October 31, 2017 at 1:23 am #178600
Wrong tint installed in the car
Hello, i need some pieces of advise. Today night, as i chatted with my wife, she told me something about our new ride. She went to a car washed station for washing her switchblade silver. It happens that a retired marine colonel was there for washing his 2015 Fortuner (both cars are standing side by side).
The Colonel relayed his concern about the color of the tint. He said that the tint color all around is too light. There could be a safety issue since the person setting inside is easily visible from the sides. Because of that conversation, we realized that there was something wrong with the tint. Unfortunately, I am here overseas when the unit was delivered in my home at around 9PM. Tor sure, there is a human mistake at the time of installation.
Now, here is my concern. Can I request the dealership to replace my tint since we have requested the full dark at the sides. Secondly, the tint that was installed has no 3M mark. So, I believed that the tint they (dealership) installed is not 3M.
Just a sort of comparison. I attached a photo of my TBZ and old Ford Explorer.
October 31, 2017 at 9:42 am #178648
I highly doubt this report – but take it to GM dealer and have it checked.
GM cars do not have a 3M marking on the glass – rather it is a GM logo with a DOT spec number and underneath the DOT spec number. It also states that the glass is 70% transparency to meet federal requirements for vehicle safety.
Tinted film is not normally dealer installed as all GM cars are all ready equipped with tinted glass as standard equipment at the factory.
Adding another tinted film would not be legal so I do not think that any dealer would do that. (Another film would push it passed the 70% minimum.
The 70% minimum is for driver safety. Cars with darker than 70% can be ticketed although this is rarely enforced. Reducing below the 70% could make the film installer liable if their is an accident.
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