Question from a customer.
I have a 2013 Honda Accord Coupe with an approximately 12″ crack that reaches from the top edge of the windshield (about where the rearview mirror is) and extending down in an “L” shape, this particular Accord model
has a forward-collision radar sensor that sits directly under and flush with the crack. My question is if you could still be able to repair this area without being able to access the space under sensor. It appears that the sensor is glued on and would be pretty difficult to remove. Would you still be able to perform a repair despite this obstacle?
This has a two part answer. 1. The windshield is made up of two layers of glass with safety lamination between the two layers of glass, the crack is on the outer layer of the windshield and could be repaired. 2. My only concern is that the repair might interfere with the forward-collision radar. So from a safety stand point I would recommend a windshield replacement. Keep in mind the if the windshield is replaced the components attached to the inside of the glass can be removed and put back on quite easily.