2016 Jeep Renegade Winshield bubbles

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2016 Jeep Renegade Winshield bubbles

Post by JeeperBuddy » July 4th, 2018, 10:26 am

I have a fairly new Jeep that I just noticed has bubbles all around the edges. This seems to have occurred very recent as I never saw it before. Do you all think this is a defective windshield and should be replaced before it gets worse?

( Still under warranty)

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Re: 2016 Jeep Renegade Winshield bubbles

Post by screenman » July 5th, 2018, 10:29 am

Would love to see a photo of the bubbles, but I would suggest that if it is under warranty that is the place to go.

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Re: 2016 Jeep Renegade Winshield bubbles

Post by JeeperBuddy » July 5th, 2018, 2:13 pm

https://m.imgur.com/a/SY4B1

Sorry, had to upload them.

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Re: 2016 Jeep Renegade Winshield bubbles

Post by kennycrane » July 6th, 2018, 1:32 pm

Looks like delamination to me, I have seen a few that have done that, I don't think that it will weaken your glass enough to worry about it and probably out of warranty so dealership would probably not honor it. Unless I was just overly concerned with the cosmetics I would drive it until something else caused you to have to replace it.

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Re: 2016 Jeep Renegade Winshield bubbles

Post by kennycrane » July 6th, 2018, 1:35 pm

I see now that you said it is still under warranty, then I would request to dealership for a replacement. Not that it will be covered, but worth a try.

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Re: 2016 Jeep Renegade Winshield bubbles

Post by JeeperBuddy » July 6th, 2018, 4:22 pm

I took it to the dealership as I had a scheduled oil change today. They said they could barely see it and that they don't do windshields. It's a third party and that third party would have to look at it.


I kinda' got apprehensive about them touching my windshield at this point. Since it's not an in house job.

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Re: 2016 Jeep Renegade Winshield bubbles

Post by Glasseye » July 13th, 2018, 3:57 pm

Definitely a delamination problem during manufacture. Over time, water will seep into the delamination and turn the interlayer ( PVB) back to its original colour i.e. opaque white. The only resolution is to replace the windshield.

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