Last post on Apr 22, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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#55 of 64 Re: Subaru Windshields seem to be soft. [xwesx]
Feb 19, 2013 (10:03 am)
The upright angle doesn't help.
Our Subies have been OK. The 626 we owned broke twice.
#56 of 64 Re: Subaru Windshields seem to be soft. [ateixeira]
Feb 19, 2013 (10:45 am)
Probably not, but that still doesn't forgive the poor quality. My '69 C20 has a far more upright windshield than my Forester, its glass is 44 years old, and it still doesn't have a crack. It has two, yes only TWO chips in it, and those were from some big stones. Heck, if a rock that big hit the Forester, it'd probably come straight on through.
With nearly twice as many miles, I just don't see how what's happening to the Forester windshield can be pinpointed to anything other than poor quality.
#57 of 64 Re: As predicted... [dstew1]
Mar 25, 2013 (8:03 am)
We have two new outbacks that had the same problem with our windshields The windshield cracked in a cresent shape across the lower length of the whole windshield. We bought three Subarus in Jan of 2012 and two of them cracked exactly the same way. We were just sitting in the car not even moving when there was a loud pop and there was the crack. There was no rock damage, they just cracked. We have seen this same crack on other outbacks on the road and the sales manager who sold us the cars admitted to me that this is a problem that they are aware of but yet we cant get them to cover the replacement under warranty.
#59 of 64 Re: As predicted... [jjjolicoeur]
Apr 08, 2013 (9:22 am)
I just purchased a 2014 Forester. After 3 weeks, guess what, a 7 inch crack wit no indication of a nick. Driving to the dealer today to see what they are going to do about it.
#60 of 64 Re: As predicted... [jimmiethemum]
Apr 08, 2013 (10:24 am)
Don't get your hopes up!
#61 of 64 subaru 2013 windshield crack
Apr 20, 2013 (3:52 pm)
I just got my subaru forester on December. I didn t notice any rock hitting my winshield but this morning i was heating up my car and i heard this pop on my winshield and when i look at it was actually a crack getting further and further. To get a new genuine one is 780.00 and after a complain about many people about that after market is better than the factory i was really desappointed with Subaru. Too bad because Subaru used have a really good name in the market but with so many complains it is not good thing.
#62 of 64 Re: As predicted... [xwesx]
Apr 20, 2013 (3:54 pm)
xwesx is right. I did go to the dealer and they told me that warranty doesn t cover that. It s our lost.
#63 of 64 Re: As predicted... [garotabrasil]
Apr 21, 2013 (9:17 am)
Check your insurance policy. Ours covers windshields.
#64 of 64 Re: As predicted... [garotabrasil]
Apr 22, 2013 (10:11 am)
I know; it's terribly frustrating, especially given the number of creaks and pops I hear (not just on the Forester) during bouts of extreme temperature changes. Given how easily these Forester windshields crack, it wouldn't surprise me if it spontaneously cracked due to stress, especially if the car was very new.
But, even in the cases of exploding windows that I've read about, manufacturers will not cover them under warranty. The whole plausible deniability thing. Insurance will likely cover, but then you have to decide whether you want to put yourself on their watch list over something like that.