I made an unexpected discovery today. We have had an unexpectedly dry and warm February, and today on the first of March will hit 70 degrees Fahrenheit. I decided to open the Panoramic roof.
I have noticed two areas of very minor noise in my car. One sounded like a radio buzz that showed up very infrequently the first week but has since subsided completely. The second noise was a wee tiny rattle on the Panoramic roof. I wasn’t hearing the noise but decided to feel around for anything loose.
Surprisingly I discovered that the roof has a little screen in the front that comes up when open. When you are driving you can put your hand up there and push the contraption down quite easily.
I am guessing the screen is to keep dirt away from the car? Or perhaps to aid aerodynamics? Not really sure.
UPDATED: Turns out this little screen is to avoid loud thump noises at high speed and is standard on most cars. I think what is so different to me is the height of it. On my Highlander, the extension is still flush with the roof, and feels just like a gizmo in the well, and is invisible from the outside. The Model S screen feels like a visor and is mesh not solid.