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Old 11-19-2012, 09:58 AM   #26
IH84DZ
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Originally Posted by Minchkin View Post
When I google sunroof exploding, it is just a bunch of links associated with the Veloster. I doubt that the Focus has that big of an issue. And even if it did, I don't think that the roof would explode with such force that it would actually embed glass anywhere. And tempered glass is meant to break into the smallest peices possible so that it won't have the chance to make it deep into skin.
Exactly.

I get a kick out of those who assume this is a defect. It happened across multiple vehicle lines and is concentrated in a particular area. It's obviously environment related and whether or not its a temp issue or a "rock" traction aid issue is TBD.

Also, Canada isn't the only cold place in North America so the lack of instances elsewhere make it hard to associate with cold.

I'd like to know how a defect in glass material, construction and sunroof mechanism design spans multiple vehicle lines

I'd also like to know why this wouldn't be an insurance issue
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