If the battery goes dead the doors will open but are difficult to close. I had it happen to both cars while I was away on a trip. The windows are the least of the problem with a dead battery. You can't push start either the manual or automatic transmission cars - no power=no throttle. Make sure your auto club dues are paid up.Jim Smyth said:Here is a link to the other forums web page that I posted this issue on. The problem is called the "Short Drop Glass Feature". There are also other issues with this like, What happens if the window gets frozen open? Does it burn the motor out or pop fuses trying to drop the glass down? Or how about you battery goes dead? How do you open the door to open the hood etc?