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Paul Dengel
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Re: Laguna Rear window explosion

This happened to us Christmas 09 on the M1 at motorway speed , on our way to the inlaws on Boxing Day. Wife, kids in the back and dog in the boot, he was not impressed. In fact at first he was so freaked I thought he was going to jump out onto the motorway.

Pulled over and the AA took us the rest of the way to Brum and had a new one fitted by Autoglass the next day (insurance). The fitter said this was happening a lot and showed me a workshop full of cars with busted rear windows, Seat, Freelander and others. He said they were working on the theory that the glass was being stressed by constant use of rear window heaters in cold weather weakening the glass.

Whatever it was it was scary and a pain in the ****.
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