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Warped windshield

Anyone notice the curvature of the glass creating a warped windshield on their fiat? Both sides of mine a few inches from each side, running from top to bottom, are warped. Not only is it distracting, I think it's dangerous. I've had the windshield replaced, only to see the exact same thing. Genuine fiat windshield. Went back to dealership and they told me it's just how they're made. I think that's ridiculous. That was weeks ago. Well on Saturday I was pulling out of my parking spot, next to a pole, and I ended up scraping the bumper. Because the pole wasn't where it should have been looking through a darned warped windshield!
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Re: Warped windshield

Anyone? The dealership is taking forever to answer my concerns. This can't be an engineering issue. Bad run of glass? Called fiat Canada as well and am awaiting a reply...
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Re: Warped windshield :(

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Anyone else notice a strip on both passenger and driver side from top to bottom a few inches in from the sides that are warped in the windshield? I noticed. Got it replaced with genuine fiat windshield, only to find replacement was the same. I was told this is just how they are. It just can't be though can it? It's distracting, and I'm so frustrated!! Was pulling out of parking spot last week and the pole beside me looked further away through the darned warp. Ended up scraping my new car I need to know if this is a flaw with all.. Or if I just need to find d a better windshield..
Sounds normal and not a flaw, especially if you've had 2 the same, its fairly common with curved screens depending upon the amount of curvature there is. Have you any pics
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No pics. Probably wouldn't show the distortion. How can a distorted windshield be considered normal?
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Sorry no I can't say I have noticed this on ours TBH..

Somebody may have done though.

It's fairly quiet in this part of the forum so it maybe be a couple of days before somebody does though.
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Re: Warped windshield :(

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No pics. Probably wouldn't show the distortion. How can a distorted windshield be considered normal?
How can it not if it is normal though? I doubt its in the direct field of vision.

You could say the same about distorted door mirrors.
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Currently sat in mine posting this and I can't see any distortion at all....
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Re: Warped windshield

Mine seems fine. I just hate the little spotter mirror sections on the external mirrors. Thanks, but I am able to turn my head.
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Re: Warped windshield

The windshield is essentially quite flat especially in the areas you say are distorting, its hard to understand the problem you really would have to post an image or something in order for anyone on the forum to understand the problem
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Re: Warped windshield

Quote Originally Posted by FiatJulie View Post
Anyone? The dealership is taking forever to answer my concerns. This can't be an engineering issue. Bad run of glass? Called fiat Canada as well and am awaiting a reply...
Julie - what was the build date of your 500L,
as we've got 2 on our street,

1 is march 13, the other is early this year..,

I'll try and compare them,

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Re: Warped windshield

its odd how people find these critical flaws after they buy

doesn't anybody do test drives ?
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