XLR Roof Detatches
The XLR roadster comes with a retractable roof system that is supposed to give owners the option of riding around with the top down. Unfortunately, a problem with the adhension of the roof means owners may suddenly find themselves riding ar…Continue reading article "XLR Roof Detatches"
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What Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
What Breaks the Most
1st Generation (2004–2009) XLR Key Numbers
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.
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.keep reading article "XLR Roof Flying Off While Driving? The Feds Are Fine With That."
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is opening an investigation into complaints about parts of the 2004-2005 XLR roof flying off.
In some cases, the entire roof flies off while driving.
NHTSA will look at degradation problems with the adhesive used to secure the outer roof panels to the roof frames. If they find a quality issue it's likely they'll issue a recall.keep reading article "The XLR Detatching Roof Problem Is Under Investigation"