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      08-17-2012, 12:05 PM   #45
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sunroof

my sunroof exploded this morning. i had my windows up at 60mph when it exploded. dealership wants $600 for the glass and $250 for labor/install. not sure if the warranty will cover it
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      08-17-2012, 12:08 PM   #46
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BMW warranty will pay to replace it. IF not go thru your comp(ins) coverage. But I think this is a common problem.
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      08-17-2012, 01:49 PM   #47
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      08-17-2012, 02:01 PM   #48
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I think I'll clear tint my sunroof.
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      08-17-2012, 02:11 PM   #49
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I don't see why they wouldn't replace it for free, whether or not the car has a warranty or not. Is it labeled somewhere in the manual or where ever that this will happen? Or not to drive above a certain speed, at a certain time of day during a certain time of year with the windows up and sunroof closed? Sounds like a battle to be won.......at least I know about this now.
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      08-17-2012, 02:17 PM   #50
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They can claim its collision damage from a rock thrown up etc. I think there are enough cases here and on e90 to disprove that though.
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      08-17-2012, 02:18 PM   #51
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This seems to only be happening to 128i's. Maybe the blow off valves on the turbos equalize the interior pressure.
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      08-17-2012, 02:26 PM   #52
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I recall this was very common with the 3-series back a few years ago. GL...should be covered under warranty, but as I recall the dealers were trying to make everyone go through insurance by claiming a rock shattered the glass on the Hwy.
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      08-17-2012, 05:46 PM   #53
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I had a 2000 3 series which on one day when I opened the sunroof something got caught and the tracks self destructed. BMW paid to fix it.
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      08-18-2012, 07:30 AM   #54
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This seems to only be happening to 128i's. Maybe the blow off valves on the turbos equalize the interior pressure.
Huh?
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      08-18-2012, 07:46 AM   #55
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no, wasn't opening or closing--just closed. don't think anything hit it, i think it's just stress on the glass or something like maxnix suggested.

thanks for the advice.
It's heat stress. I came home one day to find my sliding glass door in the same condition... little pellets of glass everywhere...it apparently happens sometimes with safety glass due to the different layers.
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      08-19-2012, 08:53 PM   #56
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I had this happen to a shower screen while I was in the shower. Was left there standing there naked in shock and the whole bathroom was covered in glass.
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      11-09-2012, 05:26 PM   #57
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My Sunroof explosion

Wanted to post another sunroof explosion case...this happenned to me this morning while I was driving at highway speeds on the DVP! It sounded like a bullet and the glass shards and chunks came down on my hair and all around me..Luckily, I managed to change 3 lanes to exit and pull over to nearest road. Insurance is still determining if it's a mfg defect, where they will not cover. But BMW said that since my car is outside of warranty already, they may not cover it too...I'm still anxious to hear the decision, which they won't be able to confirm until 4 days later on Tuesday!
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      11-09-2012, 08:24 PM   #58
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That's just crazy. First time I've seen this thread or even heard of it happening. Good luck -
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      11-09-2012, 08:44 PM   #59
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Have seen it happen it many different makes and models. Surprised the hell out of me when my quarter glass exploded like that in my Cooper.. Service manager said it was the first time he'd seen quarter glass do that.. usually sunroofs.
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      11-09-2012, 08:44 PM   #60
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Is it possible that the moonroof is so snug that it cracked/ruptured due to thermal expansion?

I have heard a number of stories regarding rear windows exploding because people accidentally left their rear defroster on...
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      11-09-2012, 09:39 PM   #61
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Now I'm scared of my sunroof. I hope you weren't hurt, and everything gets taken care of smoothly by BMW.
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      11-09-2012, 10:37 PM   #62
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      11-10-2012, 03:05 AM   #63
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Wow, this happens on the E92 but I assumed it was a chassis issue perhaps due to flex in the car. Sorry to hear this but good luck with repair .
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      11-10-2012, 10:15 AM   #64
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had something similar with the back window of my '02 V40 wagon after an accident : the torsion in the structure of the car induced stress in the glass that lead to an explosion (kind of scary), I would imagine that some sort of stress happened in the frame of your sunroof. A rock or any collision would have break it in a different way
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      11-10-2012, 10:45 AM   #65
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Why I wish the 135i could have been ordered without a sunroof. I have not used it once since I got my 135i in April. It's absence would also reduce the car's weight (not much but ever bit helps).
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      11-10-2012, 11:56 AM   #66
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Wanted to post another sunroof explosion case...this happenned to me this morning while I was driving at highway speeds on the DVP! It sounded like a bullet and the glass shards and chunks came down on my hair and all around me..Luckily, I managed to change 3 lanes to exit and pull over to nearest road. Insurance is still determining if it's a mfg defect, where they will not cover. But BMW said that since my car is outside of warranty already, they may not cover it too...I'm still anxious to hear the decision, which they won't be able to confirm until 4 days later on Tuesday!
Is that a 24-105mm coffee mug I see?
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