R320 CDI

The panoramic sunroof and shade may stop working on Mercedes-Benz R320 CDI

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The panoramic sunroof and shade may stop working due to a broken sunshade drive/guide.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 97,413 (48,320–136,000)
2 model years affected: 2007, 2008
11 people reported this problem
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Front sunroof only goes back 4-5 inches. Front sunroof shade won't close.
Is there a campaign on this issue it appears very common especially in these years. Also a very expensive fix, a reset won't work.
I hit the main sunroof switch and the shades retract but the sunroof stops moving. Dealer said it needs new motors and drive cable at the cost of $4,000. I am looking for a cheaper mechanic to do this repair for less money but still do quality work.