Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Sunroof doesn't work

asked by on

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

A: The sunroof could fail for either electrica...

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.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do you lock the car door without a key?

While you can easily use the remote to lock your car doors, or even the key, you can also lock them manually. Here’s what you should do: Remote Enabled Civics: Use the master switch to lock all the doors,...

Q: fan somehow putting hole in radiator

Hi there. If all the mountings are secure, the only thing I can think of is something that is pushing the fan into the radiator. Have the engine and transmission mounts checked. If the engine and transmission are moving around...

Q: hai this is lila i have problem in my brake system could you help me

Hello, thank you for writing in. When you have the entire wheel monitoring system experiencing an issue, there is either a problem with the body control module or a sensor shared by the system. Typically the first place you want...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...