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#84 of 129 2009 Fit Windshield
Mar 21, 2010 (2:59 pm)
Ours cracked today. Car is 9 months old. No rock hit at all. Stress crack in front of steering wheel on the bottom part of the windshield....Can anyone say recall?
#85 of 129 look harder
Mar 22, 2010 (3:25 am)
the windshield is very thin (OE) and breaks very easily.sorry to say
#86 of 129 Re: look harder [toebitus]
Mar 22, 2010 (4:37 pm)
Talked to Honda Canada and of course they have not heard of these windshield cracks before......Never going to buy a Honda again.....Hope the aftermarket windshields are better
#87 of 129 It IS Covered Under Warranty
Mar 30, 2010 (11:11 am)
Hey guys: I bought a 2009 Honda Fit last summer and just had the same thing happen. It happened yesterday, a matter of fact. And dealers who are telling you it is not covered under warranty are incorrect. Stress fractures are in fact covered and the dealer's service department gets paid by the manufacturer to fix warranty stuff, so the dealer should be willing to fix it. The only catch is ... it has to be a stress fracture and not damage caused by a rock or something hitting the windshield. Be ready for them to take pictures to file w/the claim. I'm pretty sure mine is a stress fracture so I'll be taking it to the dealer soon. But I have a buddy over at Honda corporate who confirmed that stress fractures are covered. Hope this helps. Best of luck!
#88 of 129 2009 Fit Windshield crack
Apr 22, 2010 (1:10 pm)
I too have just experienced a windshield crack on my 2009 Fit. I drove the car to work & everything was fine. When I came out & started to drive away I noticed an 8 inch crack starting from the lower edge of the windshield center coming up & curling 90 degrees. There was no impact mark on the glass & being april the temps. weren't extreme. After seeing the forums I know I'm not the only one who has had this problem with what has otherwise been a very enjoyable car.
#89 of 129 Re: 2009 Fit Windshield crack [tim157]
Apr 22, 2010 (3:56 pm)
I posted a bit ago regarding the crackS in my windshield. I went to my dealer armed with this forum and ready to fight--GUNS blazing! The service manager simply took one look at the windshield, told me that it did look suspicious, sent windshield pictures to Honda, and they are now replacing my windshield at no change. No problem! So, I simply smiled sweetly and thanked them. Best of luck to you all!
#90 of 129 Re: 2009 Fit Windshield crack [havingafit1]
Apr 24, 2010 (9:54 am)
I took my fit to the dealer yesterday they looked at the windshield & found a very tiny piece of glass missing at a spot in the crack that is behind the wiper. It is so small that you have a hard time feeling it. Of course they immediately told me that it is a stone impact. I mentioned this forum & they said there are no known problems with the fit windshields, although they did acknowledge that the element has a problem with them. I decided to stop by a glass shop on my way home & had the manager there look at it. He said there was no doubt in his mind that it is a stress fracture & the missing piece of glass is from the broken sections rubbing together. I will be going back to the dealer on Thur. for other work & will go into battle again to get them to replace the glass.
#91 of 129 Back windshield shattered
May 21, 2010 (9:46 pm)
Today my 2007 Honda Fit was sitting in the driveway and the next time I went outside the whole back window was shattered. All still in one piece but shattered. Could not see any spot where anything hit it. Around the top edges on both sides of the window were pieces missing. I live in a small town, driveway is far enough away from the street that nothing from the street would have it. I seen everyone on here having problems with the front windshield, anyone have a problem with the back windshield.
#92 of 129 dealer windshield protection plan?
May 22, 2010 (12:04 pm)
I have yet to take possession of my 2010 Fit--still waiting for delivery. Concerned about the crack that happened after someone had their Fit for only 12 hours.
I am in Colorado & cracked windshields are so common here on all cars from rocks, dryness, sudden temp changes, heat, etc. I bought an extended protection plan that covers replacing my windshield--since every other car I have owned has gotten cracks in the windshield. They also had a Rocky Mountain Protection plan that supposedly treats the windshield --told me if it cracks it will be replaced. Anyone else's dealer have something similar?
#93 of 129 Re: Back windshield shattered [bglissman]
May 23, 2010 (8:35 am)
yeah,look at post #2.and some possible helpful info.in December of 2008 our fit was rear ended( it was stopped) by a highlander pushed in to a accord. it had 9000.00 in damage done to it. the body shop could not get a gap back right( behind right rear door).they had to weld in a new quarter panel.i told them about the rear window and they decided the car was welded together improperly.also the airbags never went off. whatever it`s worth go back to #2 and start reading.the car gets 40 plus miles to the gallon on a trip to Ohio from Atlanta this year yeah ours is a 2007 also