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Any sunroof explosions in your driving History?
If you've got an XE with a moonroof, then you've got a sunblind beneath it as well. All the US 20116/17 edition XE's came with them as default (I LUUUV moonroofs), and I know I'm going to give mine plenty of action this coming season.

But while the modern cars seemed to have fully solved the leaking problems that older sunroof-vehicles had, the modern sunroof has also experienced some spontaneous explosion incidents.

At lawsuit time:
The glass Engineers theorize it's due to the demand for thinner glass panels, which are affected by extreme temperature exposure much more than the heavier thicker panels of the past. (I tend to accept that.)

The analysts theorize it's due to impact from a rock or similar object that struck from outside (Engineers say no typical object will do that to tempered glass...and I happen to agree with the engineers, since I see glass designs in my construction work---tempered glass is WOW).

The analysts theorize that the combinations of temperatures "trapped" between the roof and the sunblind, and the "twisting or racking" of the car in motion, can put enough steady or buffeting pressure on the glass to make it shatter upward. (This theory bothers me).

The last theory hits home to me, since I know the XE is a bolted (not welded) body, and MAY give and creak a bit more willingly than someone's BMW or Merc.
I DON'T believe in feeling afraid of things as a means of protection--but DO believe in doing a minor adjustment here or there to improve my "guarantee" of a life without incidents.

Have any of you heard of it happening to an Jaguar, XE or otherwise?
Have any of you had a friend or neighbor experience a sunroof blow-out?
 

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Same here. While the XE bodywork does creak a little more than I'm used to ( last car fully welded BMW ) I have no issues with the sunroof, nor have ever heard of any.
 

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Never realized this was a thing and the scary part is we never know for sure if it will happen. But there is one way to predict that, just keep observing the entire assembly every now and then for vulnerabilities. Doing that sets you up for the best case scenario.
 

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I can only imagine it happening if you have crack or some stress on the glass, then find yourself in some extremely hot weather, that can do it.
 

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I would find a crack would just lead to a larger crack or something. These pieces of glass have some sort of lamination to a degree where it will hold together rather than just randomly shatter and "explode"

Has anyone done any research to find something like this that has happened before?
 

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My only issue with the sun roof is it didn't want to close. I had to turn off the car and turn it back on for it to work. 2017 xe prestige with 12 miles lol
 

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My only issue with the sun roof is it didn't want to close. I had to turn off the car and turn it back on for it to work. 2017 xe prestige with 12 miles lol
Lucky for you that might be a software issue at best, at worst, if you noticed anything wrong with the hardware end of how it functions then that might be it also.

Have you spoke with your local dealer about it?
 

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I haven't spoken to the dealer, however I haven't had that issue since. I also forgot to mention when it didn't want to close I was using that global open feature. I was trying to figure out how to close the windows up with the key fob.
 
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