Will an aftermarker sunroof work on the Pilot? The ridges in the sheet metal of the roof come very close to the windshield, and the headliner is contoured in a way above the front seats that I think would make cutting a hole and sealing it very difficult.:8:
A nice glass, retractable sunroof is another feature I wish they would have included. Most other Hondas have them at the EX trim level.
According to our local dealers, Honda says aftermarket sunroofs will VOID the vehicle warranty. I believe them because they would be the first to offer a dealer installed sunroof at some gouging price point...:30:
Nice catch with the Manchester site. I called them and they referred me to the shop they use. That particular shop, (Attention To Detail in Middletown, CT) use the Webasto product. It was Hollandia but they merged, I guess. They hadn't installed one in a Pilot yet but were very helpful. They've done many in Odyssey's with no problem.
They do cut the B-pillar brace but the roof gets reinforced by the sunroof frame and bracing. It's the same technique Honda would need to do when they put a roof in.
I'll be checking into this in my area. I'd love to have a roof. The warranty BS is just that. You're right, legally they have to prove the problem is caused by your 'illegal' mod.
I posted this note somewhere else. Our dealer here in Lexington, KY, added a moon roof to a black EX-L. Since the dealer chose to install the moon roof, it supposedly carries the full warranty. (nothing to back up that claim.) It looks perfect on the outside, had to do some funny stuff to the headliner to allow for the shade. Claims roof pillars were not cut. Added $1295, to vehicle cost.