It's a Carlex windshield (Subaru doesn't make it).Windshiled is very cheap quality, I had it replaced cus it created speckles which was blinding me .. Hope subaru will fix this windshield with better quality.
Get it filled now, save yourself the hassle.man I took a shot to the windshield from a rock that bounced out of a recycling truck over Easter weekend. It hit the lower portion of the windshield and left a few scuff marks but I’m just waiting for a crack to start. Although it doesn’t look that bad, but wow it hit hard and gave the kids a scare. I couldnt avoid it but saw it fly off.
Unfortunately is a pretty big crack goes from the corner of the passenger side to almost the middle of the windshield it grew yesterday. I will take a photo when I leave today from work.Can it be repaired?
My guess is that this is a new windshield so it has limited supply which poses an issue for people. Add in that the cost of getting replaced is increased with getting eyesight re-calibrated and the question of "is my insurance going to cover calibration?"I had my windshield replaced last year on my previous lease (BMW) and a cracked fog light granted I was living in the Detroit area streets are really in bad shape plus winter. But with that you can imagine how many rocks and stuff I got hit in my windshield and only one cracked and it was a tiny it got fixed during winter but first day of above 50 weather and a big crack showed up in the area they fixed.
Anyways first rock with the Subaru huge crack and need a new windshield.. Glad I'm not in Michigan, FL has no deductible. Granted it was bad luck, but I was part of the forum for my previous lease and barely saw people with windshield cracked in three years.
With time will see if is just bad luck or there's something going on with the windshields although after that class action lawsuit for the 2015 - 2016 outbacks and legacy windshields. I believe Subaru paid more attention to their glass supplier quality.
This is good advice. I had someone coming to do mine once (on a different vehicle) and the morning they came it spread into a large crack that could not be repaired. I was kicking myself since it had been just a chip for over a week. DO IT RIGHT AWAY!Get it filled now, save yourself the hassle.
do they have regulation on how thin front layer must be, to be with in government standards for on-road use?This notion that the windshield is cheap, thin, junky, poor quality etc etc is ridiculous. All windshields need to meet certain government standards for on-road use. That being said there is no government standards for height, angle or aerodynamics for windshields. There are definitely poor designs out on the road as far as body and windshield aerodynamics and the Ascent appears to be one of them. A previous vehicle we owned that the windshield also received every rock in its path was the Scion Xb. Some vehicles windshields are rock magnets suffering multiple cracked and chipped windshields.
I mean isn't a windshield getting hit with a rock and cracking more of a luck of the draw thing rather than a question of quality? At the end of the day it is laminated tempered glass. The velocity, trajectory, size, density, and surface of the object hitting the windshield are all going to be a factor. Plus factor in random chance and people are going to have glass crack when hit with a rock. Just because it has never happened to you before in other cars isn't a question of quality but of chance.
On a forum you are going to see a higher than average failure because that is were people typically go when things go wrong add in that you need eyesight calibrated and the OEM glass is a bit scarce since it is a year one car.
I was going 90 and had a rock come straight in between my eyes. It scarred the crap out of me, but the glass took it just fine without a crack. Cleaning my windshield yesterday I found a small chip on the passenger side but it is tiny and doesn't appear to be expanding. I've owned 4 cars and have replaced glass on two of them in my time of ownership. In the last 10 cars I've rented, I have cracked the glass on 2 of them.
At the end of the day it is just the luck of the draw. I am sure the angle of the glass plays a part.