Mechanics

STATIC ELECTRICITY

2007 Honda Element

2007 Honda Element 4 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 52000 miles

Suddenly I'm getting zapped by static electricity when exiting the vehicle. What are the possible problems?
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MRMischnick
May 28, 2010.



Hi MRMischnick,

Static electricity can affect some poeple and not others. My wife always complains to me that she is being zapped while I do not have any problem even though we use the same vehicle and even when we are together.

From what I know, it could be the weather, your personal metabolism, the clothings (fabrics) you wear or the interior furnishing of the vehicle.

One way of overcoming this problem is to install a discharge strap so that the static electricity can be discharged to prevent you from getting shocked.

KHLow2008
May 29, 2010.