Without trailer turn signal illumination, the driver's intent is not communicated, potentially increasing the risk of a crash.

Electrical System — Wiring
Trailer Hitches

Date Announced
SEP 05, 2012
Vehicles Affected
Honda Recall #
NHTSA Campaign #
Honda is recalling certain model year 2007 through 2011 Element passenger vehicles 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."
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The safety recall began on September 20, 2012. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
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