Q: Remote key not opening driver's door

asked by on January 25, 2016

My remote key does not open my driver's door. It opens the other three.

There are a couple possibilities. The lock actuator motor in the left front door could have gone bad. There could be a broken wire, the most common spot would be in the door jamb where the wires bend. A qualified mechanic from YourMechanic can come out and diagnose your door’s problem.

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

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

My BMW 335i n54 coolant line hose o ring needed to replaced. I think coolant is leaking from there.

The best thing to do is get a coolant pressure test and hook it up to your radiator or reservoir and pressurize the system to 15 psi. If there is a leak, it will appear under a pressure. If you...

Changing spark plug or ignition coils

Changing spark plugs at 46000 isn't necessarily a bad idea, but mostly I say that because it will keep them from seizing to the cylinder head. Most late model cars like yours can run a set of plugs for longer...

Sometimes when Starting the car it only makes a clicking noise after a few tries to start it, it starts like nothing.

This may suggest a faulty starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will not allow the...

Related articles

How a Keyless Push-Button Ignition Works
Technology Technology has advanced for automotive security and user-focused features, and a shift is occurring where traditional key-and-cylinder starting systems are being replaced by keyless push-button ignition systems. They are incredibly simple to operate and provide excellent security. The system...
How Car Keypad Locks Work
Pioneered Pioneered by Ford, keypads let you lock, unlock without keys Pioneered by Ford, keypad door systems began appearing on high-end car and SUV products in the early 1980s. Ford took advantage of the then-new digital computer revolution – the...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 BMW 3-Series
The The 2012 BMW 3-Series has been wildly popular in the US since it was first introduced in 1975. This series of luxury sedans sets itself apart from other luxury models with its superior performance and driving dynamics. No matter...