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I have a 2007 Sedona and now both of my power sliding doors quit working. The first one went out about 6 months ago and now the 2nd. Here's what is happening(identical problem on both doors)-
The overhead buttons and the remote buttons won't work and the door doesn't even beep. If you push the buttons on the sides there will be a loud beeping sound but the door will not open. *IF* the van is running, the doors will open the majority of the time but only by pulling the handles, the buttons still don't work. Once the door is in the open position, you pull the handle slightly and the door will start to close but jerk as if it is caught on something, if you pull the handle and tug the door forward a bit to get it passed where it sticks, it will continue shutting all of the way.
We have only had this car a year and it has been a money pit =( I don't have much more to sink into it. I wasn't too worried about the first door but now that the other is broken, my kids can't get in and out without help because they aren't strong enough.
Can someone please offer some suggestions?
Drives: 1990 VW Corrado SC 1.8L, 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT, 2005 Kia Spectra EX
The Sedona power sliding doors have issues with the controller actuator motors getting worn and not actuating far enough to allow the door to release correctly. Usually you can tell when the door is open and you push the open/close switch on the side, the door will try to slide closed, but it will act like there is something blocking the track. Kia has a TSB out for this and usually there is a code stored that helps to diagnose it correctly.
The motors aren't difficult to replace, but it will require some basic tools to remove the door panels. Once they're replaced, manually open and close the doors first to reset the door logic and then use the power button.
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