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      01-03-2007, 11:51 PM   #1
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Sunroof Blew Out!!

WTF, I'm driving home from work in my e90 335i cruising at normal highway speed when out of the blue I hear a
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sounds like a friggin gun shot and I know instantly my sunroof is gone. It was closed at the time, I wasn't passing under an overpass, I didn't see and there is no sign of a rock or any other foreign object hitting it

Anyone ever heard of something like this? I need to go to the dealer but I don't know if it is a warranty or insurance issue.
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      01-03-2007, 11:53 PM   #2
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well, what's the condition of the sunroof now?
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      01-03-2007, 11:54 PM   #3
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Sounds like a warranty issue to me.
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      01-03-2007, 11:54 PM   #4
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WHAT??? That's crazy! I've never heard of anything like this- especially with it being closed. Glad you're ok.
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      01-03-2007, 11:55 PM   #5
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no one else was hurt by the sunroof right??
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      01-03-2007, 11:55 PM   #6
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Did you purchase the emergency sunroof ejection from the dealer? You might have pushed the button by accident. j/k
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      01-03-2007, 11:58 PM   #7
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small meteorite..
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      01-03-2007, 11:58 PM   #8
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i remember a guy with a Z06 had this happen with his top. but just the body panel came off.
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      01-04-2007, 12:09 AM   #9
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i had that happen to me with ma MB ML430....

although i DID pass through a overpass, but i really doubt there was anyone on there throwing rocks, becuase i was going pretty fast, and it would take super aiming to hit the sun roof...

i guess it's still a MYSTERY.....might be UFO
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      01-04-2007, 12:13 AM   #10
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Damn those Xede equipped 335is are fast . I heard of this before on a VW, but no figure out the problem yet (warranty should cover this).
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      01-04-2007, 12:23 AM   #11
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Rad, as long as you are ok, that´s all that matters.

Did you retrieve the errant sunroof by the way?
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      01-04-2007, 12:26 AM   #12
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I'm sure the cars behind me were wondering what was showering down on them. I'm also sure no one was hurt since it was tiny little pieces flying everywhere. Like I said, it more exploded than cracked. I was all the way over in the far left lane so had to work my way over and got off at the next exit. I was wondering if someone was going to follow me off but no one did. All I can figure is it had a tiny crack in it (defect?) and the suction popped it.

Yeah I was thinking this should be a warranty issue. Thanks for the replies.

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      01-04-2007, 12:28 AM   #13
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Rad, as long as you are ok, that´s all that matters.

Did you retrieve the errant sunroof by the way?

Thanks J, it wasn't retrievable. I didn't desrcibe it that well in my first post but this picture tells the story better.
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holy shit! i hope that didnt hit anyone. my dad has a new c7 corvette and there was a recall for them because of the fact that the sunroofs would ripe off at high speeds. haven't heard of this happening to any bimmers though.
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I have heard of this happening with Audi A3 OpenSky moonroof, only a few incidences but has happened. Maybe the German class manufacturers are getting shoddy on quality.

Cheers,

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holy shit! i hope that didnt hit anyone. my dad has a new c7 corvette and there was a recall for them because of the fact that the sunroofs would ripe off at high speeds. haven't heard of this happening to any bimmers though.

You have now But seriously I dont think too many large pieces flew because the safety glass works real well. When I pulled off the freeway I planned on trying to pull the rest off but when I started I realized it was just shattered in thousands of pieces so I just drove home super slow, and you know how painful that can be in a new bimmer
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Originally Posted by radgator1
WTF, I'm driving home from work in my e90 335i cruising at normal highway speed when out of the blue I hear a
BANG!!!

sounds like a friggin gun shot and I know instantly my sunroof is gone. It was closed at the time, I wasn't passing under an overpass, I didn't see and there is no sign of a rock or any other foreign object hitting it

Anyone ever heard of something like this? I need to go to the dealer but I don't know if it is a warranty or insurance issue.
This happened to my cousin in an MB S class a couple of years ago. but i think he was speeding at the time it happened.
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I guess the glass on your sunroof isnt tempered??
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Thanks J, it wasn't retrievable. I didn't desrcibe it that well in my first post but this picture tells the story better.
I had a vision of the entire cassette flying out.

Let us know what the dealer says.
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I had a vision of the entire cassette flying out.

Let us know what the dealer says.
I did too, which is why I assumed it would be a warranty thing- not so sure now. +1 Still take it to the dealer.
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I guess the glass on your sunroof isnt tempered??
It IS tempered glass. It diced up into small pieces instead of large jagged shards...
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I've never heard of that happening with any car. F-ing crazy.
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