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Door will not open Inspection Service

Your vehicle has doors for several different reasons. First, they protect you from debris entering the car from the road. Second, they ensure that you, your passengers and your belongings don’t fall out into the roadway. Third, they play a role in providing comfort during summer and winter. Fourth, they help protect against thieves. However, they’re not foolproof, and problems can occur. If your car door won’t open, it needs to be inspected and repaired.

How this system works:

Car doors are relatively simple when everything is said and done. Your automaker most likely uses a series of cables and rods that connect the inner and outer door handles to the door latch mechanism. The door lock is also tied into this with a rod (usually).

When you pull the inner or outer handle, a cable attached to a rod moves. Depending on the setup, this either pulls or pushes the door latch mechanism, tripping it open. The latch unclasps from around the metal catch in the door frame, and you’re able to push or pull the door open, depending on whether you’re seated in the vehicle, or standing outside. All the inner workings are safely tucked away behind the door panel, though, so they’re not visible or accessible.

Common reasons for this to happen:

  • Stuck Door Lock: This happens more with manual locks than with power locks, but it can happen with either system. If the door lock is stuck in the locked position, it may be because the lock rod has come detached.

  • Damaged Handle Cable or Rod: If the cable or rod that connects the door handle to the latch assembly is damaged or has come loose, the door will not open. This is usually only on one side (either the inside handle won’t open the door, or the outside handle won’t open the door, but the other one will work fine). You’ll also notice that there is no resistance on the affected handle (this may also occur to both handles at the same time with some vehicles).

  • Damaged Door Latch Assembly: It’s possible that the door latch assembly itself has sustained damage. This could be rust and/or corrosion, or another problem that forces the latch to stay in the closed position. If this is the case, neither door handle will open the door.

  • Loose Latch Screw: On some vehicles, a latch screw can work its way loose. When this happens, it jams into the inner doorframe and won’t allow the door to open.

What to expect:

One of our professional mobile mechanics will come to your home or office to inspect the door lock, latch, catch mechanism and other components. The mechanic will then provide a detailed inspection report that includes the scope and cost of the necessary repairs.

How it's done:

The mechanic will inspect both the inner and outer door handles, as well as the locking mechanism and other components. It may be necessary to remove the door panel to access the locking mechanism, the latch and more.

How important is this service?

If your door won’t open, it can be a serious inconvenience. You’ll be forced to enter the vehicle through another door, climbing over the seats to get to the driver seat. It can also be a safety concern if the latch is damaged, it’s possible that the door will suddenly open (and not be able to be closed) while driving. One of our professional mechanics can diagnose and repair your car door problem quickly and easily.

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Theodore

15 years of experience
1217 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
Suzuki SX4 - Door will not open - Kirkland, Washington
Theodore repaired the inner right side rear door. He also checked the fluid levels and tire pressure.
BMW X5 - Door will not open - Bellevue, Washington
It was great - he was clean, fast,discreet and honest. He did the job right in my parking garage also we thought we had broken the door handle but it turned out someone just turned the child lock on. He let me know and didn’t charge me for fixing the lock. Thanks!

Scott

35 years of experience
712 reviews
Scott
35 years of experience
Isuzu Rodeo - Door will not open - Gilbert, Arizona
Great guy, great mechanic! Knowledgeable and willing to go above and beyond to get the job done on site the first time!..
Mazda 3 - Door will not open - Phoenix, Arizona
Besides having an awesome first name, Scott was on time, professional, friendly and knowledgeable. A lot of times, especially towards the end of the day, mechanics and other service providers rush the job and are rude and just want to go home. Scott wasn't rude and took his time to examine the problem. I'd definitely use him again! Thanks Scott!

Rodric

13 years of experience
377 reviews
Rodric
13 years of experience
Nissan Titan - Door will not open - Austell, Georgia
Seems very knowledgeable in his work field. Quick to pinpoint what was wrong with my car. Definitely will use him again.
Honda Accord - Door will not open - Ontario, California
Rodric was great! He was very helpful and showed me exactly what parts did not work. He was able to get my door open and get me a good quote for the parts that are needed.

Richard

16 years of experience
115 reviews
Richard
16 years of experience
Honda Civic - Door will not open - Hayward, California
Richard was very professional and got straight to the issue at hand. He did not try to add extra problems so that he could charge more (which most mechanics do) he fixed what needed to be fixed and suggested other services but left it up to me. Quality service very friendly I would recommend him to anybody who wants fast quality work. Thank you again Rich.

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