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Old 05-13-2019, 02:07 PM
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Also many years ago, my friend broke his brand new Chevy Tahoe rear hatch window, when he was helping someone move to an apartment and they loaded too many items on the back and the corner of a coffee table was sticking just a couple of inches too far out, so when he closed the hatch, the window shattered. He went back to the dealer of purchase and told them that it just kind of exploded out of the blue. The dealer told him that yeah, we have seen this before and replaced the glass under warranty.
Very disappointing to read...that is stealing and being openly dishonest just to save a few bucks on a stupid mistake. That's a big problem today...no one wants to own up to being stupid and wants everyone else to foot the bill. Sounds like a familiar government party vying to get back into power by promising people free $hit
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Very disappointing to read...that is stealing and being openly dishonest just to save a few bucks on a stupid mistake. That's a big problem today...no one wants to own up to being stupid and wants everyone else to foot the bill. Sounds like a familiar government party vying to get back into power by promising people free $hit
This is why when a legitimate problem happens with something like the sunroof randomly shattering to someone the dealer always assumes the worst and that the person is lying about it
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:33 PM
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Hyundai recently recalled their Tucson for shattering panoramic sunroofs. Thankfully I never had this issue with the Tucson. Seems like this is a common problem among all car makers. Another example of when automotive engineers get too caught up in innovation and forget about necessary design requirements. One of the main problems with panoramic sunroofs is that they require a very rigid frame to protect it and minimize flex. This adds weight to the roof, thus raising the center of gravity of the vehicle.
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:44 PM
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yup kind wondering whats really going on..
I personally would have not believed it without the pics, but it's very clearly there. However I do really really hate people who make one post, get a shit ton of replies, and then never ever come back to update. It's frustrating and a massive waste of time.
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:52 PM
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Holly Crap!!! Be thankful you had sun guard screen fully closed & glass did not fall & make scary situation even worse. They might have had to change the name of the company from ACURA to "DARSH88" if you sued them if you crashed.

I’ve read that as all sunroofs are getting larger this type of thing is happening more & more. I’ve heard that its more incline to crack after hitting a big bump or shifting lanes very quickly, like to avoid something is the road. I’ve also heard it more incline to happen if there is a wide temperature variance from inside & outside. I’d race back to the dealer & get a loaner for free while the obtain the replacement glass. Good luck
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:53 PM
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I personally would have not believed it without the pics, but it's very clearly there. However I do really really hate people who make one post, get a shit ton of replies, and then never ever come back to update. It's frustrating and a massive waste of time.
Right. Especially when it isn't a troll post.
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Old 05-13-2019, 05:19 PM
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Holly Crap!!! Be thankful you had sun guard screen fully closed & glass did not fall & make scary situation even worse. They might have had to change the name of the company from ACURA to "DARSH88" if you sued them if you crashed.

Iíve read that as all sunroofs are getting larger this type of thing is happening more & more. Iíve heard that its more incline to crack after hitting a big bump or shifting lanes very quickly, like to avoid something is the road. Iíve also heard it more incline to happen if there is a wide temperature variance from inside & outside. Iíd race back to the dealer & get a loaner for free while the obtain the replacement glass. Good luck
If this is a thing, why isn't the NHSTA (or x governent agency), industry watchdogs, some thumb-twittling Congressman or woman looking for attention or a rant to rant about, or 60 Minutes or somebody all over this? Or if they are, I missed the big brouhaha.

We like opening the shade to let the sun shine in and if that should happen, not going to be pretty...
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:48 PM
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If this is a thing, why isn't the NHSTA (or x governent agency), industry watchdogs, some thumb-twittling Congressman or woman looking for attention or a rant to rant about, or 60 Minutes or somebody all over this? Or if they are, I missed the big brouhaha.
Haven't you heard? Regulation is the root of all evil. There's gotta be some way to pin this on the consumer.

( For extra credit, translate and name the source of the unaltered quote: "Radix malorum est cupiditas" ).

Back to shattering windows, I once managed to stick the tongue of a utility trailer through the back glass of an SUV, as I was loading a very large quantity of horse manure into it with a wheel barrow. I blame the horse.

But as Forrest Gump would put it: "it happens".

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Old 05-13-2019, 08:13 PM
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Haven't you heard? Regulation is the root of all evil. There's gotta be some way to pin this on the consumer.

( For extra credit, translate and name the source of the unaltered quote: "Radix malorum est cupiditas" ).

Back to shattering windows, I once managed to stick the tongue of a utility trailer through the back glass of an SUV, as I was loading a very large quantity of horse manure into it with a wheel barrow. I blame the horse.

But as Forrest Gump would put it: "it happens".
Dang boy!

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Old 05-14-2019, 08:48 AM
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This is why when a legitimate problem happens with something like the sunroof randomly shattering to someone the dealer always assumes the worst and that the person is lying about it
I was aware of the lying part, but what surprised me was that the dealer admitted it that this was not unusual and on the rear hatch window, not a glass pano roof!

What I also remember is back in 2012, Hyundai recalled the Veloster pano roof and there was a class action lawsuit.
https://www.classlawgroup.com/hyunda...nroof-lawsuit/
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Right. Especially when it isn't a troll post.
Exactly! At the least let other members or future forum searches get some benefits from your situation.
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can this happen while normally driving on a highway too because of a rock or something?
I dont think insurance covers this? wow this is so scary! how much was the fix?
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Old 06-14-2019, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by OAcuraFanBoyO View Post
can this happen while normally driving on a highway too because of a rock or something?
I dont think insurance covers this? wow this is so scary! how much was the fix?
Typically not caused by a rock unless a falling meteor hits your roof. Insurance will cover this but your dealer will not as it's not considered warranty. It is VERY expensive as these roofs cost a ton.
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^ Most definitely and it happens. Sometimes it's due to external causes and sometimes it "just happens".

The comprehensive auto insurance generally covers all glass breakage regardless of fault.
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Old 06-14-2019, 03:05 PM
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This happened to my inlaws 2009 Toyota Venza last yr....driving down the highway and BAM.....it cracked..scared the crap out of them.....even though it was out of warranty, Toyota fixed it for free as a goodwill gesture
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^ Most definitely and it happens. Sometimes it's due to external causes and sometimes it "just happens".

The comprehensive auto insurance generally covers all glass breakage regardless of fault.
wow this just worries me, I should call my insurance guys and find out about it.
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wow this just worries me, I should call my insurance guys and find out about it.
Don't you have comprehensive coverage?
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In direct Sun, the panel gets incredibly hot. I was applying Rain-X to mine, and while removing the Rain-X with a wet towel, I still could not keep my hand on the glass.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:26 PM
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Being totally serious, I don't think you need to apply Rain-X to the sun roof. The only purpose of that is to make water bead so it will roll off for visibility. And you aren't generally needing great visibility out of the sun roof, but also the water is always pulled off just by driving anyways.
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Yeah, I know but I do the whole car and I figured why not. The glass stays cleaner too. One thing I like about Rain-X is the more you use it, the less you have to use it. First app doesn't usually last very long. But each repeated application lasts longer and longer. To the point where just a good washing restores the effect. After a while, I'll only apply it twice a year.
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This has been happening "often." Acura needs to thicken the glass or something. The RDX is too flexible. Just look at the slow motion crash tests. The thing wiggles like jello.
That jiggling is the body/frame absorbing the impact instead of the occupant's bodies! These are crumple zone and just as the name suggests they are supposed to "give" to absorb energy.
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Don't you have comprehensive coverage?
I do have comprehensive with 1000 deductible. I just dont know if something like this would be covered or they screw me over.
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I do have comprehensive with 1000 deductible. I just dont know if something like this would be covered or they screw me over.
Comprehensive covers glass. You don't have to worry. Any "missile" that damages glass is covered under comprehensive. Missiles include rocks, snow flying off truck, etc. Basically things that are flying through the air. Collision with animal as well. The only time it comprehensive DOESN'T cover glass is if you got into an accident that broke the glass, which is then covered under collision.

If you think about it, glass breaks upon impact. If you just tell them a rock fell on it and broke the glass, it will be covered by comprehensive.
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I do have comprehensive with 1000 deductible. I just dont know if something like this would be covered or they screw me over.
$1000 is SUPER HIGH for a comp deductible
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$1000 is SUPER HIGH for a comp deductible
Agree, mine has always been $0.
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I do have comprehensive with 1000 deductible. I just dont know if something like this would be covered or they screw me over.
Yeah, I don't know why you have such a high comprehensive deductible. Generally, their prices are much lower than collision part of your policy.

Mine is only $50 for comprehensive, and $300 for collision deductibles. I pay only $630 per 6 months for full coverage, 500k/500k liability, and this is in NJ for my RDX.
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Agree, mine has always been $0.
Then the insurance would be sky rocket high too. Even when I asked a quote for $750 it was like 20% higher.
But I guess since this is a new car I should bring it down to $750/500 atleast looking at you all.
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Then the insurance would be sky rocket high too. Even when I asked a quote for $750 it was like 20% higher.
But I guess since this is a new car I should bring it down to $750/500 atleast looking at you all.
I guess it depends on your history, location and age. I pay $1100/year total for both our vehicles ($0 comp and $500 Coll). 2019 CX-5 Signature and 2013 Lexus ES350 UL. Both bought new. I had an RDX quote and it was within $50 of the CX-5.
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Then the insurance would be sky rocket high too. Even when I asked a quote for $750 it was like 20% higher.
But I guess since this is a new car I should bring it down to $750/500 atleast looking at you all.
You should probably shop around with other insurance companies. Yours sounds very expensive.
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