Q: Sunroof doesn't work

asked by on February 19, 2016

The sunroof does not work. And when car locks or unlocks, the locks make a stuttering sound for about two seconds.

Door Lock Actuator Replacement $133.30 - $638.15 Get a Quote

The sunroof could fail for either electrical, or mechanical reasons. The sunroof module takes inputs from the switch. It then uses this information to control the sunroof motor through a dedicated relay. A problem anywhere in this system could prevent your sunroof from working. Likewise, a problem with the sunroof’s left mechanism, rails, etc., could prevent proper operation. There is a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) that may apply. It states that the drip rail link may fall out of place, preventing the sunroof from closing properly. The fix is to simply put it back in place. As for your locks, the actuators are making noise; this is fairly common. A trained technician, such as one from YourMechanic, can inspect your sunroof, and replace your door lock actuator, if deemed necessary.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing


Experienced Mechanic?

Earn up to $65/hr

What others are asking

03 Nissan Altima wouldn't accelerate over 50 mph.

Hi there. This sounds like the gas pedal position sensor or the throttle body position sensor is not working properly. You can try manually resetting the gas pedal position sensor. To do this, perform the following: Turn on the...

if my transmission fluid was filled a quart over could this cause my reduced engine power light to come on?

Hi there. Usually the reduced power light is caused by an engine component failure, like the throttle body, TPS or bad O2 sensors. It is very possible that the additional transmission fluid has created a trouble code that might have...

Passenger's side windshield wiper not working

The windshield wiper motor linkage may have come off of the wiper transmission. The front cowl would need to be removed for access to check the linkage. I recommend having a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect your windshield...

How do you use the remote to lock the doors?

You don’t have to use the auto functionality of your Intelligent Key to lock the doors. You can use the remote to do so. Here’s how: Make sure the car is in park. Make sure the ignition is off...

Can't get battery out of car

Hello. The most common cause of this is a failing battery. It sounds like your battery may be bad so it should be load tested. There is also a common issue with the ignition switch failing. If you cannot get...

Car dies and restarts by itself

Hello, thank you for writing in. The main component that is in charge of turning off and on the vehicle is the ignition switch. You will likely want to start by inspecting and potentially replacing this switch. To truthfully know...

Has a rough idle with no CEL on

I would try and have the fuel injectors and throttle body cleaned out. This should clean out injectors and intake valve carbon deposits that can cause the rough idle. If after driving the vehicle, and the CEL comes on, then...

Oil leak

Oil leaks can be external or internal. Internal oil leaks often occur at the valve stem oil seals and/or the valve guides as well as at worn piston rings. External leaks not already included in your list include the spark...

My 07 Lexus is350 started making a bad clicking or knocking noise this am, my friend has a pocket scanner the code is 7e8 and 7e9

Hi there. Unfortunately, the pocket scanner won't help us diagnose this clicking noise for you. In order to correctly diagnose this issue, a professional mobile mechanic would have to complete an OBD-II diagnostic test with a digital scanner that would...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Kia Soul
Known Known to a lot of people as “the hamster car” thanks to its funny and catchy TV ad campaign when it first debuted, the 2012 Kia Soul has gained a lot of popularity over the last few years. Some...
What Causes Doors to Sag and Become Misaligned?
A A sagging or misaligned car door is certainly a nuisance. After all, it can take multiple tries to get it to close properly, which can be time-consuming when you’re in a hurry to get to work or make an...
Can Slamming Car Doors Lead to Rattling Noises in the Door?
Though Though most people seem to believe that car doors require a resounding push, slam, and bang, the reality is that all you need to do is close the door gently for an active latch. That is the way doors...