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I recently acquired a 2007 HSE.

I've noticed the doors take quite a bit of effort to open and close. Is this normal, or is adjusting the doors a common occurrence?

The right rear door is particularly difficult -- my 7-year has difficulty closing it from inside the vehicle, and yesterday I had to get out to close the door for him after picking him up. It is as if the doors are not well balanced on the hinges(?). Are FFRR doors significantly heavier than other vehicles, requiring that much more effort to open and close? I'm trying to gauge what is "normal" for when I get to a dealer as it is still under original warranty.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks.
Rob
 

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The doors on range rovers are a bit heavier than on a standard cars, so for a 7 year old it might be a little harder to close. If the REAR doors are heavier than the front they're might be something wrong because on everysingle Car i even owned land rover and so on the Front doors tend to always be the heavier ones.
 

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Thank you. I will ask about adjusting the doors when next at a dealer.

The doors are much more difficult to open/close than average, almost as if the door gets stuck in the stops (intermediate points of closing). However, even when swinging, it does not do so easily, and there seems to be no hope of ever a "soft" close.

As an aside, I also noted this morning that the right rear door seal (at the bottom curve of the door) came loose. It has "buttons" on the back that fit into holes in the edge of the door -- several of those buttons seem to have broken off. After reading about others wading through water I thought I'd look at the seals and noticed some dirt up on the gasket and door.
 

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My doors on my Range Rovers have always closed "like a vault" as my friends say. I love the way they open and close. There's a sense of character, quality and solidness to the way they operate. The new 2010's unfortunately have lost that feel. They open and close like any other vehicle on the road. Watch Ocean's 12 when all those Range Rovers pull up to the police station then shut all their doors. Its a great sound ;)

You can always buy a Chevy :?
 

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rfdiii said:
Thank you. I will ask about adjusting the doors when next at a dealer.

The doors are much more difficult to open/close than average, almost as if the door gets stuck in the stops (intermediate points of closing). However, even when swinging, it does not do so easily, and there seems to be no hope of ever a "soft" close.

As an aside, I also noted this morning that the right rear door seal (at the bottom curve of the door) came loose. It has "buttons" on the back that fit into holes in the edge of the door -- several of those buttons seem to have broken off. After reading about others wading through water I thought I'd look at the seals and noticed some dirt up on the gasket and door.
Thats it !!!! My doors that won't soft close also have loose door seal trim that keeps needing to be pushed back in :clap: Now I can get it fixed and have soft door closes :thumb:
 

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Glad to help with the soft close/door trim!

I agree w/07CARRERA regarding the doors being vault-like, and they are very solid -- I appreciate how solid they are and it is one thing I value about the vehicle. The doors just are not smooth and easy to operate, as if they are not properly balanced on their hinges.
 

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the doors have always been pretty tight when opened which comes in handy on windy days or for when you cant open them to the next hinge yet still be able to keep the door open without worrying about hitting whats next to you ;)
 

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The right rear passenger door on my 2008 RR is very difficult to close and you have to really apply a lot of force to get the door to close properly. Not a problem for me but it is difficult for my wife and other passengers to get the door closed. I took it to the dealer and they found that the hinge was bent back as if wind or someone pushed the door too far open. Since the hinge is bent, the door is not aligned properly and is most likely the cause of this problem. The dealer agreed to fix this under warranty. I suggest having someone look at the door to see if this might be the issue.
 

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When I have passengers I always leave my door open until they have closed their doors. I think one of the problems is the very good air seal, if my door is closed the passengers ALWAYS need a second attempt, if I leave mine open I get to glare at them for slamming the door unnecessarily! If I forget that a window is open I get caught out and slam my door, then I have to apologise to the car :(

On a related note my exterior handle used to need a good tug to open the door, until one day the cable snapped. With the new cable only light finger pressure is needed to open the door catch. I have a feeling the passenger side one is on its way out, I may be proactive and replace it before it fails.
 
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