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post #1 of 5 Old 04-15-2016, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Issues with chips in windshield and back window

I've owned my cx-3 for less than 3 months. I had a small rock hit my windshield causing a star break that I got repaired only to notice more tiny chips in my windshield a few weeks later and two on my passengers side back window. I've read forums where people were having similar issues with the cx-5. I contacted Mazda, they want me to bring the car in but they do not believe there is any issue with the glass. It's really annoying to have a brand new car and it already looks worn. I just wanted to give other cx-3 owners a heads up.
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I always make an effort not to follow too close behind another car, especially on roads that are not cleanly paved.

What kind of environment are you driving your vehicle in?
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I don't think this is something unique to Mazdas. This is normal depending on how and where you drive. I had plenty of tiny marks and a few small chips in my previous car's windshield as well (Kia Optima). Haven't noticed anything so far with the CX-3, and I've had it about 6 months.

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Definitely not a Mazda thing. My wifes Outback had a rock hit and star the windshield with <600 mi on the car. A few days later it was across the entire windshield. Looking at her car it has numerous nicks etc in the glass. I guess its just a reflection of highways these days.
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I live in southern Ontario where gravel trucks rule! There are more gravel pits per square meter than anywhere else in Canada and they are busy taking it all out of the ground, hauling it out and spreading it around everywhere else. You are taking your life, windshield and car finish in your hands if you follow too closely behind one of these megaliths on wheels. It makes for great entertainment to watch huge rocks and boulders dancing on the surface of the highway after being liberated from a fully loaded dump truck.

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