Wow that stinks for him. But as you all know what he said and what happed might be slightly different. What module do you have that you don't want to install? If you want to part with it pm me the details.
Actually, he provided pictures and full details. It was a very intensive post showing exactly what happened and why.
The real issue is that the roof was not designed to have the car body in motion during operation. The stresses induced by "small" bumps in the road can be too great for the roof unit. True, it may continue to "work" but if you get small cracks or bends in the various parts... ugh. Problems may not appear under those cases for weeks or months.
My module is a Mods4cars unit. I was about to try and swap the module for one that doesn't have an "in motion" option. I'm hoping that my local VW dealer will decide that they will cover it once the big issue for VW is removed from it.
Moving a roof while driving the car--even slowly-- when the roof isn't designed to do so... that's just asking for issues.
Of course, this is all just my personal opinion and really doesn't count for anything at all. My opinion, where your own car is concerned, is worthless.
But, I'm hoping that knowing I have spent $400 or more on a unit that just sits on a shelf because I am not willing to risk warranty with its use.... Well, frankly, I'm hoping that is a statement in itself. I only wish someone had told me all this before I'd bought it.
Perhaps with the new module and the "operate only when stopped" VW will ease up on the mod.
If you are really interested in buying it from me... I'd consider any reasonable offer. I've spent around $400 buying it and it was never used. So... make me an offer.
I think you can PM me through these forums if you are serious about it. I think the website is www.mods4cars.com
if you would like to get details on it.