New Latch Assembly Can Solve Noisy Power Door Locks on Chrysler Town & Country

Problem Description and Possible Solution

If the door lock actuators (integrated into the door latch assembly) are noisy and/or not working, the latch should be replaced. For some model years, the actuator for the sliding door is available separately from the latch.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 74,000 (30,000–171,000)
8 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2006, 2010, 2011
16 people reported this problem
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Passengers sliding door makes a grinding noise whenever it is locked or unlocked.
When sliding door is unlocked, it makes a grinding sound. It still unlocks and opens, but the noise is annoying.
noise on the passenger side of the vehicle as if the motor has died. What can be done...and how much will it cost to replace this item. Also, is this a dealer recall or a problem with the motor inside the door unit?
Ref: inoperable drivers side sliding door.
I have replaced motor, wiring harness and door lock actuator. when button is pressed, door unlatches and stops, and there is a clicking sound (4 clicks) and then nothing. I think the sliding door latch assembly needs to be replaced. Where can I find one?
Replaced right side power door locking actuator at 68,000 miles, minivan was 9 years old at the time. Worked fine for a few months, then a buzzing noise started happening whenever I would unlock that door with electronic unlocking actuator.
This does not happen when it's being locked, only unlocked.

Also, my ability to manually open that side door has stopped, making me only able to open that side door with the electronic sliding door opener on my key or the door opener overhead in the instrument cluster.

What could the issue be?
The passenger sliding door makes a grinding noise when you lock or unlock the door. It still works at this point and it has been 2 months.
Power locks on sliding doors both failed. Upon disasambly found the tab on locking controller that actuator uses to lock and unlock the door had broken off. Both sides of this car.
It appears that the description of the years affected is accurate. Passenger side sliding door is making growling sound while hitting the unlock button. Quote from dealer to repair is $1100. That is correct,$1100!