I am wondering if any experienced the fact that their M3 windows easily scratch.
Any input will be appreciated.
I just noticed today that my windshield has micro scratches (seeing tiny stars or shiny specks) and I’ve only used the wipers on rainy days.
My guess is that Tesla is using a softer glass. I commute a lot on interstate 95, close traffic, lots of debris hitting the windshield. My Saturn had hard glass, picked up cracks from rocks very easily. When I bought a VW Jetta, no more cracks. Instead, I had micro pitting over time. VW forums noted that they use a softer glass.
Seventeen year old Ford had zero specks but Model X has many after a short time.
Your Ford is a teenager. When he/she gets a bit older, a trip to the optometrist will likely result in needing specks.
Within 10 miles of getting my car I got a rock chip. Had it repaired but still noticeable
@billlake Haha! I kicked the teenager out. :) Tesla adopted him and sent him on his way to some shady used car dealer.
This car is very fragile. we got delivery two weeks ago and noticed two long scratches on both the passenger and driver's side window. The chrome strip above the window has chip and scratches too. Really starting to regret my decision. I have a 2010 Prius without any visible scratch on any of its windows.
Parma, I owned a 2013 Prius and I noticed that many taxi cab companies rely on the Prius as their main workhorse. As luck would have it, a stress crack developed at the bottom center of the windshield about one month before I traded it in for my M3.
With the exception of Trump’s presidential limousine, all cars have weaknesses and vulnerabilities.
Pam. The windows should never contact the trim above. If they have, something is wrong. The automotive glass in the Model 3 isn’t any different than glass in any other car.
I have heard this issue on forums on just about every car I have owned- Saab, Volvo, Mustang, GMC Sierra.... It seems the real issue is speed- fast driving (as is all too easy in a Tesla) makes the ubiquitous highway detritus into a destructive missiles. The windshield on the 16 year old GMC, rarely freeway driven, is pristine. The Saab which was never driven sanely had issues. I bet the Tesla will be more of the latter experience.
Yup, as speed increases windshield damage follows suit.
These scratches are from the inside and rainbow shaped one is about 8 inch long and the other 4 inch. I had it scheduled for service I have a feeling something inside the door panel had caused it.
Did you have your windows tinted?
Had my car since Oct 1 last year. No glass issues. Glass is fragile, not the car.
A while back my wife had a terrifying rock strike on the windshield. You know, that sudden BANG that makes you jump out of yourself. We can find no evidence on the glass.
@CharleyBC - same here a few months back. Not a scratch. Couldn’t believe it.
Nuclear blast proof glass being used on Semi, the car glass requires very clean microfiber towels to clean and dont apply too much force. The glass is soft. Definitely not gorilla glass. Hopefully Tesla has glass insurance in their new plan with no deductible. If so, they will likely upgrade the glass due to the high losses.
Soft? So what other cars come with anything but standard automotive grade glass?