I've had my Element for 2 1/2 months now, 5100 miles and drove it to Orlando, FL from Indianapolis, IN and back and loved it! The E has developed a back cracking or popping sound in the rear hatch area. Makes no difference if the sunroof is open or closed and it's very annoying to say the least. Started once I got to Orlando and has continued and truth be told, if it continues I won't be able to stand it. I have an appointment in the morning at Penske Honda so they can take a look at it. Hopefully it can be rectified. Somehow I'm wondering what my options will be if it's not. I did get the extended warranty since I plan to have it for a long time. Just wondering if anyone else has had anything like this and if so, what was the solution to the problem? Maybe I can get another pop up up front or an electric slide opening? I'll keep the group posted on my service.