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Quick Links. Download this manual See also: Owner's Manual. Table of Contents. Main Menu. Your selection of a Honda Element was a wise. It will give you years of driving pleasure. One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to. In it, you will learn how to operate its driving controls and. Afterwards, keep this owner's manual in your vehicle so. Several warranties protect your new vehicle. Read the warranty booklet. Maintaining your vehicle according to the schedules given in this manual.

When your vehicle needs maintenance, keep in mind that your dealer's staff. Your dealer is dedicated to your satisfaction and will be pleased to answer. Automobile Honda Fit Owner's Manual pages. Your selection of a Honda Element was a wise investment. One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to read this manual. In it, you will learn how to operate its driving controls and convenience items. Page 2 This vehicle is equipped with service-related devices that record information about powertrain performance.

It may also be combined with data from other sources for research purposes, but it remains confidential. Failure to operate your vehicle correctly might result in loss of Off-Highway Driving Guidelines control or an accident. Page 5 Owner's Identification Form Introduction A Few Words About Safety Important Handling Information Your Vehicle at a Glance main controls Instruments and Controls indicators, gauges, dashboard, and steering column Features heating and cooling, audio, steering wheel, and cruise control Page 6 Main Menu Element Page 7 Taking Care of the Unexpected This section covers several problems motorists sometimes experience, and details how to handle them.

Warranty and Customer Relations U. Even one drink can reduce your ability to respond to changing conditions, and your reaction time gets worse with Element every additional drink. Page Seat Belts Help protect you in almost every type of crash, including frontal, side, and rear impacts and rollovers.

Keep you from being thrown out of the vehicle. Page Airbags see page for more information on how your side airbags work. Page 16 A front passenger should move their seat as far back from the dashboard as possible. Remember however, that no safety Taller persons should adjust their restraint as high as possible.

Page Fasten And Position The Seat Belts This lets your strong pelvic bones take the force of a crash and reduces the chance of internal injuries. Page Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners. Any belt that is not in good condition or working properly will not provide good protection and should be replaced as soon as possible.

Honda provides a limited warranty on seat belts. See your Honda booklet for Warranty Information Page 27 Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Not checking or maintaining seat belts can result in serious injury or death if the seat belts do not work properly when needed.

Check your seat belts regularly and have any problem corrected as soon as possible. The airbags are stored in the ceiling, above the side windows. Page 32 This provides longer airbag inflation time with a little less force. Airbags with this feature have two deployment Page How Your Side Airbags Work see page If it is not, the mat may interfere with the proper operation of the sensors and operation of the seat. Page How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work Element To get the best protection from the side curtain airbags, occupants should wear their seat belts and sit Page How The Srs Indicator Works If you see any of these indications, the airbags and seat belt tensioners may not work properly when you need them.

If no weight is detected in the front seat, the airbag will be automatically shut off. Page Airbag Service If you ignore this indication, your airbags may not operate properly.

Page Additional Safety Precautions If it is necessary to remove or modify a front seat to accommodate a person with disabilities, first contact Honda Automobile Customer Service at Page 43 U.

Please read and follow the instructions on these labels. Protecting Children U. Page If You Must Drive With Several Children Element If a child requires physical attention or frequent visual contact, we strongly recommend that another adult ride with the child in the back seat. Page Protecting Small Children Of the different seats available, we recommend those that have a five- point harness system as shown. Page Installing A Child Seat A child seat secured with a seat belt should be installed as firmly as possible.

Page With Latch Make sure there are no objects near the anchors that could prevent a secure connection between the child seat and the anchors. Page 51 Route the tether strap over the top of the seat-back, making sure the strap is not twisted. Page 53 To remove slack, it may help to put weight on the child seat, or push on the back of the seat while pulling up on the belt.

Page With A Tether , then route the tether strap over the top of the seat-back. Slide the anchor cover open as shown. Page Additional Safety Precautions Supervise the child. Even mature children sometimes need to be reminded to fasten the seat belts or sit properly. Page Carbon Monoxide Hazard Even with the door open, run the engine only long enough to move the vehicle out of the garage.

Page Safety Labels If a label comes off or becomes hard to read except for the U. Page 65 With this indicator on, your vehicle still has normal braking ability but no anti-lock function. Page 66 When you press the hazard warning button, both turn signal indicators and all turn signals on the outside of the vehicle flash. Page 68 This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON II position.

Page 69 TPMS; the system that monitors tire pressure. With this indicator on, the low tire pressure indicator will not come on when a tire loses pressure. Take the vehicle to your dealer to have the system checked. Instrument Panel Indicators Element It measures miles in U. Page 72 ON II position. This information helps to keep you aware of the periodic maintenance your vehicle needs for continued trouble- free driving. Refer to page more information. The wipers run at low speed, then complete one more sweep after you release the lever.

Page 75 To signal a lane change, push lightly on the lever, and hold it. The lever will return to center when you release it or complete a turn. Page 76 The headlights revert to normal operation when you turn them on with the switch.

Page 77 Use the hazard warning lights if you need to park in a dangerous area near heavy traffic, or if your vehicle is disabled. Page 78 Adjust the steering wheel only when the vehicle is stopped.

Page 79 Element You should have received a key number tag with your set of keys. You will need this key number if you ever have to get a key replaced. Use only Honda-approved key blanks. Page 80 i. Page 81 You cannot lock it if any door is not fully closed or key is in the ignition switch. Page Remote Transmitter Battery type: CR Element To replace the battery, remove the round cover on the back of the transmitter by turning it counterclockwise with a coin.

Page 83 To turn the key, push it in slightly. If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, the shift lever must also be in park. Firmly turn the steering wheel to the left or right as you turn the key. Page 84 Pressing up on the door lock switch will unlock all of the doors and the hatch. Page Door Locks Use your master key to lock and unlock the hatch.

Turn the key counterclockwise to lock the hatch, and clockwise to unlock it. Page 86 Before closing the tailgate, make sure the hatch is raised. Closing the tailgate on the lowered hatch can damage the hatch and the tailgate.


Honda 2008 Element Owner's Manual

You have no vehicle information saved in your Honda Owners account. The Owner's Manual explains the various features and functions of your Honda, offers operation tips and suggestions for vehicle care and maintenance, provides specific details on safety systems, and includes comprehensive technical specifications. If your vehicle is equipped with a navigation system, a navigation manual with detailed instructions, settings, and other information is also available. To purchase printed manuals, you can order online or contact:. Delivery time is approximately five weeks. To save paper and time, you can download the latest manuals now. Need more help?


2008 Honda Element - Owner's Manual (281 pages)

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