I have a '08 fusion with the sunroof. I was wondering... If I left it open
the rear tilt-up position and forgot to close it and it rained, would there
holes for the water to get out?
My old '89 mustang had drains holes that led to tubes than ran down to the
of the car. I never had to worry if I didn't close the roof as any water
away. But I don't know about this one because I see no mention in the manual
I can't see any obvious drain holes.
Obviously no drain holes would work if I left it in the full slide-open
It would be
nice if one of Ford's better ideas was to put in a rain sensor to close it
if it rains.
I don't know for certain, but I can't imagine that there aren't drains. I
don't remember ever seeing a car with factory moonroof not having them (not
saying there aren't any; I just haven't seen one). My '89 Probe had them,
and my '02 Escape has four- two in the front that drain through the
windshield pillars, and two in the rear of the panel that drain down through
the center door pillars.
Get yourself a bath towel and a measuring cup. Pour about a cup of water in
the drip tray and see if it drains out underneath the car. If it doesn't,
there either aren't any or they're clogged, and you can sop it up with the
towel without soaking your car. Better to find out this way than to
inadvertently leave it open and you get dumped on.
ALL sun roof have drain holes. FACTORY installed sun roof have gutters,
formed into the roof, that collect rain and drain it down via the "A"
AFTER MARKET sun roofs do NOT have gutters formed into the roof to collect
rain, since the fitter simply cuts a hole into roof and installs a grommet
that has as built in channel to drain rain via a tube down via the "A"
The difference is important! Water that gets under the rubber on AFTER
MARKET sun roofs
will run inside the vehicle. Water that gets under the rubber molding on
FACTORY installed sun roof WILL run into the gutters.
There are after market sensors available to close sun roofs when the rain
water closes the circuit. They can be installed for windows, convertibles
as well as to make the wiper come on if the vehicle is in motion..
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