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.
My Charger: 2010 R/T with road and track group package
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
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..
2010 Dodge Charger R/T with Road and Track group package,tinted all around. Black Crystal Pearl coat paint. 1966 Pontiac GTO tripower 4spd, 390posi. GTO made the cover of High Performance Pontiac Magazine Dec/92
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.....
The AutoGuide.com network consists of the largest network of enthusiast-owned enthusiast-operated automotive communities.
AutoGuide.com provides the latest car reviews, auto show coverage, new car prices, and automotive news. The AutoGuide network operates more than 100 automotive forums where our users consult peers for shopping information and advice, and share opinions as a community.