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Mitsubishi Eclipse The Sunroof May Become Stuck Closed or Have Difficulty Moving

Mitsubishi Eclipse Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007

Average Mileage: 106,401 mi (45,000 mi - 158,000 mi)


The sunroof may become stuck in the closed position or require "help" moving forward and backward. The common repair is to replace the guides but often the problem will resurface again.

  • Visitor, , 89,000 mi

    Power sunroof has to be pushed up before it will open electronically.

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  • Visitor, , 70,000 mi

    Difficult to open and/or close the sunroof without manually "helping " it (by pulling it along its guides.)When open button is pressed, the window will lift as if it is going to work- but will not open further.I have checked the fuse that operates the window.I will be checking the motor that operates the window next .
    Amber Seale-Crawford
    2993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT

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  • Visitor, , 105,000 mi

    Have to push it to get it to open.

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  • Visitor, , 150,000 mi

    sunroof goes up a little and stops

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  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    Power sunroof has to be pushed up (helped) before it will open. When opening, it stutters, but does open from this point on.

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  • Visitor, , 50,833 mi

    I have not gotten it fixed yet as it just sticks a bit. If I push up on it while pushing the button to open, it works.

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  •  Rookie

    Sunroof won't open without me pushing up on it.

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    Sun roof wont needs to be pushed up to open most of the time. and it takes bout 3-4 tries to get it to properly close. never used to have this issue until i opened it after going through the car wash (wasnt IN car wash when opened, was after i left)
    pieces of plastic snapped off some of the runners.

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  •  Rookie

    the sun roof need help top open after the first press then open with the second to the back

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  • The sunroof suddenly began opening only a quarter inch. Problem not fixed due to many various other issues with the car.

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