What should I do if my 2006 Kia Sedona’s sliding door won't open?

My wife drives a 2006 Kia Sedona, and the sliding doors stopped working a few days ago. It beeps when we push the button, but it doesn’t open. What could be the issue?

Macy Fouse · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
If your 2006 Kia Sedona’s sliding door won’t open, it could be because the seal around the interior of the sliding door is stuck to the van’s frame. To get your door open, push the seal from the inside with the handle pulled back. You can press the overhead power button to see if that did the trick.
To prevent this from happening again, you can apply silicone spray lube on the seals occasionally. If that doesn’t resolve it, here are some other possible reasons behind your sliding door woes:
  • The child lock is activated
  • Your
    key fob
    is dead
  • The door’s latch motor has failed
  • You have a faulty locking mechanism assembly
  • The electronic wiring or control module is faulty
  • The door’s latch cable is broken
  • The
    door latch
    is jammed
  • Something is obstructing the door’s track
No matter the issue, try resetting your doors using the process outlined in the owner’s manual. If that’s unsuccessful, you’ll need to get your sliding door checked out by a professional mechanic at a Kia dealership.
If you think your sliding door issue is the result of a car accident, your
collision coverage
on your
Kia Sedona car insurance
policy might cover the repair bills for you—after you pay your deductible, of course.
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