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Unread 04-29-2012, 03:25 AM   #1
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2012 Overland Hemi Cracked Windshield

I everyone, I was washing my Overland today, there is a huge circular crack in the windshield (windscreen to us Aussies) that runs on the right hand side of the mirror/rain sensing wipers/ auto high beam module. I don't recall any rocks hitting it, and I did not see it when I last drove it on Tuesday, it's been in the garage ever since and I only got it out to wash it today.

The crack ends at the very top of the windshield up at the roof line where the glass ends.

I'm going to call the dealer in the morning, it's very strange.

There are no signs of any impact points at all.

The car was services on Tuesday which is when I last drove it, will post some pictures tomorrow.

Paul

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Unread 04-29-2012, 02:24 PM   #2
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Hopefully you have $0 deductible glass.
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Unread 04-29-2012, 05:42 PM   #3
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Someone had a similar crack starting just above the top edge with no evidence of a rock chip. They took it to the dealer who took pictures for Jeep/Chrysler and it was replaced under warranty.
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Unread 04-29-2012, 06:07 PM   #4
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Good thing you specified it was a Hemi. Lol. Hemi glass > all
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Unread 04-29-2012, 06:33 PM   #5
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Be sure to get only a genuine Jeep replacement, not aftermarket, especially as the automatic wipers may not work otherwise.
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Unread 04-29-2012, 06:52 PM   #6
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Someone had a similar crack starting just above the top edge with no evidence of a rock chip. They took it to the dealer who took pictures for Jeep/Chrysler and it was replaced under warranty.
Yes, I did. My dealer had to turn it in to Jeep to approve or not, they did and the dealer replaced it. I just ask and and pointed out it appeared to start at the edge of the glass from a chip or flaw...
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Unread 04-29-2012, 06:55 PM   #7
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I everyone, I was washing my Overland today, there is a huge circular crack in the windshield (windscreen to us Aussies) that runs on the right hand side of the mirror/rain sensing wipers/ auto high beam module. I don't recall any rocks hitting it, and I did not see it when I last drove it on Tuesday, it's been in the garage ever since and I only got it out to wash it today.

The crack ends at the very top of the windshield up at the roof line where the glass ends.

I'm going to call the dealer in the morning, it's very strange.

There are no signs of any impact points at all.

The car was services on Tuesday which is when I last drove it, will post some pictures tomorrow.

Paul
Off topic, but since you are in Aus, would you mind terribly strolling over and punching the guy from the "chipped up beast" thread in his face. Right in the face please! Thanks!
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Unread 04-30-2012, 04:00 AM   #8
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Oh I wish I could, it appears he is somewhere up in Sydney, I am down near Canberra several hundred KM away, he is very painful isn't he!

I'm coming over to the USA in June to get lots if extras for my Jeep way too expensive to buy them here.

Just wish you guys had the wheel on our side of the car...
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Unread 04-30-2012, 04:01 AM   #9
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Here are the pictures of the crack, sorry about the quality, very hard to photograph glass as it turns out.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 08:10 AM   #10
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Be sure to get only a genuine Jeep replacement, not aftermarket, especially as the automatic wipers may not work otherwise.
I recently had the windshield on my 2012 Overland Summit replaced by Safelite due to a rock cracking my windshield. Safelite is who my insurance company uses for glass repair.

The new windshield is an aftermarket, not Jeep OEM. The rainsense function works fine with the aftermarket. I did still take it in to the dealer to get recalibrated though, which is what Jeep recommends if a windshield is replaced and rainsense wipers are installed.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 08:23 PM   #11
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I everyone, I was washing my Overland today, there is a huge circular crack in the windshield (windscreen to us Aussies) that runs on the right hand side of the mirror/rain sensing wipers/ auto high beam module. I don't recall any rocks hitting it, and I did not see it when I last drove it on Tuesday, it's been in the garage ever since and I only got it out to wash it today.

The crack ends at the very top of the windshield up at the roof line where the glass ends.

I'm going to call the dealer in the morning, it's very strange.

There are no signs of any impact points at all.

The car was services on Tuesday which is when I last drove it, will post some pictures tomorrow.

Paul
Just had the same thing happen last night while in the garage, except the crack is straight from right edge to the center, and long. No hint of a chip, so it would appear to be a factory defect or excessive body flexing. Really hoping it is covered under warranty, as how can a damage claim be made if there's no damage to cause the crack?
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Unread 05-02-2012, 07:04 AM   #12
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Been meaning to ask this - what is the grid pattern on the windshield high up in front of the rear view mirror? What does it do?
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Unread 05-02-2012, 09:01 AM   #13
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It is decorative and functions as a sun-shade band across the top of the glass. It also hides all the stuff mounted to the top of windshield (mirror, etc), and the unfinished leading edge & gap of the headliner. The strips on the sides allow the windshield installer a little wiggle room and covers the gap behind the pillar trim pieces.

And on my Mustang GT, it has a neat Pony detail.
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Unread 05-02-2012, 07:35 PM   #14
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It is decorative and functions as a sun-shade band across the top of the glass. It also hides all the stuff mounted to the top of windshield (mirror, etc), and the unfinished leading edge & gap of the headliner. The strips on the sides allow the windshield installer a little wiggle room and covers the gap behind the pillar trim pieces.

And on my Mustang GT, it has a neat Pony detail.
I wish they got rid of the dot matrix nonsense and instead install the darker band of tint (eyebrow) across the entire windshield like they used to put on the WJ's windshield. As it is now, the WK2 just has a cheap look when viewed from the front.

But, hardly anyone is using the eyebrow anymore.
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Unread 05-03-2012, 02:24 AM   #15
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Well good news they are replacing the windscreen under warranty, fantastic service from Jeep here in Australia.
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