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Author Topic: Rear glass plastic boarder shrunk and cracked.  (Read 399 times)

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Tripleted

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I have only had my rear glass out once since new and I have discovered that the hard plastic trim that is molded around the glass has shrunk and cracked on 2 places. Any one else had this happen? The local dealer has never heard of this happening and he said there was no service bulletins about this. 2011 Avalanche wit 70,000 Kms.
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Re: Rear glass plastic boarder shrunk and cracked.
« Reply #1 on: 12/06/17 09:22 PM »

Yep just about all of them, even on my 02 and 2 places on the 08
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Re: Rear glass plastic boarder shrunk and cracked.
« Reply #3 on: 12/07/17 04:14 AM »

Your dealer is either clueless or lying.  It happens all the time.
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Re: Rear glass plastic boarder shrunk and cracked.
« Reply #4 on: 12/07/17 07:06 AM »

It happened on my 2008 and I used clear RTV sealer to fill in crack and let it flex and expand and contract. So far so good and it's been several years since my "fix".
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Re: Rear glass plastic boarder shrunk and cracked.
« Reply #5 on: 12/07/17 07:31 AM »

New rear windows are available on eBay. I was told to get the one made in Mexico, rather than the one made in China.
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Re: Rear glass plastic boarder shrunk and cracked.
« Reply #6 on: 12/07/17 03:12 PM »

Is there ANY Avalanche rear windows that don't have cracked frames out there? That dealer is lying.

I pull my window out for weeks at a time in the summer. It's cracked in both corners. But it doesn't leak unless I aim the garden hose right at the seal at high pressure. Or maybe if I go thru a car wash. So I don't do either, and don't have issues with it.
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Re: Rear glass plastic boarder shrunk and cracked.
« Reply #7 on: 12/07/17 07:13 PM »

Our new to us Black Diamond is even cracked in 2 places  :beating: our 03 has an 02 back window that is luckily still intact but the original 03 was cracked
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Re: Rear glass plastic boarder shrunk and cracked.
« Reply #8 on: 12/07/17 08:02 PM »

Mine cracked also, but doesn't leak.
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