAL FOR SUCH RUPTURES MAY OCCUR IN SOME OF THE SUBJECT AIRBAG INFLATORS AFTER SEVERAL YEARS OF EXPOSURE TO PERSISTENT CONDITIONS OF HIGH ABSOLUTE HUMIDITY. HONDA SUGGESTS THAT YOU AVOID HAVING A PASSENGER SIT IN THE FRONT PASSENGER'S SEAT UNTIL THE RECALL REPAIR HAS BEEN PERFORMED.

IN THE EVENT OF A PASSENGER FRONTAL AIRBAG INFLATOR RUPTURE, METAL FRAGMENTS COULD PASS THROUGH THE AIRBAG CUSHION MATERIAL, POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN INJURY TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS. THE RISK OF SUCH AN OCCURRENCE INCREASES OVER TIME. IT IS IMPERATIVE YOU SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH AN AUTHORIZED HONDA DEALER NOW TO AVOID THIS CONDITION IN THE FUTURE.

Remedy: PLEASE CALL ANY AUTHORIZED HONDA DEALER AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE YOUR VEHICLE REPAIRED. YOUR DEALER WILL REPLACE THE PASSENGER'S FRONT AIRBAG INFLATOR WITH AN INFLATOR OF A DIFFERENT DESIGN, FREE OF CHARGE. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING A HONDA DEALER, PLEASE VISIT WWW.RECALLS.HONDA.COM OR CONTACT HONDA AUTOMOBILE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-888-234-2138. HONDA'S CAMPAIGN NUMBER FOR THIS RECALL IS KA0.

07/15/2016   114,000   Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Title #0100838231
Title issued or updated
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Black
09/05/2017     Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Title #0100838231
Registration issued or renewed
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Black
05/16/2018   129,622   Inn-N-Out
Fort Lauderdale, FL
954-522-5972
Oil and filter changed
07/31/2018   130,722   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
08/06/2018   130,732   Auto Auction
Florida
Vehicle sold at auction
  • Millions of used vehicles are bought and sold at auction every year.
09/11/2018   130,733   Indiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
10/29/2018   130,780   Auto Auction
Indiana
Vehicle sold at auction
10/30/2018     Auto Auction
Indiana
Vehicle offered for sale
Vehicle sold at auction
10/31/2018     Indiana
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Wayne, IN
Title #18794212000103
Title issued or updated
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
11/05/2018     Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
01/18/2019     myCARFAX Manufacturer Recommended Maintenance Schedules
  • Get this vehicle's maintenance schedule, service history and recall alerts at myCARFAX.com.
 

Glossary

Accident Indicator
CARFAX receives information about accidents in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.

Not every accident is reported to CARFAX. As details about the accident become available, those additional details are added to the CARFAX Vehicle History Report. CARFAX recommends that you have this vehicle inspected by a qualified mechanic.
  • According to the National Safety Council, Injury Facts, 2015 edition, 8% of the 254 million registered vehicles in the U.S. were involved in an accident in 2013. Over 74% of these were considered minor or moderate.
  • This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 1/18/19 at 12:42:43 AM (CST). Other information about this vehicle, including problems, may not have been reported to CARFAX. Use this report as one important tool, along with a vehicle inspection and test drive, to make a better decision about your next used car.
Florida Damage Reports:
  • Provide an estimate of the extent of damage in its accident reports for the following:
    • SEVERE/TOTALED: The vehicle cannot be driven from the accident scene due to severe damage or an injury. This level of damage often results in a Salvage or Junk title.
    • DISABLED: The vehicle had to be towed or hauled away from the accident location.
    • FUNCTIONAL: The vehicle could be driven from the accident location.
    • MODERATE: The accident damage affects the operation of the vehicle and/or its parts. Examples include broken windows, trunk lids, doors, bumpers and tires.
    • MINOR: The accident damage does not affect the operation of the vehicle. Examples include dented bumpers, fenders, grills and body panels. This level of accident should not compromise vehicle safety.
    • NO DAMAGE: The vehicle was not damaged.
  • Are required if the estimated damage exceeds $500
First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
Manufacturer Recall
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Title Issued
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2008 HONDA ELEMENT SC
VIN: 5J6YH18948L008076
Body Style: 4 DOOR WAGON/SPORT UTILITY
Engine Size: 2.4L I4 F DOHC 16V
Drivetrain: FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Certified on 05/18/2009
 
Original Manufacturer's Warranty:
Basic Warranty Expired
Please confirm remaining factory warranty and extended warranty options with your dealer!
The original manufacturer's warranty includes:
36 months or 36,000 miles
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1015 W Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
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Ownership History
Number of Owners: 3
Last owned in the following state/province: Indiana
Annual average mileage: 12,450
Low Mileage!
*Below industry annual average of 15,000 miles
State DMV-reported Title Problems
CARFAX Buyback Guarantee None of these major title problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles:
Salvage, Junk, Rebuilt, Fire, Flood, Hail, Lemon Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage, Exceeds Mechanical Limits Guaranteed
No Problem
Accidents and Other Issues
No issues reported to CARFAX on the following:
Total Loss
No Issues Reported
Structural Damage
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
No Issues Reported
Odometer Rollback
No Issues Reported
Accident reported on this vehicle. Please see the full CARFAX Vehicle History Report for more details.

2008 HONDA ELEMENT SC
VIN: 5J6YH18948L008076
4 DOOR WAGON/SPORT UTILITY
2.4L I4 F DOHC 16V
GASOLINE
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM/FM CD/MP3, Power Brakes, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS
 
Image Cars
1015 W Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
CARFAX Vehicle History Report Summary:
Accident reported
Accident reported
3 or more previous owners
3 Previous owners
Open recall
At least 1 open recall
Service information available
10 Service history records
Registered as a personal vehicle
Personal vehicle
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
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This checklist utilizes information from your CARFAX report to help you make an informed used car purchase.

General Questions

  • Recall reported: Recall items can often be fixed free of charge by the manufacturer. Ask the seller about this service.
  • Is the car still under manufacturer warranty or is a warranty available at the time of purchase?

Test Drive and Visual Inspection

  • Turn on the ignition without starting the car. Do all the warning lights and gauges work?
  • Ensure the airbag light appears momentarily and goes out upon starting the vehicle.
  • Is the odometer consistent with the last reading of 130,780 on the CARFAX report summary above?
  • Do the tires appear to be in good shape and without uneven wear?
  • Test all internal controls. Do all lights, turn signals, windows and the heater and air conditioner work?

Mechanical Questions

  • Accident / Damage reported: You may want to have the dealer, a mechanic, or body shop inspect the repair.
  • Does the vehicle appear to have been well maintained?
  • When should you schedule the next regular service?

Notes & Observations: