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Yesterday night we had rain, and this morning the temperature dropped to about 10C below zero. Both sliding doors got stuck frozen. They tried to open after the remote's command, moved a little bit outside, but could not unstick completely. After a couple of attempts to pull and push them manually and electrically, they refused to cooperate at all. The driver side door restored its functionality after the van was heated up, but the passenger side door apparently got broken and stuck in a slightly shifted outward position, which prevented it and therefore all other doors from locking. The sliding door indicator went on, and the constant buzz was heard until I turned main door switch off.

The dealership mechanics checked all the fuses and probably something else, and said all seems to be OK, but the door refused to work. They pushed it in place though, so the van can be locked now. This is something serious and they don't know exactly what, I was told, and the earliest time they can try to fix it is Thursday


That's a serious blow to my thus far unchallenged trust in Honda



[This message has been edited by DP (edited 01-08-2002).]
 

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DP, The sliding doors on my '01 did not get stuck but the alert buzz sounded off constantly a couple of times when the temps got really cold. I also turned off the auto switch to get rid of the alert buzz.

Anyway, I brought it to honda for service on 12/19 and they finally figured out what was wrong on 1/4, almost 3 weeks! And, that's with the help of Honda of America technicians, scarry if you asked me. They ordered a part for the doors and the van will be ready this wednesday 1/9.

Needless to say, this experience has been nothing short of dissappointment for Honda.

Good luck.

--Jules
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by jlantin:
DP, The sliding doors on my '01 did not get stuck but the alert buzz sounded off constantly a couple of times when the temps got really cold. I also turned off the auto switch to get rid of the alert buzz.
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What is the "auto switch"? I have an '01 also and have never seen/heard of this switch.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Steve Pert:
What is the "auto switch"? I have an '01 also and have never seen/heard of this switch. </font>
Sorry, I meant "main sliding door switch" or how it is officially called, on the left side of the dash.
 

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Every day since the temps have hit 32 degrees both doors freeze and can not be opened. I don;t know what is going on...But it is a total pain in the a$$ for me and my wife. It has not even gotten cold yet either.

Power doors suck!!
 

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power doors

What would happened if you were to cut the steel cables, remove the pd fuse & operate the door manually, would that work?
I think once my ody is out of warranty that is what I will do if possible.
 

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Warm and well lubed.

My solution has been to keep all the seals/weatherstripping
well lubricated with silicone spray and using an in car 900Watt
heater in the morning that takes off the chill and defrosts all the windows and doors.
 

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I sprayed the shiattt out of them with silicone spray...It did not do squatt
 
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