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Honda Element Windshield Problems

I bought my 2006 Honda Element used a few years back and its been a good car except that I've had to replace the windshield 3 times already. I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem. Seems like the way the windshield is situated makes it a rock magnet?

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  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,109
    This may or may not be related but you might want to have a look at Stress Fracture on Windshield of Honda Fit.

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    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • Thanks Tidester, I did some more research and found there is apparently a big problem cracks in the Elements window. (And apparently the Fit too). Yeah Honda! I'm getting to the have to buy a new car stage anyway I think.
  • lez2lez2 Posts: 1
    Oh My... I thought I was the only one with that problem. I thought it was the road I use every day to get to work. do you have any other problems?
  • I own a Honda Element 2003, the windshield cracked this winter, the car is in Ukraine but I will be taking it back to England soon. Could anyone tell me of a dealer that would ship the windshield to me. I have tried to google but dont get any real answers and they always ask for a zip code. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance Gordon Melling
  • bigfurbigfur Posts: 649
    I work for a shipping company so i have a lil idea what im talking about. They are asking for your zip code to get an idea of shipping charges. Any dealer would probably ship the windshield to you but they need to know where your at to get a proper price for a quote.
  • I own a 2003 Element.I had the same problem with my windshield back in 2005-2006 and took it to the Honda dealer as it was still under warranty. The "windshield expert" put the pen test to it and said it was hit with a rock or pebble and that caused the crack. That crack turned into a very large crack. I received a letter in the mail from a attorney that had filed a class action suit to require Honda to pay for repairs on these Element windshields and that the pen test was not worth the time the "windshield expert" spent doing it. It was not an excepted test .I sent my receipt to the attorney and a month later was reimbursed every penny. I don't know if this is still in affect but I would talk to your dealer and explain what I experienced and maybe, just maybe. For anybody out there that has had this problem I would question that pen test If they try to use it. It is not an accepted test. I still have my 2003 Element to this day and am happy with it. It is unfortunate that all dealerships are not responsive to their customers needs or concerns. Corporate seems to back them up.
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