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So I'm driving on the parkway this morning enjoying my beautiful new Macan on it's second day, when all of sudden I hear the soft sound of a mouse click and there's a crack in the upper left corner of my windshield. :mad:

I'm very surprised though. I've taken some loud smacks from small rocks in other cars that didn't crack the windshield. This one I barely even heard. If the crack wasn't in my field of vision I wouldn't have even known it happened.

I doubt this is repairable. Will probably need a new windshield.

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Yup, most likely new windshield.

I've taken more rock strikes and broken windshields than flat tires. I've had huge fist sized rocks smash the outer layer and never generate a long crack. I've also had small rocks that I thought would do nothing, cause instant large cracks. I think its all based on luck of the draw for the rock hardness, edge shape, and how it hits.
 

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Have you guys tried Krystal Fusion? Not sure of spelling. I had it on my lexus and it worked really well. I drive every other week 400 miles round trips for my job and I got a lot of rocks thrown at it and no damage. My Porsche dealer has it so I plan to try it again. Not advertising for it but it seemed to work.
 

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I think it's the new macan curse, it happened to me also on a second day of ownership, a small stone flew out of the car in front and chipped my windshield. Luckily it was pretty small and was able to repair with sealant, there's still a small spot visible but at least it's secured for now andaybe will change the windshield at a later point.

But I know exactly the pain you are going through, very unfortinate :(
 

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The sad part is there will not be aftermarket windshields out yet, so you are going to have to go through the dealer. Hairline cracks like that are not repairable.
 

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So sorry to hear this news. I had a new windshield installed in my BMW 335i by Safelite right in my driveway. Took less than 2 hours, they used a genuine BMW glass and the install was outstanding, including the rear view mirror and rain sensing wiper module. Unless I told you, you never could tell.

Funny thing is that on my VW Touareg and also on Porsche they typically use Saint-Gobain glass. After many rock strikes on my VW I was surprised at just how strong the glass was. Hang in there, I am sure that a good glass tech can fix it 100%.
 

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Just another thought, I asked Safelite to obtain the glass direct from BMW, perhaps you can do the same via the Porsche dealer? Just my .02 cents but I would much rather see a experienced glass tech who installs hundreds of front visions per year install that glass vs. some tech at the local Porsche dealer. Unless they send the car out for the install? That's what I liked about Safelite, I could watch the work right at home in my driveway.
 

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We had a chip in our windshield on our trip from FL to CO after picking up our new Macan S. It was fixed by the local tint and windshield repair shop.

Unless the windshield is severely damaged many shops can repair the damage properly.
 

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That sucks, sorry to hear it - insurance, it's what it is for.
 

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Just another thought, I asked Safelite to obtain the glass direct from BMW, perhaps you can do the same via the Porsche dealer? Just my .02 cents but I would much rather see a experienced glass tech who installs hundreds of front visions per year install that glass vs. some tech at the local Porsche dealer. Unless they send the car out for the install? That's what I liked about Safelite, I could watch the work right at home in my driveway.


You have a good point. I've used Safelite before, I'll give them a call. I'll also ask my dealer if they do it themselves or send it out.
 

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Just another thought, I asked Safelite to obtain the glass direct from BMW, perhaps you can do the same via the Porsche dealer? Just my .02 cents but I would much rather see a experienced glass tech who installs hundreds of front visions per year install that glass vs. some tech at the local Porsche dealer. Unless they send the car out for the install? That's what I liked about Safelite, I could watch the work right at home in my driveway.
I called my Porsche dealer. They told me they don't replace the windshield themselves, but have an outside specialist come and do it. So I made the appointment for Monday. Apparently the windshield will have to ship from Germany since no one has it in stock anywhere yet.
 

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Good work Ottoman101 - at least now you know that a trained glass tech will handle the install.
 

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I called my Porsche dealer. They told me they don't replace the windshield themselves, but have an outside specialist come and do it. So I made the appointment for Monday. Apparently the windshield will have to ship from Germany since no one has it in stock anywhere yet.
Sorry to hear about your windshield. I got a chip the first day I drove my M3, awful feeling.

We pick up our Macan Turbo tonight so there will be another Macan on Long Island!
 

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My 3 week old Macan caught a rock on the windshield today on i95...now has a spider web crack!
Has anyone replaced their windshield yet?
Safelite or dealer?
OEM part or aftermarket?
Experience?

Thanks...
 

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Mine has two on it now, one in the center and one on the passenger side. Both little stars about the size of a nickel, both about 5 inches from the bottom. Happened about two months apart, more than a year ago. I figured I'd replace the windshield when one of them starts to propagate, but so far my luck has held.
 

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You can have them fixed by any auto glass place. Or you can do it yourself with a kit from Amazon.
 

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Had my windshield replaced in early April after 4 months of ownership due to a couple rocks while on a ski trip. I had it replaced through the dealer who uses a glass repair shop that is owned by the same people who own the dealership. Dealership ordered a genuine Porsche windshield that came from some warehouse in the States. Only snag with the repair was the glass shop reattaching the rear view mirror. It wasn't done properly the first time, and I guess for some reason it's a finicky part to put back on. Dealer was very good to get it reattached at the glass place ASAP. Overall, very happy with the repair.
 
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