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#1 (permalink) Old 12-14-2009, 04:09 PM
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Sunroof in a 08 Doublecab.....GONE WRONG!

On June 20th, 2009 I left my Tundra with a local dealership. I was excited to have a sunroof installed but was hesitant with it being an aftermarket item. The General Manager assured me that it would look and function as well as a factory installed sunroof. He stated I would not be able to tell the diffrence. After being reassured by his word I paid $1,200.00 dollars to the dealership and had the sunroof installed.
The GM expalined to me that any and all warranty claims or issues with the sunroof would be handled by his dealership.
On July 02nd, 2009 I returned to the dealership. The headliner was already loose and beginning to flap. The sunroof was also making a loud click/pop noise when it closed from the vent mode. They removed one of the guides that was built in trying to make the noise go away. They also tried to make the headliner tighter but it didn't last long.
On Sep. 30th I took it back because the sunroof completely stopped working! Also the headliner was again loose and hitting me in the head. Then it started to rattle and they ended up having it for over two weeks! Now it's at the dealership AGAIN!!! The headliner is failing and it rattles like hell.
Long story short, I was assured by the GM of the Toyota dealer that it would be as good as factory! LOL Here are some pics and a vid. These were all from my phone so please excuse the quality. This has been a nightmare and they still haven't fixed it. Last time he told me that it was as good as it was going to get yet he made me bring it back today! So now I'm truckless and here comes the snow! Anyone have any ideas how to resolve this?
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That sucks
I hope they can fix it for good

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That sucks bro. As far as that type of mod, I would never do it since sunroofs usually have issues even when OEM.

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I had a sunroof installed aftermarket years ago it lasted 3 months and started leaking, I'll never do it again. Good luck with yours hopefully they fix it right for you.
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The ultimate fix may be to have the dealer weld the piece back in the roof, paint everything and install a new headliner but you could always see the rectangle on the roof after they finished. Or maybe they give you a new truck since they screwed up yours.
Sorry to hear about a problem of that magnitude. Good luck with it.
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WOW. That is a good looking truck, but that sunroof sucks bad. It may be time to get a lawyer, after you read their fine print of course. Sorry man.



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A new truck would solve everything, but I would suspect that is not very likely. I think if a body shop were to fill in the roof and repaint it would not show.

I have a friend that owns a shop and does these all the time with no problems, so someone that knows what they are doing could fix it.

My truck came with one as did my wife's car and we have not had any problems with either.

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I tried getting the aftermarket sunroof in my 08 Titan and the shop told me it will not be a good idea because it will leak in a year or two. Guy was honest.
Headliner fix: They have to take the cloth and padding off and put the new one on, that is the only way it will be fixed. You can take it to a local upholstery shop and they will be able to fix it. problem is dealer keeps gluing and tightening the same cloth and no matter what he does, it will not work.
Sunroof, you just need to have him replace the whole thing with the new one.

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You can buy the headliner cloth at Joann's (generally frequented by females, but lots of stuff for manly projects...take a female with you to save your pride!). Color match may be an issue though.



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^^^^^ Whoa, pics of said female accomplice, or you shop there alone............

Tundraglide, this is probably theeee worst story i have ever read on TT, I hope you get something for this debacle, sorry to read this. and good luck
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Ok, another "pics or it didn't happen scenario"...I love it. Here ya go:




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Tundraglide, this is probably theeee worst story i have ever read on TT, I hope you get something for this debacle, sorry to read this. and good luck
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NOTE: The Tundra that caught on fire story (burned completely) was bad too, but the good news was that insurance paid for the destroyed truck



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Well that sucks, I've heard issues with aftermarket sunroof installs.

As for the headliner one thing that you could try (it does work cause I did it in my 1984 Ford Ranger) is to go get some small barbed fish hooks and cut off the end that attaches to the fish line and insert them through the headliner into the subliner and it will never sag again.
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make them ensure the hardware works and it doesn't leak, then tell them to install a custom headliner. a headliner installed right shouldn't do that!

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That sucks man, hope they resolve it for ya!

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