Honda Element Recalled Due to Wiring Mix-up

Honda Element Recalled Due to Wiring Mix-up
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Honda is recalling more than 5,200 2007 through 2011 Element passenger vehicles that are 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.

Honda will notify the owners of all affected vehicles, and dealers will make the necessary repairs free of charge. For additional information, consumers can contact Honda toll-free at 800-999-1009.