2005 Honda Element Transmission Service

Show Your Honda Element’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 2005 Element, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.

Why is Your 2005 Element’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. Honda Element transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Honda Element transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that your Element isn’t working at all.

Honda Transmission Recommendations for 2005 Elements

Your Element’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Honda. Specifically, Honda recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2005 Honda Elements at certain intervals with Honda-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 2005 Element services and perform them according to Honda-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Element’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your Honda running for miles and miles.

Honda Element Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Honda Element transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Element a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2005 Honda Element Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my Honda's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Honda tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Element’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Element is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my Element transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your Honda Element’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your Honda. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.
  • Can Honda Element transmission fluid leak? Yes. Honda Element transmission fluid can leak over time and potentially cause transmission issues. Worn or damaged seals, a loose or damaged transmission pan, a cracked transmission housing, faulty transmission cooler lines, or an overfilled transmission could cause transmission fluid leaks.
  • Who can fix my  Honda Element transmission leak? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care can troubleshoot and repair Element transmission systems. Book an appointment online today.
  • Can I still drive my Honda Element if it has a transmission fluid leak? Driving your Element with a transmission fluid leak is highly discouraged. Transmission fluid is vital to the smooth operation of your transmission system, and a leak can put the entire system at risk. A transmission fluid leak may lead to decreased performance, overheating, and possibly even transmission failure.