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Heated Windshield keeps cracking
Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:44 AM
Any thoughts?? I haven't paid a nickle for any of them but its getting annoying. I guess I could stop pushing the button.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:07 PM
When they replaced my windscreen they had put ducktape from the roof onto the windscreen. This stayed on for 1 day. It was to prevent the window sinking down (downwards to the end of the frame at the wipers), when the glue hardens.
Maybe your windscreen sunk to the lowest place of the frame. At the moment you switch on the heater it wants to expand there the most but there is no space. It probably can not push the rest of the windscreen upwards and it cracks to release the mechanical stress.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:00 PM
I had a MY01 Outback Wagon crack starting at the bottom and working up to under the center of the wiper blade under the driver's side. I took it back to the dealer under warranty but they claimed it was a stone strike so I was waiting until inspection to spend the money on replacing it. About 2 months later the SAME exact thing happend on the passenger side. Both were almost 1/4 inch within the same spot on either side.
Back to the dealer, figuring I had a chance at now getting it fix, and the service manager again insisted the same thing, stone strike. The mechanic even argued my side. I went to the owner and pleaded my case and they replaced the glass. The mechanic told me it looked like a bad install and they were possible stress breaks from either incorrect positioning of the original glass or a shock to it before the install.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:54 PM
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