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Anyone had to replace their windshield yet?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by brochacho, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. Apr 3, 2019 at 3:25 PM
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    MyWyfsRnnr

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    So, We just had our windshield replaced by a good local company and when I sat in the car the mirror seemed lower, took some measurements and the mirror is mounted almost 2 inches lower than stock. The black "printing" on the new windshield extends down past the little dot stippeling. Just an FYI/Buyer Beware for all you out there. it is really annoying and there is nothing the glas sshop can or is willing to do about it apparently because that is how they come from the aftermarket factory. Just check your glass before you get everything replaced. I may end up having to pay to have a brand new windshield removed and replaced.
     
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  2. Apr 3, 2019 at 3:29 PM
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    Wow there is no way I would accept that answer. If it’s a defective windshield they should replace it. I had Safelite replace one for a OEM one due to the rain sensor not working on the aftermarket on a Range Rover I had.
     
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  3. Apr 3, 2019 at 3:36 PM
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    I'm scrolling pics of 4runner windshields and it might be for a limited ... more to follow. I am not giving up on this one
     
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  4. Apr 3, 2019 at 3:43 PM
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    Here is the difference between the styles
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  5. Apr 3, 2019 at 5:36 PM
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    Recall that they're double jointed. There are two pivot points, not one. Took me 3 years to figure that out in my last vehicle. Always wished it was higher... then I finally figured out how to get it higher.

    Not suggesting you're wrong here. If it's mounted lower that would be annoying.
     
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  6. Apr 4, 2019 at 8:35 AM
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    2nd pic is what the replacement on mine looks like
     
  7. Apr 11, 2019 at 1:14 PM
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    When I had my tacoma the rear view mirror is really low , well I found a guy on the forums who makes a mount that raises it about two inches and is a great investment, could look into those ? Mine sold with the taco wished I’d taken it off ..
     
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  8. Apr 15, 2019 at 10:05 PM
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    I purchased the Tacoma riser. We will see if it works. The glass shop is apparently having phone issues . I'm not giving up but at least the mirror will be out if the way until this is resolved.
     
  9. Apr 16, 2019 at 5:10 AM
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    First rock chip. Wasn't even that hard of a hit. At least my insurance company repairs chips for free. Used safelight, came to my door.
     
  10. Apr 16, 2019 at 6:20 AM
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    Where do you live? Most states do not allow a deductible for auto glass replacements.
     
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  11. Apr 16, 2019 at 7:15 AM
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    Went to my insurance agency this morning. Glass company should call me soon. Replacement will be free of charge and they come to the house.
     
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  12. Apr 16, 2019 at 5:47 PM
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    They just about all do now. Even in the winter they heat the sealant right in their truck.
     
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  13. May 6, 2019 at 1:27 PM
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    I replaced my 2018 4Runner windshield at 6 weeks old. Used Safelite thru insurance, State Farm OEM & didn’t pay a dime. Needed another 4 months later & decided to pay out of pocket. Safelite quoted me $850 for OEM, $ 489 for aftermarket. I called AAA auto glass $260 aftermarket Pilkington installed.
     
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  14. May 7, 2019 at 9:02 AM
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    Just had this one fixed by Safelite. Of course it happens while driving to IN for a training event. Never fails but that repair seems good
     
  15. May 7, 2019 at 5:50 PM
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    I had mine replaced four times when I was living in Ohio by Safelite. Granted 4th gen, not 5th. Safelite does a great job.

    However, Cleveland/Akron stretch of 77 there's so many pieces of broken pavement and dump trucks full of gravel, I felt like something was always hitting the windshield. Meanwhile, I've been in Charlotte for five years and never once had to replace it. (Of course I'll get a crack tomorrow, smh...)

    I think northern climates are more at risk due to potholes and pavement debris, shoulder collection of refuse, rock salt, damage from winter. Not to mention colder temperatures.
     
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  16. May 9, 2019 at 5:35 AM
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    How did this come about?
     
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  17. May 9, 2019 at 2:08 PM
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    To be determined
    I noticed the issue right after purchase and took it in
    Dealer inspected and got the work approved
     
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  18. May 9, 2019 at 4:08 PM
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    So it was pitting from the start do to road particles?
     
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  19. May 9, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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    Indeed. No idea why.. paint was/is perfect but the windshield was terrible
     
  20. May 9, 2019 at 5:01 PM
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    I have seen this with mine now and I have had it since Sunday
     
  21. May 9, 2019 at 5:07 PM
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    Have you called the dealer? I’d get it in their system pretty soon so they can get the ball rolling on a replacement
    I wonder now if this will become more common.. possibly a bad batch of windshields:notsure:
    Granted we’re only two out of a ton.. but, just how many people would catch it?
     
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  22. May 10, 2019 at 5:07 AM
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    Lol.... I'm sure it's going to be that is normal.....
     
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    Guaranteed!
     
  24. Jun 4, 2019 at 1:52 PM
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    So, what was the overall price you guys have found for OEM glass? Any issues with leaking after installation?
     
  25. Jun 5, 2019 at 7:31 AM
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    depends on who did the job. some glass installers are great so some are not careful and will damage the roof liner and damage the paint .. the rust then the leaks .

    OEM glass you can call dealership on your specific runner for costs..OEM glass is soft and does pit easy on these. also very thin probably to reduce weight ..
     
  26. Jun 5, 2019 at 8:12 AM
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    Just got my first chip this past weekend. Very tiny right now, though I've got a zero deductible on comprehensive claims so whenever I have to get it fixed or replaced I won't be out a penny.
     
  27. Jun 5, 2019 at 8:26 AM
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  28. Jun 25, 2019 at 1:34 PM
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    Hey guys new to the forum here. My windshield just cracked (nickel size) and its only a month old. Probably going to replace it with OEM glad through Safelite. After I do so do I have to go back to the dealer to get my sensors or anything like that reset? I’ve never done this before with this being my first “new car” and want to make sure I’m doing everything right. Thanks!
     
  29. Jun 26, 2019 at 5:50 AM
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    I doubt you will have to go to dealership with the windshield replacing.
    now if this was a BMW well that is with many sensors and is a very specific part required.

    if any error codes come on or the radio/sat does not work then you should check out the vehicle before and after the window guy does the job..

    post how safelite did the job.. any problems ..
     
  30. Aug 2, 2019 at 2:47 PM
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    FUCK I will be soon!

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