Gone are the days when we had to roll up or down our vehicle’s windows using a crank. Modern vehicles, including your Toyota, come with a lot of conveniences, including a button that gets the windows rolling with a single press. While this technology has made things easier for us, it also has its downside, which is the risk of a power window malfunction. As a Toyota owner, it helps to know the signs to look out for whenever your power windows are starting to fail so you can bring it in for repairs as soon as possible. Here are the most common symptoms of failing power windows:
Rolling the windows up/down requires several attempts
Since the power windows were designed to offer comfort and luxury, you should never struggle to operate them. If you have to press the power windows button more than once, that’s an indication that there’s a problem. It could be due to a faulty button or a faulty window motor or even dirt accumulation. A professional mechanic can help identify the source of the problem and repair it.
If you’ve been driving your Toyota for some time, you should have an idea the normal speed with which the window rolls up or down. If you press the button only to see that it rolls up fast or takes longer than it should, something is wrong and it should be attended by a professional mechanic before it fails altogether.
Power windows were designed to roll up or down quietly. If yours are making a weird clicking noise anytime you use them, don’t ignore the sound. It indicates that the power windows are working harder than expected. Have a mechanic check them out.
There are times when one or all of the windows stop working no matter the number of times you press the button. It could be due to a bad relay, fuse issue, bad motor or some other causes, so it’s time for professional assistance.
Power windows might be more susceptible to malfunction than manual windows but you don’t have to live with any faults. Schedule an appointment at Adams Autoworx in Castro Valley to restore your Toyota’s power windows to normal working condition.