|SUBJECT:||Door Latch / Actuator Freezing|
This bulletin provides a repair procedure to prevent water from accumulating then freezing inside the door latch / actuator assembly in cold temperatures and binding the mechanism. Application of a self-adhesive sealing tape to cover the water entry points will reduce the possibility of this condition occurring.
COUNTERMEASURE IN PRODUCTION
The sealing tape has been added to the latch / actuator assembly in production starting with VIN E*602754.
The Sealing Tape part number is: 61039CA000. 2pcs. (1 per side) are required per vehicle.
SERVICE PROCEDURE / INFORMATION
The illustrations below show the different pathways water can travel to enter the latch / actuator.
- CAREFULLY remove the door trim panels and the latch / actuator assemblies following the procedures outlined in the applicable Service Manual. Always store the trim panels in a safe place to avoid damage while they are removed from the vehicle.
IMPORTANT: Review the illustrations below for proper application of the sealing tape. A “dry run” with the sealing tape is recommended before peeling the adhesive backing to prevent improper installation.
The illustrations and step-by-step photos below are provided as a reference for how the sealing tape needs to be applied to the latch / actuator assembly. The term “close together” refers to areas where the sealing tape material is adhered to itself to form a “seal”.
- Reassemble the doors in reverse order and verify proper operation to complete the repair.
NOTE: In the event a latch / actuator assembly is being replaced and the replacement part does not have the sealing tape, it must be applied before installation.
WARRANTY / CLAIM INFORMATION
For vehicles within the Basic New Car Limited Warranty period, this repair may be claimed using the following information:
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