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Watch For Stress Cracks In Win!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ImInLoveWithMyTruck, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. Feb 23, 2007 at 11:05 AM
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    ImInLoveWithMyTruck

    ImInLoveWithMyTruck [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I thought I would pass this info along.
    I am having my winshield replaced today due to a stress crack that's the whole width of my windshield. The glass guy (Safelite) said he has replaced numerous windshields on 2nd Gen Toyota's in the past year. He believes it's due to something Toyota is not telling us. So just a heads up to all, if your driving and you hear a loud bang, which sounds like a rock hitting you may have just had a stress crack in your windshield. When I called my insurance they said it would be covered either by them or the dealer's warranty if it can be proved to be a stress crack. Mine got so bad it spread into more cracks which made it impossible to prove that it was a stress crack. So 300$ later, I have a new windshield...

    Just a heads up all.
     
  2. Feb 23, 2007 at 11:26 AM
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    TRDeity

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    Does it happen when off roading or just normal driving?
     
  3. Feb 23, 2007 at 12:49 PM
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    ImInLoveWithMyTruck

    ImInLoveWithMyTruck [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The tech didn't really say. It's all in how the truck moves. He did mention that it could be in the adhesive from the factory. Too much, too little and you get cracks. The new windshield is better than the one out of the factory.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2007 at 1:51 PM
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    007Tacoma

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    :eek: that's no good. knowing me (and some of the "short-cuts" i take throught the woods), i may be right behind you if it is a common thing.
     
  5. Feb 23, 2007 at 3:10 PM
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    Ldytaco05

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    I have noticed that on alot of 2006 models. toyota might have a quality control department that keeps tally of these occurences but toyota would only do recalls only if there are more than a certain number of incidences that result in bodily injury. so if you start hearing it from the news have your windshield repaired immediately.
     
  6. Feb 26, 2007 at 12:45 PM
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    gdawg25

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    I recently got a crack almost the entire width of my windshield, and my truck only has 10,000Km on it. Needless to say I am a little pissed about it.
     
  7. Feb 26, 2007 at 1:11 PM
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    natrlyst

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    As you should be, make sure to report it to the dealer.
     
  8. Feb 26, 2007 at 1:39 PM
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    ImInLoveWithMyTruck

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    That's a stress crack. Bring it to the dealer and they should cover it. I emphasize the should part.
     
  9. Feb 26, 2007 at 2:37 PM
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    CasaTaco

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    BMW MINI's also had a stress crack windshield problem but they would try to keep from paying for a replacement windshield by using the pen test. They would run a ball point pen along the length of the crack and if the pen would run into anyplace where a stone might have hit the windshield, they would deny it that it was caused by stress.
     
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