Product Safety: Consumer Reports analyzed “a federal consumer complaints database identified nearly 900 incidents spanning 208 models and 35 brands.” The analysis “found that shattering incidents are not such freak occurrences.” Roughly “70 percent of the incidents reported by consumers have occurred in the last 6 years, when larger, so-called panoramic sunroofs became more prevalent in vehicles.” GM has responded to the issue. “GM is taking some good first steps,” says David Friedman, director of cars and product policy and analysis for Consumers Union. “GM should build on this momentum and become an industry leader in aggressively handling recalls and quickly establishing new protections for safe sunroofs. All automakers should take action before someone gets seriously hurt or killed.”
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