2012 Focus exploding sunroof on local news - Page 4 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Discussions > General Car Chat Lounge

General Car Chat Lounge Discussion Forum relating to nonspecific Ford Focus models, car purchasing, auto industry news and any car talk.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply




 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-11-2012, 11:33 AM   #31
Focus Fanatic
 
elsolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96835
Location: Long Beach, CA
What I Drive: 2007 white ZX3

Posts: 2,397
Points 2,772, Level 32
Points: 2,772, Level: 32 Points: 2,772, Level: 32 Points: 2,772, Level: 32
Level Up 15% Completed
Level up: 15% Level up: 15% Level up: 15%
Forum Activity 3%
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
FF Reputation: 17 elsolo Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by misfire View Post
exactly. She needs proof that its a defect and not an outside influence that caused the glass to break. For all we know, she could have been cleaning snow/ice off her car and broke it accidentally and tried to get it covered. if i were her, id just all my insurance company (would be $0 deductible for me) rather than wasting time on tv.


ALL manufactures have warranties for a reason. If the auto manufacturers were to give things away to everyone that had a complaint, we'd be riding bikes due to the companies going bankrupt. i feel bad for the girl, but Ford needs proof its a defect to cover anything (small or big).



I hope she gets the idea to contact her car insurance for hopefully free help.
So how would one accidentally break their sunroof glass?

Baseball or such thrown through it is one thing, but to claim it just broke because she was cleaning the snow or ice off it improperly, how?

Except for a sharp impact or somebody pouring boiling water on frozen glass, I don't see how one could accidentally just break it. It is tempered glass like your other windows, they should be pretty tough.

If this lady were the only one, it would be fishy.
She is not the only one.

By refusing to cover this, Ford isn't just being cheap, they are calling this lady a liar by insisting she did it.
There aren't too many things that get me upset, but being accused of being a liar is one of them.
elsolo is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-11-2012, 02:00 PM   #32
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Fan#: 101801
Location: Champaign, IL
What I Drive: 03 CD silver SVT 5 door

Posts: 170
FF Reputation: 5 IH84DZ Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by elsolo View Post
So how would one accidentally break their sunroof glass?

Baseball or such thrown through it is one thing, but to claim it just broke because she was cleaning the snow or ice off it improperly, how?

Except for a sharp impact or somebody pouring boiling water on frozen glass, I don't see how one could accidentally just break it. It is tempered glass like your other windows, they should be pretty tough.

If this lady were the only one, it would be fishy.
She is not the only one.

By refusing to cover this, Ford isn't just being cheap, they are calling this lady a liar by insisting she did it.
There aren't too many things that get me upset, but being accused of being a liar is one of them.
Speculating on how an individual could break some glass is silly. People find ways to screw up un-screw-up-able stuff all the time and I don't find it difficult to imagine someone breaking a sunroof.

Besides, by your logic it's happened more than once so there must be a trend here... Use the same logic to compare how many foci there are out there with sunroofs compared to the reported cases of sunroofs exploding.

It also spans other brands with different sunroof designs. How does that factor in your experiment.

You obviously don't have experience in these matters because there isn't a business in the world that admits responsibility in a matter that isn't fully understood. If you feel so bad about it - send her a check.

450 people die every year in the US alone from falling out of bed. There are much more silly, frequent and serious issues out there than a few freak exploding sunroof panels.

All this rhetoric aside - exactly how is this NOT an appropriate matter for insurance?
IH84DZ is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-11-2012, 02:23 PM   #33
That Guy
 
dyn085's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 98047
Location: Fayetteville, NC
What I Drive: 2014 FiST/FoST

Posts: 13,216
Points 31,377, Level 100
Points: 31,377, Level: 100 Points: 31,377, Level: 100 Points: 31,377, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 36%
Activity: 36% Activity: 36% Activity: 36%
FF Reputation: 54 dyn085 Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
Now I'm afraid of falling out of bed
__________________
FocusFest 2013: Best of Show
Gateway FFW: Show Class Outstanding
September '13 ROTM
2014 FiST-
dyn085 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-11-2012, 03:27 PM   #34
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Fan#: 78166
Location: jupiter, FL
What I Drive: 2010 ingot silver 2 dr 5 speed

Posts: 4,502
Points 20,832, Level 90
Points: 20,832, Level: 90 Points: 20,832, Level: 90 Points: 20,832, Level: 90
Level Up 97% Completed
Level up: 97% Level up: 97% Level up: 97%
Forum Activity 8%
Activity: 8% Activity: 8% Activity: 8%
FF Reputation: 7 badazz2010focus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
This is what I was talking about in my previous post about the guy who wanted to know if he should get a sunroof or not LOL, I posted on his post.
badazz2010focus is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-20-2012, 05:20 AM   #35
Captain TMI
 
whynotthinkwhynot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Fan#: 18416
Location: the armpit of TN, Memphis, TN
What I Drive: 05 Focus Wagon; 13 C-Max SEL

Posts: 20,437
Points 29,433, Level 99
Points: 29,433, Level: 99 Points: 29,433, Level: 99 Points: 29,433, Level: 99
Level Up 66% Completed
Level up: 66% Level up: 66% Level up: 66%
Forum Activity 21%
Activity: 21% Activity: 21% Activity: 21%
FF Reputation: 271 whynotthinkwhynot Outstanding Standing Member whynotthinkwhynot Outstanding Standing Member whynotthinkwhynot Outstanding Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Things like this are what insurance is for. It's not even a newsworthy story.
__________________
Be eclectic.
---The Complete How-To Archive--

Moderating everything now, let me know if I can help.

Quote:
Originally Posted by the user formerly known as ZX3_Chick View Post
You're special aren't you.
whynotthinkwhynot is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Pitch Black ZX3
Name
Your real name.
City
State
Country
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:37 AM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1