Mazda Glass Replacement Requirements

The role of the windshield is a lot more complex than simply allowing a view of the road ahead. It is considered a structural part of the vehicle as it contributes to the strength of the roof and A-pillars. The windshield helps to manage collision energy and has become an integral part of several advanced safety systems.

It is commonly asked, "What is required when replacing a windshield?" With this question in mind, we will be presenting a series of articles that highlight some of the requirements from the various OEMs. As always, it is important to read through each vehicle-specific procedure to ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

Let’s see what Mazda has to say for the 2016-2022 model years.

  • Mazda does not specify a particular brand of primers and adhesives.
  • During the installation process, it is important to keep the door glass open until the windshield installation is complete. This will help to prevent the sealant from cracking should the doors be opened and closed, causing a pressure change.

Mazda allows repairs to windshields if they are not in a specific prohibited area. If there is damage or cracking in the windshield glass repair prohibited area, replace the windshield. If the damage or cracking in the windshield glass repair prohibited area is repaired, it could affect the recognition of the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) and the system may not operate normally.

If the laser sensor gets hit or is installed at an incorrect angle, the laser sensor angle could change, and the obstructions cannot be detected correctly which could result in an accident. If the laser sensor has been hit, always inspect for DTCs and verify that there is no malfunction in the Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) system.

As a special caution, vehicles equipped with i-ACTIVSENSE, forward sensing cameras require the aiming procedure if the windshield is replaced or reused. Also, if the rain sensor is replaced, the sensitivity setting procedure will need to be performed. These procedures are located separately in the body repair manual. Additional cautions are in each specific Windshield Glass procedure. To find the procedures, go to: Workshop manual ➤ Body and Accessories ➤ Glass/Windows/Mirrors.

Mazda vehicle-specific body repair manuals can be found at: www.mazdaserviceinfo.com

For additional Mazda information, check out the Mazda OEM Information page.

Additional I-CAR Collision Repair News you may find helpful:
ADAS, Calibration, And Scanning Article Hotspot
Collision Information Website Access: Mazda
Stationary Glass Pinchweld Preparation - New Panel
Step-By-Step: Accessing Mazda Repair Information


Related I-CAR Courses

  • I-CAR Just In Time: Moving Disabled Vehicles Friday, 1 March 2024

    Sometimes seeing is understanding, that’s why I-CAR's technical team created the Just in Time video series to guide you through a variety of collision repair topics from ADAS and EVs to repair tips...

  • Repairer Driven News: GM First Responder EV Training Wednesday, 28 February 2024

    Repairer Driven News (RDN) has released an article highlighting free online battery electric vehicle (BEV) first responder training from General Motors (GM).

  • I-CAR Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welding Manual Settings Course Monday, 26 February 2024

    There is a growing number of OEM vehicle makers requiring manual settings for squeeze-type resistance spot welding (STRSW) operations. With this in mind, I-CAR has released a course that has an...

  • OEM Linking Pin: GM Adhesively Bonded Joint Repair Wednesday, 21 February 2024

    As part of the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) OEM linking pin activity, we are helping to connect the collision repair industry to the vehicle makers. We‘ve had technical inquiries that...

  • OEM ADAS Radar Optimized Color Resources Tuesday, 20 February 2024

    Changes in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) radar technology are introducing new refinishing considerations. Paint film thickness not only may affect the performance of ADAS radars, color...

  • OEM ADAS Radar Optimized Color Resources: Nissan Tuesday, 20 February 2024

    Changes in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) radar technology are introducing new refinishing considerations. Paint film thickness not only may affect the performance of ADAS radars, color...

  • Common Mistakes: Panel Bonding Friday, 16 February 2024

    When it comes to panel bonding, there are some common mistakes that can have a huge impact on the strength and quality of the repair.

  • I-CAR Hyundai Collision Repair And Electromechanical Repair Courses Wednesday, 14 February 2024

    I-CAR has developed courses that go into detail on electromechanical repair for Hyundai and a general collision repair overview as well.

  • Repairer Driven News: CIC P-Pages Changes Friday, 9 February 2024

    Repairer Driven News (RDN) has released an article highlighting changes made to estimating systems' P-pages.

  • High-Voltage Handling And Storage Considerations: Audi Thursday, 8 February 2024

    High-voltage (HV) vehicles have some special considerations for handling and storing HV batteries and other components. The dangers of HV batteries are potential even after removal which is why...