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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,706 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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2006 Honda Element windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 012008


  • 30,000 miles


2006 Honda Element problems: I bought this Honda because of the reputation for a solid car with very little maintenance issues. This car has had more maintenance issues than any other I've ever owned! 1. driver's seat rock. The seat has rocked left to right since about 30,000 miles. I don't think I should have to pay $300 to fix a safety issue that Honda obviously knows about. 2. at about 60,000 miles the air conditioning stopped working-that was a $700+ repair for a new fan motor. 3. I have gone through about 5 windshields in 90,000 miles. Good thing I always get zero deductible glass coverage! the last wasn't even due to a crack, but because it became so pitted it was impairing visibility. 4. this vehicle has a huge blind spot in the driver's left corner. I have had countless near misses-especially pedestrians in parking lots. The blind spot is large enough to block vision completely.

- Dumont, NJ, USA

problem #3

Dec 262010


  • 42,581 miles
Broken window regulator: We were refueling at the gasoline station when suddenly the glass of the window (front passenger side) fell down. Culprit was broken window regulator.

- Laredo, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 202010


  • 42,213 miles
Windshield on 2006 Honda Element chips very easily and cracks appear without any impact.

- Ogden, UT, USA

problem #1

Jan 182009


  • 29 miles
I noticed a horizontal crack in my Honda Elements windshield, about 7 inches in length on the passenger side, about halfway up starting at the right side pillar. I took it to the glass place and they said they could not stop it from spreading. I then noticed that another crack was starting on the left side half way up. The cracks have met in the middle almost touching. It has not been in any kind of accident.

- Pocatello, ID, USA

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