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Danger overhead: reports of exploding sunroofs on the rise

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How scary is this? Sunroofs are shattering above drivers as they are on the road. 

An exploding sunroof might sounds like a freak occurrence, but according to a new Consumer Reports investigation, the problem is more common than first thought. 

The report says part of the problem could be the type of glass being used. They are often made with tempered glass instead of laminated glass. 

Want to know who topped the list? 

The report compiles all the incidents reported from 1995 to 2017 and ranks the top 10 most common brands and models.

CAR BRANDS

1. Hyundai - 119

2. Ford - 85

3. Nissan - 82

4. Kia - 78

5. Scion - 72

6. Toyota - 61

7. Honda - 53

8. Volkswagen - 38

9. Cadillac - 28

10. BMW - 27

CAR MODELS

1. Scion tC - 71

2. Hyundai Veloster - 54

3. Kia Sorento - 43

4. Nissan Murano - 28

5. Kia Optima - 25

6. Ford Explorer - 23

7. Honda Accord - 22

8. Cadillac SRX - 22

9. Nissan Maxima - 20

10. Hyundai Sana Fe - 20

There have only been minor injuries with the shattered sunroofs, but experts think more needs to be done to make sure vehicles are safe for the drivers. 

If you would like to see more information, you can check out the report for yourself here: www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/exploding-sunroofs-danger-overhead/

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