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Hello all, really haven’t had any complaints and this might be normal but Ill ask.
There are times when my drivers window is real real slow going up and down.
Almost like half speed it seems like.
But, I think sometimes it is faster?
Same for the passenger side too.
I searched but found nothing on this site.
The internets have some discussion about this and using silicone spray on the window rollers.
What are window rollers? Do they mean the rubber wipers that the window glides through?
Won't some type of lubricant streak the windows too?
Hope it’s not an issue where they have to tear open the door panel.
 

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Hello all, really haven’t had any complaints and this might be normal but Ill ask.
There are times when my drivers window is real real slow going up and down.
Almost like half speed it seems like.
But, I think sometimes it is faster?
Same for the passenger side too.
I searched but found nothing on this site.
The internets have some discussion about this and using silicone spray on the window rollers.
What are window rollers? Do they mean the rubber wipers that the window glides through?
Won't some type of lubricant streak the windows too?
Hope it’s not an issue where they have to tear open the door panel.
A good practice is to take a silicon spray and spray SOME into the channels periodically. It will certainly help this problem and extend the life of the motors.
 

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A good practice is to take a silicon spray and spray SOME into the channels periodically. It will certainly help this problem and extend the life of the motors.
Ok then.
So a new 2020 Passport with 2500 miles will have slow window roll up already?
All my Honda’s in the past have never experienced slow rolling up or down windows, never. And I’ve never sprayed or lubricated.
Is this a new phenomenon?
 

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If it is not consistent, may be a weak battery? I typically notice this on an old battery in the winter about when it needs to be replaced. Local auto parts store may check your battery at no charge.
 

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If it is not consistent, may be a weak battery? I typically notice this on an old battery in the winter about when it needs to be replaced. Local auto parts store may check your battery at no charge.
Yeah I don’t think it’s low battery.
So am I the only one reporting slow windows action?

Guess I’ll have to pick my service writers brain on Monday.
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I too have felt that the windows move too slowly at times. I only run the lifts when the engine is on to provide full power to the electrical system.

I would ask all those who are suggesting that we add lube to the parts for a diagram, or photos, maybe a video tutorial (you can become a YouTube star) on how and where to put it. I have no idea where the "tracks" or "rollers" are that we are supposed to lube.

I had the same problem with my 2106 CR-V that I traded on this Passport. The driver's window also had a rattle at part opening.

Interesting comment in here. # 4. and # 10. # 13 (exactly like my CR-V), etc.
 

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This may help.

Is there a Honda tech in here that could explain this better for all of us?

Hey thanks Mike D for weighing in on this.
I read through all the comments about Windows Operating slowly that you attached thank you very much.
I didn’t see a final comment on what was the fix though.
The thing about lubing the channels is ok but why would you just accept this as the fix on a new vehicle? Doesn’t make sense, I would understand this if it was a 1980 Civic living in dry and dusty Texas or some place, but greasing your window tracks, in a new vehicle in the fall and winter? C'mon.

Any way, I'm intending to get to the bottom of this soon when I take my 2020 for it’s first oil. change. I’m going to try a few windows and see how fast or slow they go up and down then talk to my service advisor.
Maybe it’s normal.
 

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Hey thanks Mike D for weighing in on this.
I read through all the comments about Windows Operating slowly that you attached thank you very much.
I didn’t see a final comment on what was the fix though.
The thing about lubing the channels is ok but why would you just accept this as the fix on a new vehicle? Doesn’t make sense, I would understand this if it was a 1980 Civic living in dry and dusty Texas or some place, but greasing your window tracks, in a new vehicle in the fall and winter? C'mon.

Any way, I'm intending to get to the bottom of this soon when I take my 2020 for it’s first oil. change. I’m going to try a few windows and see how fast or slow they go up and down then talk to my service advisor.
Maybe it’s normal.
My suggestion is to go to Honda and get them to trouble shoot it while under warranty. I took my CR-V for the rattling window, just off warranty, and they said it would cost $ X (I don't recall) but I was not willing to pay for it as the issue had existed for years (My bad I did not take it in earlier).

Best of luck, please keep us in the loop if you get an believable answer (actually any answer). Just living with it is fine until the warranty is up and it costs $$$.

And perhaps not greasing but maybe using powdered graphite (just throwing this out there). Liquid lubes attract dirt and dirt makes things slow.

Thanks.
Mike D.
 

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We have a new Passport with less than 3K and drivers window is slow to go up. 5th Honda, not new to Honda and this is not a normal condition. Taking to dealer for documentation. If window motor goes out after warranty, I want it noted that it was already bad.
 

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I have always thought Honda power windows were slow, and not confidence inspiring compared to my toyotas. Guess it wasnt just me. My new passport the driver side was slow at first but now seems to have "broken in" a bit.
 

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I have always thought Honda power windows were slow, and not confidence inspiring compared to my toyotas. Guess it wasnt just me. My new passport the driver side was slow at first but now seems to have "broken in" a bit.
I have a new 2021 passport and my drivers side seems fine but the passenger side is noticeably slower. But I was wondering too if it just has some break in time. But taking mine in again to get it documented because I’ve just had to take it back because it’s pulling to the right and the fix hasn’t fixed it .
 

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I have a new 2021 passport and my drivers side seems fine but the passenger side is noticeably slower. But I was wondering too if it just has some break in time. But taking mine in again to get it documented because I’ve just had to take it back because it’s pulling to the right and the fix hasn’t fixed it .
I can report that it did seem to brake in and now both windows operate as expected.
Maybe the rubber tracks are close tolerance from the factory.
I did not apply any lubricant.
 

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When I had the Ridgeline, they were slow on the up, ok on the down. I used the Honda shu etsu (something like that) and it improved somewhat. On the Passport they are much better on up and down seem to go at the same speed but I still use the grease since I have a lot of it. FWIW, on our other cars, CRV and RAV4's they are much quicker
 
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