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Old 01-14-2013, 04:11 PM   #1
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got a call from my wife who was in the camaro today...she said she was sitting in the car waiting on it to warm up after getting off work today when the wind shield made a loud pop and cracked all the way across...there were no chips on the glass.it cracked right where the hud is but all the way across ..my question is has anyone else had this happen to their camaro...
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:16 PM   #2
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Never had that happen in a Camaro, but my wife and I were sitting in our brand new, just off the lot accord and it was cold outside. So we turned on the heater and as soon as I turned on the window defrost for the front we heard a loud pop and then saw the crack!

Honda tried to say a rock did it because they found a chip, but when I pointed out to the that the chip they found was behind the seal. Them asked how does a rock get in there?

They shut up and replaced the window!
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:45 PM   #3
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got a call from my wife who was in the camaro today...she said she was sitting in the car waiting on it to warm up after getting off work today when the wind shield made a loud pop and cracked all the way across...there were no chips on the glass.it cracked right where the hud is but all the way across ..my question is has anyone else had this happen to their camaro...

Had this happen on a Traverse scared the living heck out of my grandson. The glass company found the edge of the glass nicked under the edging on the windshield and I got GM to agree to pay for the glass and I paid (not really included in price) for the windshield.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:00 PM   #4
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Had this happen on a Traverse scared the living heck out of my grandson. The glass company found the edge of the glass nicked under the edging on the windshield and I got GM to agree to pay for the glass and I paid (not really included in price) for the windshield.
Seein how the windshield is made of glass how did u do this?
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:17 PM   #5
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Seein how the windshield is made of glass how did u do this?
I'm pretty sure he meant the install. (which was included in the price of the windshield)
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:33 PM   #6
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Was it cold where you are today? The only thing I can think of was the shock of the heat when the car turned on actually cracked the windshield
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:56 PM   #7
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Mine is broken clear across but it wasn't a total surprise. I took a hit from a big rock, piece of a brick maybe, don't know for sure because it was dark when it hit but when I stopped I had a major rock chip with three 1/2" long spider legs coming off it. I figured it couldn't be patched with epoxy so I was going to replace the windshield before spring. The first frosty day I hit the defroster and after about three minutes I heard the loud pop and I knew right then. A 5' crack in less than a second and then I watched it grow another couple inches on the way home. Thankfully(?) I don't have HUD (2010) so the new windshield will be less than $500. Money I'd rather spend on well, just about anything else.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:51 AM   #8
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Mine is broken clear across but it wasn't a total surprise. I took a hit from a big rock, piece of a brick maybe, don't know for sure because it was dark when it hit but when I stopped I had a major rock chip with three 1/2" long spider legs coming off it. I figured it couldn't be patched with epoxy so I was going to replace the windshield before spring. The first frosty day I hit the defroster and after about three minutes I heard the loud pop and I knew right then. A 5' crack in less than a second and then I watched it grow another couple inches on the way home. Thankfully(?) I don't have HUD (2010) so the new windshield will be less than $500. Money I'd rather spend on well, just about anything else.
Well i guess we'll mark this one up to cold temps...thankfully it only going to cost me 50.00 to fix...just seems strange how it broke never have one do this before
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:16 AM   #9
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Glass and temperature shocks don't mix well, simple physics lol haven't had this happen yet but it would probably scare the crap outta me if I was sitting in the car
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:02 AM   #10
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Happened with my first one...but I also had a small crack in it D:
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:24 AM   #11
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Mine is broken clear across but it wasn't a total surprise. I took a hit from a big rock, piece of a brick maybe, don't know for sure because it was dark when it hit but when I stopped I had a major rock chip with three 1/2" long spider legs coming off it. I figured it couldn't be patched with epoxy so I was going to replace the windshield before spring. The first frosty day I hit the defroster and after about three minutes I heard the loud pop and I knew right then. A 5' crack in less than a second and then I watched it grow another couple inches on the way home. Thankfully(?) I don't have HUD (2010) so the new windshield will be less than $500. Money I'd rather spend on well, just about anything else.
The windshield glass has nothing to do with the HUD, so the cost would be the same either way.

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Old 01-15-2013, 12:11 PM   #12
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The windshield glass has nothing to do with the HUD, so the cost would be the same either way.

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Old 01-15-2013, 12:27 PM   #13
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Glass and temperature shocks don't mix well, simple physics lol haven't had this happen yet but it would probably scare the crap outta me if I was sitting in the car


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How can you imagine the heater is so much hotter that the windshield?
The car warms up and warms the windshield as it goes.


I don't expect a windshield to crack because of cold temps.
Not a chance.
Been down to -35F and never seen that. There is something else...
Yes, it can and I have seen it happen.
With the defroster on high (and temp setting to "hot"), and outside temps in the single digits that hot air blowing on a very cold windshield can cause it to crack.

Haven't had it happen on the Camaro, but have had two other vehicles this happened too over the years.
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