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My Taos just turned 2000 miles. I recall hearing one tiny rock hit the windshield and see a tiny chip where that happened. But I have maybe 12-15 more I never heard and I am the only driver. Have never had a car that seems to chip so easily.

None a big enough to worry about aside from aesthetics and disappointment. And a feeling the glass quality might be sub-par.

Anyone else or is it just me?
 

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it isn't usually the glass quality in my experience but the slope of it. it basically sucks around here for rocks so maybe I'm used to it. I go through so many windshields on many cars/trucks
 

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That's an interesting take on it. I wonder.

Can say I have had MANY cars, a few RV's, etc and this is the first that seems to get chipped so easily.
 

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My Taos just turned 2000 miles. I recall hearing one tiny rock hit the windshield and see a tiny chip where that happened. But I have maybe 12-15 more I never heard and I am the only driver. Have never had a car that seems to chip so easily.

None a big enough to worry about aside from aesthetics and disappointment. And a feeling the glass quality might be sub-par.

Anyone else or is it just me?
I have the same issue, car only has 2400 miles and 600 of it was from this weekend. I also have a bunch of little chips in the windshield already and im also the only driver.
Its true about certain windshield angles playing a part but i didnt think our angle (or lack of) was an issue like a Jeep Wrangler known for eating windshields.
 

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I have the same issue, car only has 2400 miles and 600 of it was from this weekend. I also have a bunch of little chips in the windshield already and im also the only driver.
Its true about certain windshield angles playing a part but i didnt think our angle (or lack of) was an issue like a Jeep Wrangler known for eating windshields.
I agree. I wonder what a dealer will say as to the glass quality and if perhaps there is a defect. I intend to do first pil change at 5,000 so will test the waters then.
 

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My Taos just turned 2000 miles. I recall hearing one tiny rock hit the windshield and see a tiny chip where that happened. But I have maybe 12-15 more I never heard and I am the only driver. Have never had a car that seems to chip so easily.

None a big enough to worry about aside from aesthetics and disappointment. And a feeling the glass quality might be sub-par.

Anyone else or is it just me?
Hi Bob. I feel your pain and disappointment. My SE just turned 8,000 miles and had the same happen recently. I heard the rock hit and stopped to inspect it. It was a very, very minor chip, not even half the size of a BB and within minutes it spread to about 8 inches.
 

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Hi Bob. I feel your pain and disappointment. My SE just turned 8,000 miles and had the same happen recently. I heard the rock hit and stopped to inspect it. It was a very, very minor chip, not even half the size of a BB and within minutes it spread to about 8 inches.
Wow. So sorry. Have you had the windshield replaced? Did it look factory? Were the cameras, etc well aligned? Did you question the glass quality?

Small sampling here but we see several experiencing windshield issues.

As an aside, anyone from VW North America lurking in these forums? Care to comment if so?
 

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This happened to me after about 3 weeks of ownership last summer. In my case, I never heard anything hit the window. I just noticed it as I was parking one day.
Fortunately it was on the passenger side down where the dashboard meets the glass. The pic makes it look bigger than it actually was. I called my insurance and a Safelite tech came out and patched it up with a resin kit. After the patch you can barely tell there was damage, although when the sun hits it at just the right angle I can see a little fleck of light being reflected which immediately catches my attention from the drivers seat, which reminds me how annoying it was to happen on a new car!

Apparently I've been very lucky with windshields because this is my first glass chip I've had after owning 7 vehicles over the past 30 years. * knock on wood *

Tires on the other hand have been my consistent curse. If there is a screw or nail anywhere in the road, I am guaranteed to hit in the worst possible spot on the tire!

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Wow. I think that looks severe enough to replace the windshield to avoid cracking further. Just my opinion.
The picture makes it look much bigger than it actually was. I think a quarter coin would've covered up all of it, including the cracks that extend out. It was patched back in August 2021, and there has been no sign of further cracking
 

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My wife's Honda Fit seemed to go through windshields about once a year. My Atlas caught a rock right where the glass meets the roof. At the end of the day the crack was already 2 feet long.
No windshields were available locally so had to be shipped from Tennessee. The windshield arrived broken and had to be reordered. It's funny about cars. My Tiguan was guaranteed to find nails.
My Atlas rocks. I don;t know what I will find with my Taos.
 

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Wow. So sorry. Have you had the windshield replaced? Did it look factory? Were the cameras, etc well aligned? Did you question the glass quality?

Small sampling here but we see several experiencing windshield issues.

As an aside, anyone from VW North America lurking in these forums? Care to comment if so?
Hi Bob, i have not had the windshield replaced yet but i do have the claim started.
 

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My Gen 1 Tiguan got pummeled in a sandstorm and the windshield had a sparkly, finish to it afterward that was very distracting. Before I knew what happened, i had tried to clean the inside and the cloth I had must have had a grain of sand on it and scratched the inside. So had to replace the windshield.

Sand in the wrong place can scratch and chip windshields. It doesn’t need to be a heavy rock you notice hitting you.
 
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