There is a chip and crack on the bottom inside of the windshield. The damage is located just above the driver's side wiper, on the left side of the windshield, in the bottom frit (black dots). The chip is approximately 3/8" in diameter and the crack running horizontally through it is 7.5" long.
In Georgia, it's illegal to drive a vehicle with a multi-directional crack that is longer than 3" in any direction.
February 14, 2020 | Atlanta, Georgia
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February 15-17, 2020 | Atlanta, Georgia
I contacted three windshield repair shops to look at the crack to see if it could be repaired. Because the damage extends to the inside of the glass, they refused to do the work. They advised me that they couldn't guarnetee the repair because it would not be structurally strong enough since the damage is at the edge of the windshield.
I then contacted Curry Honda of Atlanta to see if a replacement would be covered under the 3-year, 36,000 mile warranty and was told it would not be. They also refused to do the windshield replacement and advised that the vehicle is unsafe and illegal to drive until the replacement is done. They advised me to have a Honda Certified OEM windshield installed by another dealer to insure the ADAS system would function properly. After-market windshields will not allow the lane-departure system to calibrate correctly because the thicknesses are different.
I called multiple Honda dealerships to get quotes for the replacement. Estimates are below with total after tax and pdf copies from each dealer.
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