Yes.Has anyone else noticed that the windshield chips easier and or cracks?
And I think that's the reason. I really doubt auto glass formulations very widely among manufacturers...I think it's the almost straight up and down nature of the windshield to be honest. It doesn't really slope like a car windshield does
Again, I doubt it; other than the angle of the windshield (even your Compass probably has a steeper angle).Interesting I don't remember having a chip or crack in any vehicle I owned until my 2016 Limited Renegade. [...] Perhaps it is a Renegade issue?
Yeah angle or whatever... Renegade is the only type I had chips in in 40+ years of driving. Seems from my personal experience the Renegade for whatever reason chipped easier.Again, I doubt it; other than the angle of the windshield (even your Compass probably has a steeper angle).
We keep our cars at least 10 to 15 years. And every single car we've ever had, got chips and bullseye cracks. The windshields eventually look like "starry night" against the sun. Especially ehre in Colorado after a couple winters; we've lived here before, and it was the same then.
Both of our new 2009 Mk5 Volkswagens got bullseye hits to their windshields within a month or two of purchase, driving the DC Beltway and the B-W Parkway...
Well, my Trailhawk's Renegade windshield was made by Saint-Gobain Sekurit. The homologation E-mark is E9, which means the windshield got its European approval in Spain.Yeah angle or whatever...
You've got nerve, with that Tricolor under your avatar...French Glass. They should've gone with Pilkington.
I agree, regarding cracks; either by themselves, or radiating from chips or "bullseyes."any cracked windscreen should be replaced. It makes of part of the structural rigidity and safety of modern cars.
Yes, I had to replace my jeep windshield, (3) times!! I couldn't afford the factory windshield anymore, the guy at Safellite said, it had to do with the way the windshield like straight up, not slanted like other vehicles. So, the impact of rocks and debris can easily crack or chip the windshield, he said, he has alot of calls for windshield replacement on the Jeep RenegadesHas anyone else noticed that the windshield chips easier and or cracks? Within 4 months ive had 2 chips and 1 replacement does jeep use cheap glass? And my replacement was an factory windshield
Unfortunately, according to the Corning Glass web site...Check out Gorilla Glass - Jeep dealerships and others have it
Hi Marek. You may be missing something; however, you are correct about the Gorilla glass. My bad. The article that I had read was not specific on Jeep model. In any case thanks for your investigative skills. Happy trails!Unfortunately, according to the Corning Glass web site...
Corning Gorilla Glass Option for Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator Windshields | Corning
...Gorilla Glass is only available for the Wrangler and Gladiator.
It says it's now a factory option, three years after availability as a replacement windshield. But again, only for the Wrangler and Gladiator.
Unless I'm missing something...?
Welcome!I've had my renegade for approx 1 year. It had a crack within days off the lot. I also noticed what looks like thousands of very tiny air bubbles when the sun hits it. It can't be wear because it was brand new. Still has less than 25k miles on it.