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    Sunroof Question...

    My sunroof on my '06 WRX stops about half way every time I close it. Is this normal? It does it every time, and at the same spot, so it seems like it is supposed to stop there. I find it really annoying because I have to release the switch and then press it again. Am I the only one who finds this annoying? Or should it not be this way?

    Also, just to add a quick complaint: Why couldn't they add auto open for the sunroof? My wife's Mazda 3 has it, and it is a lot nicer then having to hold down the switch the whole time.

    Any input would be appreciated.

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    Its a safety feature, its supposed to do that. The 04 does it too. Its incase something is sticking out.. like a kids head or something, it wont close on them if you hold it down. Its really kinda lame...but what are ya gonna do...still love my sunroof.
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    Lawsuits are lame; that's why Subaru added the sunroof safety feature.
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    yeah...its that saftey feature so when your driving 100mph and sticking your head out the sunroof and you decide to close it..it wont smash your head....
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    yup, i have that too... though i don't know who would continue closing a sunroof when someone is sticking out of it , but hey... there are many stupid people out there.
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    That's what I thought...

    I figured it was supposed to do that, but it is nice to have it confirmed.

    It is annoying. I understand not having auto close for safety reasons, but usually if you have to hold down the button, you aren't going to smash someone's limb (unless you do it on purpose). I mean, the same thing could be said about the window. Why doesn't that stop half way up?

    Anyways, thanks for the responses.

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    it is annoying, especially since the legacys, even the non-turbo wagons have auto open and close, like my 00 maxima did. i miss it, but then again i'm happy to have a wrx with a sunroof anyway, since most don't have them.but it still sucks
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    I don't think the safety features are in place to protect imbiciles, but rather to protect children who don't know any better. Then that begs the question, where are the children's parents while the kids are alone in the car?

    Children killing themselves accidentally is exactly why safety regulations require that power window switches require the operator to pull up on the switch instead of pushing down. Kids were putting their weight on the rocker type switches, which make the power window motors force the window onto the kids' necks and suffocating them.
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    Mine didn't come with a sunroof
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    Quote Originally Posted by overwrxed24
    Mine didn't come with a sunroof
    That's why i'm happy i have one at all.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvewrx
    That's why i'm happy i have one at all.........

    sunroof laughs> http://www.snopes.com/photos/advertisements/sportka.asp
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    Quote Originally Posted by overwrxed24
    Mine didn't come with a sunroof
    Mine did.
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    I did a little asking...

    It didn't make sense to me that it was just a safety feature, so I did something dumb...I asked somebody at the subaru dealership!...(gasp!!!) I know, I know, they usually don't know what they are talking about, but he is a friend of mine, and does seem to be very knowledgeable about the cars he sells.

    Anyway, his response was that it was designed that way to reduce the wind to the back seat. Personally I have never sat in the back with the sunroof open while driving, so I don't know how windy it gets back there. This way you can close it and it will stop at the spot that reduces the wind to the back seat, but still allows in fresh air. That was his response. Don't know whether it is true or not, but it kind of makes sense.

    Just thought I would share

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    I don't have a sunroof in my WRX, but in other cars I've driven, I'll open the sunroof halfway to reduce the wind to the backseat. Makes sense to me, but so does the "safety" feature. I mean, I can't count the number of times I've randomly gotten the urge, while the car is in motion, to stick [body part] out the sunroof while the driver is closing it.


    Seems like a rather specific problem to solve.
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