Fenton, Michigan – A voluntary safety recall is under effect for approximately 7,200 aftermarket sunroofs in Canada manufactured by Webasto Product North America. The company warns that some sunroofs may have been retrofitted by dealers on new or used vehicles and the owners may not be aware that the sunroof is not a factory item, and that owners of vehicles with sunroofs can take simple steps to determine if the recall affects them.
In rare instances, conditions may exist with the adhesive bond between the glass and metal frame in certain Hollandia 700, 600 and TVS 900 series non-factory-installed sunroofs that can increase the risk of the glass panel completely debonding from the frame. Webasto said that it is unaware of any injuries related to the condition.
The most recognizable components of affected sunroofs are the switches and presence of a Webasto logo on the sunshade handle.
– For Hollandia 700 and 600 models: Consumers should look at the sunshade handle. If it says “Webasto” and the serial number is between 6000000 to 6396298, it is affected by the recall.
– For Hollandia TVS 900 models: These have two tilt-up glass panels with a black plastic bar crossing the glass from side to side. If “Webasto” is embossed on the bar, it is affected by the recall.
Affected sunroofs will be repaired. All details on how to identify the sunroofs, including photos and a video, are available at SunroofCheck. The site also includes instructions on how to arrange for repair with the company’s authorized installers. Those with affected sunroofs can also call 1-888-749-8632. Car dealerships will not administer the recall and its repair.