I have a 2017 Subaru Outback that has lots of safety features. Can anyone tell me if the car’s camera really needs to be re-calibrated when the windshield is replaced?
My windshield has a crack in it. Needs to be replaced. Safelite is telling me that when a windshield is replaced, the camera has to be recalibrated (they charge around $300 to do this) or some of the safety features won’t work correctly. They are being very pushy and insistent about it.
The thing is, I have already had the windshield replaced once in this car (about a year ago). At that time, they mentioned that the camera might need to be re-calibrated and they said I could take it to the dealership for this but all the safety features worked fine after the windshield was replaced the first time. I’m curious to know if I got lucky the first time or if the camera doesn’t really need to be re-calibrated and if this is just something they do to make more money. With the $300 for the calibration, the cost of a new windshield will be around $750! Thanks for any information!