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Old 12-29-2017, 11:43 AM   #1
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Frozen Doors

So I have this weird embarrassing issue. I notice that when the temperature drops below 10-12F my drivers side front door won't open. It is actually frozen shut. I have this nice black on black 10 Maxima that I have to open the passenger front door and go across to the drivers seat. I can understand that after a car wash, this may happen (which it does), but this also happens when it is just that cold out. Does anyone know what part or what keeps on freezing that I can't open the door from the inside or outside? Once the car warms up, it's not an issue. I can go in and out of the car with no problems.
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Old 12-29-2017, 04:32 PM   #2
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important piece of information needed. After you crawl in from the passenger side and sit in the drivers seat can you open the drivers door from the inside?
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:53 AM   #3
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Clean door seals and apply a silicone sealant like this:
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:53 AM   #4
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important piece of information needed. After you crawl in from the passenger side and sit in the drivers seat can you open the drivers door from the inside?


No I can not. No matter how hard I try to push tackle or open the door.....
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Maybe the electric locking mechanism for that door is not working when it is cold. Have you tried leaving the car unlocked to see if it is a lock malfunction?
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:33 AM   #6
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Maybe the electric locking mechanism for that door is not working when it is cold. Have you tried leaving the car unlocked to see if it is a lock malfunction?


Whether it is locked or not, I still have the same issue....
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:36 AM   #7
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Yeah, as already suggested, clean and treat the seals on that door see if it helps. You may have a tear in the strip, and it has moisture inside of it, so it never really dries out...
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:29 PM   #8
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Hi,

Had this problem with my old 2003 Maxima. It was a liitle corrosion on a pivot located on the door lock actuator. It is very difficult to lubricate because of it location. I shoot about a liter of lubricants toward the actuator with no success. So I went to the dealer and they remove the actuator and told me that they have to change it but they don't have it in stock. So I told them to clean and lube the mechanism before putting it back. Problem solve.
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