My friend, Andrew, was in Breckenridge, CO last weekend skiing. Friday night he parked his Subaru in an open air parking lot adjacent to his lodgings. The following morning he after depositing his boots and bag in the back of the Subaru, he closed the rear hatchback door and the front passenger car window exploded! Thankfuly no one was hurt during the incident, but we are quite curious has to why this happened?
Some background information to assist in your mulling over…
A. It’s a 2010 Subaru Outback.
B. There were no visible cracks or dings on said window. However, this same window was replaced when someone broke into the vehicle in the summer of 2011, so it’s an after market window. The repairs were not completed by a Subaru dealership, but by a nationally recognized auto glass company.
C. The vehicle is garaged when he is home, which is downtown Denver, CO.
D. The overnight low in Breckenridge was 10 degrees and the high during the day was 20 degrees.
I have my own theory about this occurance and everyone I mention this to says I’m nutts and they have never heard of such a thing happening. Any enlightenment would be greatly appreciated and recommendations to avoid this from happening again. Thanks!