Not the best start to ownership [moonroof]

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My wife’s 2016 HRV has a sunroof as does my 2013 ES350. Unfortunately, I can count on one hand how often the shade or the window has actually been opened on the Lexus since 2016 when I acquired it from my father. My wife tends to leave her shade open in the winter for the vitamin D but rarely opens the roof. That being said, neither have ever had a leak or any other issue although mine could be stuck closed and I wouldn’t notice!

Sorry to hear of your troubles with your dealer. My personal opinion is this will get worse before it gets better. The vehicles are getting more difficult to accurately diagnose and it’s becoming a specialty that few seem interested in getting into.
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I honestly picked up on it before I saw your username. 😅


Sorry to hear about your moonroof. It's strange. I honestly haven't heard of a sunroof or moonroof being garbage from factory in a LONG TIME. It used to be commonplace twenty years ago, where as some have said, you wanted to avoid the option because it was just an extra thing that would break. But haven't seen one be a problem that wasn't from user neglect in a while.
Agreed. The last car I owned that had any issues with the Moonroof was about 15 years ago - and it was a blown fuse.
 

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Agreed. The last car I owned that had any issues with the Moonroof was about 15 years ago - and it was a blown fuse.
My wife’s 2016 HRV has a sunroof as does my 2013 ES350. Unfortunately, I can count on one hand how often the shade or the window has actually been opened on the Lexus since 2016 when I acquired it from my father. My wife tends to leave her shade open in the winter for the vitamin D but rarely opens the roof. That being said, neither have ever had a leak or any other issue although mine could be stuck closed and I wouldn’t notice!

Sorry to hear of your troubles with your dealer. My personal opinion is this will get worse before it gets better. The vehicles are getting more difficult to accurately diagnose and it’s becoming a specialty that few seem interested in getting into.
I think virtually all commercial and automobile glass, blocks UVB rays which are giving the Vitamin D benefit. You have to open the window or in this case the moonroof.
 
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Is it irrational that once I do get my car back, I’m probably going to be hesitant about opening the roof again?
 

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Is it irrational that once I do get my car back, I’m probably going to be hesitant about opening the roof again?
Unless you are known for constantly living on the edge, it’s human nature to be hesitant

But your original moonroof could have just been defective or installed improperly and the new one should be fine. Enjoy!!
 


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Hopefully going to get some news tomorrow when a Ford engineer is scheduled to visit the dealership and take a look.
I hope it’s good news because I really dislike this Edge.
HVAC controls in the touchscreen is a massive no-no and talk about thirsty! I reset the MPG and trip meter when I picked it up. I’d say 95% of my commute is lower speed highway (55-60mph) but despite this - and trying my best - so far, it’s used a tank AND A HALF to do 516 miles!
30.8mpg?
Yeah, right.

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Hopefully going to get some news tomorrow when a Ford engineer is scheduled to visit the dealership and take a look.
I hope it’s good news because I really dislike this Edge.
HVAC controls in the touchscreen is a massive no-no and talk about thirsty! I reset the MPG and trip meter when I picked it up. I’d say 95% of my commute is lower speed highway (55-60mph) but despite this - and trying my best - so far, it’s used a tank AND A HALF to do 516 miles!
30.8mpg?
Yeah, right.

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It seems the computer calculated mileage is almost always "optimistic."

I've never heard of a mfr engineer visiting the dealership for a problem, that's great.

Hopefully it'll be fixed soon.
 
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Wow, I almost missed it!
Today is an anniversary for my dealer and me…and they didn’t even get me anything.
Also this does mean that if they have it for just one more week, they will have had hold of it for longer than I have.

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