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#114 of 129 Re: 2010 Fit Cracked Windshield [windwatcr]
Jun 22, 2011 (10:15 am)
I printed the messages from this board and took to my dealer and sent to Honda. I kept calling Honda America until I got someone to open a case for me on this. The next thing I knew, my dealer called to say Honda was payong for a new windshield.
#115 of 129 Re: Inexplicable Cracks in Windshield [havingafit1]
Jun 23, 2011 (10:11 pm)
I am with you on that one. I might have to have my cousin who is a lawyer to file a huge lawsuit, for all of our behaves. I'm calling tommorrow to get out of this 26,000 dollar contract I made two mos. ago with them. And I won't trade it in for another model, and I won't accept the tax and license bill on it either. I want every dime I put in, and I want out of this contract, or I will sue for much more than that. That is what we all should do, who has a contract for the purchase of this vehicle. Honda does make great cars, but they better allow me to step away like a lady!!!!!!
#116 of 129 Re: Stress Fracture on Windshield of Honda Fit [cindyj]
Jun 23, 2011 (10:18 pm)
amen, it takes all the people to stand up together and fight this thing. They said I could trade it for another Honda, but I'll be stuck with the tax and license. Let's see what they'll be stuck with when it's over.
#117 of 129 Gone thru 2 Windshields on my 09 Fit
Jun 26, 2011 (4:47 pm)
I experienced the same problem that everyone on this discussion thread is describing. 1st cracked window happened after I returned to my car in a hot parking lot. I had it replaced through my insurance after two dealers insisted it was a rock hitting the windshield. Come on give me a break! The car was parked! The 2nd cracked on the replaced windshield happened two months after the replacement on a cold rainy day. I am driving around with that crack because I suspect that it was a Honda design flaw. Now I am convinced that it is a flaw because other Honda Fit owners are experiencing the same problem. Thanks 2352ohoh for bringing this to my attention. What is our recourse? I am in.
#118 of 129 Re: Gone thru 2 Windshields on my 09 Fit [smallkahuna]
Jun 29, 2011 (7:23 pm)
Your welcome about the info. Your situation is exactly why I've decided I've made a mistake purchasing my new Honda Fit 2011 model. I've already had a windshield crack so badly it needs replacing. The car is new, I purchased it may 1, 2011. I'm talking to a lawyer tomorrow, to see what my options are. I will let you know what our options are, after that. Wouldn't it be something to make a class action lawsuit against this Co. I'm not a sue happy person, but I feel something is going on here, and it's not rocks and it's not our fault. Even if it was rocks, it still shows that this windshield is not acceptable. I feel it has something to do with the hot whether and cold whether. They have a responsibility to inform the consumers about their good points and their bad points. They know somethings wrong, and their putting their heads in the sand. I can't afford a new windshield, I had to drive home in the wind, and rain yesterday, on the freeway. I was scared to death with this cracked windshield. This is a safety issue, that other people need to know about. Especially channel 7 news. I don't want the same thing to happen again, that's why I would rather get out of contract. I'll let you know what happens. Sounds like a major recall to me, and it might have to be the consumers, this time to do it.
#119 of 129 Remember
by pf_flyer HOST
Jun 30, 2011 (12:53 pm)
As frustrating as problems with cars can be, the Edmunds forums cannot be used to organize legal actions. Any posts along those lines, including passing along attorney information or posting links to sites about class actions will be removed.
#120 of 129 2011 Honda Pilot Windshield break
Jul 05, 2011 (9:42 am)
I just bought a new 2011 Honda Pilot 8 days ago and have a huge crack in the windshield below the windshield wipers. It extends the entire length of the windshield and curves up on the driver and passenger sides. I have less than 1000 miles on the SUV and no rocks have hit the windshield. I brought it back to the dealer and he said a pebble hit the windshield and caused the crack. NO WAY. This is defective glass.
#121 of 129 2010 Honda Fit windshield stress fracture
Jul 05, 2011 (4:36 pm)
Same problem as everyone else. My daughter's 20 month old, low mileage (~5,000) Fit was in for some safety recall work, and an oil change, which went smoothly enough, though after she got the car home she noticed a long crack on the passenger side of the windshield, starting from the edge. Appeared to be this same stress fracture that everyone else is describing here, with no indication of a chip from a stone. Really not clear whether anything the service guys at the dealer did that might have increased the chances of this happening. Apparently the car was outside in the hot sun prior to my daughter picking it up, and they cranked the air to full when they drove it over to the pickup area while she was paying, though that kind of temperature differential really shouldn't cause this to happen so easily.
Took the car back to the dealer the next day (Fladeboe Honda, Irvine, CA), they did the pen check, no arguments, they took pictures of the crack to send to Honda, ordered the new windshield, called me after a few days once the windshield was in, scheduled the appointment with the glass guy that does the replacement, then we took the car back for the work, and everything covered under warranty. They did say they hadn't seen this before on a Fit, but that the Pilot had a problem in the past, as others mention here.
So no problems getting it replaced, but it's pretty worrying that this happens so easily and I'm concerned it might happen again. I think I'll make a complaint to NHTSA as someone above suggests.
#122 of 129 Windshield Not Covered under warranty
Jul 16, 2011 (1:25 pm)
Last weekend I was washing my car (2009 Honda Fit) and I heard a thump. I thought it came from a neighbor or something, not from my car. When I was whiping my windshield I noticed 3 big cracks originating from the bottom middle of my windhsield by the Windshield wiper. I called Honda and they advised that if there are no points of impact, the replacement might be covered under warraty. I was relieved, my dad, myself and my boyfriend inspected the cracks and did not see any points of impact.
I took my car in today. I had to wait 45 minutes for a supervisor to inspect my car. After an hour of waiting I was approached by an agent not the supervisor and was told that a small nick was found in the middle of two of the cracks . We asked that they show this to us.
The supervisor came out and poked the "nick" with his pen several times, possibly making the '"nick" worst and bigger. He started off by saying that Honda is very careful and takes pride in their parts and that they would not pay for it. I started to think that the car should had been inspected in front of me to make sure that Honda didnt create the "nick" themselves, too late for that.
The next step would be for a Honda rep. to inspect it. I asked them to set up an appointment. They couldnt tell me when but they promised to call.
In the meantime I will look into taking my car to a Glass Specialist and get a second opinion.
I had take my car in for a Recall already, I love this car but im starting to think it was a bad choice. I should have bought a Scion!
#123 of 129 2010 Fit, windshield cracked...
Dec 02, 2011 (8:34 pm)
I have a 2010 Fit with less than 10K miles. Drove it earlier today in the city (not many rocks in the city), did not see or hear anything impact the car or windshield. Got in this evening and noticed a nice 6 inch, moon shaped crack in the lower part of the windshield, starts below the hood line of the car, near the wipers, a very odd place for an impact fracture. Sounds like this is a "known" issue that Honda does not want to "know". Frustrating. I was heading to trade it in tomorrow morning, now have to stop by Honda dealer first to see if I can get it replaced!