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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,078 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.

2010 Honda Element windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2010 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #2

May 102011


  • 6,000 miles


I was mowing my lawn when the lawn-mower kicked up a small (less than 1.5 cm diameter) pebble and threw it into the rear window. The entire window shattered, the sides fell out, the middle cracked all the way across. You could see a small white area(size of a dime) where the impact was, it was nowhere near where the glass fell out. Then about 1 hour later the entire window fell out. Normal glass should have been able to withstand, perhaps chip or crack, but not blow out the entire window. This was defective glass. Also, this is a 2011 Honda Element, not a 2010, but that was the only option on the site.

- Hampden, ME, USA

problem #1

Mar 082010


  • 155 miles
2/27/10 purchased new Honda Element, delivered with windshield chips, dealer subcontracted. New windshield install & gave guarantee of customer satisfaction. Took delivery 3/8/10, noted excessive dash/windshield rattle. Called dealer next day-was asked to 'monitor through summer mos. As rattle would 'settle'. it only got worse. Contacted dealer several times over summer & was assured if problem persisted they would 'stand behind it until it was done right'. returned. To dealer for 'repair' 3 times 11/15/10, 12/7/10, 12/29/10 (car was repaired three separate times during this visit (kept at dealership 12/29-1/10/11). Broken windshield clips found/replaced on 11/15/10 & 12/29/10 visit, re-padded dash on 12/7/10 visit. Rattle still persistent. Contacted Honda Corp. Customer service & was told all Elements have dash/windshield rattles in cold weather...Honda considers this 'normal'...dealership now stating they have 'done all they can'. car had less than 3500 mi. At last service date. Problem has never been corrected and dealer states they are unsure if problem is in the dash, windshield or both areas. Honda customer service states only option available is to take it to another dealership and 'keep trying' to see if another dealer is willing to try to fix the problem.

- Tecumseh, MI, USA

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