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"Acoustic glass" windshields on new Model Ys?

PhotonMiles

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Apr 18, 2021
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From what I understand if you've had Tesla replace your windshield in the last few years, they've put on an "acoustic glass" windshield as the replacement. However it's not clear to me if the windshields currently being installed on new Model Y's are considered "acoustic glass" or just regular laminated glass.

Looking closely at the windshield text on my Model Y it doesn't specifically mention anything about it being "acoustic glass," it just says laminated. For Tesla is that considered the same thing? Or for some reason are they only gifting people "acoustic glass" windshields if theirs is replaced at a service center?

Attached is a photo of the text on my 2021 Model Y's windshield from the factory.
 

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bacevedo

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Aug 24, 2020
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I'd be interested to know this as well. I'm having the windshield replaced on my Y on Monday. I'll ask them if it's the exact same glass or something new and improved.
 

dss33

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Apr 14, 2016
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I wonder if this is something Safelite can do too. We've been putting off replacing our Model 3's windshield after a big chip but this would change things.
 

ScoobyDoo82

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Mar 22, 2021
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My understanding is that the “acoustic glass” is just another name for double pane glass. 2021 MY’s come with the front windshield and both front doors with the double-paned glass - the rear doors, roof, corner wedge’s, and hatch all come in single pane.
I looked at the stickers on all 3 (double pane) and neither says specifically but I can clearly see the second piece of glass. I think the lingo and what not is just another training opportunity for Tesla’s staff.
 

maus92

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Apr 26, 2021
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Annapolis, Maryland
My understanding is that the “acoustic glass” is just another name for double pane glass. 2021 MY’s come with the front windshield and both front doors with the double-paned glass - the rear doors, roof, corner wedge’s, and hatch all come in single pane.
I looked at the stickers on all 3 (double pane) and neither says specifically but I can clearly see the second piece of glass. I think the lingo and what not is just another training opportunity for Tesla’s staff.
The windshield and front side window standards are prescribed by federal law - windshields have been required to be laminated aka multi layered for decades. The front side windows are designed to help prevent passenger ejection during crashes. The rear windows are designed to crumble into small not-so-sharp pieces to minimize lacerations.
 

Gigaron

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Jan 17, 2019
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San Francisco
I wonder if this is something Safelite can do too. We've been putting off replacing our Model 3's windshield after a big chip but this would change things.
Safelite told me that only Tesla can replace their windshields because of all the electronics.
 

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