Q: Sunroof won't open

asked by on January 25, 2016

My sunroof won't open.

If the sunroof will not open, the most likely cause would be the sunroof track or the switch itself. With most sunroofs though, the mechanical assembly except the glass is replaced as an assembly. A certified technician would be able to diagnose the problem with your sunroof.

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

What others are asking

The bottom cover on my car keeps dragging

If it's a plastic under car cover, sometimes the area around the fastener will break through and then the cover drags on the ground. If you don't wait too long, the problem can be fixed by using large washers with...

Sunroof not closing all the way

Hi. Sometimes debris lands inside the track and can cause similar complications. If thats not the case, a certified mechanic from YourMechanic can inspect the sunroof system. It can be a switch problem or the sunroof module just needs to...

2009 Honda Civic. Deep vibration from front passenger side. Lessens when in motion. Worse when put into reverse.

A possibility is a faulty motor mount or other engine vibration dampener. A faulty harmonic balancer is also a possibility. Failing bearings in any of the components driven by the serpentine belt could potentially cause this, too. Engine misoperation is...

Rhythmic moaning noise that starts at ~30mph and grows in intensity as speed increases - what could it be?

Hey there. This is a common sign of failing wheel bearing(s). A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing race. Both the surface of the rollers and...

My Mercedes has shredded two belts in a row

Mercedes uses a devilishly complicated automatic tensioner whose life span is about the same as the belt. The tensioner depends on the twisting force of a sleeve of bonded rubber to keep the belt tight, and by the time the...

2009 Subaru Forester Runs Rough

There are numerous potential causes for your concern. Your vehicle has electronic throttle control, as you mentioned. In this system, a stepper motor integrated into the throttle body is used to control throttle position. The main inputs for throttle control...

How do I open and close the sunshade?

The sunshade feature allows you to block incoming light from the sun roof. The sunshade can only be operated manually. To open the sunshade, slide it open. To close the sunshade, slide it closed. The sunshade can only be closed...

2006 Volkswagen Touareg V* 4.2 L - Experiencing a hard shift from 4th to 5th

Have the on-board diagnostic system scanned for faults to make sure there are no electronic issues causing the hard shift prior to taking any other steps. Although these transmissions are claimed to have a "lifetime fluid", it is still a...

Need to fix antifreeze leak.

I would recommend having a qualified professional come and perform a cooling system pressure test on your vehicle. There are many places on a vehicle where coolant can leak from, including the hoses, radiator, water pump, and heater core just...

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy for First Time Car Owners
Owning Owning your very first car is an exciting time in a person’s life. Likely you want to put a lot of thought and research into the process to ensure you get something that meets your needs, is fun to...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI
It It might look just like the regular Passat, but the 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI is the kind of practical sedan that even the most hardcore car enthusiasts can get excited about. Why? While it looks like a mid-size family...
Top 10 PZEV Cars for Eco-Friendly Drivers
Teddy Leung / Shutterstock.com The whole idea of a PZEV (that is, a partial zero-emissions vehicle), seems paradoxical. You’d think it’d have to either be zero-emissions or not in the category at all. But as contradictory as...