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#77 of 116 Re: 2012 Ford Focus [mylilmule]
Jul 08, 2011 (5:36 am)
**UPDATE** Well, it's now July 8th and my car is still in the shop. Apparently, the manufacturer of the glass is not making any for service, only production!!! Luckily, Ford is covering it under warranty and they have provided me with a rental car. But, the owner of the dealer is involved and has contacted Ford but there is no ETA on when they might have a new sunroof for my car. So I sit here, driving a Mazda CX9 SUV rental, until they get one. My only issue, I'm paying for a car that I haven't had in the past 4 weeks and that I have no idea when I get back!!! But at least Ford is owning up and taking care of it, it could be much worse!!! I'll post updates as I get them!!
#78 of 116 please contact me!!!! Exploding sunroof 2011 Hyundai Sonata [heidij]
Jul 08, 2011 (8:07 pm)
So I was driving down the freeway in auburn today its about 65 degrees n sunny. I have a hyundai sonata 08 and we jus got it used at the end of 2010....so I was on the freeway and my sunroof exploded and it was super scary..... it sounded like someone threw a firework on my roof. I would like to kno more about ur situation. If u can email me at jackson.josettegmail.com....I only signed up for this to talk to u bcuz ur sitiation matches my exactly....
#79 of 116 Exploding Sunroof Ford Escape
Jul 11, 2011 (4:51 pm)
My 2010 Ford Escape's sunroof just exploded today. Just driving down the road doing 35 mph, warm out. Hopefully Ford will pay!
#80 of 116 exploding 2006 passt sunroof
Jul 21, 2011 (6:14 am)
While driving 75mph on the interstate yesterday, suddenly a huge explosion (like a bomb) goes off above me. The sunroof exploded into a million little pieces all over me and the car. I literally was in shock! Pulled over to the right and called my husband who told me to drive the rest of the distance (15 miles) to the VW dealer. Pieces of glass continue to fall on me as I drive to the dealer. They said it will be covered by warranty. That's good, very expensive! The temp. the last few days has been very hot, not sure if that was a factor or . Never want a sunroof again!
#81 of 116 Re: 2011 Hyandai Sonota [evie510514]
Sep 30, 2011 (2:59 pm)
My's son's 2011 Kia Optima had the same thing happen. Kia warranty would not cover - even though car was only 3 months old. How did you come out with the dealer? He is in Colorado by the way.
#82 of 116 Kia bumper to bumper extended warranty
Sep 30, 2011 (3:02 pm)
Have been reading on different sites that Kia may be selective on what it covers under the bumper to bumper warranty. Any experiences with a problem they say isn't covered?
#83 of 116 Re: 2011 Hyandai Sonota [azharleyrider]
Sep 30, 2011 (7:23 pm)
Hyundai wouldn't cover my sunroof repair either. The glass as well as the framing needed to replaced plus body work on the roof, sides of the car where shards of glass cut up the paint. My insurance covered the cost but my deductible was $500 which I'm mad that I had to pay. I really think it's defective glass.
#84 of 116 Re: 2011 Hyandai Sonota [heidij]
Oct 01, 2011 (8:12 am)
There is a news story about an exploding sunroof:
I think if there is a defect in the glass, it will explode or shatter under pressure. I think it should be covered by the auto dealer - if it will shatter as they say from being hit by a rock, then it's an accident waiting to happen. Can you imagine getting caught in a hail storm? I would hope the glass wouldn't automatically just shatter - should be stronger than that.
#85 of 116 Re: Exploding sunroof 2011 Hyundai Sonata [heidij]
Oct 26, 2011 (6:40 pm)
This Just happened to me I too
have a 2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited. I was traveling on tollroad 90, no overpasses, no truck around, NOT HIT BY ANYTHING!!!!! All of a sudden I hear this LOUD explosion and the next thing I know I am covered in glass. I was doing 70 miles an hour and must of had an angel on my shoulder cause I didn't CRASH> My husband called roadside assistance and they put him in touch with the Hyundai consumer line which said "they never heard of this before" BULL_ _ _ _. U know they have and they are covering something up. THIS IS A DEFECT, and someone is not going to be as lucky as you and I. If my grandson was in the back he would have been hurt and then , well OH MY just imaginne.
#86 of 116 Re: Exploding sunroof 2011 Hyundai Sonata [mraugss]
Oct 27, 2011 (11:20 am)
It is not so much a defect as a known property of tempered glass. Go back to my message #61 in this discussion for more on this. I did some research that explains why this happens.