Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Near Pittsburgh
Sliding Doors Frozen Shut Often
My 2017 Pacifica TL is my first ever minivan so I'm not too familiar with how common it is for sliding doors to be stuck frozen shut in the winter months, but it seems like a significant issue that shouldn't happen as often as it does. I'm in the Pittsburgh area and I don't own a garage so my van is exposed to the elements. It seems like any amount of wintery precipitation causes the power sliding doors to freeze over and refuse to operate. My only options are to run the car to warm it up and to carefully work a scraper along all the seams of the door until finally the ice yields. One time the situation was so bad I had to get my heat gun and heat the seals for a couple minutes.
Does this line up with your experience? Is this typical of all minivans or is the Pacifica extra bad at this? Are there better solutions? I've thought about making tarps with two weighted sides to hang over the doors to keep them from getting snow and ice.
2017 Pacifica Touring-L, June 2016 Build, bought Certified Pre-Owned June 2017