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Old 08-05-2007, 08:52 AM   #1
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So I was pushing my radar detector suction cups to make them more snug on my windshield and I cracked it!!! I now have a huge spider crack the size of a basketball in my windshield. Does anyone know if this 1.) is normal/possible and 2.) would be covered under some sort of warranty, as some sort of defect in the glass. There is no way I should have been able to do the damage I did by pushing on some suction cups...
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:24 AM   #2
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Trace the crack and see if there was a chip. If you find a chip then it will not be covered by warranty, but if no chip can be found then the glass is defective.

If you do find a chip most insurance companies cover windsheilds.
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:33 AM   #3
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Hey, yeah, there was no chip at all. I really just think the glass was a piece of crap. I am still wondering how in the hell I busted the thing. You think it's worth a call to Subaru? I don't really feel like dropping $450 bucks to get a new one...
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Old 08-05-2007, 01:49 PM   #4
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:31 AM   #5
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Good luck with that warranty claim man.
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:33 AM   #6
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Insurance will install a new one for free if you've got glass coverage.
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:37 PM   #7
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Glass coverage varies from state to state.
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:27 PM   #8
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run a ball point pen along the crack, you'll find the chip.
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:55 PM   #9
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new windshield shouldnt cost you more then $250 for a ppg windshield. for an oem one your lookin at $600+
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Old 08-15-2007, 05:41 PM   #10
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You'll never get it under warranty, they always find some ridiculous minute chip that "caused" the crack.
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Old 08-15-2007, 08:42 PM   #11
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You'll never get it under warranty, they always find some ridiculous minute chip that "caused" the crack.
Only if it's been impacted......hence no warranty.
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:51 AM   #12
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A minute chip was still caused by an impact!!!
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:49 AM   #13
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windshield + trim kit + professional install = $500+

Trust me I just finished pricing all the glass replacement shops
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:23 AM   #14
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I repaired mine for $275. I did not go through subaru though
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:31 AM   #15
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^^ sounds about right...
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Old 08-22-2007, 02:57 PM   #16
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$225 for

glass
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:49 PM   #17
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Its about $280 for a new windshield through speedy auto glass here in anchorage. I have rock chips in mine and one cracked already.
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Old 08-22-2007, 08:53 PM   #18
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good luck man I feel your pain. My windshield got scrapes from ice and sand on the blades int he winter during the 1st week i owned the car, nothing covers it so i get to live with it everyday
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:15 AM   #19
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so maybe its subaru windshields? I had similar problem where i had crack down windshield from top, no idea how it got there..was getting my haircut one minute, came out and crack was there. no scratch, no mark, no chip, nothing. turns out insurance covered it. i had a glass place look at it though and they said it was very possible to be defective, either a bubble in the glass or improperly sealed from manufacturer.
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:18 AM   #20
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by the way, your in jersey so if you wanna know where i got mine done, lemme know cause i would recomend them. just PM me. im about 15 minutes out of NYC
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Old 08-23-2007, 02:35 AM   #21
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:48 AM   #22
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so maybe its subaru windshields?
No, all modern windshields are made basically the same. If you pay attention, you will notice many, many vehicles on the road with cracked windshields.
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Old 08-23-2007, 05:26 PM   #23
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so maybe its subaru windshields? I had similar problem where i had crack down windshield from top, no idea how it got there..was getting my haircut one minute, came out and crack was there. no scratch, no mark, no chip, nothing. turns out insurance covered it. i had a glass place look at it though and they said it was very possible to be defective, either a bubble in the glass or improperly sealed from manufacturer.
it is quite possible. I remember learning of some of the changes before new cars even showed up in the late 80s. Thinner everything, including play doh like unibody for acoustics, electronics and less rust. Saving glass was one of the retarded things that really happened, windshields are bigger than the past, and they try using the same amount of material. Subaru is just one of all car companies that fall for that stupid board meeting of car gods who get away with it until a baby gets an eye taken out in a heartfelt story on national news because a bug hit the windshield (I do not know if that has ever happened, but you may get the point- like a bad goodyear on an explorer). Anyway, I verified it myself from a local glass guy: old cars may very well get thinner replacements, for the same goal as new cars with more glass. I have a 1987 GL that broke over something ridiculous, and learned it was a replacement standard. I literally took an original used one of 17 years out to get to the 5mm thickness like original.
Another thing to look for, is thin glass replacement and of course not knowing until measured. Subaru unibodies are still using tower braces on bigger power, like the old ones. Thick glass is literally part of unibody strength.
BTW, this thread and question is already here somewhere, I answered yet again the similar answer.
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it is quite possible. I remember learning of some of the changes before new cars even showed up in the late 80s. Thinner everything, including play doh like unibody for acoustics, electronics and less rust. Saving glass was one of the retarded things that really happened, windshields are bigger than the past, and they try using the same amount of material. Subaru is just one of all car companies that fall for that stupid board meeting of car gods who get away with it until a baby gets an eye taken out in a heartfelt story on national news because a bug hit the windshield (I do not know if that has ever happened, but you may get the point- like a bad goodyear on an explorer). Anyway, I verified it myself from a local glass guy: old cars may very well get thinner replacements, for the same goal as new cars with more glass. I have a 1987 GL that broke over something ridiculous, and learned it was a replacement standard. I literally took an original used one of 17 years out to get to the 5mm thickness like original.
Another thing to look for, is thin glass replacement and of course not knowing until measured. Subaru unibodies are still using tower braces on bigger power, like the old ones. Thick glass is literally part of unibody strength.
BTW, this thread and question is already here somewhere, I answered yet again the similar answer.

Are you some kind of idiot, or are you a conspiracy nutjob?
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