09 Honda Fit windshield crack

Discussion in 'Fit' started by c, Jan 6, 2009.

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    Tegger Guest

    Like I said above...

    You'll be waiting at least a year, I'm sure.
    Tegger, Jan 13, 2009
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    e.meyer Guest

    So take it to a different dealer and exercise your right to keep
    silent. Just ask them to check it out. If they can't find an obvious
    impact mark/chip on the glass they should replace it.
    e.meyer, Jan 13, 2009
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    MLD Guest

    So take it to a different dealer and exercise your right to keep
    silent. Just ask them to check it out. If they can't find an obvious
    impact mark/chip on the glass they should replace it.

    Or ride behind some 18 wheelers until one of them kicks up a stone. Or park
    in the middle of a bunch of kids throwing stones at each other.
    MLD, Jan 13, 2009

  4. Heh... Here in Texas, folks drive for years with cracked windshields
    where inspection requirements are lax. OTOH, they' fail you if there is
    so much as a chip in a sealed beam.

    Of course, some states don't allow such so they will fail inspection.

    Howz da weathah up thar?

    Grumpy AuContraire, Jan 14, 2009
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    Tegger Guest

    My province doesn't have an annual inspection, so you can drive around
    forever like that if you want. I see few cracked windshields in spite of
    that; people seem to fix them quickly on their own.

    Bloodly cold. Supposed to go down to -4F overnight. Sucks.
    Tegger, Jan 14, 2009
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    Tegger Guest

    6:07AM: Thermometer says -15F.

    Weather channel says it's going to WARM UP to -4F.

    Tegger, Jan 14, 2009
  7. Durned global warming! ;-) Although I hear the global warming model - and
    Madame Zindar on the outskirts of town - predicted that.
    Michael Pardee, Jan 14, 2009
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    e.meyer Guest

    Huh? Either you don't understand what I'm trying to say here or
    you're just a jerk.

    The point is by telling the dealer they hit it with the wipers the OP
    gave them an out to deny the warranty claim. Go to a different dealer
    and just ask them to adjust the windshield without making any
    explanation and they probably will do it.
    e.meyer, Jan 14, 2009

  9. Yeah... Where the hell is Al Gore(d) when you need 'im?


    Grumpy AuContraire, Jan 15, 2009
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    Dano58 Guest

    It's not called 'global warming' any more - now they call it 'climate
    change' so they can include events like the deep freeze that we're
    experiencing now and not change their charts and still blame 'man'

    Dan D
    '07 Ody EX
    Central NJ USA
    Dano58, Jan 15, 2009

  11. Yep, a form of the "dance 'n twist!"

    Despite virtually all of the current raw climate data pointing toward a
    continued cooling, (a cyclical norm), they still pout, cry and whimper
    chicken little tunz.

    Ya gotta luv 'em!

    Grumpy AuContraire, Jan 16, 2009
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    jim beam Guest

    much more likely there was a pre-existing stone chip or other surface

    in the lab, glass can be incredibly strong. just amazingly so. but in
    the real world, the slightest flaw leads to fracture. that's why
    toughened glass is strong, not because it's not flawed, but because the
    flaws it has are kept under compression so the un-flawed part of the
    glass, the center not exposed to atmosphere, retains strength.

    as for your windshield, you may be able to use one of those acrylic repair
    kits. than can achieve very good results when done right.
    jim beam, Jan 16, 2009
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    Dillon Pyron Guest

    Yeah, but I once watched a chip turn into a huge crack in front of my
    eyes when I turned the defroster on on a cold, bitter Dallas winter

    But yeah, I've seen some pretty badly beaten up windshields. I've
    also heard of some cops pulling people over and giving them tickets
    for "unsafe vehicle". Judge requires proof of repair and new
    inspection to dismiss.

    - dillon I am not invalid

    When you wish upon a falling star, your dreams come true.
    Unless it's really a meteorite hurtling to the Earth which
    will destroy all life. Then you're pretty much hosed no
    matter what you wish for. Unless it's death by meteor.
    Dillon Pyron, Jan 17, 2009
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