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    Can somebody please help me?

    Ive read a couple of things on here about cracked windscreens. Parked up car last night at 1 a.m. Went out at 6 a.m. and there is an 8 inch crack from the passenger side of the windscreen.

    I cannot see a chip or puncture mark on the screen and was wondering if it could be a stress fracture?

    Is it worth going to the dealer and getting checked out? The car is 6 months old with 3800 miles on clock. Also, what should I be saying to them? I dont want to be fobbed off if It is their poor workmanship thats caused it

    Cheers

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    it sounds like a stress fracture...but proving it will be nigh on impossible at the dealers.. try them, but expect that you will have to get it done on your insurance

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    I thought that might be the case. Is this commen on the facelift as Im starting to wonder whether Ive done the right thing purchasing another Vx, even though Ive had them since started driving 10 years ago

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    the cracking is very uncommon... so don't worry about the vectra too much..yes, it does happen but it's not usual.

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    Cheers for that. Puts my mind a bit more at ease. Will try dealer but I fear a £60 insurance job is on the cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    the cracking is very uncommon... so don't worry about the vectra too much..yes, it does happen but it's not usual.



    Just cos you been away for a while there's no need to suffer amnesia Mark, mine went exactly the same way and when I was bleeting about it loads of other members had the same experience.

    Was it parked on uneven ground at the time?

    Vx dealers won't help, they have trouble getting Vx to replace ones that break in transit between them and the factory.

    Strange thing though, I had mine replaced and even a 50 mph impact didn't break this one.

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    If it's only 6months old and there are no signs of chips at either end then Vx will cover under the 12mth warranty. They did mine and it was 10 months old. Get it in to the stealers.

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    I had this happen, On very very close inspection I spotted a chip the size of a fullstop 3-4 mm from the edge in the blackend section. And I had to use the insurance to replace it.

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    A friend of mine brought a new renault megane coupe when they first came out, it had a new windscreen (under warranty) approximately every 3 months till he sold it a year later!

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    : same happened to mine...The Mistery Crack"

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