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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,902 miles

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2003 Honda Element windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Honda Element Owner Comments (Page 9 of 11)

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problem #57

Dec 232003

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,700 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Windshield defect. Too many similar occurences here and Honda even issued a tsb. However, took it to the dealership and they insisted that is was impact. The mark was just below the wiper blade and is about the size of the head of a pin. I called for the district service manager to have a look and he identified another small spot as the impact point. He offered to split the cost with me. Do I have any other options?

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #56

Dec 212003

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 800 miles
Windshield cracked at about 800 miles on odometer, starting at the bottom, in the center of the passenger side, no impact but crack spread up windshield. Dealer claims tiny impact pit below wiper blade caused crack, but no star impact pattern, just a long crack starting at bottom of windshield.ak

- Arlington Heights, IL, USA

problem #55

Jan 082004

Element

  • miles
Windshield cracked in lower right corner.

- Tigard, OR, USA

problem #54

Jan 082004

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 800 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer stated in last past three months dealer had replaced windshield twice. Consumer telephoned ODI and reported that the lower-right corner of the windshield on the vehicle has a crack in it. Third time this problem has occurred. (04-20-2005)

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #53

Jan 032004

Element 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
Windshield cracked under passenger side wiper while vehicle parked. Less then 4000 miles on car, no rock impact caused crack.

- Laguna Niguel, CA, USA

problem #52

Jan 042004

Element 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 7,900 miles
Stress crack on windshield, driver side, starting at bottom edge traveling towards the left side of the windshield.

- Westfield, MA, USA

problem #51

Jun 272003

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Windshield cracked, according to a service release from Honda cause is stress related, but service rep at dealership says it is from impact...no chip...no star.

- Belford , NJ, USA

problem #50

Jan 032004

Element 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Cracked windshield, from the bottom of the dash 5 inches going upward on the driver side, while vehicle was warming up in the driveway.

- Westfield, MA, USA

problem #49

Dec 212003

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,680 miles
2003 Honda Element windshield cracked due to stress. There is no visible impact point. The crack began near the lower part which is black, and continues above the drivers side windshield wiper towards the drivers door. After reviewing other complaints by Element owners, it is clear there is an issue with this models windshield and stress cracks.

- Coraopolis, PA, USA

problem #48

Oct 282003

Element 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,700 miles
Cracked windshield at 3700 miles.

- Locust Valley, NY, USA

problem #47

Dec 232003

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,400 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Crack windshield on Honda Element. Dealer refused to fix. Claimed impact caused, but only pointed out a subjective pinhead sized pit at start of crack, claiming it was from an impact. Based on frequent similar complaints from other elemnt owners with identical cracks in identical locations, I do not believe the crack was from an impact. Especially since the crack appeared while the car was parked.

- Crestline, CA, USA

problem #46

Jun 012003

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles
Cracked windshield lower passenger side.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #45

Oct 012003

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Cracked windshield. Purchased my 2003 Honda Element in January 2004. 4th windshield was recently installed in October 2003. I contacted Honda in October and I was turned away stating that my windshielf was another case of a rock hit.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #44

Dec 182003

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,490 miles
I am in the process of requesting replacement of the windshield in my Honda Element (purchased at majestic/Lincoln on 08/08/03). It is obvious that no impact to the windshield has occurred and the crack (lower right, passenger sidebeneath the wiper) was first noticed on the morning of 12/18/03 when I got in the car. Originally about five inches in length, and crawling up from the base of the windshield and then over to the right corner, the crack actually grew another three inches in the ten minutes we were in the car. I have done extensive research and discovered by way of the Honda service bulletin dated May 6, 2003 ("tsb 03-028: Windshield is cracked at the lower corners" found at the following url: www.elementownersclub.com/forums/viewtopic.php?T=2212 that this is a widespread problem affecting the Element windshields and replacement would be covered by Honda. It appears that my VIN is not among those featured in the bulletin, but the damage is identical to that of other Element owners who have registered complaints: No sign of impact, and a crack in the lower right corner of the windshield.

- Barrington, RI, USA

problem #43

Dec 172003

Element 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,700 miles
Cracked windshield. Discovered a crack in winshield, just below the wiper blade, driverside. No reason for this. Except faulty product.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #42

Dec 112003

Element 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 3,600 miles
2003 Honda Element has developed a crack in the windshield. The crack starts at the base of the windshield on the passenger side, just about in the middle of the wiper blade. The crack extends upward about four inches and is now extending to the right about the same distance. This is consistent with complaints from other owners of the 2003 Honda Element.

- Chino Hills, CA, USA

problem #41

Dec 152003

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
Windshield cracked on bottom of passenger side of the vehicle with no impact.

- Randolph, NJ, USA

problem #40

Dec 122003

Element

  • miles
Rock hit and chipped windsheld.

- Lake Mary, FL, USA

problem #39

Jun 082003

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 750 miles
While driving windshield cracked. Was not following any traffic at the time. Crack originated from under driver's side windshield wiper and runs vertically eight inches and then turns horizontal for another eight to ten inches.

- Luthersville, GA, USA

problem #38

Apr 292003

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
I want to report a sudden crack in my windshield of my Honda Element. It is in the bottom right hand corner.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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