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2019 G550 cracked windshield

 
Old 04-06-2019, 11:48 PM
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Well, the sandstorm incident occured the day I dropped off the G63 for Xpel wrap. Got it back and the windshield is basically toast. Like you guys with the cracks, I need to bite the bullet and get a new one. So is 2 months the current wait time for a new one?
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Old 04-09-2019, 07:38 PM
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Was having a hard time keeping track of raw stats here, so went through and created a summary. The following have reported their windshields as cracked on this thread:

1. SierraFoxtrot
2. G8rh8rtampa
3. dballs2202
4. M1M2M3
5. ngarvin
6. WoodlandsGuy
7. ashleyg
8. medici78

Please add or let me know if you're listed on here in error. Prob a good idea to see how this progresses.
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Was having a hard time keeping track of raw stats here, so went through and created a summary. The following have reported their windshields as cracked on this thread:

1. SierraFoxtrot
2. G8rh8rtampa
3. dballs2202
4. M1M2M3
5. ngarvin
6. WoodlandsGuy
7. ashleyg
8. medici78


Please add or let me know if you're listed on here in error. Prob a good idea to see how this progresses.
Mine wasn't cracked. It was sandblasted in a dust storm. However, I wonder if this may stem from defective material as my friend was caught in the same storm and his car was nearly unscathed.
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Old 04-10-2019, 02:52 PM
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What month did you all take possession of your G? Just seeing if there's a pattern with earlier production vehicles or is it any and all that have been delivered. It'd be helpful to know when your vehicles were manufactured.

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Old 04-10-2019, 03:04 PM
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My truck is currently in getting ppf, tints, and also exoshield. it is supposed to make the windshield 6x stronger, for $400 i think its worth not being fearful every time driving on the highway that its going to chip/crack.

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My truck is currently in getting ppf, tints, and also exoshield. it is supposed to make the windshield 6x stronger, for $400 i think its worth not being fearful every time driving on the highway that its going to chip/crack.

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Please share photos when it is done. Cant wait to see it tinted and ppf'd etc
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Old 04-12-2019, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by JozWagon View Post
My truck is currently in getting ppf, tints, and also exoshield. it is supposed to make the windshield 6x stronger, for $400 i think its worth not being fearful every time driving on the highway that its going to chip/crack.
Interesting on the exoshield. OF course, its an extra 400 if the window cracks due to structural induced cracks
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Old 04-12-2019, 04:38 PM
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I think owners need to report this to NHTSA

If a crack is happening without a visible stone impact then the glass design is defective.
I had a similar issue with Maserati and it looked like a crack within the glass without any rough point impact.
The NHTSA depends on reports from owners and dealers to consider the design defective and force the maker to fix for free, recall or replace.

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I had a vertical crack form in the middle of the windshield today. I remember someone else recently had a cracked windshield on their 19'G550. I did not hear any "event" that would have caused it and there does not seem to be a chip. I hope this is not an inherent issue with these trucks. I know the upright windshield makes it more susceptible to flying debris, but I never had an issue on my old G550...

I take it in next week for replacement, assuming they can get the glass...
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:39 PM
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My replacement windshield arrived at my Mercedes dealership after waiting about 2 weeks. They started taking apart my car and then found the new windshield they just received was cracked too...

They now have no idea when another will arrive - It has now been about 5 weeks since the broken one came in, 7 weeks since the original cracked...
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Man I saw a new g550 in a grocery store lot today and the windshield had like 4 huge cracks
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:21 PM
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Sure would be interesting to know what % of 2019 Gís are experiencing cracked windshields, especially versus pre-2019 models. Better yet, how do these stats compare to Jeep Wranglers? Hard to fairly compare these 2 cars, though because the average G owner puts maybe 2,000 mi/yr on their car, whereas Jeep guys rack up more typical average miles per year, like 18,000 mi. Thus, Jeeps have tons more exposure time for their windshields, approaching nearly an order of magnitude more exposure time. If G windshields are anywhere near as bad as Wranglerís near vertical windshields, it's hardly worth replacing them when they do get busted, as the new windshield will very soon be cracked. Just the price of having such a stand up tall windshield, I guess.

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Sure would be interesting to know what % of 2019 Gís are experiencing cracked windshields, especially versus pre-2019 models. Better yet, how do these stats compare to Jeep Wranglers? Hard to fairly compare these 2 cars, though because the average G owner puts maybe 2,000 mi/yr on their car, whereas Jeep guys rack up more typical average miles per year, like 18,000 mi. Thus, Jeeps have tons more exposure time for their windshields, approaching nearly an order of magnitude more exposure time. If G windshields are anywhere near as bad as Wranglerís near vertical windshields, it's hardly worth replacing them when they do get busted, as the new windshield will very soon be cracked. Just the price of having such a stand up tall windshield, I guess.

i have had my 2019 G63 for a little over 2 months and I am averaging over 1,200 miles a month. It puts a smile on my face every day I get in it. I have other cars I could drive but the G is so much fun. With them being so sparse I get questions and people wanting to take pics etc. Like most here on the forum I enjoy sharing it.
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:00 PM
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i have had my 2019 G63 for a little over 2 months and I am averaging over 1,200 miles a month. It puts a smile on my face every day I get in it. I have other cars I could drive but the G is so much fun. With them being so sparse I get questions and people wanting to take pics etc. Like most here on the forum I enjoy sharing it.
Iím at almost six months and my G has almost 8kmi. So far, so good. 🤞
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Old 04-17-2019, 02:11 AM
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Iím at almost six months and my G has almost 8kmi. So far, so good. 🤞
love to see you guys really driving this thing..thatís great!
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:28 AM
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Iím at almost six months and my G has almost 8kmi. So far, so good. 🤞
Nice milage. Question - how is the G on the highway in terms of getting pulled left or right due to road crowning? My old G pulled HARD on highways with alot of crowning. Hiping this drives straight in the left (passing) lanes :-)
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Nice milage. Question - how is the G on the highway in terms of getting pulled left or right due to road crowning? My old G pulled HARD on highways with alot of crowning. Hiping this drives straight in the left (passing) lanes :-)
Thereís no pulling hard period. I just got home from a 1,000+ mile trip. At me point I got a bit bored, so I tried hands-free driving for a while. Once I got the steering wheel aligned just right, the G drove straight hands-free without need for corrections.
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:01 AM
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Just cracked my G63 Edition 1 Windshield while driving at 70 MPH with approx 4500 Miles on the odometer. This was a spider crack and it did not run and it was repaired successfully and is very difficult to see now.
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Thereís no pulling hard period. I just got home from a 1,000+ mile trip. At me point I got a bit bored, so I tried hands-free driving for a while. Once I got the steering wheel aligned just right, the G drove straight hands-free without need for corrections.
Delighted to hear that! My main use for the G will be bi weekly 200 drives to and from NYC / Vermont. Its about 100miles on a straight highway (87). No i just worry about the windsheild. When I get it the first day I will be adding a windshield protection of some sort.
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My replacement windshield arrived at my Mercedes dealership after waiting about 2 weeks. They started taking apart my car and then found the new windshield they just received was cracked too...

They now have no idea when another will arrive - It has now been about 5 weeks since the broken one came in, 7 weeks since the original cracked...
****, this is terrible. So sorry!!
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Just cracked my G63 Edition 1 Windshield while driving at 70 MPH with approx 4500 Miles on the odometer. This was a spider crack and it did not run and it was repaired successfully and is very difficult to see now.
how did the crack develop? Did something hit it?
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how did the crack develop? Did something hit it?
I think it was a pebble. At least it sounded like that and there was a definite impact spot. The good news is that it did not run and the spider crack was about the size of a dime and easy to repair. It can still be seen if looking for it but I donít plan on replacing the windshield considering how frequently I expect it to get cracked if it is anything like my previous 2015 G. I think I patched that windshield 3 or 4 times.
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