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post #16 of 16 Old 07-22-2017, 12:52 PM
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My sunroof exploded yesterday while stopped at a red light. It was very hot outside; but the interior was not uber cold (although AC was on). I thought a sniper was aiming a shotgun at me. Very alarming. I got out of the car and saw the whole sunroof shattered around the edges, one worse area above driver. It was completely buckled, so when I drove to the body shop today it began to collapse and fall on the highway. I sent an email to my toyota dealership to see if they would subsidize the repair; I learn the cost on Monday. I have a $1000 deductible but why is this just the cost of owning a car? Really? Looks like there are lawsuits with other car makers, why not Toyota? Not enough critical mass? The big hole in one photo is where the buckle fell off while I was driving to body shop. I do not believe this was road debris; I was still at a turn signal. The velocity of the explosion, if that's the term, was considerable. If it's the heat outside and the AC inside and manufacturers have known about this for years, why is there not a warning? I could have opened it a tiny bit, perhaps, and this would not have happened if I had known.
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