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4th Generation interior sliding cover for sunroof

I have a 2014 Avalon Touring. The interior sliding cover for the sunroof opens by itself a couple of inches when driving. Has to be road vibration and not a good tight fit. I've had my headliner replaced a couple of times already(kept falling...at rear of sunroof).
Anybody else with this annoyance?
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No but had my headliner repaired once at the 5k oil change with added Velcro. Totally useless repair. The headliner does not fit properly and the added Velcro does not hold the sunroof to the roof, it's fit is too tight for the curve of the roof. So for 2014 they did not fix the headliner issues. Still falls down. Check your headliners just behind the sunroof, most folks I bet don't realize it, but it has fallen down about a half inch. Poor design. I'll be taking mine in at the 10k oil change to have a second repair attempt made. The first time the mechanic got grease all over the headliner as well as the door and steering wheel. I waited about 45 minutes while their detailer cleaned all the grease off. Sad lack of care for the customer car. Somehow the service survey never came from Toyota. Bad enough the headliner is falling down on a $36k car. I never had this problem in any of my Camry's. My Lumbar support adjustment does not work right either. You push the button for up down, or in out and it just kind of wiggles around. Dealer says they can't find anything wrong. The one I test drove was working correctly. They said to try a new one when I come in again to see if it's different. I might try another dealer for service, or another manufacturer for my next car.

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Yes, I believe that many have posted this issue, so you're not alone. no fix other than your hand!
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Mine opens about 1cm after a bit of driving and sometimes vibrates when going over bumps on the road. Maybe adding some thick tape to the area where the cover meets the headliner will make it a tighter fit.

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Mine has never opened. I wonder if this issue is indicative of improper headliner installation.

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I'm having the same problem. Headliner doesn't look like it is sagging like in another post, but I was told it couldn't be fixed. Now I may need to do some work on my own to verify.

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The dealer did the Velcro add on mine and that helps keep it in place most of the time. They did add two steps on top of each other nearest to the rear view mirror.
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I have a 2014 Avalon Touring. The interior sliding cover for the sunroof opens by itself a couple of inches when driving. Has to be road vibration and not a good tight fit. I've had my headliner replaced a couple of times already(kept falling...at rear of sunroof).
Anybody else with this annoyance?
I have a 2014 Avalon Hybrid XLE Touring that I have had for 22 months. No headliner issue so far but the interior sliding cover for the sunroof has always opened just slightly by itself but in the last couple of days it is opening more. I can see that it is going to be a problem. Do you or does anyone know if Toyota has come up with a fix for it?
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I know this is an old thread, sorry .


One thing I don't really like about the 2013 TAH is the cheap sliding sunroof cover. My 1999 is so much better and adds to the sound proofing the ride.

Also seems to be a big difference on the amount of the open tilt . Not much on the 2013.
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it's common to have it slide a little. if it opens the toyota guys have a fix. Velcro.

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Mine doesn't slide open on its own, but it has a slight stain, which appears to be just due to water from someone leaving the sunroof open during a rain before I got the car. It's hard to see, nobody else notices it. But, I know it's there and it bugs the crap out of me. I haven't found a way to eliminate it.

There's no other damage. I'd imagine it's a chore to replace it.

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