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SO I have a 2014 RT and recently the door panel has been raising off the edge of the window on the drivers side.

I'm in phoenix so it is probably warping from the heat. I took it to the dealer today but it is out of warranty due to the high milage.

I'm wondering if this has happened to anyone and how did you fix it.
 

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Before trying any fix, first make sure nothing is causing the door panel to lift up. Is your door aligned correctly, has a door edge guard or aftermarket sill plate hitting the door panel?

If you can fix it, great, if not one can be had from ebay, they start at around $90.
 

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In addition to the above, if the windows were tinted at some point, the tint shop may have removed the panel prior to tinting. It may have never been replaced properly. Same applies to anytime the panel was removed say for warranty work.
 

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Man I was just about to post about this. Hopped in my '16 SXT yesterday and my front passenger door panel decided it didn't want to be on the car anymore. Then checked and my driver side is just starting to show signs of curling up. Guess this is a common-ish problem? Luckily I'm still under warranty so I'll see what the dealership has to say tomorrow.




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Just an update...made it up to the dealership today, service manager was hardly shocked. Said mine was not the first door panel issue he's seen, though mostly had seen it on '14 Chargers. I'm just an overachiever I guess. He said the other common one is the trim piece between the dash and console, he's done a dozen of those. He recommended making sure there was no sign of warping on that prior to hitting the end of my 36K mile warranty.

Overall a great experience and one of the most helpful and least defensive service managers I've ever encountered. Had to order the door panel which is unfortunately backordered, which he said could mean 3 days or 3 months. Guess I'll be living with it for a while. FYI for those out of warranty, he said the door panel is $714 and some change.


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I found that both my driver's and passenger's front doors are lifting away from the window also. I'm taking it to the dealer in a week and see what he says. With 46,000 miles on my 2015 R/T, I'm outside the normal warranty. I guess it's time to see if the extended warranty is worth the money. I'll check back in after I see them. Has anyone checked body shops in the Phoenix area?
 

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Same Issue - Covered by warranty

Had the same issue with my 2015 Charger. Noticed all 4 door panels raising, got them fixed, and the next day noticed the trim on the sides of the console near the shifter doing the same. Car in the shop as I speak being replaced with a couple thousand miles left on warranty, and only a few months. Oh and btw, I'm also in Phoenix. Shocker. This issue is without a doubt heat related.
 

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2016 Charger door panels lifting off

I have a 2016 Charger and I just noticed (2 years after i bought it) that my door panels were lifting off just as shown on the 2014 model. I went to the dealer and they told me that i was outside my warranty and that i can either call Mopar and file a claim or pay for it myself to replace the door panels. I looked online if there were others that had the same issues and found this and other forums that discussed this same issue. So i called my extended warranty and they said that interior door panels are considered wear and tear and not covered by the warranty. So i called mopar and they opened a claim for me. I will keep you posted as to the results.
 

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So yesterday I had to grab something from my wife in the car. She rolled her window down and I saw this same thing on the passenger door. I checked the drivers door and it is just starting on that one. This car originated in Mesa, Az. and spent a year on the lot before I moved it to a more temperate climate. I just turned over the 10K mile mark. I will be running thru the dealership fast lane tomorrow to get the ball rolling on replacement. I would go with the self repair, but I have enough warranty coverage to last me until I'm dead! This is on my '17 SXT. I'll update after my visit with the dealership.
 

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The problem is there is a thin layer (3/16") of foam under the heavy vinyl that expands a lot with high heat. I had to redo my previous repair after the car sat out in the 100F heat all day last Thursday: the foam swelled up and popped my Gorilla Glue loose. I took an Exacto knife and removed 1/2" wide by 5" long strip of the foam from the top edge of the panel then glued the heavy vinyl back down. Seems to be holding up fine.

You can do that or go through the hassle of having the entire $650 door panel replaced.
 

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So yesterday I had to grab something from my wife in the car. She rolled her window down and I saw this same thing on the passenger door. I checked the drivers door and it is just starting on that one. This car originated in Mesa, Az. and spent a year on the lot before I moved it to a more temperate climate. I just turned over the 10K mile mark. I will be running thru the dealership fast lane tomorrow to get the ball rolling on replacement. I would go with the self repair, but I have enough warranty coverage to last me until I'm dead! This is on my '17 SXT. I'll update after my visit with the dealership.
Hi JackE,

How was your visit with the dealer? Please let us know if you are in need of additional assistance regarding this concern.

Darlene
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I am just over my 3 year warranty by 3 months, we had one hot week in NY and now I have the same problem, 2014 Charger, driver's side door, this will be fun trying to get them to cover the fix...
 

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yes i have a 2013 r/t max dodge charger. At 22000 miles i had that problem on drivers side and passenger side. It was still under warranty and they fixed it replacing them with new panels, which indicated they accepting they had a problem. Now at 62000 miles out of warranty i find they did not fix my problem becuse its doing it again. Get hold of Chrysler corp. 800-992-1997. tell them they have a problem with their design with the door panels and get a case number. I'm going to the dodge dealership and having them diagnose the problem in writing and enter it in their system. Then get back to Chrysler and have them complete the investigation.

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Hello guys, new to this group I own a 2016 Dodge Charger R/T with 45,000 miles. I have only owned the car for 1 year 8 months. I also have the same problem with both my front door panels, the passenger side being the worst. The driver side just lifted up and the passenger side being warped/wavy. Seems like it is a common problem. Wonder why there is no recall on this.
 

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Hello guys, new to this group I own a 2016 Dodge Charger R/T with 45,000 miles. I have only owned the car for 1 year 8 months. I also have the same problem with both my front door panels, the passenger side being the worst. The driver side just lifted up and the passenger side being warped/wavy. Seems like it is a common problem. Wonder why there is no recall on this.
Recall's are only for safety issues. This problem is purely cosmetic.
 

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Yeah I figured. Did you ever get around to replacing the door panels? I want to fix it but not sure If I want to use any sort of glue. Wonder if anyone has tried some 3M double sided tape to fix this issue.
 

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This is happening on my Chysler 300S

I live in Fl and this started happening to my 2015 Chrysler 300S. I've hit 53k miles so the bumper to bumper is out of warranty, BUT I have asked Class Action Lawsuits to see if they can start a class action for those of you who are getting denied the repairs due to being out of warranty. My dealership knows me and I told them that if they did not repair my vehicle, I'd write reviews on Google, Yelp, their website, and any other website until my situation was resolved. I don't understand how Chrysler/Dodge would even think about turning a customer away for this type of issue. Do they assume we're bored and have started to just peel away our door panels because we have nothing better to do than to sit in the 100 degree heat and destroy our cars? I've attached this link on the class action form I filled out also. Good luck to all!! Don't take no for an answer, regardless of warranty! I've learned that when kindness doesn't get you what your owed, then bad reviews seem to be the next best thing, especially for major dealerships.
 
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