I have a 2008 Element EX where the car does not want to start. Engine turns, and battery is good, but engine just turns. When I had it towed to the Honda dealer, they found nothing?Any thoughts?

Asked by May 04, 2013 at 10:07 PM about the Honda Element

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Had the oil changed at the Honda dealer and problem started the next day. When I checked under the hood the mechanic had not put the oil cap back on. After I had it towed back, dealer said it was low on oil and safety feature dd not allow engine to catch. Happened again today after 2 days of no problem. Any thoughts anyone?

2 Answers

28,965

sounds like the dealer is full of it. low oil does not cause it not to start. you may have a relay going bad? you may have a fuel pump going out? its hard to say, its gonna be hard to test it while its acting up. it sounds pretty intermittent. but if you can check your fuel pressure when the problem occurs and that will either eliminate a few things or give you somewhere to start.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

technician error. forgot to put the cap on...make 'em fess up...sit on someone's desk.~

Your Answer

Honda Element Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    180
  • #2
    Kakit Fan
    Reputation
    170
  • #3
    Ankhorite
    Reputation
    130
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda CR-V
928 Great Deals out of 60,463 listings starting at $1,368
Used Honda Pilot
756 Great Deals out of 41,360 listings starting at $998
Used Toyota RAV4
813 Great Deals out of 54,151 listings starting at $1,600
Used Honda Civic
832 Great Deals out of 61,317 listings starting at $950
Used Honda Accord
1,114 Great Deals out of 74,392 listings starting at $1,100
Used Toyota Tacoma
712 Great Deals out of 45,875 listings starting at $2,500
Used Kia Soul
463 Great Deals out of 28,225 listings starting at $3,469
Used Honda Ridgeline
105 Great Deals out of 6,338 listings starting at $4,600
Used Toyota 4Runner
324 Great Deals out of 27,094 listings starting at $1,800
Used Honda Fit
175 Great Deals out of 19,922 listings starting at $1,550
Used Toyota Camry
1,109 Great Deals out of 87,564 listings starting at $995
Used Subaru Forester
401 Great Deals out of 39,151 listings starting at $1,000
Used Scion xB
85 Great Deals out of 2,096 listings starting at $1,690
Used Toyota FJ Cruiser
43 Great Deals out of 2,021 listings starting at $7,995
Used Honda Odyssey
453 Great Deals out of 31,471 listings starting at $1,490

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.