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#101 of 135 rear windshield
Sep 04, 2010 (9:40 am)
i stupidly backed out my garage and the long rope that I used to pull down my garage door got caught onto the car and when I notced it it was too late. The rope got too tight on the rear windshield and it poped like someone threw a big rock at my windshield. I called my local Honda and they stated that they could send out someone and yes its out of my pocket. my point to them is yes it was my fault, but the windshield busted out way to easy. So now I am stuck and they Honda does not want to admit that the Honda Fit 2010 windshields are not as strong as they want to claim.
#102 of 135 Re: rear windshield [bluetripp]
Sep 04, 2010 (2:44 pm)
Rear windshields from any manufacturer are not designed for that directional stress. Man up and call the insurance company--it's an accident, not a warranty issue.
#103 of 135 Re: rear windshield [stephen987]
Sep 05, 2010 (1:50 pm)
hell yeah, I woman-up (ed) and fixed it out of pocket with out insurance
#104 of 135 same issue with windshield
Nov 19, 2010 (4:57 pm)
I had my car for about 2 weeks when the front windshield cracked. I had never had a windshield crack on a car before.
I called Honda and was told they never heard of it. I went to the dealer and the service manager said a rock hit it and I just had bad luck. I had printed out the examples in this forum as well as other examples on the web and he said call the Honda 800 number.
I called Honda back and this time I talked to someone who opened a case for me since my car only has ~800 miles on it. His manager called me a day later and took down the details. He said he had never heard of the Fit having these issues, only the 2007-ish Element. I told him to come to this forum and read all the examples of this happening (thank you forum). He said they would look into it. About 5 days later, the service manager at the dealer called me and said that they were told to replace my windshield for free.
#105 of 135 09' FIt cracked windshield
Nov 20, 2010 (8:30 am)
Our Honda Fit developed a 14" crack while parked. It runs from the middle of the driver's side edge towards the centre. There was no sign of any impact point, We took it immediately to our Honda dealership and they seemed to agree that it could be a stress crack and forwarded pics and details to Honda district office. I was prepared for a fight but 3 days later we were told they had been authorised to replace it.
I'm glad we took it to the dealer so quickly because the next day a tiny part ofthe crack had opened a miniscule bit and 2 separate windshield repair shops that I showed it to thought that that indicated an impact point, and neither thought it was a stress crack. In forty years of car ownership I have never had this happen before, but it seems as if with this model it could likely happen again. Otherwise love the car.
This forum was invaluable in helping things along - bravo!!!
#106 of 135 Re: Stress Fracture on Windshield of Honda Fit [cindyj]
Jan 21, 2011 (7:30 pm)
My sister had a crack on the fit at the lowest part of the windshield on the passenger side. Honda's glass people said it's due to a chip. Honda told us that using the heat if there's ice on the windshield would cause it to crack. I guess honda's trying not to admit their windshield crack and break. Just want to add this to the queue. Seems like honda is trying not to admit that windshield need to be recalled.
Mar 02, 2011 (6:48 pm)
Same windshield problem as everyone else - appeared without impact on the passenger side and runs right to left. My opinion of Honda is slipping...
#108 of 135 Where is our recall?
Mar 07, 2011 (1:06 pm)
Just wanted to add my complaint. I returned to my Fit after work one day and found a crescent-shaped crack that begins low on the front windshield, near the wipers. It was a frigid day (high teens) and I was using the heater that morning.
I'm still debating whether to bite the bullet and pay or try my dealership first. In any case, I'm going to call Honda corporate (1-800-999-1009) to register the complaint.
#109 of 135 Re: 09' FIt cracked windshield [maxn]
Mar 14, 2011 (7:30 am)
This is exactly what happened to mine. It started out about 10" and has grown to at least 14". It is lower down on the driver's side and is slowly traveling toward the middle. Reading this forum gives me hope. I'm glad to know I'm not alone.
#110 of 135 2009 Fit Windshield crack
Apr 17, 2011 (2:36 pm)
Just yesterday I found a front windshield crack on my 2009 Fit for no reason. The crack is on the driver side and curve up from the bottom for about 12" to 13". I found no chip, impact by pebble or what so ever to cause the crack.
I think the stress fracture is a common cause and is dangerous to consumers. Message #9 suggest the complaint can be direct to NHTSA; National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
I am going to call dealer for a remedy tomorrow. Wish I do not have to pay for the manufacturer defects for my 2009 Fit. Other than this problem, I love my Fit.