Q: Q: Door will not unlock

asked by on

My driver's door was working normally until it was shut hard. After locking it with the remote, it stays locked. I can also hear the door actuator buzzing differently than the other doors. Also, the rocker switch located by the window switch panel moves in and out with the remote, just like the other three doors do.

Hi. If the door stopped working after it was shut hard, then the door lock actuator rod may have come off of the actuator or the actuator failed. It can also be due to the main switch assembly failing. Both of these are common on this vehicle. A mechanic would start by removing the door panel and checking the connections at the actuator to see if they are fine. If they are, then they would use a voltage meter to diagnose the circuit. This would probably lead to the switch being bad. I would have your door lock inspected by a trained mechanic to make sure you get this issue resolved.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Q: Door will not unlock

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: Rotors and brakes were replaced only 6 months ago, but have now been making noise again for 3 months.

Hi there. Brake squeaks and squeals are a result of pad vibration, unless it's a sensor touching letting you know it's time for brake pad replacement. All brake pads vibrate, whether it's audible depends on the frequency at which the...

Q: Transmission acting up causing car to shake and loose acceleration.

Hello, with a fault like that there is a good chance that a code has been set in the traction system, transmission, and engine control. A scanner will need to be connected to check the system. The most likely cause...

Q: Rear passenger door will not lock

You may have a bad door latch and they are not serviceable. You will have to replace the latch and the lock actuator if it is not an integral part of the latch. If you would like to have this...

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...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...