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new here. Have had my Renegade less than 3 weeks. Have discovered tiny chips on the windshield. They just appear? It doesn't seem like they are from rocks. I know what they look like. They may have been there when I got the car and I didn't see them. The dealer said they use the same windshield in the Renegade as they do in the Compass. My Compass never had any problem?
Curious if others are experiencing this. Not even 3 weeks!
 

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Get use to it Glass in not like it used to be. Marks very easy and minor chips and small item impact cause stars and cracks very easily especially if you travel highway a lot. My windshield already a mess, 6,500 miles the angle has something to do with it. I drove FJ cruiser before my trailhawk and it was terrible windshield was always damaged had windshield replaced three times. I now try and stay far behind any trucks especially dumps. Anybody driving RT 80 Jersey through Pa. knows what I am talking about. Windshield shop owner said cheep overseas aftermarket glass. Original not much better. Good Luck
 

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Hi,
new here. Have had my Renegade less than 3 weeks. Have discovered tiny chips on the windshield. They just appear? It doesn't seem like they are from rocks. I know what they look like. They may have been there when I got the car and I didn't see them. The dealer said they use the same windshield in the Renegade as they do in the Compass. My Compass never had any problem?
Curious if others are experiencing this. Not even 3 weeks!
My Renegade has the exact same problem. I have 6700 miles, 4 months, and now have tiny chips all over the windshield. I also have 3 round-ish discolored bubbles in the glass. Bad glass for sure. My last car had 60k miles and the same commute, not a single chip.

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Hi,
new here. Have had my Renegade less than 3 weeks. Have discovered tiny chips on the windshield. They just appear? It doesn't seem like they are from rocks. I know what they look like. They may have been there when I got the car and I didn't see them. The dealer said they use the same windshield in the Renegade as they do in the Compass. My Compass never had any problem?
Curious if others are experiencing this. Not even 3 weeks!
Hi Kmed,

Sorry to hear about your windshield. Did the dealer take care of the windshield for you?

Kathleen
Top Care Specialist
FCA Canada
 

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First off don't listen to rjadart. When you buy or lease something of high cost and value it should work or perform the way it is advertised. Yes, cracks and dings are bound to happen, no doubt about it. However, if you do more research (which I highly recommend) on all the issues Renegade owners are having with their windshields, you will see it goes far beyond the normal wear and tear. Have you ever had a windshield that just started to peel off on its own? Neither have I, but you will find multiple renegade owners who are having that problem. Have you ever gone to replace a windshield and can't because it's on backorder (3-4 weeks is my wait time right now, while my 12" crack in my windshield spreads), and there is no aftermarket glass currently available. It begs the question, "Why are there so many windshields on backorder, especially going on the second year Of their release?" By the way here are the cars I've owned: Ford Mustang GT, Volkswagon Jetta, Honda Element, Toyota FJ, MINI Cooper (2 door), Jeep Liberty, Jeep Compass, Kia Soul, MINI Countryman, Jeep Renegade. (I still own the the last two and the Jeep Compass) I have NEVER seen windshield problems like this before. You will also find in your research part of the problem has to do with the angle of the windshield. If you ask me, they should be paying for all replacements due to their poor windshield design. I'm also pretty confident rjadart is a Jeep employee of some sort (or Fiat Chrysler LLC, which is owns Jeep) since I've seen this person post on other threads negating people's issues. One of those other threads being about windshields and I believe this person copied and pasted what they wrote because it reads exactly the same to me. I'm surprised the haven't been hit with a civil suit yet.
 

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First off don't listen to rjadart. When you buy or lease something of high cost and value it should work or perform the way it is advertised. Yes, cracks and dings are bound to happen, no doubt about it. However, if you do more research (which I highly recommend) on all the issues Renegade owners are having with their windshields, you will see it goes far beyond the normal wear and tear. Have you ever had a windshield that just started to peel off on its own? Neither have I, but you will find multiple renegade owners who are having that problem. Have you ever gone to replace a windshield and can't because it's on backorder (3-4 weeks is my wait time right now, while my 12" crack in my windshield spreads), and there is no aftermarket glass currently available. It begs the question, "Why are there so many windshields on backorder, especially going on the second year Of their release?" By the way here are the cars I've owned: Ford Mustang GT, Volkswagon Jetta, Honda Element, Toyota FJ, MINI Cooper (2 door), Jeep Liberty, Jeep Compass, Kia Soul, MINI Countryman, Jeep Renegade. (I still own the the last two and the Jeep Compass) I have NEVER seen windshield problems like this before. You will also find in your research part of the problem has to do with the angle of the windshield. If you ask me, they should be paying for all replacements due to their poor windshield design. I'm also pretty confident rjadart is a Jeep employee of some sort (or Fiat Chrysler LLC, which is owns Jeep) since I've seen this person post on other threads negating people's issues. One of those other threads being about windshields and I believe this person copied and pasted what they wrote because it reads exactly the same to me. I'm surprised the haven't been hit with a civil suit yet.
There were a small batch of windshields with sealant issues. Odd because windshields are usually a pretty automated install, but they were there none the less. Nobody has been complaining about that for quite some time. As for Them being delicate, as rjadart said, welcome to modern windshields. CAFE bumps means manufacturers want to take off weight. Stagnating wages mean they need to control prices. That means you get thinner windshields because they are lighter and cheaper. If your vehicle doesn't have a windshield approaching horizontal, you have a higher risk of damage from normal road hazards. That's just the way things are. Another thing that is the way the market is moving are OEM only replacements for active crash avoidance features, as well as moving away from one model having one windshield and parts supply being easy also because of active crash avoidance. FCA in general keeps a shallower parts pipeline than others. This isn't news. I suspect what happens is that features go in batches on the assembly line. When the windshields for option configuration X hits, those windshields become scarce until the next change up in the pipeline.

Depending on options, some people are getting theirs in days, others weeks.

Also, with one post under your belt, you might want to chill out with calling people shills.
 
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