Common Windows Problems

  1. Cracked Windshields

    Since 2015 there has been a surge in complaints about Subaru windshields that crack spontaneously. Many believe this is due to a design switch to 'acoustic glass.' Owners want compensation from Subaru because windshield replacements come wi…

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Where Windows Complaints Happen

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Recent Windows News

There's a lot of news out there, but not all of it matters. We try to boil down it to the most important bits about things that actually help you with your car problem. Interested in getting these stories in an email? Signup for free email alerts over at CarComplaints.com.

  1. The lawsuit against Subaru's crappy windshields will move forward after partially surviving the automaker's motion to dismiss.

    The windhsields crack and chip at an alarming rate, but Subaru doesn't cover replacements under warranty if the issue is due to a defect. According to them the warranty only covers material or workmanship issues. Strange position to take, but ok.

    While a few allegations were removed due to legal technacilities, the judge said dismissing the case entirely at this point would be premature.…

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  2. Just a month after Powell v. Subaru, a second lawsuit is accusing the automaker of selling cars with defective windshields.

    The plaintiffs say the use of "acoustic glass" in the windshields seems to correspond with the uptick in complaints.…

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  3. The lawsuit says Subaru refuses to pay for repairs under warranty even though the cracks are not being caused by an external force, but some internal defect.

    Additionally, the cost to replace the windshield skyrockets because the EyeSight system needs to be recalibrated each time.

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  4. This year's Farmer's Almanac predicts winter to be a long, cold slap in the face. Especially for those of us in the northern areas. My least favorite part of winter? Scraping the darn windshield.

    Luckily, Subaru unintentionally came up with a solution to that problem. Unfortunately, it's a massive safety risk and needs to be recalled immediately.…

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