I haven't had to have my 2020 OB's windshield replaced yet (knock on glass....), but when I had my wife's 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid's windshield replaced, Safelite had the ability in-house to do the calibration. Their system supports the calibration of multiple brands, although I can't say for sure that they support Subaru calibration. (The Honda system uses a single camera (aimed through the windshield), plus a grille-mounted radar of some kind. So it is not the same as EyeSight.)friend of mine had windshield replaced by safellite and they said it was fine as far as calibration . No flashing dash. so that s it?
As previoualy posted, Mine was replaced by Safelite, the windshield they installed is a Subaru windshield. The Safelite installer did the installation at the Subaru dealer and the Technician checked the Eyesight system as soon as they finished. The dealer took care of the insurance claim which was paid in full minus my $100 deductible. That was almost two years ago and I have had no problems. They provided a new Forester for me while they were doing the installation. So, maybe it depends on where you live and what dealer you go to, might also depend on who your insurance company is.I would check with your insurance (anyones) to make sure they cover calibration. I don't trust safelite further than I throw them, they are well known for getting junk windshields and sloppy installs
Lots of lawsuits. no one knows if calibration is really needed but a oem windshield is probably a must otherwise the dealer won't or can't calibrate if needed
Sounds like you have strong glass?I just had a fair sized stone hit my windshield. In all, I have had about 4-5 fairly large stones hit the windshield so far but not one has left any discernible mark on the glass.
Either differences in glass or may be the surrounding structure and/or gluing putting stress on the windshield.Sounds like you have strong glass?
I have a few tiny nicks, presumably from small strikes on my windshield, but no sign of actual cracking. I can only tell they're there when I clean the glass and there's about two tiny pits smaller than a grain of sand.
Not sure why some windshields seem to crack like they're just waiting for an excuse, and others seem to be not as vulnerable. Is there that much variation in glass batches?
Our windshield broke the first week we had the car; at that point, no calibration units were available for non-dealer calibrations. Regardless, I didn't want my dealer to replace the windshield and so took it to a shop I'm comfortable with for glass replacement.so just to confirm, i talked to someone in the service department of a nearby subaru dealer and they stated that the calibration has to be done at the time of installation - they are wrong yes? they said the eyesight can be reset or re-"flashed" later but that calibration has to be done at the time of installation. I called safelite and they said calibration can be done after as well. just wanted to confirm with people on the forum.
I'd imagine if a Subaru dealership has to sign off on the repair, then that means they're saying everything is in proper working order. Unfortunately, just because the ES system doesn't shut down after the new windshield is installed, doesn't mean that everything is perfect with the calibration. While it may be unlikely that the calibration was negatively affected, the only way that Subaru can re-certify it as safe (within specification), is to have it checked. Can it be done later? Of course. But that is obviously against Subaru policy.so just to confirm, i talked to someone in the service department of a nearby subaru dealer and they stated that the calibration has to be done at the time of installation - they are wrong yes? they said the eyesight can be reset or re-"flashed" later but that calibration has to be done at the time of installation. I called safelite and they said calibration can be done after as well. just wanted to confirm with people on the forum.