Kia Forum banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

· Registered
2017 Kia Sorento 3.3L V6
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Does anyone happen to know what would cause my automatic rear door to not open or close fully in either direction? It seems as though the motor is burning out or something of the sort.
Thanks
 

· Registered
2016 Sorento SXL
Joined
·
2,485 Posts
Motors are probably working fine (one each side), but circuit detects too much current being drawn - taking too much effort if you will - to open / close. The motors current limit when not yet opened/closed and believe they've hit an obstruction (like your head!) and then either reverse or stop (it stops if the current in the reverse direction is equally excessive, rather than just cycling back and forth) so as not to cause any harm. You'll want to identify what's binding up, get that resolved, and reset the open position per the manual. This is covered in your owner's manual. Look for the pages related to the liftgate, specifically for "Automatic reversal" and "How to reset the power liftgate".
 

· Registered
2015 Sorento SX AWD
Joined
·
2,122 Posts
He could test closing by hand. But expect he's done that and not driven with it open. If there is a hard to move point in the travel. Check the hinged area up top that nothings got in there somehow and in the way.
 
  • Like
Reactions: missingcurlybracket

· Registered
2016 Sorento SXL
Joined
·
2,485 Posts
He could test closing by hand.
If the restriction is more or less even across the entire arc of the hatch, he wouldn't know that it's close to or at the limit all the way through. Back-driving the motors produces an inaccurate sense of resistance. Only if there were particularly bad 'spots' would a hand test reveal anything.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top