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    Quote Originally Posted by kidny View Post
    Recently purchased my KIA (Jan 2011). Came out this morning and jumped in the car, noticed a small crack in the windshield (on the inside, not the outside). Can't think of any rocks that have hit the windshield, at least anything loud or noticeable. I have heard on two or three occasions, what sounded like a popping sound from the windshield (different sound than a rock hitting it). Oh well, heading down to KIA dealer in the morning - will let you know what they say.
    have heard those popping sounds too - more so after defrost is turned on... initially thought it was coming somewhere from dash where heater ducts are but has made me very nervous b/c of sooooooo many complaints about windshields but for right now windshield is still good (whew!!)....so where did the crack on yours show up - left or right corner, center etc??
    Last edited by klas; 03-14-2011 at 03:18 PM.
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    Looking a little closer at it, there is a tiny little mark where a PEBBLE must have hit it. The angle must have been perfect because even one of the KIA mechanics didnt see it at first. However, the other mechanic pointed the mark where it must have hit. Oh well. Had to contact insurance company and safelite is coming out today to replace. The impact point is on the passenger side up near the visor area, but has cracked down along towards the middle, but not in my line of sight.

    Will keep all posted.

    On an unrelated note, I've also noticed that when i take my foot off the gas there's a small rattle from the gas pedal if im doing at least 40 mph or more. It's nothing major but with a new car i notice everything. Anyone have this as well?

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    ^^ that sucks and don't take this the wrong way but am glad to hear that it didn't just crack on its own!!!!!!!!
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    no, me too. If it cracked because it was hit, i can certainly live with that. I guess my only concern is the quality of the glass. (only because i cant remember being hit by anything) I've never had to replace a windshield and i've been hit by some serious rocks from time to time. I dont mind replacing the windshield but hope they're putting on something a bit tougher.

    The popping sound i heard def. could be after the defroster was used. Like i said, sux but it happens. But did it have to happen 5 weeks after buying the car??

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    ^^ if you haven't already then you should definitely consider adding your complaint to the others over on the nhtsa website (https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/ ) b/c no doubt, the glass is definitely and issue... and not sure if you saw my post or what thread it's in b/c there have been a couple windshield threads since i joined here but honda element also had an issue with their glass way back and took awhile but via the nhtsa they finally ended up doing recalls and last i heard i think they still have a silent one in place so can't hurt to help other souls and their insurance companies out b/c is something that kia should cover imo....
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    thanks, il look into that.

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    i have had my car for three weeks and noticed today that is has little pits in the glass and on the drivers sides there are spots were it looks like the glass is sererating from the film that they put between the 2 sheets of glass. im def calling the dealer!

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    I've already replaced the windshield after 4 months of ownership, windshield scratched all up and down trying to get embedded stains in the glass that was there upon delivery.

    New windshield after 3 months already has wiper arc scratch on passenger side, and 3"-4" scratches in various places, running either vertical or horizontal, that glimmer when the light hits it. Passenger door glass also has scratches.This has to be the softest cheapest glass I have ever seen. Never ever in 6 previous new cars, not Kia, did I have any scratches from normal wiper use or washing using microfiber cloths and soapy water after wetting the glass with a pressure fitting on the hose. This includes living in MA and RI and using ice scrapers on my glass. I'm in Florida and thank God don't have to use one, or else the glass would be.

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    Kia is in for a big surprise. My windshield started getting "dings" (chips) in it from day one. Some are big, but most are too small to even be fixed. The paint is just as bad. I keep a paint stick with me, and touch up at least 5-6 chips whenever I drive on a busy highway. I waited a long, long time to get my own car. I'm getting the best attorney I can find! Anybody out there have a similar problem? Feel free to join me! Reverend Jackie

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    Quote Originally Posted by the rev22 View Post
    Kia is in for a big surprise. My windshield started getting "dings" (chips) in it from day one. Some are big, but most are too small to even be fixed. The paint is just as bad. I keep a paint stick with me, and touch up at least 5-6 chips whenever I drive on a busy highway. I waited a long, long time to get my own car. I'm getting the best attorney I can find! Anybody out there have a similar problem? Feel free to join me! Reverend Jackie
    So you got some rock chips and it's Kia fault? There are no car company's that will take a car back because something has damaged the windshield. I would suggest a bra for the front end. You are the one in for a big suprise, when Kia laugh's at your request for a new car, or your money back. Your top of the line attorney will tell you the same thing. If he does take your case, you will have to pay him at LEAST 2 years worth of car payments. Tell us what he says? I would like to know. Good luck.

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