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Shattered rear Window

I was driving to Montrose on County Rd 1, which is unpaved, at about 35 to 40 miles an hour when the rear window in the FJ shattered into a million pieces. I donít think it was a rock as I canít figure out how a rock could hit the rear window that hard when I am going the other way.

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Re: Shattered rear Window

Stray bullet?

Sorry, from NY and don't know the area.
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Re: Shattered rear Window

Lots of stories on 4th Gen 4Runners where the rear window shatters when they turn on rear window defrost (and there is corrosion on the elec connectors). Did you happen to push the rear window defrost button?
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Lots of stories on 4th Gen 4Runners where the rear window shatters when they turn on rear window defrost (and there is corrosion on the elec connectors). Did you happen to push the rear window defrost button?


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Stray bullet?

Sorry, from NY and don't know the area.


Maybe. But didnít hear it.


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Dang that sucks. Never heard of it happening on an FJ.
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Re: Shattered rear Window

unless you find a stray bullet in the vehicle, I would guess it most likely was a rock -- i suppose once in a blue moon a rock could fly off the tire that has some english on it and curve around and nick the back window.

You didnt pass a vehicle heading the other direction, right?

All it takes is a tiny little nick in the glass for tempered glass to explode into a millions pieces
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