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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
153,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace windshield and moulding (1 reports)
2004 Honda Element windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 282014

Element LX 2.4L 4

  • Manual transmission
  • 153,000 miles


Was driving on the highway at about 8:30 in the morning about 2 months after purchasing the vehicle used. The previous owners had replaced the windshield right before I bought it and thought nothing of it. My windshield, without impact, split completely across one side of it to the other side, a complete solid crack. After reading online I discovered it was a common problem for this vehicle and it would crack uncontrollably, for no reason. There was a class action lawsuit for this issues, for this year. Honda, despite all of that, insisted I pay for it in full.

- , Sturbridge, MA, USA

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