fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Honda Element body / paint problems

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2004 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 242008


  • 52,000 miles


While on the interstate coming from myrtle beach the windscreen was cracked on the Element I purchased about 3 weeks before the trip. I did not see a rock hit, I assumed that is what happened until I started reading the forum on the Element owners club about similar situations that has happened to other Element owners. The fix was $330 out of pocket to replace the windscreen.

- Lenoir City, TN, USA

problem #3

Jan 102005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2004 Honda Element. Cracked windshield X3 fixes.....cracked again by no fault of rocks.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 112006

Element 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
2004 Honda Element : 2nd windshield replacement in 6 months. The cracks always start in the black area from below the windshield wiper blades. Honda denies any known problem with the design of the windshield frame. Honda replaced first winshield approx. 6 months ago. The 2nd replacement Honda refused to cover/warranty. I have a signed statement from the window technichian that came out and replaced my 2nd windshield stating; the crack in my winshield was caused by stress and that the bottom corners of the pinchweld on both sides are broke away from the welds and are loose. My insurance policy covered the 2nd replacement however, I feel Honda should have. After researching my vehicle today on line, I have learned that there is a pending class action lawsuit against american Honda and an alarming number sites with Honda Element owners or leasers sharing my same concerns. I want Honda in writting, assure me that this defect in design or, the way they will attempt to fix it will not cause injury to me or my passengers or loss of life to myself or my passengers in the event of a vehicle accident. I would also like them to waranty the windshield for the life of the vehicle.

- Maumee, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 202005


  • miles
Honda Element - driver seat started rocking 7 months old. Unsafe. Clearly some is loose and there are the complaint is out there and real. This is truly unsafe and should be embraced asap.

- East Northport, NY, USA

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