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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Honda Element AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2004 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 302004

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80 miles


There is a defect in both the workmanship (design) and material (prone to malfunction in normal driving conditions) of the Honda ElementS air conditioner condenser. The condenser is located in front of the radiator, directly behind the carS front grille. The condenser is apparently extremely delicate and prone to damage from road debris. This vital part of the air conditioning system is directly exposed to road debris. No protection is provided for this critical component. This is a defect in workmanship and design. The air conditioner condenser is made of material and constructed in a manner that makes it prone to failure when driving on highways.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

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