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Jake, Nissan Technician
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When it's extremely cold the front driver and passenger side

Customer Question

When it's extremely cold the front driver and passenger side doors won't open. When I finally do get them open they won't close shut. Right now I have a passenger side door that won't open and a driver side door that won't close back shut. Back door don't ever seem to have a problem.
JA: Is it your first time dealing with this issue?
Customer: No
JA: What is the model/year of your Nissan?
Customer: 2010 Nissan Maxima
JA: Are you fixing your Maxima yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I haven't tried anything yet. Not sure what to do.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jake replied 7 months ago.
Hey there, thanks for the question.When you say the doors won't open are you saying it won't unlock? Or they won't open after being unlocked.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
They won't open after being unlocked
Expert:  Jake replied 7 months ago.

If your certain the door is UNLOCKED but it still won't open. The for some reason the latch is seizing when cold.

Try some plaster or spray lithium in the actual latch. How cold is it?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
About 19 degrees
Expert:  Jake replied 7 months ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** moisture or snow that might indicate the door freezing?

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