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#237 of 256 Re: Scion xB Windshield cracks [justgina]
May 12, 2010 (12:18 am)
My windshield never did crack spontaneously. One time, it was me going 55 up a hill in the coast range, on pea gravel. The county did that because they thought it was going to snow heavily or something, then it didn't and became a huge hazard. Some jerk in a red pickup flies by me going about 85, and sprayed me and the car with gravel. I would liked to have encountered that guy and his truck later on. I got two or three major dings, that later cracked. I had comprehensive insurance then, and it was replaced.
After that, I seemed to have poor luck. A rock truck pulled out on the freeway in front of me pulling a flatbed upon which was a very filthy backhoe. The bed was covered in dirt and loose rock and the truck itself was overloaded in gravel, which came bouncing off. I didn't have time to get ahead of him or far enough behind the jerk. I got hit twice with huge rocks. They hit so hard the sound was like shots being fired. I was mad and tried to catch up but the guy exited the freeway. I didn't have comprehensive coverage anymore, so those big huge half moon pits had to remain. Then came a late night and a severe hail storm, which caused the extension of the pit into a vertical crack. Then came more rocks thrown into my windshield which extended the vertical crack clear to the bottom and to the side, on the drivers side. Then a couple years after that, I was hit again, by rocks flying off a dirty flatbed, which created two large pits on the passenger side. Then one day, I was driving and heard little creaking noises. I pulled over and literally watched, as the passenger side cracks and pits inched across horizontally, to finally join up with the vertical crack on the drivers side. After that, I avoided police officers like the plague and tried to seek out affordable glass replacement services while saving my pennies. And finally, two days ago, at Speedy Glass, I paid $185 to have the windshield replaced. Boy would it suck if tomorrow I took a flying rock to the windshield again. I need a Star Wars type laser system, on the hood, to shoot down flying objects before they impact. Or a deflector. Hmmmm, now that's a thought.
May 13, 2010 (4:59 am)
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#239 of 256 Re: sciontrapper... [iluvmysephia1]
May 19, 2010 (2:18 pm)
Greetings to all on this excellent original thread. May 15, 2010, the mysterious "L" Shaped crack miraculous appeared on my 2006 Scion XB front windshield. The crack starts from the center top front of my windshield at the trim and extends downwards in a straight line for about 6 inches and then the crack extends towards the drivers side for another 6 inches, forming a genuine "L" shaped crack. There are no visible marks from rocks or any foreign objects. I thought at first it was vandalism, but doing a search on the internet the following day I am now convinced it's a TOYOTA issue. There is no way hundreds maybe thousands of people that are scion xb owners have the same problem. Just wanted to share this with you guys, I did file a complaint with the National safety vehicle people. Hopefully this bauer settlement case adjudges soon and with better compensation, maybe an actual recall for structure defects or a lifetime warranty for cost and labor for all scions. I have a 2006 scion xb with hardly 12,000 miles in mint condition, not anymore.
#240 of 256 Sounds familiar...
May 19, 2010 (2:27 pm)
Your crack sounds basically identical to mine, freemason, except that mine extends towards the passenger side after it goes straight down a few inches. Hmmmm.... other than that, yes, all the same stuff.
I am holding off on paying to replace my windshield, in hopes that this class action suit will result in Toyota replacing it as they should. Hope my crack does not travel all the way across the windshield before that happens...
#241 of 256 Re: Class Action Suit FIled Regading Windshields [scionskeptic]
Sep 13, 2010 (8:56 pm)
I also got the letter about the class action suit. I own a 2006 Scion XB with 66,000 miles on it. The car is kept in the garage and one morning the windshield had a large L shaped crack coming from the top drivers side down and over to the passenger side. I took my Scion down to Riverside Toyota that same morning and showed them the crack and the letter. The letter stated to take the vehicle to your Authorized Toyota Dealership and they will inspect and replace the windshield. The guys in the service department did absolutely nothing for me. They told me to read the letter... Really? They said they will not replace the windshield because no one sent them a memo telling them they had to. I am going to call the lawyer for the class action suit tomorrow and let him know that I tried to do as the letter instructed and was denied. I went to www.xbwindshieldsettlement.com and printed out an Appeals Form. The form says that the dealership should have provided me with a document stating why they would not cover my claim. I asked them for this and they refused to provide me with one. The guy would only give me his business card. I would rather have a root canal then to have to deal with car salesmen and their service departments. So thank you for nothing, Assistant Service Manager at Riverside Toyota. I'm not done yet.
#242 of 256 Re: Class Action Suit FIled Regading Windshields [rubyred4]
Sep 13, 2010 (9:26 pm)
Thank You for your post, scionskeptic.
So, am I correct in taking this to mean that you did indeed get a letter saying that the class action suit was decided in Scion owners' favor? Because I have not yet received one, if that is the case. Perhaps I will soon. Did you get this letter very recently?
Your experience with the Scion dealership sounds supremely frustrating... I feel your pain.
#243 of 256 Re: Information on cracked xb windshield reimbursment [kamala1]
Sep 14, 2010 (3:33 am)
so my 2008 Scion xb with the replaced windshield from the mysterious L crack is not part of the settlement? not fair!
#244 of 256 Re: Class Action Suit FIled Regading Windshields [rubyred4]
Sep 14, 2010 (3:19 pm)
I hope your able to get some closure with this. I'm on my 4th windshield. I got the letter, but in Flori-DUHHH about the only good thing about this place is that windshields are replaced for free under your insurance, and the way I read the notice you need to supply copies of charges to you, and show out of pocket expenses to qualify. If I'm wrong, PLEASE correct me. This is the first and last Toyota product I'll ever buy.Eventually the insurance companies will catch on and premiums will go up for those with the XB.
#245 of 256 Re: Information on cracked xb windshield reimbursment [xbme2]
Sep 22, 2010 (5:49 pm)
"... so my 2008 Scion xb with the replaced windshield from the mysterious L crack is not part of the settlement? not fair!"
Windshield complaints were solicited in 2006, and there only enough responses from 2006 owners to include in the lawsuit, which was settled after 4 years of litigation in the summer of 2010.
How is that unfair to 2008 owners of the completely different big box? Where were they back in 2006 when we needed them
#246 of 256 Re: Information on cracked xb windshield reimbursment [aatherton]
Nov 10, 2010 (7:23 am)
Where were they back in 2006 you ask?....well, I wasn't driving an 2008 Scion XB so was not aware of the problem that the Toyota dealers act like they never heard of. Just wondering how 2008 drivers are doing with the blind spot on rt side, anything that works well for that? Thanks...and also congrats on 2006'ers winning!