Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What do I do if the moon roof won’t close correctly?

asked by on

What do I do if the moon roof won’t close correctly?

A: Like your car’s windows, the moon roof is e...

Like your car’s windows, the moon roof is equipped with a jam protection system designed to prevent the moon roof from closing if something is in the way. If it detects an object in the way, the moon roof will “bounce” backwards. If it does this when there is no obstacle in the way, use the following steps to close it:

  1. Make sure you’re stopped.

  2. Press the tilt up button. This will initiate an automatic sequence – the moon roof will close, open and then stop. It will pause for a minute and then tilt, before coming back down and closing.

  3. Before releasing the switch, make sure the moon roof is completely closed.

If the moon roof tilts back up rather than closing:

  1. Press the tilt up button and hold it. The moon roof should tilt and then stop.

  2. Let go of the button and then press it again. Hold it. The moon roof will go through the same automatic sequence as above and should eventually close completely.

Tip

If neither of these methods works, have the car inspected.

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 I put a USB device in shuffle mode?

When playing a USB device through the sound system, you can shuffle in two ways: Folder random (shuffles within the chosen folder), or all folders random (shuffles all of the available tracks). To set the device in shuffle mode, press...

Q: How to know if aixle or drive shaft

An axle and a drive shaft are basically the same thing. If you were to differentiate between the two, a drive shaft has u-joints and a CV (constant velocity) axle uses CV joints. The scraping noise heard when turning is...

Q: Rough idle, seems to misfire but never dies and no Check Engine Light.

This may be related to many things such as an ignition misfire, low fuel pressure or a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The ignition misfire may also be caused by the low fuel pressure or idle control problem...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.