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What's the deal with Toyota's door hinges that won't keep the door open?

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Posted by Ouch on November 16, 2011, 4:57 am
 

I swear I love Toyota but their door hinges absolutely suck.

The doors just won't stay open.  I can park facing down hill and the
door will still creep back and hit the leg of anyone entering or
exiting the vehicle.

I've owned both sedans and trucks.  Same deal.

It's like the door hinges just won't keep the door open because the
door either bounces or rolls past the point where a normal door would
"lock" and it closes on you.

Anyone else have a similar experience?

Posted by Al Falfa on November 16, 2011, 7:00 pm
 


I swear I love Toyota but their door hinges absolutely suck.

The doors just won't stay open.  I can park facing down hill and the
door will still creep back and hit the leg of anyone entering or
exiting the vehicle.

I've owned both sedans and trucks.  Same deal.

It's like the door hinges just won't keep the door open because the
door either bounces or rolls past the point where a normal door would
"lock" and it closes on you.

Anyone else have a similar experience?

The doors on my 2010 Prius have two glide detents, one at half-open, one at
full-open.  I just tested them and it takes moderate pressure to move the
door off either detent.  The half-open detent doesn't permit one to get in
or out  easily.  Sometimes parking spaces are so tight as to not permit
letting the door settle into the full-open detent and that presents a
problem on windy days.  Otherwise, I've not had a problem with my car and
find it comparable to other makes and models I've owned.





Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on November 16, 2011, 10:14 pm
  Ouch@MyLeg.nul wrote:


You mean the hinge itself acts like it has a spring-closed action?

Never seen it.

The door check should catch that, regardless.

Posted by bwilson4web on November 21, 2011, 5:42 am
 On Nov 16, 12:57pm, O...@MyLeg.nul wrote:

Never had a problem with the doors.

Bob Wilson


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