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#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.
#111 of 135 2011 Fit Windshield crack
May 27, 2011 (7:29 pm)
I bought the car in March, by April, I had 3 different cracks(dings), I had never owned a car or truck that has done this to me. I have no knowledge what caused these dings, except for one of them, a truck passed me and flung a small rock. The insurance company had someone patch this one ding, but it developed a stress crack in it, and within a months time, it cracked straight across my windshield about 15 or 18 inches across, growing longer everyday. My deductible is 500, and the work will run 392...figures...I'm afraid to fix the windshield, only to crack again, Honda seems to use cheap, thin, glass on these cars...I love my car, but a new car should not have this kind of problem. Very concerned....
#112 of 135 Re: 2010 Fit Cracked Windshield [allenhuffman]
Jun 16, 2011 (7:00 pm)
I'm working with a friend that had her 08 Fit developed a crack similar to what everyone is describing. This happened before she took it in for the first oil change. The dealership here in Omaha did their pen test and said it was a rock chip impact that occurred near the passenger side wiper arm. Unusual place for a rock chip to occur. How did you make out on your claim? Which dealership did you go thru? Unfortunately, my friend, middle aged female did not raised he-- like I would have and now, windshield still not repaired is going to cost many hundreds to fix. How can Honda America claim to not know what is going on here? How can one contend the pen test as not accurate diagnosis for these stress cracks? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
#113 of 135 Re: same issue with windshield [jcboh]
Jun 21, 2011 (9:34 pm)
I was driving home yesterday, it was about 99 degrees in San Ramon, CA. My new Honda Fit had been sitting in the sun all day closed up. I always make sure to leave windows down a little in the heat though. I bought this car 2 mos ago with 20 miles on it when I bought it. It now has over 1000 miles on it. I keep the windows down until I got on the freeway, then I put them up and turned on the air. about 2 to 5 miles into my travel I heard a pop which sounded like it came from under my dash, like the air condioning unit. I said that is not good, but I didn't see it, and it came from within the car, under dash. I made a mental note of it. I got home and washed my car. As I was washing the windshield I noticed it had a great big moon shaped crack in it. I took it to dealership right away. They did pen test said it wasn't covered in warranty, because he said he found a fisher where inpact hit. It was coming from bottom of passenger side , under windshield wiper up further where he daid rock hit it and then up and over to middle windshield. I left thinking he was right. The next day I did same routine, with car and I heard same crack noise coming from airconditioning unit, around the same area on hwy., that happened day before, there was no rocks, no trucks by me. I will fight this to the end. This engine is right under dash, which is right under windshield. This is a fault in the way it is made, and quite frankly I will fight to get everything back in the deal including my 2006 Hyndaii Tiburon, that kept a couple of star specks from rocks hitting windshiend forever, with no major change. I made a huge mistake not to check this website before buying. I love my new car otherwise, but this is something I will not tolerate. Not after signing a $26,000 contract with them, and leaving a car that I adored for 5 yrs, with no problem. Thanks for the info., I suggest you all read everybody's input, and let's put a stop to this bull. I want out.