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    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.

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    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.
    https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/show...GT-w-Tech-pakg

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

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    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?

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    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 doesnít mean itíd be stronger against rock-hit.

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    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.

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    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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    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)


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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by pcardoza View Post
    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.
    Were they OEM replacements each time?

    Have the wiper heaters, rain sensors and cameras been working as expected since the replacements?

    I have a star the size of a quarter that Iím not sure will make it to the shop without cracking. although I did already drive 30 miles back from the mountain with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001birdowner View Post
    Were they OEM replacements each time?

    Have the wiper heaters, rain sensors and cameras been working as expected since the replacements?

    I have a star the size of a quarter that I*m not sure will make it to the shop without cracking. although I did already drive 30 miles back from the mountain with it.
    Safelite did the necessary calibration. No problems after installation.

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    My GTR did not get re-calibrated after either windshield replacement and everything works perfectly.

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    So far I got lucky and they were able to fill it. Still a visible star, so Iím concerned it will eventually crack.

    I must say this windshield can take a lot more than the first gen.

    This was a pretty big rock. Low speed but big hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001birdowner View Post
    So far I got lucky and they were able to fill it. Still a visible star, so I*m concerned it will eventually crack.

    I must say this windshield can take a lot more than the first gen.

    This was a pretty big rock. Low speed but big hit.
    From personal experience, if you get the star filled/repaired, it shouldn't crack any further. The first car I had ('84 Chevy Celebrity), I got a star crack from a semi that was throwing up rocks and gravel. It was small, maybe the size of the eraser on a pencil. It happened in the fall, and overnight, the crack expanded all the way across the windshield due to the temperature changes. Since that car, whenever I get a star/chip/crack on my windshields, I get it repaired as quickly as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sm1ke View Post
    From personal experience, if you get the star filled/repaired, it shouldn't crack any further. The first car I had ('84 Chevy Celebrity), I got a star crack from a semi that was throwing up rocks and gravel. It was small, maybe the size of the eraser on a pencil. It happened in the fall, and overnight, the crack expanded all the way across the windshield due to the temperature changes. Since that car, whenever I get a star/chip/crack on my windshields, I get it repaired as quickly as possible.
    Iíve had plenty of chips repaired before but never one with a star like this, so Iím just not as not as optimistic.

    They didnít say anything one way or the other, so time will tell.

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