First, thank you all for posting your comments. I'm a newbie here. I have a 2008 Avalon Ltd with barely 55,000 miles on it. I live in sunny North Carolina so the thought of the rear shade vs tinted windows was a no brainer. WRONG!! The shade stopped working in the up position recently and the dealer here was like 'this doesn't happen". My reaction was "face it Fred, it's happened. Now what do we do?
After 30 minutes, my car is brought to me shade down, I'm a happy camper, since I did not buy with the navi system and handy backup cam. 2 days later I start the car to exit the drive way and the shade pops up and continues working for 2 weeks. Now we are at the beginning, stuck in the up position. (Does BMW have this problem?)
Here's the kicker. getting the car inspected and i'm told the 3rd stoplight is blown..but to get to it the shade is in the way
I insist on leaving the shade in place. When I got my bill
.. And of course a salesman catches me waiting for return of my vehicle and asks politely, " would you care to look at the new Avalon...facial expression ( can't print here)!!!