I read a previous post about and exploding passenger mirror and it gave me the chills. I drive a 2012 LR4, which I bought new a few years ago. Today, I was driving and suddenly there was a loud explosion from the passenger side mirror. It was a jarring noise, it sounded like a shotgun. The mirror exploded from the inside out. The mirror came out of its casing and slammed into my passenger window, cracking, and hanging by the wires that connect it to the rest of the unit. Simultaneously, the back of the mirror flew off the opposite way and landed several feet away on the side of the road.
Like the other person who indicated that this happened to them, I can assure you that:
A) There was a very large explosion/boom that accompanied the mirror breaking and popping out of its casing.
B) I did NOT hit anything, and nothing hit me. It exploded from the inside. There were no marks indicating I hit anything or anything flew up from the road.
D) It was not weather related as it was a nice day.
F) If this were to happen to someone while they were driving on the freeway or driving in traffic, it could have very serious safety implications not only for the people inside the vehicle but other vehicles near by if they were to lose control of their car in response to the loud explosion.
G) There was someone else in my car who witnessed this
Has this happened to anyone else? If so, did you find out what caused this? I am taking my car in to the dealer tomorrow. I searched the internet and it sounds like this has happened before, although not frequently.