Allegedly Defective Sunroof on 2012-2022 Lexus ES 350 and Toyota Camry Vehicles Could Shatter or Explode Spontaneously

McCune Law Group, McCune Wright Arevalo Vercoski Kusel Weck Brandt APC (MLG) is investigating the need to bring a class action related to an alleged defect causing a shattering or “exploding” sunroof in 2012-2022 Lexus ES 350 models and 2012-2022 Toyota Camry models.

Complaints state the sunroof glass “shatters” or “explodes” out of nowhere, alarming the driver, passengers, and other drivers on the road. Many occupants describe the noise as being gunshot-like, even so much as to believe they truly have heard a gunshot, causing panic. In instances when the sunroof cover is not engaged, the glass may fall into the car, potentially causing injury. In especially violent explosions, the glass shoots outward and onto the road, showering fellow drivers, cyclists, or motorcyclists in glass shards. These reported events constitute is a significant safety hazard, especially if the driver is shocked or panicked but still needs to navigate road conditions and other cars on the road.

If you have experienced a sunroof shattering in your 2012-2022 Lexus ES 350 or your 2012-2022 Toyota Camry, complete the form or call (909) 345-8110 to schedule your consultation with an MLG attorney.

Toyota and Lexus Have Not Acknowledged a Defect

Despite a spike in these reports for several years, drivers across the country have received no acknowledgement or help from Toyota and Lexus when their sunroof does explode. This means the drivers are left to foot the bills for sunroof repair, medical bills from injuries inflicted by glass shards, and even premiums from accidents caused by panicked or distracted drivers. Reports of exploding sunroof defects have been recorded in online Toyota and Lexus owner forums dating all the way back to 2016, yet the companies still remain silent on the issue, offering no help for owners who have complained directly.

If you own a 2012-2022 Lexus ES 350 or 2012-2022 Toyota Camry and have experienced an exploding sunroof, contact MLG by filling out the form or calling (909) 345-8110.

Attorney Handling this Case

Portrait of David C. Wright, Partner of McCune Law Group
David C. Wright

David C. Wright specializes in Environmental Law, Product Liability, Personal Injury, and Wrongful Death case matters.  Prior to 2001, he was a federal prosecutor in the Major Crimes Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. Since 2001, Mr. Wright has used his litigation and trial skills to hold vehicle manufacturers, product manufacturers, and fraudulent businesses responsible for their actions.

Since leaving the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2001, he has applied his experience as a prosecutor to successfully litigate numerous defective product cases against some of the nation’s largest corporations. Prior to working at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Wright clerked for the Honorable Stephen S. Trott, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

His training, experience, and trial skills in this specialized field enable him to identify, understand, and present to a jury the difficult and complicated issues of how an accident and injury occurred and how the tragic results could have been avoided by the use of a safer design.

At McCune Law Group, Mr. Wright is the leading Inland Empire attorney that focuses his practice on the representation of clients who have suffered catastrophic injury or the death of a loved one because of a dangerous product.

Did the sunroof in your 2012-2022 Lexus ES 350 or Toyota Camry shatter without warning?