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You know how the windows drop a little when you open the door, and then go back up when you close it (smart windows)?

Sometimes, when I'm driving, I could swear that I hear the passenger side doing the down/up motion. I haven't seen it yet, and it doesn't do it often, so it's a bit difficult to confirm that that is what's happening.

I'll be sure to mention it to the service department at my first oil change, but I wanted to see if anyone here had any experiences with this.

August 10 Update: Driver side window has gone. I have to keep my window open a little to avoid a dead battery.
 

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Now my window is going nuts. It randomly goes down and up even when its parked and locked. The dealer said I could try disconnecting the battery for 5 minutes, but I'll probably need to take it in.

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Before you take your car to the dealer, try re-calibrating the window mechanism:

1. Sit in the driver seat and close the door.
2. Lower the window part of the way down
3. Run the window to the full up position and continue to hold the switch for an
additional two seconds.
4. Run the window to the full down position and continue to hold the switch for an
additional two seconds.
5. Raise the window to the full up position.
 

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Thanks, but before I called the dealer, I had already tried that and the Smart Window calibration.

  • With the doors closed, put the key in the ignition and turn the electronics on....but don't start the car.
  • Press the passenger window switch down 10 times.
  • Then press the switch up 3 times.
  • Window should recalibrate.
Funny thing is, tonight it behaved perfectly well. Maybe the craziness was the calibration completing. I can only hope.
 

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does the name Christine have any meaning??????
 

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THAT is bizarre. There's got to be a sensor attached to the door handle. My guess is that it's not insulated/covered properly, and something like water is shorting it out.
 

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Good luck hopefully the handle will fix your problem, I had issues with my car and that fixed my issue.
 

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Good luck hopefully the handle will fix your problem, I had issues with my car and that fixed my issue.
They're not replacing the handle. They're replacing the latch, since that is what sends the signal to the smart windows.

I'm in the waiting room right now. Fingers crossed.

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They're not replacing the handle. They're replacing the latch, since that is what sends the signal to the smart windows.

I'm in the waiting room right now. Fingers crossed.

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Handle/latch whichever, (wherever the switch is) I think that will fix your problem.
 

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I had that same problem with mine. I had it to the dealer twice. The first time they tried to recalibrate the window. It stopped for a couple of months. It then started doing it again but worse. They ended up replacing the entire senser assembly, I think the latch and some other parts. They said the door couldn't tell if it was closed or not. Yours is the second I've heard of now. I wonder how many more are out there?
 

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They replaced the latch today, then such it under a shower of water for a while. So far, so good. If this doesn't fix it, I may PM you for your dealers name.

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Yeah, the first time it started doing it, it was speratic. It would do it for a while and then stop. The worst was when it started doing it with the car off. It's like it was possessed. I thought I had it fixed for a while and I left the car overnight at the airport. Came back the next day and the car was dead. Turned out the window started going up and down right after I turned it off and left. It continued through the night until it drained the battery. Fortunately it got bad enough that I was finally able to reproduce this for the dealer which sparked them to just replace everything. So far so good now :eek:)
 
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