Car Sunroof Warning…

Photo credit: JoeInSouthernCA via Foter.com / CC BY-ND

Photo credit: JoeInSouthernCA via Foter.com / CC BY-ND

Imagine driving down I-84 in Hartford on a bright sunny day when all of a sudden your sunroof explodes violently.

Sound far-fetched?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is actually investigating hundreds of complaints from consumers on this very issue.

The exploding glass has caused both serious car accidents as well as injuries to passengers – according the traffic safety agency.

One woman in Indiana reports that she was recently driving her Chrysler Town & Country minivan, with her three children in the car on a local interstate at 60 mph, when her sunroof exploded.

She said it sounded like a bomb had gone off.   After pulling over on the highway shoulder, she pulled the partition on the sunroof back to look at the window and found a gaping hole and shards of glass everywhere.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently investigating Kia, Nissan, Chrysler, and as many as three other car companies on a dozen different models with similar sunroof designs.

What is causing these sunroofs to explode?

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