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    Re: Shattered Ultra-View

    From having my 2003 Avalanche, I think GM does a great job. The Chevrolet dealership
    that I deal with is the best. They take care of you. But.... The Cadillac dealer I bought my SRX from is sloppy. I think the problem with GM is not their product, but how a lot of the dealerships are horrible with service. I would forgive a few shortcomings if only the dealer took care of you in a professional manner.

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    I became a member of the Shattered UltraView club this week. On the highway the sunroof exploded and crumbled into the shade. I'm so thankful that the shade was closed - or I would have been showered in glass. The car is at the dealership - and I'm wondering how I'll ever be able to enjoy the sunroof again. I will never drive it with the shade open again - ever. It was a very frightening experience.

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    Re: Shattered Ultra-View

    On all three reports the 6th and 7th digit of the 04 SRX SN#'s is 63A on the govt reporting site. What does that desiginate? My SRX is 83A.

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    Idiots, something that size should be laminated.

    SYROB

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    Yea, I thought that also but then what would happen with the 100 pound sheet of broken glass flying off the roof at 75 mph??

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    Quote Originally Posted by syrob@MSN.COM
    Idiots, something that size should be laminated.

    SYROB
    Would this work? There are probably many places to buy this but this came up first on my "search" results for "hurricane glass film".
    Local tint shops may have it too.
    http://www.consumerschoicewindowfilm...rityFilms.html

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    Re: Shattered Ultra-View

    Quote Originally Posted by john d
    Would this work? There are probably many places to buy this but this came up first on my "search" results for "hurricane glass film".
    Local tint shops may have it too.
    http://www.consumerschoicewindowfilm...rityFilms.html
    Sounds like a good idea. If it is clear (I would not want to darken the glass) and will withstand the higher temps the glass will encounter one could laminate the inside of the glass. Until late November I had only passing interest in the Ultra-View problem since our '04 has no hole in the roof. Our '05 has the Ultra-View.

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    Re: Shattered Ultra-View

    Quote Originally Posted by john d
    On all three reports the 6th and 7th digit of the 04 SRX SN#'s is 63A on the govt reporting site. What does that desiginate? My SRX is 83A.
    The VIN chart shows 5 & 6 together as E6 identifyng the Line Chassis/Series as SRX
    Position 7 is Body Type and 3 = SRX
    Position 8 is Engine and A = (ENG. OPT) LH2 (DISP.) 4.6L (CYL) V8 (FUEL SYSTEM) SFI

    I do not see an 83A. Possibly the chart is out of date and/or changes during the year.
    http://www.gmgoodwrench.com/gmgoodwr...04VINCARDS.pdf

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    Re: Shattered Ultra-View

    I thought at one time there were pictures of a shattered Ultraview posted here.
    I can't seem to find them now.
    I'd like to take them to a window film supplier for advice for a safety film application and share info with my friends on this board.
    Anyone guide me to the pics? Post thread, post date, post contributor name, etc.

    MortnCyn - Thanks for the VIN info..

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    Re: Shattered Ultra-View

    Here are the pictures for all you interested parties, and also for those with nothing better to do than read this site.
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    Re: Shattered Ultra-View

    BBATTAGL,

    I experienced the same problem. I would suggest that you report this to the NHTSA, http://www.nhtsa.com as there is an ongoing investigation.

    No wonder Toyota is taking market share when GM makes products like this.

    Good Luck

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    It can't be laminated. The sheet could then fly into the car and slice off somones head in the rear row, or fly off the car and possibly do the same. Could you imagine that at 80 mph? Thats why it is tempered, so it breaks into a thousand little pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kipp
    It can't be laminated. The sheet could then fly into the car and slice off somones head in the rear row, or fly off the car and possibly do the same. Could you imagine that at 80 mph? Thats why it is tempered, so it breaks into a thousand little pieces.
    You have a good point with the current design of the frame holding the glass. But you could do it with a different frame designed to keep the glass in place. Look at the front windshield.

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    Re: Shattered Ultra-View

    Took the pictures Henry05 posted to a window tint shop most of the new car dealers use and that did my rear windows a couple of years ago when my 04 SRX was new.
    They recommended a product called Graystone that's a "Premium metal-free window film" with a lifetime warranty made by Johnson Window Film.
    Brochure notes it's a (GSN films) whatever that means.
    Installed on the inside for $85.00 plus tax for a total of $86.23.
    The metal free doesn't add to heat build up.
    The metal free shade factor starts at 50% but I really don't notice a darkening effect.
    They've seen vandalized unlaminated broken windows that had this film and the glass held to the film rather than shattering into the car.
    Sure gives me peace of mind for my passengers, especially my 2 year old granddaughter that's in a cross-belted harnessed car seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john d
    Took the pictures Henry05 posted to a window tint shop most of the new car dealers use and that did my rear windows a couple of years ago when my 04 SRX was new.
    They recommended a product called Graystone that's a "Premium metal-free window film" with a lifetime warranty made by Johnson Window Film.
    Brochure notes it's a (GSN films) whatever that means.
    Installed on the inside for $85.00 plus tax for a total of $86.23.
    The metal free doesn't add to heat build up.
    The metal free shade factor starts at 50% but I really don't notice a darkening effect.
    They've seen vandalized unlaminated broken windows that had this film and the glass held to the film rather than shattering into the car.
    Sure gives me peace of mind for my passengers, especially my 2 year old granddaughter that's in a cross-belted harnessed car seat.

    I think you could be doing your passengers more harm to themselves with this shield on. You are "un-tempering" the glass.

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