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#52 of 73 Re: Windshield chip to crack in 2011 Forester [editorlady]
Sep 17, 2012 (9:09 am)
Thanks! I'd certainly like to know. OEM is junk, I think, on these. I haven't replaced mine yet, but the whole bottom is cracked up on it, along with a full vertical on the passenger side. Every chip results in a crack.
#53 of 73 Subaru Windshields seem to be soft.
Feb 18, 2013 (5:31 pm)
I replaced the windshield on my 2004 Forester 2x in 177K for pitting.
I just noticed that the windshield in my 2013 Forester is showing pitting at just 7500 miles.
It seems these windshields are prone to pitting. Are they soft of just cheap?
#54 of 73 Re: Subaru Windshields seem to be soft. [keg_o_rasta]
Feb 18, 2013 (5:37 pm)
I guess the only way I can describe it is... brittle glass. Your pitting will likely be cracking before you finish your next 7500.
I put 220,000 on my 1996 Outback, and it had nary a crack in it, even with 23 (if I recall correctly) noticeable chips.
#55 of 73 Re: Subaru Windshields seem to be soft. [xwesx]
Feb 19, 2013 (9:03 am)
The upright angle doesn't help.
Our Subies have been OK. The 626 we owned broke twice.
#56 of 73 Re: Subaru Windshields seem to be soft. [ateixeira]
Feb 19, 2013 (9:45 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 73 Re: As predicted... [dstew1]
Mar 25, 2013 (7:03 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 73 Re: As predicted... [jjjolicoeur]
Apr 08, 2013 (8:22 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 73 Re: As predicted... [jimmiethemum]
Apr 08, 2013 (9:24 am)
Don't get your hopes up!
#61 of 73 subaru 2013 windshield crack
Apr 20, 2013 (2:52 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.