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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

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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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    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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    I have several rock chips in mine. It has taken some pretty hard hits without cracking...yet. Up here, where they put rocks and sand on the road for traction, windshields are a short-lived item. I'd prefer that to salt or mag chloride on the roads. Unfortunately they are now using mag chloride too.
     
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    :gossip: this thread is almost 10 years old........and the OP hasn't been around since Sept 2007. So don't be alarmed if he doesn't respond. :D
     
  12. Jan 2, 2017 at 4:52 PM
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    My truck was two months old when I had to replace my windshield, and I've had no problems since. I can't comment on stress fractures, but the Coquihalla highway in BC sucks ass for windshields, ESPECIALLY in the winter.
     
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  13. Jan 2, 2017 at 5:11 PM
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    Best way to clean the windows is get a new one. I'm on my fourth windshield on this thing. Shit happens.
     
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  14. Jan 2, 2017 at 5:12 PM
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    Old thread is old
     
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    Not even old enough to buy smokes yet. So young...
     
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  16. Jan 2, 2017 at 6:06 PM
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    My window cracked under stress, a rock hit it while I was driving 65mph on the highway.
     
  17. Jan 2, 2017 at 9:15 PM
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    My windshield didn't crack in the crash that wrote the truck off. It was only a couple months old... :(
     
  18. Jan 3, 2017 at 7:30 AM
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    Hi!

    Of course, you know your windshield is made from two pieces of annealed glass that are bonded together with a thin sheet of PVB in between. In each of those pieces of glass, there is a "skin" of glass on the outside that is in compression and very resistant to damage. It takes extreme pressure to break glass in compression. However, there is a "core" under the "skin" that is in tension, and this is the weak area of the glass. When a foreign object strikes your windshield, it will only spider out across the majority of the viewing area if the crack penetrates the compression layer and reaches the area in tension. The glass will actually peel itself apart when this happens. It's very important to seal up any chips or cracks as quickly as possible in order to prevent that from happening.
     
  19. Jan 3, 2017 at 7:31 AM
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    in win?
     
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  20. Jan 3, 2017 at 7:35 AM
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    Mine hasn't cracked from stress. It's on medication and in counseling to prevent such an occurrence.
     
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