XLR Roof Flying Off While Driving? The Feds Are Fine With That.

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A red XLR with the roof down

The agency tasked with keeping our highways and roads safe has determined that a roof suddenly detatching from a car at 65mph doesn't warrant a recall. XLR owners have made so many complaints about the roof detatching from the frame that it sparked a federal investigation back in February of 2019.

But during the course of that investigation, safety regulators discovered that most of the complaints happened more than 10 years after the cars were manufactured and that, along with what they're calling a "relatively low incident report rate", wasn't enough to issue a recall.

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XLR roof frame where the composite roof has come off

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  1. 1st Generation XLR

    Years
    2004–2009
    Reliability
    25th of 35
    PainRank
    2.47
    Complaints
    15
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