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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-24-2016, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Windshield Stress Crack

I originally posted this in Maserati Life but since I'm new here I can't include a link to it. You can find it with pictures if you look for: Stress crack - windshield on my new Levante

Took delivery in early November. Couple of weeks ago went to car in the morning to find cracked windshield. Maserati has approved it for warranty repair. It was clear there was no road debris damage. Should have new glass in next week. I'm hearing this is a known problem but not sure how extensive.

Please reply if you know anything about the issue, how widespread it is, or if you've had the same problem.

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This didn't happen after going over any bumps or anything even? You just found it like this in the garage ?
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Did you by any chance inspect around the entire area the windshield is mounted? Quite possible it wasn't mounted properly and just maybe before that other things were going on, like excessive wind noise, etc.

Hopefully this is just an isolated case and not wide spread.
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I have the same problem. I had a stress crack on my windshield at the same place. I picked up my car on December 1st and on January 12th it appeared from nowhere.
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I have the same problem. I had a stress crack on my windshield at the same place. I picked up my car on December 1st and on January 12th it appeared from nowhere.
What has your dealer said about it ??
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I took possession of my car end of November. Saturday January 28th, I woke up to my windshield cracked in the same spot as everyone else. How is this happening? Spoke to dealer- J Starr Motors, they said to call them in the morning to get it handled. I hope this will be quickly resolved.
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That's really messed up. Maybe the change in temp or something is causing it to stress crack ? Not enough room on either side of it to expand and contract?
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That's really messed up. Maybe the change in temp or something is causing it to stress crack ? Not enough room on either side of it to expand and contract?
It could be there are a run of trucks with improperly fitted windshields which would cause cracks like this to happen under certain conditions. My dealer hasn't seen any issues with this as of yet, but I'm curiously waiting to see if this is isolated to a few trucks, or if this becomes a bigger issue.
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Odd.. probably aren't enough reports of it to justify them even listing a TSB or anything of the sort. Hopefully it isn't a common re-occurrence. Time will tell I guess.
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Could even be that the body flexes too much causing this to happen and unfortunately with that sort of flex, stress on the windshield is a result of it. But that`s not to say that is whats happening here. Could be anything for all I know, but a possibility.

Hopefully we can get some answers soon enough.
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