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Q: Door not closing

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The door latch on the passenger's side is broken, and the door won't close.

The door latch pulls on a mechanical linkage behind the door panel that opens the locking mechanism. The mechanical linkage may have become bound with the broken handle keeping the door in the opening position. Have a trained technician inspect the assembly behind the door panel for other broken components along with the door latch.

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