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Q: Rear and side doors not opening.

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The rear and side doors will not open.

Hello. There are multiple connecting points in the door assembly, and over time the weakest point will break preventing the use of the latch. Typically, there are plastic pieces used in conjunction with metal and the plastic gets eaten away. Be sure to be gentle when pulling on the handles and you will extend the life of these components. A certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, would be able to remove the inner door panels and diagnose the door issue further.

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