August 8, 2018, 11:15 am by Justin King Moisture in the LED module for the sunroof ambient light bar may short-circuit, causing a fire. Volkswagen has issued a recall for the 2018 Tiguan, addressing an issue that can lead to fires in vehicles equipped with panoramic sunroofs.After receiving several reports of an 'overheating incident' and a fire, the company launched an investigation that traced the issue to a short-circuit in the LED module that creates ambient light in the front of the sunroof frame. "If the recall condition is present, vehicle occupants may notice a burning odor or smoke coming from the front of the sunroof frame," the recall documents note.The campaign affects around 45,500 units, all from the 2018 model year. Service technicians will simply install aluminum tape to the sunroof LED module to prevent water intrusion. … [Read more...] about VW recalls Tiguan over panoramic sunroof fires
Maruti Suzuki Baleno is a top-selling hatchback in India. The premium hatchback gets many lifestyle features but misses out on the sunroof. In fact, none of the vehicles from this segment offers a sunroof in India. Here is a Baleno with a panoramic sunroof and it looks quite cool. Panoramic sunroofs are limited to only high-end luxury SUVs and cars. The sunroof seen here is done by an aftermarket sunroof supplier known as Webasto. The long and wide roof almost covers 75% area of the roof, which is quite a lot. This video shows the operation of the sunroof and how it opens and closes. The roof itself is made up of fabric and is not a solid one. It is something that many convertible cars get as the roof. The interior part is similar to the roof carpet fabric and it blends with it quite well. Webasto says that the synthetic outer cover is waterproof and there is a metal sheet under the outer layer that makes the roof very durable and sturdy. The metal plates also give the roof a different … [Read more...] about India’s first Maruti Baleno with a panoramic sunroof is here!
SUV’s are all the rage, every now and then we hear news of new SUV’s launching and capturing market’s share. Manufacturers are in a rat race, using their best strategies to appeal to the Indian audience. Ford India’s Endeavour was quick to gain success when its first avatar was introduced in India. The butch-looking ladder frame SUV was an attention grabber. In 2016, Ford launched the highly revised version of the Endy to give a tough fight to its competitors. This time too the magic worked and Ford did garner an impressive response for the Endeavour. For 2018, Ford India has launched the refreshed Ford Endeavour. The update is strictly limited to a panoramic sunroof. According to Ford, this added feature might add some zing to the mighty Endeavour and strengthen its value. The sunroof will be equipped on the 2.2L variant of the Endy.The 2018 Ford Endeavour 2.2L is priced at INR 29,57,200 and will continue to offer outstanding comfort, rideability, advanced … [Read more...] about 2018 Ford Endeavour Sunroof Wish Full Filled By Manufacturer – Know Specific Details
Launched in January 2016, Ford Endeavour created a massive stir in the premium SUV segment that was ruled by the Toyota Fortuner till then. Aiming to gain an upper hand in its fierce rivalry with the Jap brand, Ford has made a prominent addition to the feature list of the Endeavour 2.2-litre Titanium trim which now comes with electric panoramic sunroof. Apart from the Fortuner, the American SUV rivals the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Isuzu MU-X and Skoda Kodiaq.The Ford Endeavour is available in Trend and Titanium variants (powered by a standard 2.2-litre 4-cylinder fuel burner) with the latter coming with an option of a more-powerful 3.2-litre diesel engine. Until now, panoramic sunroof was exclusive to the top-of-the-line 3.2-litre Titanium trim but the much-hyped feature has now made its way to the 2.2-litre Titanium trim as well. Apart from that, there are no changes in the equipment list, which is quite expansive to begin with.While the Endeavour range starts at Rs. 25.64 lakhs, the … [Read more...] about Ford Endeavour 2.2-Litre Titanium Now Gets Panoramic Sunroof
Panoramic sunroofs: automakers love ‘em (or at least the premiums they bring), which is why they’re slapping them on everything from entry-level cars to luxury SUVs, and despite their often hefty price tags, buyers love ‘em, because they help give even claustrophobic interiors a bright, airy feel.But they aren’t without drawbacks. For one, all that glass is heavy in an era when engineers are trying to shave off fractions of an ounce here and there -- and what’s more, the extra weight is way high up in the car (exactly where you don’t want it to be if you’re trying to keep that center of gravity low). Then there’s the additional cost and complexity of a retractable hardtop’s servos and motors and whatnot.Oh, and you might also launch out of the top of the car in a rollover, which international regulatory bodies generally agree is Not a Good Thing.To solve the tiny little problem of driver and passenger ejection, Hyundai is testing a … [Read more...] about Hyundai’s new airbags might stop you from launching out of your panoramic sunroof in a crash