I don't know if it's related, but sometimes my sunshade won't open or close (no motion at all). It's happened just a couple times and the next time I start the car it works fine. I'm wondering if it's a computer glitch. You brought up a good point about the pinch protection. Our symptoms are different. Did you try to close the sunroof with the key in the door when you got out? Maybe that would work. If I remember correctly, the windows and sunroof will open if you hold the key in the door in the unlock postion and they will all close if it's turned and held in the lock position. I saw it on the DVD and I closed my sunroof this way once.