• Sheila ybarra January 11, 2017 at 2:22 am

    On January 7, 2017 I was driving my 2013 Lexus ES350 from Houston to Victoria when my Sunroof exploded which sounded like a shotgun in the car. That’s when I notice the wind sound inside my car and thank God my sunroof visor was closed or the glass pieces would’ve been scattered inside the car. This happened around 9:30pm at night and there was not one car around me. I was about 20 minutes outside of Victoria so I pulled over to Walmart grabbed duck-tape, cardboard and a box knife to repair it. After checking into the hotel thats when I Googled and notice this has to be a defected sunroof issue. Feel free to contact me for more info or photos of this incident.

    Thank you

    • Alexis September 28, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      I just had the same issue happen.. any advice and what was your outcome?

  • Charles R Paul January 15, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    My 2015 Lexus RC350 sunroof exploded January 11 2017 Wednesday evening 1710pm. I driving about 60mph on Hwy 146 in Baytown Tx. I hear aloud sound as though a gun had just been fired…then felt glass falling on my right shoulder with passenger seat covered with glass…Now Sterling McCall Lexus wont warranty the damage saying. It must have been a rock hit it, with pressure built up inside in easily burst…your insurance will have to cover damage..

  • Ryan Field April 5, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    My 2016 Lexus IS300 sunroof exploded this week on the Pennsylvania turnpike.

  • Bruce Cohen November 4, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Same thing just happened on I-15 outside of Riverside, Ca. Judging from the sound, I thought a tire had blown. Tires were O.K. but inspection showed a softball sized hole in the sunroof glass…sound familiar. We see the dealer Monday. We’ll see what happens. Could/should be interesting.

  • Patti January 13, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Yep! Happened this weekend on the way from Mobile, AL to Atlanta, Ga…I-65. The most incredibly loud boom ever in my car! Scared me crazy. It was about 7:00 pm, and my travels were just beginning. Thankfully, I was not alone! Sunroof visor closed, we could tell a bit of air was entering the car. After pulling over, we discovered the complete sunroof had blown out. No little hole! Shards and broken glass…unbelievable! …and then the rain came! Ugh! Thankfully, a kind gentleman directed us to a Walmart to come up with some kind of solution! I will never leave home again without duct tape! No kidding! This just happened, so I cannot tell you the end of this story. We are on our way home beginning with Lexus. It can certainly happen.

  • Patrick January 20, 2018 at 12:43 am

    2014 CT200h Lexus. Sitting in stop and I traffic on freeway and boom, like a small bomb. No rock chips or anything wrong with roof. Luckily my sun screen was closed. Called Lexus assuming this was a warranty issue and they said I need to turn in to insurance. Surprised Lexus isn’t standing behind this.

  • Anna March 27, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    I bought my Lexus RX 350 4/16. The windshield cracked with no warning 6 months ago and the sunroof shattered 2 days ago while driving leaving a large hole with the edges folded out. Nothing hit it as there was no one else on the road at the time. When I got to the dealership there was a sedan with the sunroof blown out worse than mine. They insist it it was a rock but I’m not buying it. This car was sold to me with a bad battery which I had to replace almost immediately. Doesn’t say much for the brand.

  • Anna March 27, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    March 26, 2018
    I was driving my 2015 ES 300 in the city. Suddenly I heard very loud noise.
    Stopped the car, looked around. It seemed that nothing was wrong. So I proceed to drive to my house. Never thought to look on the top of my car.
    Next day I took the car on the road. Then I could hear a wind. All windows were closed. I opened sunroof and saw that glass on sunroof was shattered …..thousand of pieces.
    Very upsetting experience.
    Will call Lexus dealer.

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