The rear hatch glass on my Traiblazer exploded while sitting in the
driveway this afternoon. The glass shattered into a million pieces.
Thank God the neighbors kids weren't playing on the side of the house.
I was mowing the lawn on the other side of the house and heard the
bang. My neighbor was sitting on his porch and saw the whole thing. We
couldn't believe it. Has there been a recall on this? Has anyone else
had this happen?
Of course the dealer's service depatment is closed for the weekend
and I'll have to wait until Monday to take it in. I spoke to a sales
manager and he said he never heard of this happening.
My wife and I were in the damn thing 15 minutes before it happened.
Maybe the lawn mover shot a rock out and hit the glass. Did a car full
of youth's drive by just as it happened? Possibly one of them had a BB
gun or slingshot.
Look inside the vehicle for a projectile that might of shattered the
1991 Pontiac Bonneville LE
On 29 Jun 2003 08:09:59 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (joeforz) wrote:
Sounds like it was caused by the interior heating up. Uncommon, but I
bet it's happened before. The rear defrosters have a timed shutoff,
this is so you don't heat the glass too much in the winter, or the
same thing will happen...
No recall that I can see, there is a service bulletin about
the rear glass being hard to close and the fix is something
to do with replacing the weather-strip and shimming the
handle. Maybe this is related....hard to tell.
Have you gotten your letter about the engine sleeves
cracking? Perhaps your VIN is not within the
breakpoints. Yay for GM quality...now we get
to replace a bunch of these 4.2 engines. That ought
to be a real moneymaker....not!
Good choice. It's actually supposed to only be a certain run of
the engines. I don't think there is any problems with the 2003.
I guess we already have one customer who has the noise
problem, so I assume the other's won't be far behind. GM
is actually sending a letter to the affected owners which means
that almost everyone of them will perceive that they have
a problem and will want a new motor. Which is what they
get, once the noise/condition is confirmed, complete new
engine goes in.
Well the experts at GM say glass should only explode up until 10000
miles if the glass is defective and they refuse to cover it. So now
it's up to my insurance company. The damn thing isn't even 2 years
old. I'm of the NHTSA to file a complaint and the local news consumer
reporter. Thanks for the replys folks.
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