Our Workhorse Pickup Gets New Glass - 2015 Ford F-150 Long-Term Road Test

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edited June 2015 in Ford
imageOur Workhorse Pickup Gets New Glass - 2015 Ford F-150 Long-Term Road Test

Before we could repair a harmless chip in the windshield of our 2015 Ford F-150, it grew into a large crack, rendering the windshield unsafe and in need of replacement. We've had good luck with Safelite, so we went called them again.

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  • ebeaudoinebeaudoin Member Posts: 509
    Glad to hear it was a good experience! That price doesn't seem too far out of reasonable cost. That's a whole lotta glass.
  • schen72schen72 Member Posts: 433
    Did you make an insurance claim? This type of thing isn't supposed to count against your record, and I think for replacement, the deductible is quite reasonable around $100.
  • tom_in_mntom_in_mn Member Posts: 61
    Odd definition of harmless. Seems you have evidence otherwise.
  • markinnaples_markinnaples_ Member Posts: 251
    I'm assuming you got the Ford OEM glass? The article never states specifically.
  • ajacobson03ajacobson03 Member Posts: 11
    What is it with the edmunds staff when it comes to cracking windshields and getting flats?! lol
  • s197gts197gt Member Posts: 486
    sounds like they went with OEM glass. would be interested to know what the aftermarket quote (if available) would have been. just priced a new windshield through safelite and it was around $400 with options; but didn't appear to be OEM. you get a lot of varying reviews of safelite. sounds like the issues are more about the quality of the installation than the glass.
  • jstrauch81jstrauch81 Member Posts: 64
    Welcome to the club Edmunds. I picked up a nice sized chip a while back and this morning I got nailed again, this time it spread into a good sized crack. Luckily it was through a construction zone that was riddled with rocks and the company is picking up the tab. I really like my F-150, but to be honest and fair I think Ford used the cheapest glass ever on these trucks. Today the impact was so light it almost sounded like a bug... WRONG!

    I get drilled in my Honda Accord all the time (commute 3 days a week) and it has never even picked up a chip, Honda must have used a quality glass back in 2006.
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