2011 Outback Limited. White, Sunroof, 2.5, CVT. Bought 2/15/11. Love it! Broke 109K, 2/20.
Wednesday of this week we had an introduction to Spring weather with 74 degrees and beautiful warmth. My better half and I took a short drive and opened the sunroof to enjoy the weather. After coming home I parked the car in the lot (condo) and went to fiddle with things in my garage nearby, including pulling my Miata out so I could access some storage items. When I was done I put the Miata away and went upstairs. Thursday the weather had turned much colder and we had around 2" of snow. This morning, Friday, I went out to the garage to get something and since we were going out I decided to clean the Subie off from its snow blanket. Imaging my surprise to see that I'd left the sunroof open since Wednesday! Some snow on the seats and console but thankfully not too much. I figured I'd clean the mess, close the roof and kick myself for being so inattentive. WRONG! Cleaning the snow was simple but closing the roof was not. Initially it closed almost all the way but didn't quite go into to latching up position. I thought it may have been some snow lodged in the forward area and opened it again to clean it out. The second time the roof didn't go even that far and started moving extremely slowly. After a while it would not move at all and I am left with a sunroof about 2" from closed. I decided to pull the Miata out from it's relatively comfortable home and put the Subie in there until I could figure out the problem. Although we have snow the temps haven't been that cold (30-ish) since our pre-Spring day so I doubt I have a freezing issue to deal with. The weather is supposed to get warmer again and any precipitation is supposed to be rain so the next time the sun is out and the temps are above freezing the car will go outside to sit in the sun. In the meantime I will look at the fuse to see if it blew when the current weather pattern gets better. The roof had never been a problem with operation and I have opened it on cold days when the sun was warm enough even if the temps were not, if just for air flow. I'm hoping it's a fuse problem and the operation was only suffering from being wet! Otherwise I'm going to have to find the manual override and permanently disable the switch. :crying: