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Don't get a broken windshield! Kind of an FYI

Where I live cracked windshields happen all the time. Within 3 months we got a huge rock ping, then another that cracked the windshield horizontally all the way across.

We contacted our glass company a last week and they said they need to source a factory windshield which might be tough, then they have to make arrangements to re-calibrate the safety system as the system needs to be calibrated after any windshield replacement.

Not like the old days when you could get a decent plinkerton windshield (a quality value windshield) for short cash and get it replaced same/next day. Boy have times changed.

This is more an FYI that if you break your windshield it may take more time to get it done than you think -as in tomorrow won't be an option.
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Honda and many other Mfg. over the last few years who use windshield electronics have this problem.
Only Subaru's that have the 2 camera system does not have to be calibrated.

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Honda and many other Mfg. over the last few years who use windshield electronics have this problem.
Only Subaru's that have the 2 camera system does not have to be calibrated.
Interesting. Progressive was pretty adamant about getting the system recalibrated. Makes me wonder if they will use is to deny a claim if they can prove you didn't get it done. Thanks for that info.
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I just want to echo your sentiments. I just got a rock that nailed my windshield and has cracked across the glass. Going through insurance who has sent me to Safelite. Well supposedly the windshield (original Hyundai windshield) is on backorder with no estimated time of arrival. My insurance company gave me a rental car for a maximum of 30 days and then after that evidently I am on my own. To the original poster - did you ever get your windshield replaced yet? Has anyone else run in to this issue yet? Any suggestions?

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Not replaced yet. Still waiting... Kind of sux
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I sure hope this improves, it would really stink to be on a trip and be out of commission for something as simple as a windshield.
I cracked one on my 16 Outback on a trip a couple years ago. Glass breakage was cover by insurance, Safelite came to our destination motel and changed it out. It was sooo convenient.
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I live in phoenix where there is a lot of rocks and gravel on the highway, and many people I know replace their windshields every few years on average. I've been on the road for 15 years now and never replaced one windshield. My secret - fill those cracks with the epoxy repair kits you can buy at a local auto parts store the day or day after I get my rock chip. This will prevent the crack from propagating as the weather/temperature changes.

Yes, your insurance company can send out a glass person to do these for free, but that takes time. Time your rock chip may not have. The repair kits are easy, it takes maybe 10 minutes? plus another 15-20 minutes of cure time. With the 30 or so minutes of time and 10 bucks for the repair kit so I don't have to schedule anything with anyone, it's worth it!
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In our case the windshield is cracked all the way across and it happened within 10 minutes if the rock hitting it. I think I read these windshields are thinner to try to reduce vehicle weight.
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I just want to echo your sentiments. I just got a rock that nailed my windshield and has cracked across the glass. Going through insurance who has sent me to Safelite. Well supposedly the windshield (original Hyundai windshield) is on backorder with no estimated time of arrival. My insurance company gave me a rental car for a maximum of 30 days and then after that evidently I am on my own. To the original poster - did you ever get your windshield replaced yet? Has anyone else run in to this issue yet? Any suggestions?

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Is the damage to your windshield such that the SF is not driveable?

I know I have observed vehicles in operation with a cracked windshield plenty of times. I realize it may not be legal to do so but it does happen, I guess some law enforcement officers might be a stickler for a cracked windshield though.

Hopefully the windshields become available soon.
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So the windshield got replaced today, but they could not get the system to calibrate. So they have to take it back later and calibrate the system. I am seriously rethinking all these safety features.
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