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: Windshield cracking


ericdg16
03-31-2008, 01:35 PM
I thought I saw something on these threads one time about alot of people having problems with their windshield cracking.
I ask cause the other morning I came out and noticed a crack across the windsheild with no apparent damage from the road. If someone could please post a link to this thread if they know of it or share their experience. The thread I read was convincing enough to have the dealer warranty it, but I am worried about my own claim and want to have something to back it up.

dyolfknip
03-31-2008, 06:47 PM
There is a TSB for that if there is no damage from rocks.


NUMBER: 23-047-06
GROUP: Body
DATE: October 21, 2006

SUBJECT:
Cracked Windshield
MODELS:
2006 - 2007 (CS) Pacifica
2006 - 2007 (DC) Ram Cab & Chassis
2006 - 2007 (DR/DH/D1) Ram Truck
2006 - 2007 (HB) Durango
2007 (HG) Aspen
2006 (TJ) Wrangler/Wrangler Unlimited
2007 (JK) Wrangler/Wrangler Unlimited
2006 (JR) Sebring Convertible/Sebring Sedan/Stratus
Sedan
2007 (JS) Sebring
2007 (KA) Nitro
2006 - 2007 (KJ) Liberty/Cherokee
2006 - 2007 (LE) 300C/300C Touring (International Market)
2006 - 2007 (LX) 300/Magnum/Charger
2007 (MK49) Compass
2006 - 2007 (ND) Dakota
2007 (PM) Caliber
2006 - 2007 (PT) Chrysler PT Cruiser
2006 - 2007 (RS) Town & Country/Caravan
2006 - 2007 (RG) Chrysler Voyager (International Market)
2006 - 2007 (WK) Grand Cherokee
2006 - 2007 (WH) Grand Cherokee (International Market)
2006 - 2007 (XK/XH) Commander
2006 (ZB) Viper
2006 - 2007 (ZH) Crossfire

DISCUSSION:
Windshield cracks caused by an impact from a foreign object; (i.e. stone) are often difficult
to identify. The following assessment should be used to verify the presence of an impact
chip on the crack.
If no obvious impact chip is present, run a ball point pen along the crack and feel for a
slight drop or pit in the glass. If a slight drop or pit in the glass is present, this indicates a
small impact caused the crack. If the molding contains a witness mark or dent from an
impact, inspect under the molding for an impact chip in the same manner.
POLICY:
Cracks caused by an impact are not warrantable.
23-047-06 -2-

ONLYSUPER
03-31-2008, 08:47 PM
I got that problem and the dealer replaced. No questions asked And mine is 08.:grinpimp:.;

dougnpj
04-01-2008, 08:17 AM
When I had my windshield replaced I was told that the dealer recommends that the glass is pushed all the way up as close as you can get it to the top of the frame. I would think that would be a problem when the temp changes and metal and glass expand at different speeds. But hey “they” know better than me.