2000 Honda Odyssey Q&A
2000 Honda Odyssey Question: Can I intentionally damage the seal on the sliding doors of my van?
No. if you purposely damage the seals to have the door open easier, it will lead to water leaks and wind noise. The only remedy to this problem is to change the seals. On the TSB for this issue from Honda, they note that a "goodwill" consideration is available, but must be requested from the customer from the district service manager or zone office. Personally, I would talk to the district manager to have the repair done under an extended warranty claim since this problem borders on a safety issue. In the event of an accident, rear passengers could not get out because the door won't open. - techpaddle
Clean them and lube with silicone based grease. Are they power doors or manual? - ziptie12