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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,500 miles

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2012 Hyundai Elantra windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2012 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 092011

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 4,500 miles


I have had two windshields cracks in a 6 week period of time. The diameter of the impact on the initial impact on 11/911 was the size of a pea and left a horizontal crack that was about 12". the second impact, on another brand new windshield, left an impact the size of a pin head and a crack 18" long. I believe these are defective windshields, I did not even hear the impact on the second windshield. By the time I saw the crack and parked my car the crack was almost 6" long.

- Norwalk, CA, USA

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