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#94 of 135 Rear window crack
May 24, 2010 (10:01 pm)
Hello guys, this is my first post and I'm so glad to find this forum. I own a 2 month old 2009 Fit, and the rear window was cracked 2 days ago. We don't know what causes it because the car was sitting in the driveway for the whole day, and it was a long driveway that can fit 3 cars back to back, and the Fit was park closet to the house, so passing by debris can't really reach the car. We took the car to the dealer, and low and behold, they told us somebody cracked it, and the warranty won't cover it, even the extended warranty that we purchased. Now about the crack, I really don't know how, but in about 12 hours, from morning to afternoon, whatever cracked it causes both sides of the rear windows to crack so bad that there are two ridges on both sides of the window, and the only side that are still attach to the car is the top part underneath the brake light. The service manager at the dealer insisted that something cracked it because he found a contact point, about half an inch. It was so small that we didn't even see it on the first day, and we didn't even know if that's true or not. We don't even know if that is actually the contact point or if it was caused by us driving the car to the dealership. At the end, they declined to cover for the damage, and quoted us over $800 to get it replaced. It got this expensive because there are no aftermarket replacement, only OEM products. So for you guys out there, what can and should I do? I ">desperately need some help. I took some pictures, but I don't know how to post them up here.
#95 of 135 Fit Windscreen Cracked
Jun 07, 2010 (3:11 pm)
I came out from lunch today and found a 10" hook shaped crack in the bottom center my windscreen too, nothing has hit it and the temperature was pretty mild - 60 to 70 degrees. My car is 16 months old and is in coastal Southern California so no big swings in temperature here either.
When I first saw the crack I thought I was SOL, but having found this site and how many others have had similar issues I don't feel quite so hopeless. Is there a tally on how many folks have reported this issue so far? For those of you who have been successful getting Honda to fix it, do you have any hints or contacts that you could share?
#96 of 135 2010 Fit Cracked Windshield
Jun 07, 2010 (4:04 pm)
We had our '10 Fit for 9 days when the windshield cracked. Searched and found this thread. On the plus side we took it to the dealer and after sending pictures to Honda we got a call Friday saying they would replace it.
Like so many stories here, the crack just appeared. Lower passenger side, crescent shape with the crack running off to the center of the windshield. No known rock hits, temp out side was cold but well above freezing. We collected the car with 170 miles on it and it was at 459 when we noticed the crack, so while I can say we never had a rock hit it, I have no idea about the trip from where they drove it from before we picked it up or if that had anything with their decision to replace it.
Very happy they are replacing it especially when during the inspection when the service guy at the dealer was taking pictures he was pretty sure we were going to just be stuck with our own repair bill.
#97 of 135 07 FIT cracked windshield
Jun 08, 2010 (4:50 pm)
Owned '07 Fit for almost 3 years to date, 25K mi., always garaged. Driving down 101 through Santa Rosa-Petaluma. Heard a crack. Pretty scary. Didn't notice where it came from until I got home to San Fran. There's a hooked crack coming down the windshield from the center of the roofline. Larger than a dollar bill (that's how AAA insurance references the size of the crack.) It's a pretty clean break, no obvious hit from rock, pebble, etc. I have a $100 deductible to replace it. I do have a couple of teeny pebble cracks on other parts of the windshield. I realized how thin the glass is on the FIT from those little pebble cracks. The paint job on the FIT is pretty thin too. Scrapes off pretty easily. I've owned a Datsun 210, Toyota Tercel, just so you know I've owned other low end cars. No glass or paint problems with those cars. Still love my FIT, but scary to think the glass might crack on me.
#98 of 135 Re: 2010 Fit Cracked Windshield [htigner]
Jun 25, 2010 (6:29 am)
htigner, did the dealer try to refuse your window claim originally? How was Honda involved?
Our new Fit got a crack the very first morning it was driven to work after taking it home from the dealer the night before. The dealer says it was a rock, and they used a pin to run down the crack to find a speck or something. It just seems rocks love Honda Fit windows, I guess. And now we are on our second tire problem in less than 3000 miles (from a blowout, can happen to anyone I expect, to a "bubble" in the tire wall which seems to be a fairly common issue with these tires).
#99 of 135 Re: 2010 Fit Cracked Windshield [allenhuffman]
Jun 26, 2010 (7:04 am)
No they didn't try to refuse the claim, the service manager just seemed to me pretty convinced that Honda wouldn't take care of it. He took pics and said he had to send them to Honda and about a week later we got the call that they would replace it.
Worth letting the dealer examine, take pics and hope I guess. We called the day we discovered the crack and had it in to them the that evening..
#100 of 135 Honda Fit has Thin Windshield
Aug 22, 2010 (7:30 pm)
I have had my New 2010 Honda Fit 3 Days Now. Yesterday a Car threw a Rock which was no bigger than a tiny pebble and even though it didn't have much impact when it hit the Windshield - sure enough it Cracked. The fit must have a Very Thin Windshield. I sure hope the replacement windshield is thicker than the Original.
#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