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Thread: Only OEM windshield for now.

  1. #31
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    2017 CX5 GT FWD

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    Oct 2017
    I just drove away from Safelite in Missouri. The windshield is on back order after mine cracked (and continues to crack) after a rock chip. This will cost me $566, when a windshield becomes available. This could take weeks though.

  2. #32
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    2016 CX5 GT /Tech

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    May 2015
    My 2016 CX5 GT just got a cracked windshield again. First one was replaced in 2015, back then it took over 3 month to get a new windshield.
    It appears if the hit is near the edge it will crack very easily.

  3. #33
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    Nov 2019
    I have done my windshield replacement in 2018 and till now it's clean and clear and t's been done by safelite.

  4. #34
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    Cx-5 Sport

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    Nov 2019
    My 16 has about three hits on it now. A couple of streaks along the right side that I couldnt glue quick enough.

    I try to always carry a RainX kit. I think they have the best glue. If you glue a star right away it works best. If you wait til you get to a shop it can and usually will spread.

    I kind of think one of them was spontaneous or due to a defect but I wonder if the newer OEM windshields are thicker?

  5. #35
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    2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech

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    Plano, Texas, USA

    Arrow Only OEM windshield for now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mazdiod2 View Post
    ⋯ I kind of think one of them was spontaneous or due to a defect but I wonder if the newer OEM windshields are thicker?
    Yeah the windshield on newer gen-2 CX-5 is definitely a bit thicker due to the use of acoustic laminated glass. But this doesn’t mean it’d be stronger against rock-hit.

  6. #36
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    cx5 gt +pp 2018

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    Dec 2018
    driving in Arizona means going through windshields faster than tires + so many people drive huge work pickup trucks with large tires and throw small stones everywhere on the city highways.
    I also keep RainX chip repair at hand.

    To me it seems the 2nd gen windshield is very fragile too. I usually have to repair at least 1 chip every other month.

  7. #37
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    CX-5 2017 GT AWD

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    Nov 2017
    New York
    My CX5 GT 2017 had a windshield replacement in the just less than a year. The glass was replaced and done by Safelite.

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    13' CX-5 and 16' Mazda6 both Touring w/Tech/Bose

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    Glendale, AZ
    Made in USA Pilkington windshield here. OEM supplier for Lexus and others. In Arizona Insurance companies are required to offer windshield coverage but not include it to coverage . It's a groovy windshield to rock (no pun intended)

  9. #39
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    2019 Mazda CX-5 GTR

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    Feb 2019
    Plymouth MA
    I've replaced two windshields on my GTR since buying it last Feb. The first was in March and the second two weeks ago. Safelite could not find a windshield in stock anywhere and told me they were on national backorder. I called the dealer and they found one in 10 minutes. They recommended a mobile service and it was replaced two days later.

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