Q: Exploding sunroof problem, how does this happen?

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I almost had a heart attack and crashed my 2013 Kia Optima last night. I heard a huge boom from the top of the car, I seriously thought someone had shot the car. Now, this car has 18,000 miles on it and I consider it to be pretty new. When I got home, though, I found that the whole sunroof had exploded and a few little pieces of glass managed to get into the car. I am so disappointed, what a dumb problem. I could have died over a sunroof! I never even use it! What can I do now? I don’t want this to ever, ever happen again!

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