Today I had something very weird happen to me. I was pulling out of my driveway after lunch and headed back to work when I heard a strange noise. At first I was afraid my pearl necklace had broken and was rolling all over the van floor. Nope, pearl necklace still in tact. Then I hear something on the roof again. I opened the sliding moonroof cover above me to see if I had left something on the roof of the van and to my horror all I saw was a gaping HOLE and blue sky beyond that! Glass started falling in on me so I quickly shut the sliding cover and made a u-turn to head back home. Thankfully, my husband was off today and was preparing to go work out. When I got out of the van it looked like it had erupted from the INSIDE of the van! BIZARRE!
My husband's entire afternoon was taken up trying to find out the who, what, when, where, and how of getting it fixed. Bless his heart it was his only afternoon off and he had a lot of things to do. It is suppose to be fixed on Friday. Naturally, this is our family vehicle. Not likely six people can fit in the Toyota Corolla!
I am so thankful that we keep an emergency fund, since we gave up credit cards seven years ago. It made it not so upsetting, however, the first bid we heard was 1300.00 and two weeks...I was a little upset about that, but we finally came up with somewhere a lot less and the company was recommended by our friend and service guy.
Interestingly enough, many newer model luxury cars have been having the same problem. Ours is a 2001 Toyota Van...so who knows...maybe it is the extremely cold weather we had with the ice storm however, our van was safe in the garage during the storm.
Here are a couple of pictures. After driving it to the dealership the volcano shaped eruption had blown away and all you can see is the hole. Anyone else have this type of problem?
I am just thankful we were not tooling down the road going 75 and it explode. I read some horrible things about this today. You can see how the glass shattered. Also the gray right underneath the hole is the moonroof cover inside the van.
The last picture was my husband trying to show how the glass was angled up but it is not as clear. I wished I had taken a picture when I first saw it. It reminded me of a science fair project, it was so weird.