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Windshield Stress Fracture (and with tinting) - cracked :(

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Runs Kwh, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. Runs Kwh

    Runs Kwh Member

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    I was hand washing my car today and noticed a slight crack on the passenger side of the windshield. It's small and is located in the black area of the glass and is about 4-5 inches long and in about 6-8 inches from the lower right corner of the windshield.

    I'm going to bring it into the Service Center sometime in the next few days so they can take a look at it.

    Question: has anyone had a stress fracture in their windshields and also had tinting installed? I'm wondering if anyone has had Tesla pay for the replacement of tinting.
     
  2. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

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    It seems unlikely Tesla would cover replacement tinting on a windshield in CA, where tinting the windshield is not legal. Doesn't hurt to ask, I suppose, but I'd be prepared for a 'no.'
     
  3. Runs Kwh

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    A technician stopped by the house yesterday morning to take a look at it. He said it appears that it is a scratch and not a crack, which is good. I'm waiting for a call-back from the SC manager though to discuss if there's a potential for the scratch to turn into a crack, just knowing that the windshields can suffer from stress fractures. My ask will be that if it ever develops into a crack that it is replaced.
     
  4. lloyds

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    I'm interested in seeing what this looks like, so I know what to look for on mine. Do you have a picture you can share?
     

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