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I saw on one of the Carnival FB groups someone posted about the sliding doors closing on a kid and not stopping automatically.

Has this happened to anyone? Is this a problem? Sounds like a big safety issue.

I thought the sliding doors have sensors like the tailgate door. We're getting close to purchasing, but this is obviously concerning with little kids.

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I saw on one of the Carnival FB groups someone posted about the sliding doors closing on a kid and not stopping automatically.

Has this happened to anyone? Is this a problem? Sounds like a big safety issue.

I thought the sliding doors have sensors like the tailgate door. We're getting close to purchasing, but this is obviously concerning with little kids.

Thanks!
The salesman demonstrated the sensor working when we test drove it... shrug Our Sienna's doors have had issues before. It's not a 100% fool-proof system.
 

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The pressure required to stop the doors is ridiculous, children are going to seriously hurt. I HATE this damn car.
 

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I saw on one of the Carnival FB groups someone posted about the sliding doors closing on a kid and not stopping automatically.

Has this happened to anyone? Is this a problem? Sounds like a big safety issue.

I thought the sliding doors have sensors like the tailgate door. We're getting close to purchasing, but this is obviously concerning with little kids.

Thanks!
I tried it before buying it. The pressure from the door closing on my hand made my knuckles pop and it definitely wasn't a pleasant feeling, but it ultimately didn't leave a mark and reversed direction as designed. A small child would probably cry if this happened to them.

But at least these doors won't close all the way. Do you know how many people have had their fingers slammed by normal hinged car doors? :eek:
 

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The pressure required to stop the doors is ridiculous, children are going to seriously hurt. I HATE this damn car.
This is incredibly sensationalistic.

Are you expecting the doors to reverse course at any breath of wind that blows upon them? Now if it wasn’t stopping and kids were losing limbs and such, then maybe you’d have a legitimate grievance.

Wait until you find out you also have two front doors that can be opened and closed at will and there’s nothing to stop them but errant body parts!

*Disclaimer: I had a sibling who lost the end of one of their fingers in a Chevy Astro van’s sliding door in the early 1990s. The only people responsible were the little kid who put their finger in the way of the door and the parent who was closing it. There was no outrage at any manufacturer.

Take some responsibility. If you don’t trust the system to do its thing, then turn off the power doors and control them yourself. Just know you then wouldn’t have the electronic safety net.
 
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I experienced it with my kid... He had his thumb stuck as the sensor did not detect and closed in on him... His Thumb got fractured... I have sent a inquiry to KIA CARNIVAL support team to check whether sensor needs to be enabled or it does not have sensor at all...
 

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So sorry to hear that! Hopefully everything heals and he’s okay in a few weeks. Please let us know what Kia says. I’m sure any response is going through legal review before it gets to you.
 

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I experienced it with my kid... He had his thumb stuck as the sensor did not detect and closed in on him... His Thumb got fractured... I have sent a inquiry to KIA CARNIVAL support team to check whether sensor needs to be enabled or it does not have sensor at all...
Yikes! That's terrible news. Sorry to hear about that. Hope the little one is doing ok now.

Unfortunately, this specific scenario is very difficult to prevent. A single finger on a small child doesn't create enough resistance to reverse the door's travel. If that was the case, then the door's motor wouldn't have enough force to close the door if you ever parked on an incline. As a general recommendation to all parents of any car, please please please confirm all little ones are clear of the door before closing.
 

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My 3 year old son is currently in the emergency room because his hand was crushed in the door at the knuckles by the sliding doors of my 22' Carnival EX. Do we need to activate the sensors? unbelievable. I really wish I could sue the hell out of them tbh.
 

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My 3 year old son is currently in the emergency room because his hand was crushed in the door at the knuckles by the sliding doors of my 22' Carnival EX. Do we need to activate the sensors? unbelievable. I really wish I could sue the hell out of them tbh.
So sorry to hear this! Hope your son is okay and is able to heal quickly.

This is a good PSA to not rely on those door sensors.
 

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This is incredibly sensationalistic.

Are you expecting the doors to reverse course at any breath of wind that blows upon them? Now if it wasn’t stopping and kids were losing limbs and such, then maybe you’d have a legitimate grievance.

Wait until you find out you also have two front doors that can be opened and closed at will and there’s nothing to stop them but errant body parts!

*Disclaimer: I had a sibling who lost the end of one of their fingers in a Chevy Astro van’s sliding door in the early 1990s. The only people responsible were the little kid who put their finger in the way of the door and the parent who was closing it. There was no outrage at any manufacturer.

Take some responsibility. If you don’t trust the system to do its thing, then turn off the power doors and control them yourself. Just know you then wouldn’t have the electronic safety net.
The 2 front doors don't have hand-crushing preventative measures in place as a selling feature. Nice antagonistic Manufacturer representative reply though. Your disclaimer from the early 90's is cool, but these vans are 2022.
 
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