Cars.com’s 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, a long-term test vehicle we bought in December after naming it our Best of 2018, has come down with a case of moonroof maladies. Our SEL-grade SUV sports a panoramic moonroof that extends over the second row, but its power sunshade quit working soon after we took delivery.
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We made an appointment with a local Volkswagen dealership and brought it in on a Thursday in July. We asked the dealer to look into two more items: a recall for possible damage to the Latch anchor for certain car seats, plus an overactive set of front parking sensors. Our service advisor told us his team would address any unrepaired recalls and look into the sensors.
All told, the repairs took two replacement sunshades, a lot of disassembly and nearly two weeks.