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#1 Old 01-28-2013, 07:30 PM
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Thumbs down Anyone else have a random windshield crack?

Last year I woke up to a small crescent shaped crack on the driver's side bottom corner. Maybe 4-6 inches.

This morning I wake up to a huge lateral crack starting from the center and extending to the passenger side about 10-12 inches and about 8 inches from the dash.

Serious WTF here.

Not impressed.

The first one I could ignore. This one needs to be dealt with.

A new WS is just under $400 before tax.

That's a big dent in my beer budget.

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Re: Anyone else have a random windshield crack?

No glass coverage??? I think I pay an extra 50 bucks a year for well spent!

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Re: Anyone else have a random windshield crack?

Back when I had a Grand National it had T-Tops. Because of that the frame would twist and cause the windshield to mysteriously crack.

I can't imagine anything other than that type of twisting that could cause it.

Oh, and WS? Really? I'm on my phone and I'm spelling it out.

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I'll call my broker tomorrow.

I have no clue what my coverage is; I just renew every year.
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Oh, and WS? Really? I'm on my phone and I'm spelling it out.
My hands are sore and tired on account of I deadlifted 525 lbs this morning.

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The same thing happened to me 2 years ago. I must have had a small crack below the wipers that I never saw.

First it looked like this...

A day later, it looked like this...

A week later, I was having this done...

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It could have been from something that happened months earlier?
That's happened to me on my old car.
I was in DE and got behind this dump truck that dropped a rock onto my windshield, It hit near the driver side.
I looked at it and saw no signs of impact, that was in Jan....
The crack didn't start developing until March or April,
by May / June it was half way a crossed the windshield.

It only cost me $100.00 out of pocket. The insurance company picked up the rest.
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Yes I too had to have my windshield replaced when it was hit by a small stone on our way to sunny Fla., back when the Charger had less than 1,000 miles on it. The stone hit on the right side of the windshield just about half way up, then the spread began. Luckily it took a downward turn after it was heading across the hole front. Yeah we were both PISSED!! When we got home we headed to the glass guy and my insurance covered it. They wanted to replace the glass with an aftermarket piece, but I said NO!! Only a Mopar replacement glass. They had to order it and I went back the next day for the work to be preformed. It worked out well and that was in 2010. Now I have a chip on the left side that when the Sun hits it looks like a tiny diamond. When we come home from Fla this time that will get fixed too..

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Modern cars have no frame...they are uni body. I traded in the last car made in America with a frame (05 Grand Marquis). Basically cars now are beer cans. The windows are part of the structure so they take a load.

Most (all??) states in the USA now require that windshield insurance is now no deductible (partially for this reason). Likely the same for you guys. Keep your fingers crossed.....


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I blame Canada. You guys are always building stuff like this. There are bound to be consequences.

In seriousness though this stuff happened to me every winter as a kid when I drove a jeep. Small cracks froze and thawed and then bam big cracks. It's definitely a pain but not much to be done.

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