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#41 of 73 Re: Chip within first month.... [tomasdelsol]
Dec 02, 2011 (2:26 pm)
I don't normally join in forums like this but I have owned for 2011 Forester for exactly 2 months when I was driving home from Thanksgiving holiday. I heard a loud pop but saw nothing. Two days later the weather dropped 20 degrees and I notice a long crack along the bottom of my windshield. I have owned several other cars but didn't expect to have to replace the windshield after 2 months. I will have to rethink Subaru when I purchase my next vehicle.
#42 of 73 Re: Chip within first month.... [jrgodsprop]
Dec 06, 2011 (10:21 am)
The loud pop means you hit something pretty solid, sounds like it would have damaged any windshield, not just Subaru's...
Dec 06, 2011 (10:54 am)
I notice that rain sounds much louder on the subaru windshield than any of my previous cars. Rain makes a tinkling sound much like hail. in fact the first time I heard it I thought it was hail but then realized that it was too warm out to be hail. I think that the windshield is thin. Who knows why.
#44 of 73 Re: windshield [robert142]
Dec 06, 2011 (11:50 am)
Do yours have a moonroof? It's probably just more glass causing that.
#45 of 73 Re: 2011 Subaru Forester Windshield Crack [paulahs]
Feb 15, 2012 (10:25 am)
Same car same problem. No chips no rocks. Bought a new 2011 Forester in October. Just yesterday after using defroster on hi noted a long horizontal crack by the windshield wipers. From what has been posted, Subaru may be using substandard windshield glass. I have had many different cars for many years and this is the first time I experience a crack in a brand new car without having a rock hit the glass. Even after having a chip on the windshield seldom has it expanded.
#46 of 73 Windshield #4 - 2002 Subaru Forester
May 13, 2012 (6:26 pm)
This is ridiculous - same old thing - small crack starts out from edge of drivers-side glass - no chips and there never have been - just cheap, thin glass. This is my last Forester. Great car otherwise, but a bit small. I am done with cheap, thin glass.
#47 of 73 Cracked front window
Jun 11, 2012 (6:13 am)
Hi, I just purchased a new Forester 2012 2 months ago, less then 800miles on the car. This is my first Subaru car. Two days ago I noticed a stress crack in my front window. There was no trauma to the window. It is an interesting crack. It originates at the top midline of the window and travels in a waveform fashion down to the driver's side. It does not interfere with me driving. It ends at the level of my inside adjustable rear view mirror. I called the dealership where I purchased the car and the mechanic's replied, "we do not do glass". The mechanic never asked me if there was trauma to the car's window. I called Subaru's national 1-800 number, and they were very helpful. Chris, the representative stated to take it back to Subaru and find out if it is a defective window or not. I am in the process to go to another dealership,different from the place I purchased my car
#48 of 73 running crack on windshield
Jul 08, 2012 (1:29 pm)
I have a 2011 forester I got last Nov. I took a road trip up to Wa from Ca and on the way back we got hit by a rock on the driver side of the windshield near the wiper. The crack was only 3 inches long, we stopped for the night and it grew to 3 times the size!!! and kept going on the way back home... I didnt think I'd get anywhere with the dealership so I came here to tell my story.
#49 of 73 Re: running crack on windshield [eastbayj]
Aug 25, 2012 (2:03 pm)
Did you not think the dealer would replace a windshield cracked by a rock, except on an insurance claim?
#50 of 73 Re: running crack on windshield [eastbayj]
Aug 25, 2012 (2:06 pm)
You probably guessed that the dealer would not replace a windshield cracked by a rock under warranty, but would under an insurance claim.