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Old 04-18-2014, 07:22 PM
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Re: "Soft" windshield 2014 Limited

I had two rock chips to the windshield repaired. None in field of vision of driver but passenger side has one in line of sight. Other chip was/is low on the glass in the middle.
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:15 AM
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Re: "Soft" windshield 2014 Limited

I agree, my new 2014 Overland had less than 5000 miles on it and a very small rock hit it on the passenger side. It got a star burst in it and when SafeLite went to repair it the guy busted it all the way across to the drivers side while he was pulling a vacuum on it to apply the resin. My insurance company told me that they have lost count of the windshields that they are having to replace in the 2014 Jeeps. My old 2002 Jeep has 178000 miles on it as has the factory windshield in it. It has a few chips in it and some big rocks have hit it too. I believe that the glass today is just cheap and will not take much to scratch, chip, and break. I did get another OEM factory windshield put back in my 2014 Overland, but boy my insurance didn't want me too. Also I used the Jeep dealership to install it and it looks like it was done at the factory. My company vehicle is a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee and SafeLite had to put 3 windshields in it before it was right. All this was done in a 3 week period. The first one poured water and the next one had an air leak so bad it sounding like the window was half way down.
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:33 AM
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Re: "Soft" windshield 2014 Limited

Hmm, I'm wondering if THIS

New: Acoustic windshield (Summit)

change for MY15 could also mean that (the Summit, at least) could get a new type of windshield? On the other hand, it could also mean that from MY15 on on the Summit, you can only see the damage and won't be able to hear it the moment it occurs..
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Re: "Soft" windshield 2014 Limited

i have a 2014 durango and i have the same problem, i think the windows got scratched from some dust in my wiper blades.

and i picked up atleast a dozen chips. I've driven my ford for 3 years and i've had plenty of scary moments when i hear a loud crack from getting hit, but no chips!! The durango windshield chips at the slightest thing hitting it.
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Re: "Soft" windshield 2014 Limited

It's not just a MOPAR problem. My current 2013 Chevy Silverado company truck gets a chip every time it is hit by a rock. I am running with 7 or 8 chips now. This is my fifth Silverado in a row (I get a new one every 2-2.5 years) and it has never been this bad.

Our 2014 JGC has thus far been good but we have not taken any rock hits. The 1997 JGC we sold when we got the new one was on it's original windshield.
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Re: "Soft" windshield 2014 Limited

I had a chip on my passenger side, above line of sight and wipers. It was loud and small chip.

I went to WalMart and bought a $10 Rain-X repair kit and it seems to be alright for now I guess.
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Re: "Soft" windshield 2014 Limited

I was driving to the mall and heard a rock hit the glass. When I parked I looked closely all over the windshield for the impact and saw nothing. My daughter was like "That was loud, happy nothing happened." We walked out of the mall 2 hours later and there was a line from the passenger side edge to almost the middle of the pass seat. :/ I had it replaced 2 days later and by then it went all the way passed the rear view mirror.

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Re: "Soft" windshield 2014 Limited

My glass is littered with 50+ chips. They look like bugs splattered on until you try to get them off.
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Re: "Soft" windshield 2014 Limited

My co-worker just had his windshield replaced yesterday in his 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo due to it started leaking. SafeLite installed it about 2 years ago. This morning while driving to work and bird hit his windshield. He was doing 70 MPH when it happen. He said it sounded like a bomb when off inside the car. There was glass chips all in the dash and passages seat. I glad it was not mine.
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Re: "Soft" windshield 2014 Limited

I thought i was just unlucky


Two weeks after I picked up mine I got a rock chip in the same spot my previous car had got one.


Then the other day I was driving along and saw something hit my windshield out of nowhere(there were no cars anywhere on the road with me)

It was round so I was thinking maybe a BB shot or something and I got a small crack. I used some bullseye repair resin both chips.

It repaired on and the second one it just made it larger.

I have been holding back from getting ir replaced and now reading this thread I might as well because by the sounds of it I would acquire a new thread again.


To the poster talking about the acoustic glass

From the 2011 all WK2 have Acoustic windsheild and front windows not just the summit.
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Re: "Soft" windshield 2014 Limited

My new windshield is 2 weeks old and already made an appt with Safelite next week to fill in a small bullseye I picked up today. WTH
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