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8.2

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,479 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Honda Element windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 072006

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Honda Element. While driving 65 mph, the contact observed a crack in the front windshield 7 or 8 months after the vehicle was purchased. The vehicle was purchased in 10/2005. The current mileage was 35,000, and the failure mileage was 15,000. The windshield has not been repaired.

- Norwalk, CA, USA

problem #6

Nov 172005

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
Windshield cracked without an impact by flying object.

- Victoria, TX, USA

problem #5

May 072006

Element

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My 2005 Honda Element windshield just cracked. Nothing hit it, the windshield just cracked. It now has two significant cracks from the edge of the windshield across.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #4

Sep 142005

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles

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

Windshield has cracked 3 times over a 6 month period.

- Del Mar, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 162005

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 350 miles
I have owned my Honda Element for two weeks now....first time on the freeway going around 65-70 miles per hour. At a substantial following distance recieved one chip and one large ding/crack in my windshield from oncoming debris--all within the space of one half hour. Researched internet only to find that among other complaints there is a class action lawsuit pending right now about this very design flaw in the Honda Element--many suggest it can be fixed by Honda simply reinforcing the glass and flattening the flanges around the windshield to prevent the inordinate amount of dings and cracking. I contacted my dealer and they said it was my problem--but ive done more research only to find that Honda has sent tsb's out to many dealers advising them to fix this problem for the 2003-2004 models. My dealer tells me they can't help me.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #2

Oct 082005

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles
Windshield on my 2 month old Honda Element has a crack and we do not think it was hit by a rock.

- Poprtland, OR, USA

problem #1

Jul 082005

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles
Windsheild on 2005 Element has 14 in crack

- Banner Elk, NC, USA

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