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Rear windshield cracks 5 days after delivery

Discussion in 'Model S' started by greencroc, Oct 3, 2017.

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  1. greencroc

    greencroc New Member

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    I picked up my Model S from the factory last Tuesday. 5 days and 344 miles later, I noticed a 6-inch hairline crack in the rear windshield, surrounded by a handful of "star" cracks. There's no damage to the rest of the glass or paintwork on the car.

    Has anyone seen this before? I don't know what to make of it. The car was already booked in for service at the local SC next week due to whistle noise coming from the front windshield at freeway speeds, so I'll be asking them about this as well. I contacted them to ask if it's safe to drive, no response yet.

    Is it possible that this was caused by a production defect, or is it more likely that I just got unlucky and the car was hit by rock chips or some other object?
     

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  2. bishoppeak

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    I'm thinking vandalism, perhaps a BB gun? I've never seen driving rock damage to a rear glass.
     
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  3. Evoforce

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    It looks like someone vandalized your car.
     
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  4. speedy

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    Not production defect. Those are definitely strikes by objects...
     
  5. croman

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    I concur that this was some kind of airsoft rifle damage.
     
  6. greencroc

    greencroc New Member

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    Thanks for the replies folks. Insurance is taking care of it.
     
  7. david_42

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    The starred crater is typical of a high speed impact (several of them). Happened to my old Volvo's rear window. Reported it to the county sheriff and was told there had been a half dozen reports in a two week period. Ultimately, they caught the teenagers that were shooting cars with a pellet gun.
     
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  8. Jabardo

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    Vandalism, glad to hear Insurance has you covered!
     

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