Q: What do the various “door ajar” warnings mean in the message center?

asked by on

What do the various “door ajar” warnings mean in the message center?

The “door ajar” warnings in the message center could indicate a number of things. Usually the door ajar warnings are an indication that one or more of the vehicle doors are open. However, there are some cases when this is an indication of another problem.

Each door has a switch inside the latch of the door and there may be up to five (5) door ajar switches for a vehicle:

  • Driver’s side door ajar switch
  • Passenger’s side door ajar switch
  • Right rear door ajar switch
  • Left rear door ajar switch
  • Rear latch/trunk door ajar switch

After checking to make sure that all of the vehicle doors have been shut properly and there isn’t anything obstructing the door or trunk, check to see if the door ajar indicator lights have turned off in the message center. If they have not, there are several possibilities that could explain this:

  • The Door Ajar Warning Indicator Light dimmer needs to be adjusted
  • The door ajar switch is stuck and needs to be lubricated
  • A fuse box relay for the interior lights needs to be replaced
  • A faulty door ajar switch needs to be replaced

If your Door Ajar Warning Light is on in the message center and you need assistance determining why it will not go off, it would be a great idea to have the door diagnosed by a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic.

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. What do the various “door ajar” warnings mean in the message center?

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: Q: AC blowing through defrost vents

So maybe we should start with what problems you don't have. Just Kidding. Let's start with the Defroster. The problem is probably the vacuum box under the hood may be damage or a vacuum line connecting to it could be...

Q: Q: Door latch broken

If the latch is broken then that will definitely make the door not open correctly. The most common failure on this vehicle though is the door handle breaking inside of the door. If the door will not open then the...

Q: How do I program the Homelink transmitter?

Your truck has a Homelink Transmitter aid in opening the garage door. This device allows you to open your garage door without getting out of your vehicles. To program the Homelink Transmitter. Hold down a button on the transmitter....

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...