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2011.. Doors don't close well

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by SeaTacoma, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. SeaTacoma

    SeaTacoma [OP] Member

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    Perry
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    I have a 2011 Prerunner Access Cab and have driven about 1,000 miles so far and since day 1 the doors (both) don't close easily...75 % of the ime it takes two trys to get them completely closed. And when opening the doors they seem to be "sticky". I have tried opening the rear window a couple of inches in case it is so air tight...didn't help...

    Before I take it to the dealer...is this common? Do your doors do the same thing?

    Thanks for your input...
    Perry
     
  2. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    Banks Monster Exhaust, Pop n Lock tailgate lock, Hook-Ups tie down brackets, USA Spec Ipod adaptor, WO seat covers, color matched grill with Grillcraft insert, Tuffy locking bed box
    Mine does the same. I just muscle it.
     
  3. transplant

    transplant resident know-nothing

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    i feel like i have to but a bit more force into closing my doors, but no trouble opening them at all.. im just about 1200 miles and its less often now but i have to look to make sure its actually shut.. sometimes it just doesnt sound like it shut properly.
     
  4. LEX

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    I had to slam the driver side front door a little harder from day 1. I took it to the dealer the following weekend and they simply adjusted it. It's fine now.
     
  5. JDCPA

    JDCPA Well-Known Member

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    Your doors are not aligned properly. I had to have the alignment of my passenger door properly adjusted by a good body shop (not the dealer) in order to get it to close correctly. Now it is no porblem.
     
  6. JDCPA

    JDCPA Well-Known Member

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    I had a brand new truck and wanted it done right so I took it to a body man that I knew had a great deal of experience. He ended up adjusting the doors on both sides and IMHO it was money well spent. Thye both work great now.

    I understand your aggravation that a dealer would sell a vehcile and not adjust it properly but my experience with dealers causes me to only make two visits to them during the course of a vehicle's life. Once to buy it and the next time to trade it. I have every bit of non-warranty maintenance or repair done by someone else.

    YMMV
     
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