Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Door not opening

asked by on

The passenger's side door will not open.

A: Hi there. This issue is most commonly the i...

Hi there. This issue is most commonly the issue that your door handle not being attached to the mechanism that releases the latch. I would recommend having the vehicle examined by a knowledgable technician, such as one from YourMechanic. They will be able to visually inspect your door and let you know what needs to be repaired.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Vehicle grinding when starting

Sounds like you might be right. If the teeth on the flywheel are work, a loud metallic grinding noise will be heard when cranking. If this has gone on for a bit, the starter drive might be worn as well....

Q: Handle fell off door

This is indicating a possible issue with the latch. The outer door handle will also need to be replaced. To access the latch the door panel will need to be removed to access the latch so the door can be...

Q: How do I use the power windows?

Each door has a Power Window switch, that controls that window. To roll down the window, press and hold the switch down; release the switch at any point to stop the progress of the window. To roll the window up,...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.