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What problem did you have with your rear vent windows?

  • Bad motor fixed under warranty

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    Votes: 154 31.2%

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Have you had any problems with your rear windows malfunctioning (including warranty repairs)? Let us know...
 

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My driver's side vent window will only open about half centimeter and that too only sometimes. If it opens at all, it has a hard time closing. My passenger side vent seems to work ok. I have hardly ever used my vents. I have a 2002 Odyssey with 40000 miles.
 

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I have noticed recently that both vent windows work intermittenly. Have not had them examined yet.
 

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I have 2000 Ody. The passenger side Vent only opens little bit and then stops. After a couple of times try to open, it sops all together.
 

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1999 LX. Approximately 140,000 km.

Passenger front window has developed a relationship with the passenger side vent.

When closing the vent, the front window slides down smartly.

So closing the passenger side vent is a two step process. Close the vent and passenger window opens. (Quite fast). Then close the passenger window. Unless you want to leave it open.

The relationship is totally one-way. Opening or closing the passenger's window has no effect on the vent. Which is good otherwise we would have the makings of a black & white man-against-machine comedy.

Perfection is asymptotic.
 

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2000 EX, 110K miles, vents still open and close fine, but they make an awful sound like fingernails on a chalkboard when opening and closing. Been that way since we purchased with 60K miles.
 

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EricW said:
2000 EX, 110K miles, vents still open and close fine, but they make an awful sound like fingernails on a chalkboard when opening and closing. Been that way since we purchased with 60K miles.
My experience is identical to EricW's. Your description of nails on a chalkboard is PERFECT! There's no apparent easy way to get to the mechanism to lubricate them either.
 

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No problems with the motors. However, my daughter (who sits in the back) tells me they leak a bit in the rain.

-Stew
 

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My passenger side window rattles (although the dealer didn't seem to hear it while the van was still under warranty :mad: )

Other than that they are working fine.
 

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Wife never uses them, I do on nice days and to vent the hot air in the summertime on startup. Best guess, 200 cycles per year. Four years on the 03 is 800 cycles, not much of a test.
 

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'99 LX 114,500 miles:
Nothing wrong with the motors, but drivers side vent came half-way unglued. It was only being held in place by the mount in the back that attaches to the motor! Anyways I noticed it making a scraping sound once. Checked it out and as I opened the vent the window would open and also pull away from the top.

Took to friendly body shop and they re-glued it for me no problems. Said it is common with windows like this that pivot open.
 

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When its hot, the left rear window will stick open. I have to wait until the temps cool down.
 
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