Mazda MPV sliding doors

Mazda MPV sliding doors

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Hicksville, NY

#1 Aug 1, 2011
I own a 2004 Mazda MPV with electric rear sliding doors. My problem is that when I press the button to close the rear sliding door it does not close completely. The door almost closes and then "bounces" back open. I have noticed that on the bottom of the door there is a metal roller that the door glides on. This roller just sits on top of a metal base platform. This platform (for lack of a better term) has a slight grove or indentation in it that the roller glides/sits on. There is a lot of rust on this platform/track, which seems to be a very common problem with this model car. I have cleaned the rust and debris from the lower track and lubricated it. The door still does not close. I am thinking that the metal roller has worn a deeper grove on the lower platform causing the door to sit lower and not align properly when it is in the last inch of the closing process. If I gently lift the door by the handle as the door is closing, it will then close. But without lifting the door it will not close. I called Mazda and they want $98 bucks just to look at it. I'm trying to avoid the expense. I'm wondering if anyone has had this same problem and has ever replaced the roller on the bottom of the door. I was also thinking of putting Bondo in the groove that has been worn in the bottom platform. I'm thinking that this will raise the door slightly higher and allow it to close. But I rather not do this until a last resort. If anyone out there can suggest what may be causing this problem and a solution I'd appreciate it.
Chris Thach

Tampa, FL

#2 Nov 29, 2011
I have the identical problem with my 2004 MPV ES. It just started this malfunction. Are there sensors that could be the problem?

Williston, SC

#5 Nov 8, 2012
I am having the same problems!!!

Clairton, PA

#6 Jan 3, 2013
Ours starting doing it, but only in the freezing temperatures of winter. Has anyone found a solution?

United States

#7 Jan 14, 2013
Ours[2002] is also started doing it, in the freezing temperatures. Any insight is highly appreciated.

Mckinleyville, CA

#8 Mar 12, 2014
Its possible that the track is dirty or obstructed in some way and creates enough friction that the door sensor stops and decides not to close. Try cleaning out the track and lubricating with some spray silicon lube.

La Vergne, TN

#9 Jul 1, 2014
I am having this same problem. Does anyone know where to order the door motors?

Shreveport, LA

#10 Jul 1, 2014
Josh wrote:
I am having this same problem. Does anyone know where to order the door motors?
Check Kmart

Orlando, FL

#11 Sep 2, 2014
Have you ever heard of an electric roller door? I was just learning that they are to help with making a door an automatic door. It would be nice if we had an automatic door for our gate out front.
Idris yakubu

Mountain View, CA

#12 Feb 15, 2016
Mazda mvp 2005 sliding door stop woking what are the problem.

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