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Hi new to the forum here. My 2016 Mini Cooper with panoramic sunroof has exploded spontaneously on the freeway. Late at night and no cars around. Thought I had been shot.
Managed to stop on verge safely.

Mini are saying it is not covered by warranty because it is glass. $4000 aud to replace.

Ive googled a bit and there are many cars and several manufacturers not just Mini/BMW with these issues.

I am approaching consumer affairs and planning to go to Small claims tribunal VCAT in my state.

Has anyone experienced similar problems

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Unless it's a manufacturing fault BMW/MINI will unlikely to cover it under warranty. Even if it's a manufacuring fault you will have difficulty proving it.

Just like any other window glass part BMW/MINI will unlikely to cover it, most likely need to be an insurance claim.
 

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Thanks knt
I’m following up.
Appreciate your thoughts. 3 years 3 months old. Be careful out there. Felicity
 

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I'm considering a 2019 Tuscon Ultimate and the incidence of exploding sunroofs is potentially alarming though it's hard to get a sense of the real scale of the problem from just anecdotal reports. I'm interested to hear from any Hyundai sales folks who might have a better "big picture" view of the problem and could comment on how much this is worth worrying about Tutuapp 9apps Showbox
 

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Thanks knt
I’m following up.
Appreciate your thoughts. 3 years 3 months old. Be careful out there. Felicity
Doesn't Australia have a lemon law or similar, in that if you were sold something not fit for purpose you can return, get it repaired or refund?

There was a story in Australia about a Nissan (I think) eletric car. The battery was something like 5 years old and it was'nt working to its capacity and would costs the owner $30K+ (some silly amount worth more than the costs of the car).

The dealer obviously dismissed the problem and tried to sell the owner a new battery instead.

The owner refused and took the dealer to court and won, and then the dealer took Nissan to court and won.
 

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I'm considering a 2019 Tuscon Ultimate and the incidence of exploding sunroofs is potentially alarming though it's hard to get a sense of the real scale of the problem from just anecdotal reports. I'm interested to hear from any Hyundai sales folks who might have a better "big picture" view of the problem and could comment on how much this is worth worrying about.
I think you're in the wrong forum moltoviazz. Not many of us can afford a MINI and a 2019 Tuscon Ultimate as well :(.

Try one of the Hyundai forums

 
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