Last post on May 29, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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Toyota Camry, Exterior, Sedan
#2 of 11 Re: Camry LE 2005: back windshiled broken to piece because of the winter storm [richardren]
Jan 22, 2007 (6:39 pm)
The glass is safety glass, which breaks into the very small pieces you reference, as opposed to long sharp edges that normal window pane glass would break into.
Unfortunately, you really have no idea why the window broke, and would be probably hard pressed to prove a case w/Toyota. If they saw a number of these break, or folks on the board here started reporting the same thing....they "might" think something was wrong.
Somebody could have thrown a rock, shot it out, hit it with a bat, or it could have been somehow defective or installed incorrectly.
Be glad you have insurance to cover it.
#3 of 11 Re: Camry LE 2005: back windshiled broken to piece because of the winter storm [kiawah]
Jan 22, 2007 (10:07 pm)
thanks you for the reply. yes, i really can not prove that is caused by some kind of defect. And I did not take a picture of it before it started falling down.
#4 of 11 Re: Camry LE 2005: back windshiled broken to piece because of the winter storm [richardren]
Sep 07, 2007 (9:41 am)
I have a similar case with my 2006 Camry. The back glass shattered into small pieces while it was parked in our backyard. My wife drove it home at 5:35 PM without seeing a prolem, and later she talked with friends in front yard. At around 5:50-6:00 PM we found the back glass shattered. There is no observable external impact such as a stone or other things. The glass pieces fell down straighlty instead of scattering everywhere in the car. It is very likely that the strain caused this problem.
The dealer don't think it is quality related and refuse to cover it with warranty. I have a $500 deductible so basically we need to pay for the repair.
I knew one case that the door glass of my friend's 10 year old camry automatically shattered, but my car is only 1.5 year old.
Please share your information if you have similar experience.
#5 of 11 Re: Camry LE 2005: back windshiled broken to piece because of the winter storm [zuojli]
Sep 09, 2007 (5:59 pm)
I got some new information regarding broken of the back glass of my 2006 Toyota Camry. After long talk with my son, he finally admitted that he was responsible for that. He was playing near the car at that time. He dared not to admit it in the begining because he know it is a big trouble.
I'm Very Sorry for the inaccurate message above.
#6 of 11 Re: Camry LE 2005: back windshiled broken to piece because of the winter st
Sep 10, 2007 (4:09 am)
Uh oh... so how much trouble is he in?
Thanks for letting us know!
#7 of 11 Re: Camry LE 2005: back windshiled broken to piece because of the winter storm [richardren]
Feb 27, 2010 (4:56 pm)
We had a similar incident with our 2010 Toyota Camry. Back windshield shattered for no apparent reason. Anyone else with same problem?
#9 of 11 Re: Camry LE 2005: back windshiled broken to piece because of the winter storm [richardren]
Aug 31, 2011 (9:53 am)
This just happened to me! I live in PA and have a 2007 Camry and all of the sudden the back glass shattered. The car was parked in my driveway! Does anyone have any updated information on the problem? Thanks!
#10 of 11 Re: Camry LE 2005: back windshiled broken to piece because of the winter storm [cobalt4874]
Jan 26, 2013 (8:49 pm)
I have an Avalon that it just happened to. Has anyone got Toyota to pony up? My car was parked out in the cold and I had used the rear defroster earlier.
#11 of 11 2001 Camry with shattered rear windsheild
May 29, 2013 (11:58 am)
Found my rear windshield shattered one day with no visible foul play involved. On the left and right side of the glass there was a crack that ran the length up and down of the glass, the window tint was holding the shattered glass together, After taking the car to Safelite to get the rear windshield replaced, the service person told me he had seen this problem before and it was caused from the rear window defroster connections that is located on either side of the glass arcing and sparking and eventually burns a hole in the glass and then during heating and cold cycles eventually causes the rear glass to shatter like that.