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#1 (permalink) Old 06-04-2006, 07:00 PM
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Don't break your Windshield!!

The other day I was driving into the sun for the first time and WOW the windshield was full of scratches

Some where between Japan and me the windshield met with something abrasive..

The good news is that it is covered by Toyota under warranty

The BAD news is that this has to be replaced with a factory windshield
(too new for local windshield suppliers to provide one) and windshields are backlogged. I am 52nd in line for one.

Waiting a month for a new windshield is no big deal for me but if you get a rock through one your RAV will be out of action for a while until they sort out the backlog issue.
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wow ... that is a long wait! The other day a rock came off a truck and aimed for my head the windshield did it's job, but the rock made me close my eyes for impact loud sound but no damage so far 8)
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If you hear it hit, it probably left a pit, which will show up as a sparkling diamond when headed into the sunlight.

Also I would not want aftermarket glass, it may not have the UV reduction filters the factory glass has or those little black dots that make up the "tinting" around the mirror. In fact I have never gotten an aftermarket windshield that did not have some type of optical distortion.
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wait, wait
I don't understand what happened.
 
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wait, wait
I don't understand what happened.
The glass has scratches on it and has to be replaced..

Cause unknown
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I believe I am the owner of the 1st (or at least one of the first) OEM replacement windshields for the RAV. Took delivery of mine 3/06/06 and it had a chip in the windshield from a highway rock. Took delivery with a signed IOU from the dealer (was a small chip so was driveable) for a new windshield to replace the busted one. Took 3 weeks to get in and replaced and I was told I was the first one ordered in the US...
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BarnyFife,

Does the front windshield actually have UV protection or not? All the windows on mine except for the front windshield have the etched UV or UVS letters on them. Does yours?

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Darn it, I thought it was on all of them.

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I just got a ding on my windshield from a rock on the highway. I never saw the rock coming, but the sound wasnt that loud on impact, so that tells me it wasnt a very big rock, maybe it was the angle the rock hit the windshield or something. I must confrim what others have said on this forum, the windshield on the RAV4 cracks pretty easily.
Does any know if the insurance company will pay for the repair of the star on the windshield or do they just pay for windshield replacements?
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Does any know if the insurance company will pay for the repair of the star on the windshield or do they just pay for windshield replacements?
Actually, in most cases, the insurance company will pay the full charge of the repair, but you will have to pay the deductible if the windshield is replaced.

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