How to Operate Nissan Moonroof / Sunroof

My Moonroof Won't Close or Open - What to Do

One of the best luxuries to accompany Nissan cars and trucks is the brand's moonroof, which doubles as a panoramic sunshade. This feature gives additional sunlight and makes a great way to get more air circulation from the outside flowing through the car. How do you work the moonroof, though? Is it possible to open the panoramic sunshade without activating the entire roof? Read on to find out how to use your Nissan's moonroof feature.

How to Use the Nissan Moonroof/Sunshade

The TILT button is your crucial access point for all positions on your moonroof. You can open, close, and slope your vehicle's sunroof by navigating the control in upward and downward motions.

It is not necessary to hold the switch to operate the moonroof. You will, however, need to delineate between the first and second windows on your roof if you only want access to the panoramic sunshade. Sliding the TILT button towards the "OPEN" marker until the glass reaches the first detent is the proper way of telling the system that you only want to use the sunshade. Of course, you can let the glass roll all the way back if you want full access to the outdoors via the moonroof.

Leaving the panoramic sunshade open while closing the moonroof is also possible so long as you slide the TILT button towards the "OPEN" marker until it reaches the first detent. You can close both the moonroof and panoramic sunshade together by sliding the TILT button towards the "CLOSE" marker.

Perhaps you are one of those drivers who prefers a sloped moonroof. Pull the TILT button down to slant the glass.

Some owners think that they cannot operate their moonroof or sunshade when the car is turned off. The truth, however, is that the Nissan moonroof remains active on a vehicle that is powered OFF so long as you or a passenger do not open any car doors. You can close your moonroof without the hassle of turning the vehicle back on if you happen to forget that the feature is open. How cool is that?

You can learn more about Nissan's moonroof when you stop by Peoria Nissan to test drive a 2018 model.

Nissan Models with an Available Moonroof

Here is a list of some Nissan models with an available moonroof.


  • Nissan Sentra
  • Nissan Alitma
  • Nissan Maxima


  • Nissan Rogue
  • Nissna Murano
  • Nissan Pathfinder
  • Nissna Armanda
Categories: New Models, Technology

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