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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-17-2009, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Broke my driver-side mirror glass today

I was backing the Traverse out of our garage this morning and my wife was standing just outside of garage door. I was looking at her and forgot paying attention to the driver side-mirror. The mirror housing just hit enough on the door trim that the glass insert popped out and landed on the concrete floor. End result is I have a mirror that looks like a spider-web. I am able to reattach the glass insert back into the housing and the motor worked...

Called the dealership and got a quote of $53 (mirror glass w/ plastic back plate). The mirror is on back order and no time estimate when I'll pick it up.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-17-2009, 03:43 PM
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Re: Broke my driver-side mirror glass today

it has been baptized so to speak.

reminds me of when I was a kid and had some brand new white tennis shoes--- you know you take care so they dont get dirty...
well some girl walked up and stepped on one of the shoes.... left her shoe print and said--- its baptized.

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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-17-2009, 04:46 PM
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My last 3 vehicles we have had all hit by someone within the first 6 months of getting. 1. My 2003 Mazda 3 someone backed into it and drove off. 2. My wifes 2005 trailblazer someone hit it at a stopsign. 3. My 2006 Chevy Impala someone drove a ATV into the back of it.

We currently have the Traverse (no damage yet) and my 2007 Tundra (no damage yet) I hope it stays that way.

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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-17-2009, 06:09 PM
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Re: Broke my driver-side mirror glass today

I know the feeling. First month after getting Traverse, had only 400 miles. Was behind truck on highway, heard loud noise around front of car. Next morning found chip on windshield, just happened to be on driver's side...does stink but at least your's is a reasonable cost replacement. Took it to couple of windshield places, all said it's a minor chip, nothing they could do but since it's in my "line of view" while driving they could replace the whole windshield. Insurance will cover but I have $500.00 deductible. Also I'm somewhat worried about replacing considering other possible issues (leaks, compass issues, etc.). Not sure if rewards out weigh the risks. Has anyone sucessfully replaced windshield?
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Re: Broke my driver-side mirror glass today

Sonny,
That really sucks, Here in Fl if we need a new windshield the Ins pays and their is no cost to the owner not even a deductable.

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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-18-2009, 08:17 AM
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Re: Broke my driver-side mirror glass today

After taking delivery on our new Traverse I had to make a trip to replace the windshield in our Infiniti FX 35 before turning it in at the end of the lease. When I discovered the price of the FX windshield $1,200, I priced the cost of the Traverse that was only $297 installed, Much better Unfortunately in NJ a windshield is a wear item like brakes, with dump trucks and trailers depositing their material on the roads because they don't cover their loads our cars get sandblasted daily. And to top it off NJ just raised minimum deductibles on insurance to $750 ( wish we had Florida rules).

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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-18-2009, 10:43 AM
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Hey Rick,

Thanks for the info...thought cost will be higher. Might look into it. Just afraid if I should replace, my luck I'll get another chip. Guess can't worry.
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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-18-2009, 10:48 AM
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Has the chip spread? Check into chip repair we have a guy who does a great job usually when he is done you can't see the repair, also many insurance companies will pick up the tab for chip repair. Just a thought.

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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-18-2009, 02:11 PM
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No, hasn't spread. I did have a couple chips repaired on my previous auto. Insurance used to pay 100% but now they won't pay until deductible has been met. Thanks for the respond.
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Re: Broke my driver-side mirror glass today

oooooh this is a scary, scary thread.

I have two -- two! -- teens itching to learn to drive (one reason we're getting a new car with automatic tranny, instead of the sticks in both our cars now).

The thought of when -- not if -- they have their first fender-bender, or just drive over a shopping cart in the store parking lot, is not something I want to think about!

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