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    Question 2012 Kia Optima Sunroof Question

    This is a question for any 2012 Optima owners with the sunroof option. I thought a saw an Optima in my neighborhood the other day with the sunroof open, but in a different way. My 2011 SX sunroof rolls back, with a little cloth wind-guard (not sure on proper naming) that pops up at the front of the sunroof to dampen the wind noise and shift the air away from the inside of the sunroof glass. However,this car looked like the front portion of the sunroof that sits right above the front windshield actually tilted up and aided in diverting the wind sheer away from the sunroof. It actually looked pretty cool.

    The portion of the sunroof I'm referring to is indicated in red in the picture below:

    2012 Kia Optima Sunroof Question-kia-optima-sunroof-question.png

    Pretty much, I'm asking one of 3 questions:
    1. Does this portion of the sunroof actually tilts/move on the 2012 models and not on the 2011s?
    2. Is it supposed to tilt/move on the 2011 model and mine isn't working?
    3. OR, was I just seeing things?

    Would be great if someone could post an external picture of their 2012 optima with the sunroof open all the way. It would put my mind at ease.

    Thanks

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    Im pretty sure its on all models 2011-2012 if you have a sun roof for the clothe to raise up. So if yours isnt going up then I would get it checked out. The front portion raising up to divert air does not occur, or i havent noticed it on my 2012 SX
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    I have a 2011 and mine does not move. I'm pretty sure the Optima's all have a fixed piece with a pop-up cloth windguard. That front piece does move on the Hyundai Sonata though I think.

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    Is this what you are talking about. So when the sun roof is rolled back the cloth thing comes up?
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    Ok. I think you guys have solved this one for me. I must have just been seeing things then.

    My current cloth windguard does in fact come up, so there's no problem there. I thought I saw that the glass surface directly in front of the cloth windguard (closes to the hood) had tilted as well.

    My mistake.

    Thanks Guys!

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    Did you see it from a weird angle and it might've just been the sunroof "vent" that was open?

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    The infamous bug catcher... Gotta vacuum mine out every time I clean the car. I have two friends with sonatas and I'd much rather the front glass come up like thiers.
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