New Windshield Makes a Better Door - 2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye Long-Term Road Test

2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye Long-Term Road Test

2013 Dodge Dart: New Windshield Makes a Better Door

July 15, 2013

2013 Dodge Dart

By now you know that we received a new windshield for our 2013 Dodge Dart. Everything seemed fine until there was a little early morning condensation on the glass. Guess they forgot to clean it? That's a green traffic signal you're seeing under the grime, by the way.

The defroster took care of the problem, at least temporarily. It was back again the next morning. Looks like it's time to break out the cleaning supplies.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 12,100 miles


  • alex4515 alex4515 Posts:

    I keep the windshields of our cars pretty clean. I can't stand it even if I just have a wiper trail around the perimeter, so that would drive me more than nuts!!

  • hybris hybris Posts:

    This doesn't surprise me at all, just make it a point in the future to clean your replacement windshields yourselves.

  • noburgers noburgers Posts:

    did your windshield washer (fluid) not take care of it?

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    Was the grime on the inside or the outside? And the dealer couldn't do the courtesy of cleaning it before handing it over to you?

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    It's a mold release agent. Yes, the dealer should have cleaned it off before returning the car. It's not "grime" and it should not be a surprise to an outfit like Edmunds.

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