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      11-27-2012, 10:44 AM   #1
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Windshield crack while driving

Guys just noticed a crack on my windshield that came out of no where. It started expanding all of a sudden.

What the hell should I do now. Should I bring it to BMW. Is this covered by the warranty
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      11-27-2012, 10:47 AM   #2
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Guys just noticed a crack on my windshield that came out of no where. It started expanding all of a sudden.

What the hell should I do now. Should I bring it to BMW. Is this covered by the warranty
Doubt it's covered by BMW warranty, perhaps by your insurance though. I'd get it repaired (if possible) ASAP from a glass shop. Not sure if you have HUD but apparently those windshields are expensive to replace.
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      11-27-2012, 10:51 AM   #3
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Guys just noticed a crack on my windshield that came out of no where. It started expanding all of a sudden.

What the hell should I do now. Should I bring it to BMW. Is this covered by the warranty
Doubt it's covered by BMW warranty, perhaps by your insurance though. I'd get it repaired (if possible) ASAP from a glass shop. Not sure if you have HUD but apparently those windshields are expensive to replace.
I have the HUD. Thing is that it's totally de novo. Nothing caused it. No stone or anything hit the window.
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That sounds really unlikely, could u post a closeup on the cracks point of origin?
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Does it eminate from an edge of the windshield? That happened with my truck one fall, when there was a fair bit of different between overnight and daytime temperatures. Expansion and contraction of the window frame and/or glass, I assume. Having a relatively floppy window frame didn't help either, as the crack quickly grew while driving.
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I believe if there's no traces of impact on that glass dealer might replace it as a defect
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Does it eminate from an edge of the windshield? That happened with my truck one fall, when there was a fair bit of different between overnight and daytime temperatures. Expansion and contraction of the window frame and/or glass, I assume. Having a relatively floppy window frame didn't help either, as the crack quickly grew while driving.
I think that what happened. On way to BMW.
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I believe if there's no traces of impact on that glass dealer might replace it as a defect
Can't post a pic, doing this all through the phone. It's coming from the left lower corner going up.
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I believe if there's no traces of impact on that glass dealer might replace it as a defect
+1 It could have cracked do to stress. Good luck
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I have the HUD. Thing is that it's totally de novo. Nothing caused it. No stone or anything hit the window.
I'm very curious to see how the replacement turns out. I live in Denver where cracked windshields are an almost annual occurrence. This is the ONLY reason I opted out of the HUD as I heard the windshields are more expensive to replace. I have a $50 deductible for glass replacement, but I'm not sure how the insurance company would handle the special BMW glass. They typically don't like using OEM, but i don't know if SafeLite even has F30 HUD-compatable windshields.

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I have the HUD. Thing is that it's totally de novo. Nothing caused it. No stone or anything hit the window.
I'm very curious to see how the replacement turns out. I live in Denver where cracked windshields are an almost annual occurrence. This is the ONLY reason I opted out of the HUD as I heard the windshields are more expensive to replace. I have a $50 deductible for glass replacement, but I'm not sure how the insurance company would handle the special BMW glass. They typically don't like using OEM, but i don't know if SafeLite even has F30 HUD-compatable windshields.

Good luck friend!
You said it.

Just went to BMW and of course the numbskulls found a tiny impact lesion that caused the crack. In fact, an 80 year-old service woman looked at the crack and saw the impact lesion. I guess its either I'm blind or the 80 year-old woman has bionic eyes. Anyways, they referred me to a glass shop near by and told me that in Florida it's free to replace the windshield if it cracked. I went to the glass shop and they called my insurance and they will replace it for me with $0 deductible. You are right about the original BMW glass argument. The car is damn new that there is no after market glass for it and having a HUD makes it a bit more harder. So the insurance company will replace it with OEM parts.

So freaking relieved. Thanks everyone.
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You said it.

Just went to BMW and of course the numbskulls found a tiny impact lesion that caused the crack. In fact, an 80 year-old service woman looked at the crack and saw the impact lesion. I guess its either I'm blind or the 80 year-old woman has bionic eyes. Anyways, they referred me to a glass shop near by and told me that in Florida it's free to replace the windshield if it cracked. I went to the glass shop and they called my insurance and they will replace it for me with $0 deductible. You are right about the original BMW glass argument. The car is damn new that there is no after market glass for it and having a HUD makes it a bit more harder. So the insurance company will replace it with OEM parts.

So freaking relieved. Thanks everyone.
Good for you. I had that happen on my truck. Apparently a rock or something hit on the very edge on the windshield so it looked like nothing happened (minus the resulting crack). Upon closer inspection, I saw a tiny mark right where the windshield met with the edge of the frame. Crazy... Half an inch and it would've missed the windshield.
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Don't hold me to this but I'm almost positive insurance will cover it at no cost because windshields are required
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Don't hold me to this but I'm almost positive insurance will cover it at no cost because windshields are required
Pretty sure it depends on the state...unfortunately.

I have a $50 deductible. Safelite wanted to use their house brand which cost $500. I asked about OEM and they got a quote of $900....meaning I would have had to pay the difference. Needless to say, I paid my $50 deductible and got the non-OEM. Of course, I don't have HUD....for this reason. I don't want to have to shell out $1000 every two years for a new windshield.
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I have State farm in FL and they would only pay for non-OEM glass and I covered the difference to get the OEM glass.
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Don't hold me to this but I'm almost positive insurance will cover it at no cost because windshields are required
This is correct for Florida. Florida insurance regulations require that every comprehensive insurance policy sold in the state include a no-deductible windshield replacement. This is a matter of public policy, as cracked windshields can be very dangerous, especially in a crash. So, if you see anyone driving around with a cracked windshield in Florida, it is a clear indication that they are uninsured because if they had an insurance policy, it would be fixed for free. Unfortunately, very few states include this as a requirement and most impose deductibles on glass replacement.
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You said it.

Just went to BMW and of course the numbskulls found a tiny impact lesion that caused the crack. In fact, an 80 year-old service woman looked at the crack and saw the impact lesion. I guess its either I'm blind or the 80 year-old woman has bionic eyes. Anyways, they referred me to a glass shop near by and told me that in Florida it's free to replace the windshield if it cracked. I went to the glass shop and they called my insurance and they will replace it for me with $0 deductible. You are right about the original BMW glass argument. The car is damn new that there is no after market glass for it and having a HUD makes it a bit more harder. So the insurance company will replace it with OEM parts.

So freaking relieved. Thanks everyone.
Glad to hear that you had a $0 deductible. The HUD glass is super expensive, I have seen estimates from other threads of $1400-$2100 just for the glass. I had to do a glass replacement within 2 weeks of having my car so I know the feeling. Best of luck with the replacement.
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Pretty sure it depends on the state...
And the coverage you choose to buy in those states that do not mandate no-deductible glass.
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I have State farm in FL and they would only pay for non-OEM glass and I covered the difference to get the OEM glass.
It's weird the other day I was reading something about State Farm will only use OEM parts.
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What a badluck dude. I also got my windshield crack on the FIRST DAY I brought it home from the dealer! It happens in front of my house. At first, I thought someone threw a rock at my windshield, but it turns out that a seed fall out from a tree. Really badluck
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I would love to know what the HUD windshield goes for
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Don't hold me to this but I'm almost positive insurance will cover it at no cost because windshields are required
This is correct for Florida. Florida insurance regulations require that every comprehensive insurance policy sold in the state include a no-deductible windshield replacement. This is a matter of public policy, as cracked windshields can be very dangerous, especially in a crash. So, if you see anyone driving around with a cracked windshield in Florida, it is a clear indication that they are uninsured because if they had an insurance policy, it would be fixed for free. Unfortunately, very few states include this as a requirement and most impose deductibles on glass replacement.
You'll also get a ticket for driving w a cracked windshield here.
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