Will my car pass NC inspection with a broken windshield?

There is no hole in the windshield yet, but it is cracked pretty bad.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    North Carolina's inspectors, like in some other states, have been a bit inconsistent in the past. A crack that should fail, will pass at one station, while it fails at all others. Trying to find a definition online of whether it would fail, is a pain, but the general idea is whether it obscures vision, or whether it is an area that the wipers hit. It also depends greatly on severity of crack or hole. Your best option would be take a picture of it and show it to an inspector or an officer and ask. A picture is better because then they can't throw a "fix-it ticket" on your vehicle right then and there and you could always say it's for a buddy or say, "boy am I glad I fixed that". Unfortunately, without asking the inspector that would be inspecting your vehicle and showing them what it looks like, you'll still be a bit uncertain when you go to get inspected.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In the event of a vehicle rollover, the windshield adds structural integrity to the passenger cabin of the vehicle. A crack in the windshield will compromise the strength of the windshield to withstand those forces. It will not pass a safety inspection.

    - Automotive apprentice

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  • 6 years ago

    yes, it will pass. No amount of cracks can cause you to fail. You can evennot have a windshield completely and it will still pass. You can have a spider web in the glass right in front of the driver and it will pass.

    That said, there are a lot of stupid inspectors out there who do not know the rules, so your mileage may vary

    Source(s): Auto business for 30+years, auto repair diploma, and state inspection class
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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    The absolutely free reverse vin check sites generally provide fake information. To get real information, money will have to be paid. The free searches provide fake information so they can get your email address to send spam.

    Stay away from shady reverse vin check sites, most likely you won't get any information after you make the payment. Not to mention you won't get a report and you won't get an answer if you try to call for a refund. Stick with a reputable reverse vin check site like http://www.reversevincheck.net that has been around since 1995.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No, you need to get your windshield fixed.

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  • 1 decade ago

    it depends on where the crack is. my husbands truck passed with a small crack on the right hand side a year or so back.

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  • 1 decade ago

    some state yes if it,s not in the drivers veiw but most glass shops can repair them or most parts stores have repair kits cheap to

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No. get it repaired or remove it completly. There's no law that requires you to have a windshield.

    Ian M

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