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kpeoples 02-06-2012 05:52 PM

Windshield Cracked :-[
 
When I bought my 2012 Wrangler Unlimited the dealer told me to make sure and have glass insurance. Well, on my way home from work today a rock (or something hard) hit the windshield and put a three inch crack in it. I guess that is why we have insurance. But is seems wrong to replace a windshield on a jeep with only 8k on it.

kbwwolf 02-06-2012 05:59 PM

Wrangler windshields are catcher's mitts for rocks.

Check these out:

aftermarket windshield
How long did it take for you to get your first windshield crack?

j.luis 02-06-2012 06:07 PM

8K sounds pretty good I was under 5k when it happened....

Another Guy In A Jeep 02-06-2012 06:12 PM

My windshield has never been cracked? Iv only put about 3k miles on it myself but still...lol must be something about the angle of the windshield vs the rock so the chance of deflection is pretty low.

ColdSRT 02-06-2012 06:14 PM

Mine was destroyed at 5k. Multiple crack and bullseyes. I'm going to be replacing it with poly if the guy that got one on the forum works out.

jp2611 02-06-2012 06:19 PM

Sad to say but that straight up and down (almost) windshield will make you think about how you drive--or it should. Follow to close on a bad road=bad news.

Had my Tj's replaced last winter 130K at the time. My Jk so far so good ------I am beating on the coffee table (knock on wood)

Weed Hopper 02-06-2012 07:10 PM

Just had mine replaced this afternoon. I've got just over 28k mi. Got my first chip at 1300 mi. Had 2 other chips before this last hit caused a crack. I could live with the chips but the crack was spreading so had to be replaced.

ESP 02-06-2012 07:43 PM

23K on my 2010 no cracks "knock on wood"

Second Wind 02-06-2012 11:40 PM

Now, THIS is a JEEP thing for sure! With such an upright windshield, a rock impacts at nearly a 90 degree angle. Our YJ is pock marked - big chips, little chips. I buy the cheap windshield repair kits from Wally World and fix them as soon as I get them, before they spread. The '09 JK was no different. I fixed about 4 chips in that windshield in the year I had it. At 380 miles, the new one has yet to be chipped. But it will. And its not always someone else's vehicle tossing rocks. Some of the chips I've gotten have been from rocks chucked up into the air by the front tires that fall right into the windshield. You'll find that if you tailgate a lot, you get rewarded with more rock chips too. Been there....lesson learned.

Susiee 02-07-2012 12:02 AM

hahaa Second Wind is right..it is a jeep thing
mine got cracked over the weekend I'm guessing because this morning i was leaving for school when i noticed mine was cracked too but its from the top to the bottom of the windshield):

sarath 02-07-2012 12:10 AM

I had called up Geico first thing when i got my Jeep to make sure Windshield is covered under Comprehensive. Interestingly it seems Geico has a free windshield repair service if you have coverage with them, if the crack is smaller than a dollar bill. Sounded good...I hope I don't have to use it soon though.

Guadzilla 02-07-2012 12:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sarath (Post 2002346)
I had called up Geico first thing when i got my Jeep to make sure Windshield is covered under Comprehensive. Interestingly it seems Geico has a free windshield repair service if you have coverage with them, if the crack is smaller than a dollar bill. Sounded good...I hope I don't have to use it soon though.

I have Geico also. I'm lucky I had my 09 for 3 months before a rock flew up and cracked the windshield. I called Geico and they came to my house and replaced my windshield two days later. With the angle of the windshield, I'm surprised it's only been replaced once LOL.

kpeoples 02-07-2012 07:49 PM

Called the insurance company this morning and they are going to replace it on Friday. Also I made sure to ask for dealer glass (OEM). They don't give it to you unless you ask :-/

kpeoples 02-11-2012 11:10 AM

Factory mopar windshield installed with the Jeep grill. Looks as good as new :-}

JackdUp 02-11-2012 12:23 PM

I know this may be a Jeep nostalic look, but why hasn't Jeep considered to slighly angle the windshield to reduce the amount of chips, cracks etc, while improving aerodynamics for better gam mileage? (or have they?) A 2" tilt isn't extreme.

Azjeepgrl35 04-07-2012 12:59 PM

My windshield cracked at 200 miles. Once again at at 7000 miles not happy!!:banghead: Had a TJ for 10 years and never had to replace my windshield, only a small ding that was fixed the same day. Ugh..

Lane24 04-07-2012 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Second Wind (Post 2002310)
I buy the cheap windshield repair kits from Wally World and fix them as soon as I get them, before they spread.

That is awesome. I didn't know there was a DIY version. I'm paying $20 every 3 or 4 weeks to have mine fixed every time I get a rock thrown at me. Hopefully someone up here in Canada sells something like this. I do some checking.

dvitous 04-07-2012 08:58 PM

On windshield #4 on my '99 wrangler. :surrender:

At least they aren't horribly expensive... and the auto-glass place comes to me.

REAPLLC 02-19-2013 08:21 PM

Has anyone tried ClearPlex Jeep Wrangler Windshield Protection Kit?
Clear Source Distribution Inc. - Authorized ClearPlex Distributor

LordQuas 02-19-2013 08:47 PM

I had my first one on the second day of owning it, and I have 3 now I think...under 4k. My city's solution to winter is to dump rocks on all the freeways

MJGM 02-19-2013 09:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sarath (Post 2002346)
I had called up Geico first thing when i got my Jeep to make sure Windshield is covered under Comprehensive. Interestingly it seems Geico has a free windshield repair service if you have coverage with them, if the crack is smaller than a dollar bill. Sounded good...I hope I don't have to use it soon though.

You're good to go w/ Geico when it comes to cracked windshields.

tnjeeptj 02-19-2013 09:31 PM

[QUOTE=I buy the cheap windshield repair kits from Wally World and fix them as soon as I get them, before they spread.[/QUOTE]

+1

I've been doing this for years...it's cheap, it's easy and you can fix cracks up to 4" long if you're careful and use enough epoxy at the right temperature. Cheaper than the extra insurance too.

patsfanindenver 02-25-2013 07:04 PM

Twice in 60 Days
 
Unreal..I know I live in Denver and drive to the mountains almost every weekend, but 2 cracked windshields on my 2013 Jeep Wrangler in 60 days? Glad the sales guy sold me 3 replacements for $299. I would never buy another Jeep without the coverage

ibwile 02-25-2013 07:42 PM

I went through 2 TJ windshields in a month, and then about 125,000 miles without an issue. Just the luck of the draw I suppose.

Geico full auto and I don't worry about it. Free glass replacement, they come to you. Can always switch to the plastic- looks good and crazy tough.

I am sure I'll blow the JK windshield at some point too.

markwoodlief 02-25-2013 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sarath (Post 2002346)
I had called up Geico first thing when i got my Jeep to make sure Windshield is covered under Comprehensive. Interestingly it seems Geico has a free windshield repair service if you have coverage with them, if the crack is smaller than a dollar bill. Sounded good...I hope I don't have to use it soon though.

they fill it only for free. If its larger than a dollar bill they will replace it but it will cost you your deductible. Ive had geico on my now sold H2 and FJ Cruiser, and now on the jeep. < 100 deductible is the way to go there.


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