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3.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,000 miles

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2006 Honda Element windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 072010

Element

  • 55,000 miles

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

Honda Element (2006) has a power window regulator failure, driver's side (front left). Diagnosed as a problem with the window regulator cable. Repair expected to be around $300 - $400 at a local repair shop ($500 plus at the dealership). This same Honda Element has a cracked windshield that spontaneously cracked while driving down a toll road with no other cars within 20 car lengths and no visible rocks or other objects in the roadway. Honda Accord (1998) has all four windows with power window regulator failure. Each repair is just under $500 with tax at the dealership.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #2

May 012010

Element

  • 23,000 miles
Power window regulator on front left window had to be replaced 11/2009. Power window failed to go up, diagnosed as broken window regulator cable. 5/2010 front right window failed to lift. Seems to be same problem with power window mechanism.

- West Palm Beach , FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 302009

Element

  • 39,000 miles
I have a 2006 Honda Element. The last few months I've had to replace both power side windows because the window regulator 'came apart.' The car is only 3 years old and for both windows to stop working around the same time makes me think it's a manufacturing situation.

- Woodland Hills, CA, USA

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