Safety mechanismSafety mechanism  - Sunroof - Locking and unlocking - Mitsubishi Lancer Owner's Manual - Mitsubishi Lancer

If a hand or head is trapped in the closing sunroof, it will reopen automatically.

Nonetheless, make sure that nobody puts their head or hand out of the sunroof when opening or closing.

The opened sunroof will become operational after a few seconds.

If the safety mechanism should be activated 5 or more times consecutively, normal closing of the sunroof will be aborted.

As an emergency measure, the sunroof can be closed bit by bit until the sunroof is completely closed by repeatedly pressing switch (2).

After performing the emergency measure, consult a MITSUBISHI MOTORS Authorized Service Point.

► The safety mechanism can be activated if the driving conditions or other circumstances Note

► The safety mechanism can be activated if the driving conditions or other circumstances cause the sunroof to be subjected to a physical shock similar to that caused by a trapped hand or head.

► The safety mechanism is cancelled just before the sunroof is fully closed. Caution

► The safety mechanism is cancelled just before the sunroof is fully closed. This allows the sunroof to close completely.
Therefore be especially careful that no fingers are trapped in the sunroof.

► The sunroof stops just before reaching the fully open position. Note

► The sunroof stops just before reaching the fully open position.
If the vehicle is driven with the sunroof in this position, wind throb is lower than with the sunroof fully open.
► When leaving the vehicle unattended, make sure you close the sunroof and remove the ignition key.
► Do not try to operate the sunroof if it is frozen closed (after snow fall or during extreme cold).
► Do not sit or place heavy luggage on the sunroof or roof opening edge.
► Release the switch as soon as the sunroof reaches the fully open or fully closed position.
► If the sunroof does not operate when the sunroof switch is operated, release the switch and check whether something is trapped by the sunroof. If nothing is trapped, have the sunroof checked at a MITSUBISHI MOTORS Authorized Service Point.
► Depending on the model of ski carriers or roof carriers, the sunroof may make contact with the carrier when the sunroof is tilted up.
Be careful when tilting up the sunroof if such a ski carrier or a roof carrier is installed.
► Be sure to close the sunroof completely when washing the vehicle or when leaving the vehicle.
► Be careful, not to put any wax on the weatherstrip (black rubber) around the sunroof opening. If stained with wax, the weatherstrip cannot maintain a weatherproof seal with the sunroof.
► After washing the vehicle or after it has rained, wipe off any water that is on the sunroof before operating it.
► Operating the sunroof repeatedly with the engine stationary will run down the battery. Operate the sunroof while the engine is running.

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