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    Hi,

    New to the forum but now have two frenchies, a Renault Megane (a sweet drive) and ....

    Picked up my 308 Touring/Sportium Hdi last night. Ex Peugeot car 6000 kays on the odometer. Bounced up this morning for a drive to a mates house to show it off and had to show off a crack in the glass roof. Not happy. Rang the dealer who says they'll replace it but I'm wondering if -

    a. Anyone else has had this problem.
    b. How much would it be to fix (I'm not planning on paying a cent).

    It's a pity because otherwise I'm loving it, such a clever interior.

    Funny everyone I told about the glass roof said 'how tuff can that be' etc. and of course I say it must be tuff or they wouldn't do it. Hmmm I'm starting to wonder now.

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    I can't answer the questions, but add the Glass insurance option for $60 odd a year. It's worth it.

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    Hi Deka,

    Thanks for the advice, is that something Peugeot offer through the dealers or are you talking about something the insurance companies offer.

    Cheers

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    It's an option on any comprehensive insurance. I know that NRMA in particular cover all glass.

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    At 6000 k's that is looking like a warranty job - it is obviously a stress fracture caused by some alignment problem. I'd be having serious talks to dealer and/or PSA.
    Those people that say I know - generally don't.

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    Thanks for your advice so far.
    Dealer is being helpful, let's hope PSA are the same.
    Still curious to know the cost and glad no one else has had the problem.
    Will keep you all posted

    Cheers
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    It's the first time I hear of a cracked Peugeot glass roof, they are really tough.
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    Car is booked in for a roof replacement on Friday at cost of PSA.

    Dealer can't or won't tell me how much the repair is worth but does say they won't be doing it. Apparently they get in a specialist.

    Two people, a full day and job done. Looking at it they must have to pull out the roof lining and a whole lot more!

    I hope it all goes well, don't want any more drama.

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    i wonder if outside temp vs inside car temp could cause this

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRC180 View Post
    i wonder if outside temp vs inside car temp could cause this
    I'd hope not - given the extremities of Australian temp variations (45 outside with a very cold cabin!)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRC180 View Post
    i wonder if outside temp vs inside car temp could cause this
    I doubt it, the difference would need to be far more extreme. That said, if the roof had some sort of structural imperfection to begin with then it's going to crack much easier, but that'd more likely be due to stress like Ron Boulton suggested.

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    the glass roofs in the Pugs are actually very strong and resilient. when the hail storm hit Perth this time last year it hit a heap of car dealers… my local Pug/ Citroen dealer was one of them. i remember seeing first hand the damage to all the cars in the lot the next day after it happened. all of the cars parked outside had serious panel and windscreen damage but none had a broken glass roof.
    the dealer told me in the end only 2 roofs were deemed broken as they had chipped edges which were very hard to see at first sight. the glass roof itself remained 100% intact.. no cracks or anything.

    i would love to know how your roof got broken. i doubt it would be from extreme temperature variation. the aircon doesnt act fast enough to cool it that quickly and although australia does have extreme temperature variations, again they are not fast enough to cause damage.

    im betting there was a serious knock to the roof or maybe even a defect in the manufacturing of the glass
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    I'm wondering too. I agree, for temp variation to cause the glass to crack it would have to be far more variation than the weather could provide. The crack is on the inside laminate, you can feel it. I'm thinking pressure like maybe a twisting action or hopefully a defect 'cause that suggests a reoccurrence is highly unlikely whereas twisting force could cause a second crack!!!
    I'm loving the car regardless, so versatile, roomy and goes so well around our hilly terrain. It will be disappointing should a reoccurrence occur.

    Ron, I will raise the issue of the possibility of an alignment problem.

    Cheers

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    Roof repaired today. Seems a good job although they did a small amount of damage to some interior trim. Back on Monday to get that dealt with. Spoke to the dealer about a likely cause. They reckon body flex which of course got me worried but they did say they have not had a car back with a second crack. Time will tell
    Cost- $1200- for the glass, $300- labour. $1500- is way less than I imagined even though my bill said $0.00.

    'The drive of my life' from here on I hope,

    Cheers

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