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Stone damage to windshield - needed replacement


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#1 OFFLINE   jadkins1000

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 12:59 PM

I took a stout stone impact on an urban freeway. The impact point was 1.5" from the bottom of the windshield, 4" left of center. The crack appeared within 10 minutes and lengthened to 1 foot+ overnight. Ugly.

OEM replacement came to $420.

Brand new windshields are sure pretty to look through, tho'!!!

#2 OFFLINE   slickster100

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 06:07 PM

I took a stout stone impact on an urban freeway. The impact point was 1.5" from the bottom of the windshield, 4" left of center. The crack appeared within 10 minutes and lengthened to 1 foot+ overnight. Ugly.

OEM replacement came to $420.

Brand new windshields are sure pretty to look through, tho'!!!


The same thing just happend to me tonight in the same place as yours!! I think there may be defective glass. Going to cost me $450. Time to change my deductable. I have never had glass crack in the 25 years I have been driving. Think somethings wrong with this picture? Also had squeaking noise from windshield when it gets nice and hot outside and go over bumps. I guess we will see if the new windshield fixes that!

#3 OFFLINE   kje

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:40 PM

interesting. i have a 2010 - stone crack around the same place - stayed that way for 3 months and has spread in differenet directions over the past 2 weeks. I asked the dealer if they were using cheaper glass or something as I have never had this happen in 30 years i've been driving. answer was no, common damage, no warranty coverage. $500 to replace

#4 OFFLINE   tom4158

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 06:17 PM

I am on my second Flex, and fifth windshield.  Prior to that, in 30 years of driving, I have replaced exactly ONE other windshield.

 

My personal opinion is that the angle of the windshield combined with stones from cars/trucks on the freeways create a perfect environment for cracks.

 

Every one of my broken windshields have come from stones thrown up by cars on the freeway.  Frustrating, but what are you going to do?



#5 OFFLINE   robertlane

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 03:43 PM

I am on my second Flex, and fifth windshield.  Prior to that, in 30 years of driving, I have replaced exactly ONE other windshield.

 

My personal opinion is that the angle of the windshield combined with stones from cars/trucks on the freeways create a perfect environment for cracks.

 

Every one of my broken windshields have come from stones thrown up by cars on the freeway.  Frustrating, but what are you going to do?

 

Before I looked at your profile, I wondered if you're in Michigan like me!  I've never had a cracked windshield until I moved to this state - now I get them every few years.  I guess that's what happens when you're driving in 1946 German roads.  :runaway:








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