Honda Pilot Sunroof and Moonroof Problems
We just got a new 2010 Honda Pilot with leather, moonroof, etc, and about one every three times we open the moonroof, it won't close. It will start to close, but just before it should close completely it stops and starts to back up again, but it doesn't back up all the way. It does this if you keep your finger on the switch the whole time, or if you just make it go AutoClose. The only way I have found to make it close is to know where it stops and reverses, and stop the window right before that. Then, I have to press the forward button again and it closes. Bringing it in to the shop tomorrow, but any help would be great.
Let me know if your shop visit got it fixed. I've only had the car for a month so not ready to take to shop.
I started the site below to keep track of all my problems i have had with my Pilot. There are pics of the hatch as well.
I too have this problem but seldom open the sunroof so haven't done anything to fix it.
It is concerning to say the least that they have not been more communicative to dealers and consumers with this issue.
Your symptoms are the exact same that we had. I'm sure it requires the same treatment. Best to you.
The Dealer was even amazed that HONDA Care wouldn't cover it...
I have a new Pilot 2012. I had the factory sunroof deflector installed
when I purchased it.
About a week after having the car the passengers side forward pillar was wet after the first rain. Like something had leaked on it.
After a few more rains I noticed that that same area immediately got wet. When I took it to the dealer they claimed it was the sunroof drain tubes getting clogged with debris and not draining. Basically debris would get under there, when you open the roof the debris falls into the sunroof channel (because it can't blow off the roof).
They are now taking off the sunroof deflector in hopes that that fixes the issue.
Does that sound right? It still seems odd to me I mean the sunroof is completely closed when it's raining, sealed. How is all that water even entering the sunroof drain area to back up?
Any thoughts in the issue?
I found the root cause of The Honda Pilot Moonroof won’t close. The moonroof hits the handle for the headliner slider as it goes forward. It senses the resistance and reverses. To correct push the slider all the way rearward and pull it down until the moon roof passes it. Problem solved.