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      Door freezing at the upper seal

      Anyone notice that the XC90 doors love to freeze to the car at the upper seal? This always seems to happen when it's raining, you opened any of the doors and the upper seal gets wet, and temp drops below freezing over night into the morning. Never experience this before with my other cars. I guess i'll be parking in the garage tonight.
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      Not for me in the relatively new (MY2019) vehicle. I'm wondering if your rubber door seals need to be relubricated to not absorb moisture that can freeze?
      https://www.yourmechanic.com/article...-freezing-shut
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      I pretty much have given up on opening the rear doors till the temperatures come back above freezing after I take my car through the washer, and it's too cold outside to dry off with a towel. There seems to be a "more than usual" water ingression on all doors. Luckily the front doors and the hatch have never froze-shut on me, but the rear doors always do. It's this way right now, even. The temps here are around 7/8 DegF (-13/-14 DegC) currently.

      I never thought of lubricating the door seals, so thank you for the idea, @likeXC90.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Volvolic View Post
      I never thought of lubricating the door seals, so thank you for the idea, @likeXC90.
      Just be sure the seals are of course unfrozen and any absorbed water can preferably evaporate (warm garage or hair dryer) before applying proper rubber seal lube.
      Please let us know if that works or not - I hope it does!
      Last edited by likeXC90; 11-12-2019 at 07:50 PM.
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      I agree with the above .. I've had my 2016 XC90 for only a month .. the windows have frozen shut twice.

      Now true, we've had had bad weather, cold, wet snow. But my other vehicles didn't freeze shut that way.

      What's a good lubricant for the windows/door seals that will help with this issue?

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      Quote Originally Posted by duncantuna View Post
      I agree with the above .. I've had my 2016 XC90 for only a month .. the windows have frozen shut twice.

      Now true, we've had had bad weather, cold, wet snow. But my other vehicles didn't freeze shut that way.

      What's a good lubricant for the windows/door seals that will help with this issue?
      I've ordered this from amazon!

      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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      I don't think a newer car should have this issue. Never experienced this before on my other cars. I'll check out the lubricant.
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      This happens on our 13 XC60. When it's freezing out we push the door in, then pull it open.
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      Quote Originally Posted by duncantuna View Post
      I agree with the above .. I've had my 2016 XC90 for only a month .. the windows have frozen shut twice.

      Now true, we've had had bad weather, cold, wet snow. But my other vehicles didn't freeze shut that way.

      What's a good lubricant for the windows/door seals that will help with this issue?
      They say a Silicon Lubricant...but honestly and I kid you not, PAM Original Spray works on a door.... Google it.

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      Shin-Etsu silicone grease in a tube. Pick it up at any Honda dealer. Lasts a long time, preserves the seals from drying out.
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