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Driver side door popped open on freeway

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by voltron75, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Jan 20, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    voltron75

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    Hey All, has this ever happened to anyone else? I was driving my 08 Access Cab about 85 on the freeway, went over a weird dip on a transition, not hard mind you, but a noticeable jostle. About a mile later still going about 85, my driver side door popped open on it's own to my utter surprise (aka WTF freak-out). I know that it was closed and locked tight after I got in the car. Searched the boards and TSBs but found nothing, should I be concerned? :confused:
     
  2. Jan 20, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    ktmrider

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    probably just a fluke, ive never heard of it.
     
  3. Jan 20, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    toyo freak

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  4. Jan 20, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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    Rich1790

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    Lol first time Ive heard that happening. My guess would be your last passenger didnt shut the door properly.
     
  5. Jan 20, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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    CopDoctor

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    you mean the driver? lol

    never heard of it before man, but i'd let toyota check it out
     
  6. Jan 20, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    The1youluv2hate

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    Did u install suicide doors
     
  7. Jan 20, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    lock your doors
     
  8. Jan 20, 2011 at 5:28 PM
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    FWIW the dealer told me if the doors got banged up (like in this avalon my mom smacked up) they can fly open.. the mechanism is to blame.
    but it may be dealer mumbo jumbo to scare her into taking it there for anything.
    good luck
     
  9. Jan 20, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    Rich1790

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    Lol, yea. Don't know why I thought I read passenger door.
     
  10. Jan 20, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    no thats the ejection seat option.......
    its not working properly because your still here:D
     
  11. Jan 20, 2011 at 8:46 PM
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    I was thinking Mother In-law's seat.

    RZ Rob
     
  12. Jan 21, 2011 at 5:54 AM
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    Sounds like your locking mechanism needs to be adjusted. There is a certain amount of play in the suicide doors and when you went over the bump you exceeded that limit as your locking mechanism is set. Since there is no B frame like there is in the 4 door there is a lot more flex in the Access Cab.

    Get you door adjusted and you will be fine.
     
  13. Jan 21, 2011 at 6:06 AM
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    joerussell610

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    You must have gotten the future ex-wife option. Door pops open and she falls out. YAY!!!
     
  14. Jan 21, 2011 at 6:12 AM
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    heard of that happening with too many people stuffed with a bench seat....passenger popped out and got.....well.....cars behind.
     
  15. Jan 21, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    I've had my driver side seat belt get pinched in the access door
    and when i tried to close the driver door it sort of halfway latched.
    I noticed the belt was tight and saw the pinch...opened it back
    up, removed the belt and all was fine...

    I wasnt moving of course, but maybe your belt was slightly pinched
    or there was something else wedged in there?...and it seemed
    closed but really wasn't properly latched?

    bet that was freaky going 85.

    PC
     
  16. Jan 21, 2011 at 8:29 AM
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    I am able to shut my driver door enough to turn the open door light off, but yet the door is still not completely shut.

    Although you felt it was properly shut, I'm willing to bed the latch wasn't fully engaged.

    Either that or your truck is trying to tell you something...
     
  17. Jan 21, 2011 at 9:14 AM
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    voltron75

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    Yeah my wife freaked out, and I told her I hit the wrong eject button :eek:
     
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