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Unhappy Sun roof glass shattered !

Hi all

I own a Renault Modus Dynamique DCI (86) on a 59 plate.

I have only had for just three months. On the way home while driving on a dual carriage way (55 MPH) the glass in my electric sunroof suddenly shuttered. I was no where near a bridge and the weather was warm but not hot. I did not have air con on. Lucky for me I was not hurt but a little shaken up.

Has anyone heard of this happening ? is this a design fault?
My insurance does not cover ! so having to cough up the money.

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Re: Sun roof glass shattered !

I have come across the same problem and not just on Renaults. A sudden change in temperature, or a large differential betwen inside and outside of the glass tends to create stresses the tempered glass. Last time I seen it was on a Fiat - the driver jumped out slammed the door and Whoosh! There have been cases of rear screens on some cars failing similarly.
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