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Old 11-13-2014, 03:25 PM   #31
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I seem to be getting my wind shield replaced about the frequency of oil changes. I had my first break at 1200 miles into my brand new 2013 sport. Then again at 5,000 and now at 11,000 I have a nice star on the driver side ready for another change. It seems to be about every 3-4 months I getting a new one. Here in Arizona it happens more than most places. Insurance pays it and I get oem parts so it's just the inconvenience. The guy doing the last repair dented my fender with his knee and an elbow to my cowl! Now I cringe at the thought of someone putting another one in.
Luckily I had the warranty and the dents were removed flawlessly. But still!! Check your car when they're done especially if you have a lift, this is where it happens often.

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Old 12-04-2014, 01:26 AM   #32
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Has anyone gotten anywhere with Jeep on this matter? My sisters Jeep is on it's 4th ****ing windshield in less than 18k miles, not once has it stemmed from an impact to the windshield.
The frame of the windshield is juat flexing, it's a terrible design. How else do you explain 3 broken windshields all from the center?

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Old 12-04-2014, 04:01 AM   #33
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Has anyone gotten anywhere with Jeep on this matter? My sisters Jeep is on it's 4th ****ing windshield in less than 18k miles, not once has it stemmed from an impact to the windshield. The frame of the windshield is juat flexing, it's a terrible design. How else do you explain 3 broken windshields all from the center?
Sounds like they are not using proper adhesive.
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:29 AM   #34
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Fortunately Jeep windshields are fairly cheap to replace--about $300 installed so I am not too worried when it happens to me
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Old 12-04-2014, 08:02 AM   #35
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Well I beg to disagree. I don't think $300 is cheap at all, and consider that as a part of my routine maintenance regime, to be more than I would like to absorb! I have insurance glass coverage, and can have my windshield replaced for $100, and still find it ridiculous that I should have to be out of pocket every time a stray rock finds it's way to my Jeep. Now I don't begrudge the fact that I have to pitch in the first $100 for glass replacement, but what really burns my arse is when my insurance premiums immediately go up, so that I am in effect paying for my entire replacement cost, in some form or fashion. That is not insurance, that is me being ripped off! I say mandate the use of tarps on gravel trucks, and keep the highways clear of debris!
I liken it to having to pay your deductible when some knob decides to randomly vandalize your vehicle. How the heck is that my fault? What is the point of having insurance if your paying regardless of how your vehicle gets damaged.
Seems like a no win situation no matter how you cut it. The only ones benefiting are the insurance companies. What a society.
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:07 AM   #36
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Up here you can count on going through only a couple of winters before you would be happy to get a new windshield because it is so badly pitted from salt and sand and it is a bitch to see through in the sun.
However though not on topic here--paying for $100 insurance deductible with full glass will cost you more in the long run then having a $500 or $1000 deductible. Insurance is a gamble and it will come down to how lucky do you feel. They are in the business of making money and price accordingly. If you pay for the lower deductible you are betting that you will use it and if you don't have any claims it is more free money for them. I prefer to only pay for what I use or need.
Bottom line is either way you are paying for the windshield and it will come down to --when do you want to pay on a payment plan or all at once on your terms. It's just how it works.
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:58 PM   #37
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Sounds like some are venting about rock damage, and others are actually experiencing stress cracks from placement of windshield from factory. I don't see why Star would do anything about road/rock damage, but the other case yes
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Old 12-17-2014, 12:41 PM   #38
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13 jku 25,000 and just got my first rock from a jb hunt semi on I94. Have metlife insurance, they asked if i wanted it repaired is said no. Told them i wanted the same grill and the willys climbing the rocks oem windshield. Safelite has i in stock. 0$ deductible.
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Old 12-17-2014, 02:35 PM   #39
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After reading this thread and a few others like it I called up All State and made sure I had glass coverage. I have a $0 comprehensive deductible now just in case.
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Old 12-17-2014, 11:29 PM   #40
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After reading this thread and a few others like it I called up All State and made sure I had glass coverage. I have a $0 comprehensive deductible now just in case.
That's a good call. Wish I had done this the day before yesterday when my windshield cracked. By the time the Safelite rep came by yesterday the crack had grown too large to repair and now I'm out of pocket to replace (CA, Geico, must have Comprehensive, deductible waived if REPAIRED, deductible not waived if REPLACED). At least in CA we're allowed to choose our own repair shop so I can get the Mopar OEM glass for the price of a Safelite glass the next time it breaks and I'll have the little Jeep in the corner again.
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Old 12-18-2014, 10:42 AM   #41
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Got my first crack at about 8000 miles. Replaced it with a non-OEM (no Jeep grill at the top) for a $160. I want to say it was an extra $100 to have the OEM windshield replaced. I'll save that money if I keep cracking these damn things!
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:45 AM   #42
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In the first few thousand miles I had the windshield replaced due to a rock strike and almost immediately the new windshield got damaged by a passing gravel truck. The star crack from the gravel truck, and the additional chip incurred shortly thereafter, weren't in the line of vision so I had the star repaired. The chip was really small so I left it alone. Since then there have been no more hits in almost 9,000 miles. I am sure that if I replace the windshield it will get clobbered in no time so I am staying with battered number 2. A third windshield in a matter of months would not make my insurer very happy. For some reason State Farm won't cover repair. It's replace only. The repair was part of the guarantee on the replacement- free repair.
The vertical slope of the Jeep windshield takes the force of a rock almost head on. Maybe it's a right of passage, but it seems that a lot of new Jeeps lose their window virginity almost right away. It's a Jeep thing.
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:29 PM   #43
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:33 PM   #44
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crystal fusion.. i put it on my jeep a couple weeks ago. rock hit my window the other day that i thought for sure would have broken it and it didnt leave a mark. i work at a dealer that sells it, cost 600 bucks installed... but if you find a dealer that sells it you can buy the stuff for 20 bucks, just doesnt come with the warranty when you install it, but i believe in the product. also acts like rain-x that does not need to be re applied.
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:08 PM   #45
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Two weeks in and I'm joining the club. Rock from a semi on the highway. Took the hit and watched the crack grow 8 inches by the time I got home.
My deductibles high so I'll be paying this one out of pocket.
Was going to go OEM but now I'm rethinking that since it seems likely to happen again..
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Old 12-21-2014, 08:13 PM   #46
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Slivers of glass

I see a lot of pictures on here that look like mine. I would like to know if anyone who got a chip like mine, got glass shards on them. I got this 'chip' this week, and got glass slivers all over me. I heard a huge bang, then felt a sting on my cheek. It turns out that I got cut on my cheek, lip, head and hand. Thank God I was wearing my sunglasses.
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:49 PM   #47
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The safelite cost of ours was like 260 with instal South Carolina has free replacement but still the guy said my out of pocket if paid would have been 260. The said its cheaper for them to put mopar glass in because jeep people are particular with all the logos on the glass
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:04 PM   #48
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I got glass shards on me from a windshield hit a couple years ago. It was a winter day and a big semi truck threw a rock at me. Scared the daylights out of me. Glass all over me and the van very similar to the pics you show. I was in a dodge caravan at the time.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:57 PM   #49
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I am one of the lucky ones-get to okay full price for windshield due yo $500 deductible
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Old 12-24-2014, 05:44 PM   #50
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Because of this thread I elected to purchase a $100 deductible on my new JKUHR rather than the $250 deductible I had on my previous vehicle. I figured the extra $50 per year in premium will pay for itself.
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Old 02-28-2015, 05:10 PM   #51
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I joined the club about 3 weeks ago. Safelite replaced last friday and did a nice clean job. No leaks,whistles or scratches on paint.
did you use their product or the mopar one?
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Old 02-28-2015, 07:32 PM   #52
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I went with safelite a few days ago. Their store brand was a few hundred dollars cheaper than oem with logos. Not to mention the dealer said they are 4k units back ordered. He predicted a two month wait. As far as the experience with safelite they were quick and the window doesn't leak. Mine was 334 with tax.
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Joining the club for the 2nd time! First one was within 6 months of owning my jeep. Dodge Caravan kicked up a rock. Then 2 weeks ago wheeling with my buddies and I blame myself for not staying further back because BAM rock hits windshield - get that wonderful star and then within a week I have a horizontal crack right in my line of sight.

I have windshield replacement with State Farm - no deductible and yes...I will get OEM glass so that I can have my "jeep buddy" with me at all times

When to replace? My only day off work is Tuesdays and Sundays. I don't think my boss at the post office is going to want me to get my windshield replaced in the post office parking lot and I never know when I am going to finish my route. Monday will be making necessary calls and hopefully it won't take too long to get my replacement.
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Two weeks in and I'm joining the club. Rock from a semi on the highway. Took the hit and watched the crack grow 8 inches by the time I got home.
My deductibles high so I'll be paying this one out of pocket.
Was going to go OEM but now I'm rethinking that since it seems likely to happen again..
1 week, 2 days, only 450 miles before I joined. May be a record.
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1 week, 2 days, only 450 miles before I joined. May be a record.
Dang it, you beat my 2500 miles by 2000.
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Made 7500 miles and about six months. Got behind the wrong truck. It was throwing off all kinds of stuff. Before I could change lanes, bam, bam. Two big hits and two nice new cracks in about two seconds. Not in my line of sight and haven't spread yet so I thought I might try getting them repaired.
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Old 02-28-2015, 10:33 PM   #57
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Driving from Dallas to Northwest Arkansas in the snow yesterday. Had to run the defrost to keep the window partially clear. Audible pop about 30 minutes in and a crack at the lower midpoint of the window. Watched that crack move up 4 " and the turn 90 degrees left and walk across my entire window during the course of the trip. Right along where the defrost hits the window....
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Old 02-28-2015, 10:39 PM   #58
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I with a lot of trepidation know I will be joining this club. I was visiting Landcaster, PA a very rural area with lots of bugs. Well when one hits a Jeep Wrangler's windshield it scares the hell out of you.
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2 days and 50 miles into having the JKU the wife got a crack. Driving down the road a van switched lanes and kicked up a rock (had to be tiny as the star is tiny) but sure enough a cracked already. She was PISSEd considering she just bought the Jeep and had less than 50 miles on the odo.
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Old 02-28-2015, 11:06 PM   #60
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I have a theory that the windshield glass is thinner now than it was when the JK was first introduced. It seems that many of you with replaced windshields have newer JK's but that might just be because there are a lot more newer ones on the road and on the forums. I'm not sure. I have an early 07 and knock on wood, the original windshield as far as I know. I've taken a couple of loud hits by rocks but only have a tiny little chip to show for it.

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