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Happened to me in NE Ohio - 2012 Mazda3 Hatchback sitting in driveway, not running, closed door and pop, moonroof glass bows upward and shatters out onto roof. it was -6F. Took pictures to show it was not outside impact - Dealer thought it would be covered, but warranty clerk denied it. Bob Berenak, Editor of Auto Glass Journal states that this is a "relatively easy repair" so husband will do it himself. He has an associates degree in automotive maintenance and experience in body shop, so I would not recommend this as a DIY project to others. But, we have no time to mess with the appeals/arbitration process. The part is costing way less (total $150) than a rental would if we were to wait for Mazda to maybe, possibly cover it in the end. Clearly the glass is not engineered and produced in a safe manner. **filed safety complaint with NHTSA - quick, easy to do on their website. ** lucky it did not happen on my highway drive to work. This is my first Mazda in 25 years - not feeling warm and fuzzy about it.
Your car insurance may cover replacement.
The sunroof on my MINI exploded on a level lonely rural road, not a tree in sight. It blew a huge hole in the center of the panoramic roof, and sent glass over the front and rear seats and down my shirt collar, too. I stopped in the next town, vacuumed it out in a car wash, shook my shirt out, then had to buy plastic and duct tape so as to get home safely.
I had to claim it on insurance (out of warranty). You can't replace just the glass of course--you have to buy the entire "sunroof cassette"...and of course you have to drop the headliner and remove the seats.
That was a $2800 repair.
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