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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Mitsubishi Eclipse The Sunroof May Become Stuck Closed or Have Difficulty Moving
Mitsubishi Eclipse Problem
Average Mileage: 106,401 mi (45,000 mi - 158,000 mi)
Visitor, 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 89,000 mi
Power sunroof has to be pushed up before it will open electronically.
Visitor, 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 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 .
2993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT
Visitor, 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 105,000 mi
Have to push it to get it to open.
Visitor, 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 150,000 mi
sunroof goes up a little and stops
Visitor, 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 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.
Visitor, 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 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.
Sunroof won't open without me pushing up on it.
Visitor, 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 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.
the sun roof need help top open after the first press then open with the second to the back
Visitor, 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse
The sunroof suddenly began opening only a quarter inch. Problem not fixed due to many various other issues with the car.