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This 2003 Honda Element 4WD EX Auto is in good driving condition with a decent number of flaws. There are no obvious signs of a previous repair due to an accident or flooding.

Exterior

The windshield wiper blades are worn and need to be replaced. There are misc scratches around the vehicle, some are more noticeable than others. See photos. The vehicle shows minor miscellaneous dings around the body. See photos. There is a dent on the left quarter of the vehicle. The paint shows some wear and tear that is consistent with age and mileage. The vehicle has rust on the frame and chassis rails. There is also rust on the rear door catches. There are scuffs on the right side and an embossed point on the left side of the front bumper. There are small impacts on rear bumper. The black is greying out which is consistent with the age and mileage of the vehicle. The windshield has a chip and will need to be replaced or repaired. The rear tires are very worn and will need to be replaced.

Interior

I was not able to get cruise control to engage. Further diagnosis is required. The seats show moderate wear, especially the driver's seat. The inner door panels show wear consistent with age and mileage. When first opening the hood there was a small of coolant indicating a possible spill or leak. Further diagnosis required. The headliner shows miscellaneous smudge marks from normal use. The gauges did not work for half the test drive and then came on. The problem will need to be looked into and repaired.

Test Drive

The start up was weak when the vehicle was first started up. Further diagnosis required to verify what is causing a weak start up. The engine had plenty of power and there were no misfires or excessive smoking while driving. The transmission shifted as designed with no harsh engagement or slipping. The steering was responsive and the suspension was firm and the vehicle handled well. There were no abnormal vibrations or odd noises. There appears to be no visible indication any fluids leaking but as stated earlier there was a smell of coolant when the hood was opened. The brakes were firm with no pulsation felt. I hooked up my Scan Tool to the computer system and found no current or pending codes. All of the live data looked good with no issues reported. See below and pictures for more info.

Vehicle Info

Year 2003
Make Honda
Model Element
Mileage 87257
Transmission Automatic
VIN Number 5j6yh28533l008467
Stock Number 8467
Interior Cloth
Interior Color Grey
Body Color Silver
Engine 4 Cylinder
Drive Type Four Wheel Drive
Fuel Type Gas

Exterior

Wiper Blades
The windshield wiper blades are worn and need to be replaced.
Windshield Washer
Body Alignment
Scratches
There are misc scratches around the vehicle, some are more noticeable then others. See photos.
Dings
The vehicle shows minor miscellaneous dings around the body. See photos.
Dents
There is a dent on the left quarter of the vehicle.
Paint Condition
The paint shows some wear and tear that is consistent with age and mileage.
Body Seals
Rust
The vehicle has rust on the frame and chassis rails. There is also rust on the rear door catches.
Exterior Lights
Sunroof
Door Mirrors
Bumpers
There are scuffs on the right side and an embossed point on the left side of the front bumper. There are small impacts on rear bumper.
Side Moldings
The black is greying out which is consistent with the age and mileage of the vehicle.
Frame Damage
Glass
The windshield has a chip and will need to be replaced or repaired.

Interior

Steering Wheel
Horn
Cruise Control
I was not able to get cruise control to engage. Further diagnoses is required.
Seat Condition
The seats show moderate wear, especially the drivers seat.
Seat Belts
Clock
Radio/Navigation
Inner Door Panels
The inner door panels show wear consistent with age and mileage.
Power Locks
Window Switches
Window Function
Center Console
Dash
Sun Visors
Dash Lights
Dash Gauges
The gauges did not work for half the test drive and then came on. The problem will need to be looked into and repaired.
Air Conditioning
Heater
Rear Defroster
Floor Mats
Unusual Odors
When first opening the hood there was a small of coolant indicating a possible spill or leak. Further diagnoses required.
Cup Holders
Headliner
The headliner shows miscellaneous smudge marks from normal use.
Blower Motor
Interior Trim

Mechanical

Battery Condition
The battery is weak. The battery should be put on a charger to see if it accepts a full charge. If it does not accept a full charge, the battery will need to be replaced.
Charging System
Cooling Fan Condition
Radiator Cap Sealing Properly
Hoses
Radiator
Engine Coolant
Coolant Leaks
Belts
Power Steering
Engine Oil
Engine Fluid Leaks
Transmission Leaks
Brake System
Brake Fluid Leaks
Differential leaks
Muffler System
CV Joints and Axles
Shocks and bushings
Ball Joints and Tie Rods
Key Fob

Road Test

Road Test
Engine Performance
Transmission performance
Differential Performance
Wheel Bearing Performance
Braking Performance
Suspension Performance
Steering Performance
Engine Starting
Engine had a hard time starting due to a weak battery.
Tire Pressure System (TPMS)
Computer Diagnosis/OBD2
Computer system scanned: no problems with current or pending codes. No problems with live data. It is possible for some sneaky sellers to erase codes before we arrive, in which case some issues may be hidden.

Manufacturer

Driver FrontFuzionFuzionPassenger Front
Driver RearFuzionFuzionPassenger Rear

Size

Driver Front215/70/16215/70/16Passenger Front
Driver Rear215/70/16215/70/16Passenger Rear

Tire Condition

Driver FrontNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Front
Driver RearNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Rear

Wheel Condition

Driver FrontCorrosionCorrosionPassenger Front
Driver RearCorrosionNo IssuesPassenger Rear

Tire Tread

Driver Front7/327/32Passenger Front
Driver Rear3/323/32Passenger Rear
Spare Tire
Spare tireYes

Tire Tread Explanation

10/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!

(standard)

8/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!

(low profile)

5/32 to 7/32

Tires will need replacement soon!

4/32 or less

Tires need replacement!

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