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Hi all - long story short, I need my windshield replaced on my '16 Volt LT. Insurance deductible is too high for OEM glass (AAA doesn't cover a non deductible claim) and I have to pay out of pocket.

Does anyone have any experience with non-OEM glass and who would you recommend? Safelite gave me a quote, approx $375 out the door. Anyone try Safelite, any comments on their quality? Thanks!
 

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i replaced mine with safelight- no problem. after install, you do have to take car to chevy to reprogram the sensor thats on the windshield (if you have that)
 

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i replaced mine with safelight- no problem. after install, you do have to take car to chevy to reprogram the sensor thats on the windshield (if you have that)
Is that a Gen 2 thing? It was not required on my Gen 1.
 

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Did you get a quote from a Chevy dealer? My wife had her Scion windshield replaced at a Toyota dealer for only $150. Safelite was almost $300 if I remember correctly.
 

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Check your policy coverage. You may find that you have glass coverage with no deductible. In NYS glass coverage is a no cost to you mandate for insurance companies. On my policy on the line "Comprehensive", under "Limit and/or Deductibles", I have "$500 Ded/Full Glass". I had to replace a windwhield on a 2010 Prius and the insurance company covered the cost. I selected OEM.
 

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Each state can have wildly different policies but a quick google search or even a call to a windshield replacement company can talk you through it...

Most dealership do not keep windshields in stock and will claim "they" will fix it for you but in reality they subcontract it out and are kind enough to charge you even more then they were charged...Like anything else, it's usually not the whole companies that's good or bad, it's the installers...Even the best installer can have a bad day so you do want a company that can back it up and if you travel to another location frequently, ensure the company has installers in that location you frequent...

There's good non-OEM glass and bad non-OEM, without knowing the company we can't comment...Get a price for both OEM and non-OEM, find out who makes the non-OEM, research the brand and see if an OEM is worth the difference...
 

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yes- i have a 2013- installer told me about recalibration (he said it may or may not need it but since it was removed they can't guarantee that it remains accurate)- chevy didn't disagree so i assume it was necessary
 

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yes- i have a 2013- installer told me about recalibration (he said it may or may not need it but since it was removed they can't guarantee that it remains accurate)- chevy didn't disagree so i assume it was necessary
When I had the glass on my 2012 replaced this summer, my dealer said nothing about any required re-calibration or programming. They recommended I use a third party as that is what they do and the third party is much more likely to work with me on a deductible etc :)

No programming here and zero issues.
 

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I had my 2014 windshield replaced yesterday by Safelite. The replacement windshield looked identical except for no GM logo. Also, both of the windshields had the Pilkington brand name on it. While I was disappointed that my insurance does not cover any of the cost, the tech did a great job. I observed that entire removal/installation out of curiosity and to make sure no further damage occurred (I plan to keep the car long term). The total price was $310. A Safelite rep gave me an estimate of ~$775 for OEM glass, and stated that my insurance would not cover an OEM replacement. I had a windshield replaced for a truck about 10 years ago, and the insurance covered the entire amount. This type of coverage used to be standard as it can be related to safety (i.e. someone delaying replacement due to cost).
 

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For any future Gen 2 owners who prefer supervising the replacement, perhaps the following video can be educational:

 

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Hi all - long story short, I need my windshield replaced on my '16 Volt LT. Insurance deductible is too high for OEM glass (AAA doesn't cover a non deductible claim) and I have to pay out of pocket.

Does anyone have any experience with non-OEM glass and who would you recommend? Safelite gave me a quote, approx $375 out the door. Anyone try Safelite, any comments on their quality? Thanks!
Two weeks ago Safelite replaced one of my Volt's for the second time. The first windshield was OEM and the second was not. No problems, so far. It was covered by my AAA except for the deductible, $100. The Safelite guy said that OEM windshields cost $750 and the non-OEMs were half that. Sounds like China playing with us, again.

The Safelite guy did the programming. The job took about an hour.
 

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I'm an installer for Speedy Glass in Canada. Speedy and Safelite have the same parent company so they use the same procedures. I am also doing camera calibrations in my location. Safelite has the same calibration ability in many of it's locations and as far as I have seen there is no calibration procedure for GM products. It may be that they are self calibrating.
 

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Now it's going to be the third windshield in the Volt.

The dealer called me into the shop because the parts they ordered to do the 17197 MI recall/campaign were in and I had to leave the car for two days for them to fix it.

On Tuesday they called and said they broke the windshield and said it would be replaced today.

Today they called and said the windshield guy didn't show so they'll have it for me tomorrow.

Needless to say, I am a little bummed because of this. They did provide a loaner and graciously! allowed me to keep it until I get my car back.

Accidents do happen but I am not clear how they could have broken the windshield.
 

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Just had the windshield replaced in my 1 year-old '17 by Glass America. It is being covered by my comp insurance with no deductible. The repairman indicated that no reprogramming would probably be needed and that it would give a code if required. I made a short check of the lane keep assist and it seems to be working OK. The new windshield seems to have less distortion than the OEM.
 

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Now it's going to be the third windshield in the Volt.

The dealer called me into the shop because the parts they ordered to do the 17197 MI recall/campaign were in and I had to leave the car for two days for them to fix it.

On Tuesday they called and said they broke the windshield and said it would be replaced today.

Today they called and said the windshield guy didn't show so they'll have it for me tomorrow.

Needless to say, I am a little bummed because of this. They did provide a loaner and graciously! allowed me to keep it until I get my car back.

Accidents do happen but I am not clear how they could have broken the windshield.
They had the Volt for 4.5 days.

The service manager explained that the part they had to reroute came within an inch of the windshield and they cracked it on the very bottom behind the cowling doing the install. I was very appreciative of his candor and said that he persuaded me to return to that dealership.

He also said that a volt tech at another nearby dealership had a medical problem and could not continue so all the Volts that were there came to "my" dealership, causing a huge unexpected backlog.

Interestingly they used an aftermarket windshield from China.
 

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Safelight did mine, free in FL and it as an OEM, GM logo and all.

Right where mine cracked there was a metal spur. I'm sure that helped it. I took pics before I ground it down and hit it with some touchup paint.

GM didn't care, and neither did I, since it was fully covered my insurance and doesn't count as a claim or go on my record.

My car was also MUCH quieter after the replacement. I supposed the factory one may not have been sealed well because of the metal spur, but it never leaked AFAIK.
 
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