Rear window just exploded!!

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After 3 repairs to my rear defrost, I finally needed it this morning as it was 45 degrees and my windows were foggy.

After driving for about 10 minutes I stopped to get gas. While casually pumping gas, my rear window just exploded. Out of nowhere!! Now comes the fight to get Jeep to coverit.

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From another thread...... I cant take credit for this
"98% sure it’s the defrost wire coming loose and putting a current through the glass. Happened to me awhile back different vehicle."
 

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Look below in the thread "Black glass exploded again"
 

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Might go back to Safelite, or whoever repaired it and see if they will redo it correctly, no charge of course.
 

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After 3 repairs to my rear defrost, I finally needed it this morning as it was 45 degrees and my windows were foggy.

After driving for about 10 minutes I stopped to get gas. While casually pumping gas, my rear window just exploded. Out of nowhere!! Now comes the fight to get Jeep to coverit.

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Sorry to hear your problems but on the lighter side....no more fog on the back window! Good luck!
 

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Man, I had that happen to me with a Toyota RAV4, except it was a sunroof and I was driving at the time. It was so loud, it literally sounded like a gunshot going off in the vehicle. Luckily the Toyota had its retractable sunroof cover on at the time or I would have been showered with tiny bits of glass at 75 mph. Glad no one was hurt!

Back on topic, my Jeep dealer took one look from the defroster wires hanging from my 2018 JLUR and didn't hesitate to simply replace the entire back-glass. No fuss, no muss. Guess I was lucky!
 

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Curious... did you notice any prior streaky discoloration of the defroster embedded in the glass? Mine appears to be oddly discolored (like when metal gets hot and changes color permanently). I've never used it since I bought it in March, so it is puzzling.
 

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Curious... did you notice any prior streaky discoloration of the defroster embedded in the glass? Mine appears to be oddly discolored (like when metal gets hot and changes color permanently). I've never used it since I bought it in March, so it is puzzling.
Sorry, I can't recall
 
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Dealership visit in the morning. Submitted photos to make sure it’s covered. Some pieces of glass that obviously got very hot are visible.
 

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Curious... did you notice any prior streaky discoloration of the defroster embedded in the glass? Mine appears to be oddly discolored (like when metal gets hot and changes color permanently). I've never used it since I bought it in March, so it is puzzling.
I have the same discoloration on my back window (bought it like that new), i thought it was normal until I compared to a friend who bought one too (barely any discoloration). With that said, I have never had any issues with mine, and still works.
 

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