Honda is recalling certain model year 2010 Element automatic transmission vehicles manufactured from April 1, 2010 through June 25, 2010. During assembly process, the cable that connects the shift lever to the transmission was not set correctly at the shift lever bracket. As a result the driver may move the gear shift lever but the transmission may not be placed in the selected gear.
Honda has contacted some owners by phone and arranged to, have, or has had, their vehicles repaired free of charge. All other owners will be notified by mail. Dealers will correctly set the shift cable bushing. The safety recall began on August 9, 2010. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.