Finally got the registration and plates today for our brand new 2014 (we bought out of state and the dealer delivered it to our door on dealer plates). It had been parked way off the street on our lawn for a few days. I mount the plates, we hop in for our first drive around the block, my wife notices a foot-long, "L" shaped crack on the passenger side.
Curses, stomping of ground, we call the cops because we suspect vandalism. There was nothing that cold have dropped on it, no trees or anything overhead, and we've had several episodes of vandalism because our house is an easy target.
Very nice cop, takes our info but does notice that there doesn't seem to be any evidence of impact, i.e. nothing's chipped on the outside. Says he once cracked a windshield on one of his own cars because he placed hot coffee right under it on a frigid morning. Hmm. We didn't do anything of that sort but it does make me wonder if it could be a stress crack. Some Google searches and I find a couple of threads over at the C-MAX Hybrid forum where people have had similar issues.
So, I send some pictures to our dealer, late in the day, not expecting much but figuring it's worth a shot. Less than half an hour later our sales guy calls back and says, I feel terrible that this happened, these things can be hard to claim under warranty but you know what, we'll arrange for Safelite to fix it at our own expense. Wow!
So hopefully tomorrow we can schedule the repair (and make sure they know this car has a rain sensor!). We also called our police dept and apologized for rushing to conclusions.