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Old 08-15-2009, 06:22 AM
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2009 Accord-Crack in windshield

I came to Houston from New Orleans with my daughter to see my son. I have a 2009 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 with Navi. with 2500 miles. A rock hit about an inch from the edge of the glass where the inspection sticker is located. The crack is about 8 inches long. Anyone have good experience with repairing an 8 inch crack? I realize it may have to be replaced but thought about trying the repair first. Also, if it has to be replaced any opinion on getting OEM windshield?
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Old 08-15-2009, 07:00 AM
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as long as you catch the crack early and the crack hasnt migrated to the end of the glass, it should be repairable. I have a company called NOVUS who did my cracked windshields. They do a great job and i do believe they are nation wide. they will come right out to you and do the repair.
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Not worth repairing, it's just going to get worse, 8" is pretty long, plus the windshield is part of your safety barrier in conjunction with the actual frame of the car.

As for replacement, you don't need to get "OEM", as long as you get the name brand such as PPG, Pilkington, etc. as they are made for OEM application but won't cost you an arm and leg as the OEM prices would be.
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Some states require insurance companies to pay the cost of glass replacement with no deductible, SC requires that they cover all glass and not just the windshield. When my windshield in my Camry cracked they replaced it no charge.
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Not worth repairing, it's just going to get worse, 8" is pretty long, plus the windshield is part of your safety barrier in conjunction with the actual frame of the car.

As for replacement, you don't need to get "OEM", as long as you get the name brand such as PPG, Pilkington, etc. as they are made for OEM application but won't cost you an arm and leg as the OEM prices would be.
+1 on everything above, but in my case I asked for the price diff to get an OEM Honda-marked windshield (made by PPG) vs. a PPG. Insurance covered it either way at no cost (including deductible) to me. Might be worth it to ask.
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I agree with Aviography. 8" is likely too long to repair. You could probably stop it from growing larger, but I'd also recommend a new windshield. Check the glass deductible on your insurance.

+1 on the NOVUS recommendation. I had them replace the rear glass in my 98 civic. The guy was a pro and did a great job.
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OEM glass has evident problem with cracks (more cracks than average glass), I would stay away from it if I could. You are not only person with cracked windshield.
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I dont even think most glass places will fix an 8" crack...
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Thanks for the information. I was figuring that it would probably need to be replaced. I will check with NOVUS but my insurance has Safelite as their recommended glass company. As with Cajun I would like to get the replacement as OEM Honda marked. If it is PPG made then do not see a problem. But right now not sure what my insurance company will do. I think they will require the comp. deductible but will wait an see. They did say if the crack is longer than a dollar bill then they recommend replacement. If so then so be it. Thanks for the insight. Glenn
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thats strange u say that...me and some friends took a road trip to ikea (in houston) from new orleans last monday...we borrowed one of thier grandparents 08 suburban and about 3 hours into our voyage we get hit by a rock and have a crack probably 2 inches from the top of the windshield to about an inch to the bottom..ughh...luckily they were cool about it and said accidents happen ...hope the same doesnt happen to me when i head that way for my vacation next month...anyways let us know the cost on the windshield im just curious to know
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Are you saying this is common with accords?

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OEM glass has evident problem with cracks (more cracks than average glass), I would stay away from it if I could. You are not only person with cracked windshield.
Can you please share in more detail what you know about this? While the prior posts seem to be discussing cracks brought about by accidental impacts, i.e. rocks, your post suggests that there is a problem with the workmanship that is causing cracks.
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I came to Houston from New Orleans with my daughter to see my son. I have a 2009 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 with Navi. with 2500 miles. A rock hit about an inch from the edge of the glass where the inspection sticker is located. The crack is about 8 inches long. Anyone have good experience with repairing an 8 inch crack? I realize it may have to be replaced but thought about trying the repair first. Also, if it has to be replaced any opinion on getting OEM windshield?
Thanks,
Glenn
I had a similar experience with my 08 LXP and was advised that since Honda uses the windshield for structural integrity anything above 6 inches should be replaced, not repaired. I had full glass on my insurance so no cost. Could have had OEM but chose Safelight as it was more expedient.
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Thats crazy. I too got a big chip in my windshield on my last trip from New Orleans back to Houston. This huge truck had mud and rocks flinging up in the air on I-10. I was sad to see it cause that size of a chip.
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