2015 Ford F-150: Cracked Windshield
June 8, 2015
Some people will tell you there's no such thing as luck, good or bad. But I don't know what else to call it when the car ahead kicks up a rock and hurls it at your windshield.
That's exactly what happened to our 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew 4x4 pickup.
Unluckily, the result was a nickel-size star that spread into a full-fledged crack before we could arrange for a repair attempt. The windshield is a goner.
I hate when that happens.
Thing is, the factory windshield is engineered to be quieter than most. Ford's so-called SoundScreen windshield glass is one of many NVH improvements that make the 2015 F-150 as quiet as it is.
But it remains to be seen how much it costs to replace compared to the inevitably cheaper, but presumably less-quiet alternatives. We'll let you know how much the various options cost and which way we decided to go after the glass guy pays a visit.
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 7,089 miles