Sunroof Components May Fail Due to Age and Wear on Mercedes-Benz 190E

The sunroof may not work correctly due to failed components as a result of age and wear. Repairing a sunroof can be labor intensive and very costly.

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Average mileage: 117,900 (117,900–117,900)
4 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
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problem details
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 117,900 mi,
1984 190E, Motor turns when switch is clicked but sunroof does not open. Sounds like gears grinding. Used to open slightly and then grind. After manually opening and closing sunroof one time using rear access panel, sunroof does not move at all.