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Winter Door Frustration
I have a 97 Rav 4 and have had problems with the front driver and passenger doors during the winter.
I park outside and if there is a particularly frosty night, I often have trouble unlocking the two front doors.
The more frustrating part is, if I get the doors to unlock and open, they won't latch closed. I have had to bungee them shut before to drive to work. Last winter, I didn't have this problem, because it was a mild winter, but my doors have started acting up again. The switch for the power locks will move on the door, but the door itself will not latch closed.
I have taken it to the dealer and they could find nothing wrong with the mechanisms.
Any suggestions would be helpful.