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After about a week long trip, I returned to the airport long term covered parking and found a 10" crack in my XC90 windshield. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>No sign of impact, just a crack. The cause remains mysterious since it was not there when I left the car.<p>I called my insurance agent and the dealer and had a new windshield installed 2 days later. While at the dealer, I got the T6 tranny and radio software upgrades. Have not had a chance to really check them out yet.
 

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Re: XC90 Windshield Cracked (bailey544)

Must have cracked when a supersonic airliner went by! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Let us know how much is costs (at least what the insurance paid) I wonder if the rain sensing equipment makes those windows much more expensive<br>
 

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I think the rain sensing model windshield is about $350 and installation might have been another $100. Fortunately, I had 0 deductible on my insurance. With a $500 deductible, you do not want to get a windshield crack.<p>After the replacement, you have to keep the windows cracked while closing the doors for about a day or two. <p>Still not sure if the crack came from defective glass or what.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jontmiller</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Let us know how much is costs (at least what the insurance paid) I wonder if the rain sensing equipment makes those windows much more expensive<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I doubt the windshield is really any different. It is the sensor (mounted on the inside) that drives that feature...<p>Yannis
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GrecianVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I doubt the windshield is really any different. It is the sensor (mounted on the inside) that drives that feature...<p>Yannis</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm scatching my head <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> trying to understand how a sensor on the INSIDE can detect rain on the outside?
 

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I think it measures changes in light, or the refraction of light through a prism...ummm nevermind.<p>I don't think it actually gets wet (the sensor) I think it looks at something through the window
 

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Here's how the rain sensor works:<br><A HREF="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/wiper4.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://auto.howstuffworks.com/wiper4.htm</A>
 
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