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This unfortunately happened earlier in the week. Cracked windshield and now in need of replacement.

Made an SC appointment, but apparently they cannot get the windshield in until 4/29. Appointment is for the week after that. Made a claim with insurance and will likely have to pay only the deductible. Rivian work estimate for windshield replacement is $1700.

Anyone else have a similar experience?
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So many have perished…

I wish we could have the statistics on just how many windshields have been replaced.
 

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This unfortunately happened earlier in the week. Cracked windshield and now in need of replacement.

Made an SC appointment, but apparently they cannot get the windshield in until 4/29. Appointment is for the week after that. Made a claim with insurance and will likely have to pay only the deductible. Rivian work estimate for windshield replacement is $1700.

Anyone else have a similar experience?
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Got a big ole bullseye the other day but was repairable. ALL three of our daily drivers got nailed this winter over the course of 2 weeks. It was maddening. Luckily I live in a $0 deductible glass state!

BTW the RainX glass repair kit works great. I had no expectations it would and was pleasantly surprised.
 
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This unfortunately happened earlier in the week. Cracked windshield and now in need of replacement.

Made an SC appointment, but apparently they cannot get the windshield in until 4/29. Appointment is for the week after that. Made a claim with insurance and will likely have to pay only the deductible. Rivian work estimate for windshield replacement is $1700.

Anyone else have a similar experience?
E8C95FB0-298F-4F76-B874-5A1F774224C5.jpeg
So many have perished…

I wish we could have the statistics on just how many windshields have been replaced.
Definitely! That would be great to have. My luck ran out after 6 months of ownership.

This was my second rock on this windshield. The first one left a very small mark that I was willing to live with. This one - not so much…
 

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Honestly, this stuff just happens ESPECIALLY here in Colorado. I get 1 rock chip at least pretty much every trip I take to the mountains. Got 3 on my Explorer on the way back from Steamboat at the end of March. My 2 week old R1T got a chip coming back from Winter Park a few weeks ago.

No cracks yet, that's a pretty direct hit. I am considering adding the glass coverage to my insurance for this very reason. $1700 is STEEP for a windshield.
 

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Got a big ole bullseye the other day but was repairable. ALL three of our daily drivers got nailed this winter over the course of 2 weeks. It was maddening. Luckily I live in a $0 deductible glass state!

BTW the RainX glass repair kit works great. I had no expectations it would and was pleasantly surprised.
Wow! That’s very maddening to say the least. I’ve never heard of a zero deductible glass state - that’s super helpful.

Thanks for the rainx repair suggestion. I think I have one somewhere in the garage from a couple years ago.
 

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Wow! That’s very maddening to say the least. I’ve never heard of a zero deductible glass state - that’s super helpful.

Thanks for the rainx repair suggestion. I think I have one somewhere in the garage from a couple years ago.
I didn't get the long crack like you but the bullseye was just as big. The rainx reduced it to barely noticeable and hasn't cracked yet. A month now. When or if it does, then I'll call Rivian for a replacement.
 

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I’ve never heard of a zero deductible glass state - that’s super helpful.
Florida, South Carolina, apparently Minnesota too? And...
 
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Florida, South Carolina, apparently Minnesota too? And...
Learned something new, thanks!

I hope I will just have to pay my deductible and no dispute between insurance and Rivian on the total cost.
 
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I didn't get the long crack like you but the bullseye was just as big. The rainx reduced it to barely noticeable and hasn't cracked yet. A month now. When or if it does, then I'll call Rivian for a replacement.
Glad to hear that. Mine didn’t have the long crack initially, but it showed up today all of a sudden. Briefly thought about repair for today, until this became much more prominent.
 

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Has anyone tried installing a windshield protection film, such as ExoShield?
 

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Has anyone tried installing a windshield protection film, such as ExoShield?
yes, people here have done it..... it doesn't seem to help.
 

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I took a chip on a business trip the other day, didn't think it had spidered yet, and then safelite got here for the repair. Guess I'm putting a ticket in, and we'll see who is able to get a new windshield quicker, safelite or the service location.
 
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yes, people here have done it..... it doesn't seem to help.
That's good to know, but unfortunate. Not worth shelling out another $600-700 for film (at least that was the quote of a friend's model Y), when deductible might be lower. Definitely a disappointment.
 

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Had mine replaced about a month ago, same quote around $1800 bucks. They also need to replace a heater element film that keeps the camera from fogging up and calibrate the camera after installation. Rocks suck.
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