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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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Old 05-13-2019, 02:29 PM
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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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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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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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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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