Last post on Oct 26, 2013 at 4:41 PM
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Honda CR-V, Car Buying,, Auto Body, Interior, SUV
#6 of 24 Re: 2014 CRV LX INTERIOR WINDSHIELD STREAK LINES [guest2011]
Sep 10, 2013 (6:01 pm)
Believe me I understand your reluctance to take your new car to the dealer for repair but in this case I would let them replace the windshield. My '04 Accord had a poorly factory installed windshield that started rattling and creaking on day two of ownership. I immediately took the car back and they repaired it just fine with no issues and that was nearly 10 years ago. I will say at the time I nearly decked one of the service writers when he decided without even driving my car that "they all make that sound", thankfully someone with actual customer service skills stepped in and told the guy to go away. Anyway don't give up on Honda because of this early little wrinkle, my 04 accord is running like new with 143k and actually still looks fresh when I wash it. Not perfect but they do make a rugged long lasting vehicle.
#7 of 24 Re: 2014 CRV LX INTERIOR WINDSHIELD STREAK LINES [margoforehead]
Sep 10, 2013 (6:41 pm)
Because if honda paid me i would let it do whatever but i paid honda so iexpect perfection for the money i paid.
#8 of 24 Re: 2014 CRV LX INTERIOR WINDSHIELD STREAK LINES [Stever@Edmunds]
Sep 10, 2013 (6:43 pm)
Yes thats what im afraid of. Things may not be the same after replacement. I dont want to have a servise record.
#9 of 24 Re: 2014 CRV LX INTERIOR WINDSHIELD STREAK LINES [seven_ups]
Sep 10, 2013 (7:00 pm)
Dealer doesn't have anything like that. Foam spray and paper napkins. I went to Glassdoctor and another glass place.. They want to do what brings more profit than cleaning glass. Replace it. Recommended i try turtle wax with wool pad. Didn't work. Whatever it is the lines are permanent.
When glass is clean, away from the sun its perfect. After 5:30 if i wet paper towel with vinegal i can clearly see them. Haven't driven at night yet to see if lines interfere with lights. It appears side windows got splashed with something like plastic shining chemicals. See samespots when outside gets hazy after cleaning the outside several times.
#10 of 24 Re: 2014 CRV LX INTERIOR WINDSHIELD STREAK LINES [ystress]
Sep 10, 2013 (7:07 pm)
If we return cars we wouldn't have issues like that but if we bend over then manufacturers dont bother improving quality control. I thought about returning but im afraid to touch another CRV. At least mine doesnt have any issues defects or scratches. Ive seen brand new scratched on the lot. NO guarantee another CRV wont have any defects. There are other issues unrelated to glass but thats a different story.
#11 of 24 Re: 2014 CRV LX INTERIOR WINDSHIELD STREAK LINES [guest2011]
Sep 14, 2013 (3:05 pm)
Our windshield had several minor chips and an arcing scratch - not terribly deep, but certainly visible - caused by a large granule of road salt lodged in the wiper. We also had stubborn water spotting on both exterior side mirrors. Zaino Z-12 Clear-View was applied in all areas with positive effect. User reviews of this product can be found on various web-based automotive forums. A modest-cost consideration ( ~ $13 ), before committing to windshield replacement.
#12 of 24 Re: 2014 CRV LX INTERIOR WINDSHIELD STREAK LINES [seven_ups]
Sep 14, 2013 (3:37 pm)
Yes i'll mention it to Honda if dealer wants to try Zaino first.
#13 of 24 Windshield replaced, what's next?
Oct 02, 2013 (3:59 pm)
I've witnessed my first and hopefully last windshield replacement in 2014 CRV. After install damage assessment is one damaged roof molding and gaps between cowls and new glass. Now i need to go back to the dealer to have more parts replaced. I'll thank the dealer, honda usa, and third party glass experts later.
#14 of 24 Windshield replaced, what's next?
Oct 22, 2013 (1:52 pm)
Update. Turns out both roof moldings were bent and cowls on both sides also needed to be replaced. The autoglass experts stretched them and created gaps between glass and cowls.
For the price i paid i couldn't even get a "free" wheel lock set, yet honda spent a lot more to replace the windshield, roof moldings, cowls, 1 day rental. No quality control in Ohio.
#15 of 24 Re: Windshield replaced, what's next? [guest2011]
Oct 23, 2013 (11:11 am)
My last 2 Hondas, a 2004 Accord and a 2013 CR-V both came out of the Mexico factory. Flawless fit and finish in every area. As good as any car I've ever owned since I got my drivers license in 1958.