Honda Recalling MY2008 Element

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall of 241 MY 2008 Honda Element vehicles due to a problem in the rear suspension. In particular, the front bushing bracket of the left trailing arm of the rear suspension may have been improperly welded and could separate from the trailing arm. If this occurs, then the bushing bracket could cause the suspension to release the lower portion of the wheel hub, causing a loss of control and damage to the brake system which could potentially lead to a crash. Honda said that it will notify owners and advise them to stop driving their cars until they have taken their vehicle to a dealer where it will be inspected and if necessary, have the left-rear trailing arm replaced. If you’re not sure if your vehicle has been affected by this recall you may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.