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Yeah, I'm pretty certain that I read an entry in my owners manual on my 2014 Impala Lt 1Lt that stated that one should never put anything whatsoever onto the windows where the defrosting wires are at. If your tint was placed onto these wires I would imagine that this is why it busted in all honestly. Because one's windows certainly shouldn't have shattered at 63 Degrees. That's for sure. I know it's been a while since this happened, but just came across this post.
 

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Driving to work this morning at 4:45am, on the interstate, no traffic around me and I heard this amazingly loud POP then what sounded like sand or gravel under the tires. I thought a tire had gone flat at first but quickly dismissed this thought as the car seemed to drive fine. I noticed in my rearview mirror that my rear window was very hazy and opaque looking.

Apparently my defrost had shorted in one small area and overheated causing the glass to shatter. I had the windows in the car tinted about 6 weeks ago and have used the rear defrost multiple times since then but this morning was the coolest it had been (63 degrees) since the tint job was done.

Not sure if this is the reason why this happened or if this is just a random event.

So my question to the forum is have any of you had this problem and/or anyone aware of a possible internal GM memo or directive documenting this sort of thing as an ongoing issue.

Thanks in advance!

BTW, In the photos you will see silver tape along the edge of the window. I did that after I got to work to help stabilize the window for the drive home (54 miles).
 

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Driving to work this morning at 4:45am, on the interstate, no traffic around me and I heard this amazingly loud POP then what sounded like sand or gravel under the tires. I thought a tire had gone flat at first but quickly dismissed this thought as the car seemed to drive fine. I noticed in my rearview mirror that my rear window was very hazy and opaque looking.

Apparently my defrost had shorted in one small area and overheated causing the glass to shatter. I had the windows in the car tinted about 6 weeks ago and have used the rear defrost multiple times since then but this morning was the coolest it had been (63 degrees) since the tint job was done.

Not sure if this is the reason why this happened or if this is just a random event.

So my question to the forum is have any of you had this problem and/or anyone aware of a possible internal GM memo or directive documenting this sort of thing as an ongoing issue.

Thanks in advance!

BTW, In the photos you will see silver tape along the edge of the window. I did that after I got to work to help stabilize the window for the drive home (54 miles).
 
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