I've got a '01 Pontiac Montana with 34K miles on it (2K until my factory
bumper to bumper expires) and I am having a problem with the power door
behind the drivers seat. The problem is that the door will ALWAYS open but
will intermittently not latch close and will immediately re-open. It appears
that outside temperature may play a part. The hotter the outside
temperature, the more likely it is to not latch close (hot parking lots,
etc.). I have brought it to the dealer and they cleaned the contacts and
said "this happens all the time and this will fix it" and the next day it
did the same thing. I'm getting mighty concerned as my factory warranty is
about to expire.
The door will latch if one helps to push it close while it is closing just
before it would latch. I have checked the tracks and lubed them without
avail. I suggested to the service manager that it appears that the motor
might need to be adjusted to increase the force just before it closes. I
suggested that might there be a system that varies the force of shutting the
door as it nears the latch for safety? He claimed that there was "no such
system." He claims there is only a "module and a motor." I have very little
confidence the dealer can fix this problem let alone understand the problem.
HELP, my warranty is about to expire!!!!
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