They may look fantastic and the idea of owning a vehicle with one fitted is extremely appealing, but do consider my warning that the reality of owning a car with a panoramic sunroof might not live up to your expectations. If Im driving down the road, it closes no problem. If I reach in and pull it forward while it's trying to close the sunroof, it will close all the way. I have owned many convertibles over the years , but decided to try a panoramic roof. Selectable shades would also be nice, clear, smoked, frosted, milked and headliner matching solid. It was a must-have after growing accustomed to the light in the car after driving a Alfa-Romeo Brera.
Yet I thought, would this same issue happen to the used part. We love it for the open cabin feeling. Around the same time I lubricated the parts for opening and closing the sunroof. However it started to leak recently. The companies that make them do so for all the manufacturers so the brand of vehicle is irrelevant.
However, I believe heaven answered, because we found and unbelievable deal on eBay. I may have thought twice. I'm having a similar issue. Then took it to a Mercedes dealer who inspected it and told me it probably needs replacing. To my surprise the sunroof was closed and they cured the problem without replacing anything.
Remember I am not there to help you and I am only trying to help so be kind with your rating of me if my ideas fail, Check the fuses first. I have gaffa taped lid and sealed it off. January 2017 I took it in for a recall about the wind deflector, and took it back in April of 2017 because the seal kept popping out on the passenger side every time I opened the sunroof. Then you'll know what needs fixing. You do hear about panoramic roofs exploding occasionally, but the issue seems fairly uncommon.
And I open the panoramic roof almost every day. Tried to open the roof when it was iced over. The good news is that it's coded and works perfectly I had to replace the control module and airbag harness, but that's another story. I have a Skoda Yeti with a panoramic sunroof, which is only closed when parked. I recently bought a 2007 Mercedes A200 Elegance from a reputable non Mercedes used car dealer and paid top dollar. I have a 2012 renault megane 3 with a solid closed roof. If you open the sunroof all the way past the stop, then sunshade is basically completely inside the roof.
Have an M sports 125 great car to drive with a sunroof and occasionally I pull it back but not so enamoured that I would overlook all the negatives. I would have gladly paid to not have it. I can't verify that the problem started before the warranty expired. They are all made in Japan by the same three companies. You will be looking for a burnt fuse. I sprayed silicon foam spray, plus penetrating oil on the side mechanism arms, but one time, it stuck open tilted.
Panoramic sunroofs introduce added complexity to a vehicle. Not regarding exactly what we are talking here, but my plan is to make one 12 seater Mercedes pick up van with total glass roof and windows. So much better than all my other cars. They managed to squeeze me in today to diagnose the fault. I have the roof open quite a bit, even in winter, and I live in Maine. If Im driving down the road, it closes no problem.
C-class panoramic roof in sunny Bangalore, India. I think that depends where you live in the world. I ripped it out and fortunately the roof is closed, albeit now permanently. Guess I am stuck with future leaks unless Tiguan owners start reporting this obvious design or manufacturing defect. On days like that, leaving any vehicle out in the sun for 15 minutes or more will see interior temperatures sky-rocket, but a panoramic sunroof equipped car will obviously be the hottest of the lot, because the heat from the sun overhead essentially has a direct path in.
Lesson learned re trying to open when it is ice closed. Yo7u can take the switch out and pull the two wires off remembering where they went. My Honda Accord Estate is reasonably quiet and not too drafty at speed and I typically open the roof unless it is raining. Apparently they carried out basic settings on the sunroof I guess this is some sort of software reset? Added reason — outrageous cost to repair if it malfunctions. I had the same problem when I was detailing my car.