The power sliding door on some 2008 Chrysler Caravan and Town & Country minivans may begin to close, then reverse direction as if there is an obstruction in the door opening.
According to Chrysler, the problem most likely is due to overly sensitive obstruction detection in the sliding door module. Reprogramming the module with updated software is the only surefire fix. Check with a dealer for the specifics of the flash.
"Factory Fixes" is written by Jim DePalma, a 30-year veteran of the auto repair business who has served stints as a service manager, parts manager and ASE-certified technician. His column provides vehicle manufacturers' authentic factory technical service bulletins (TSBs) that have been condensed for easier reading. Mr. DePalma advises that techs always check with a dealer or repair information system for the latest revisions before starting to work on a vehicle. He can be reached via e-mail at [email protected].