It probably is not fully unlocking the door. Now, anywhere my wife or I want to go, somewhere in the car, someone has to climb in through the passenger side to open the door from the inside. Both of my front doors are unable to be opened from the outside! At 70, 800 miles, my Kia Sorento drivers side door handle no longer would open from the outside. A year ago, My driver side door wouldn't open from the outside. Tips and Tricks to fixing a stuck door cheaply. With the door shut, you will have limited space to pull off the door panel, but you should have enough room to do so.
Can you see it with a flash light in side the rear of the door? We come back from our trip, so Monday morning Christmas Eve , I call the dealership to make an appointment to have the crappy car repaired. Until then, I'll have to crawl thru the passenger side to drive my car until I can get it fixed. Your best bet is to locate the part number on realoem. The power locks work like they're supposed to but even when it's unlocked it won't open! The latch was stuck and the door did open but wouldn't close. You may have a problem with the cable or the latch.
At this point, I was about ready to pull the car into the road and burn it right there! Your support is greatly appreciated. This car has logged about three months time sitting at the dealership repair shop since buying the car new in 2011. I can lock the door using the key, remote keyless or interior manual switch. Is this just in need of a good lube? The rods are inserted into the door handle which is made of plastic. Also sounds like may just be unattached cable and not necessarily broken. They said Kia will cover the repair cost.
How to repair a car door that's stuck, fast and cheap. I'll write what i did incase someone else has this same problem. If you cant get to the lock assy. In March of 2018, my driver side front door started not opening from the outside. Last time I had to pry open the door panel from the inside as some have described above.
You will need to remove the door panel to take a look. It took a little work to force it back into place but once i got it back in place everything workedd perfectly fine again. Read the following guidelines, and if you think it still is relevant, message the mods to free it from the spam filter. On my driver's side, the door handle is getting stuck too. My friends are making fun of me, asking if being able to open the doors is a 'feature' on the Sorrento,! At that point, I blew my cool. Over time, the plastic part of the door handle where the rod is located breaks.
You will need to access the inside of the door panel to have access to the locking mechanism and door latch, as well as verify the condition of that linkage. It started to work after that but sometimes it acts up again. But, after reading all the complaints about this door locking problem, I felt it was time to speak up. The outside door handle is actually just a short lever that slips in from the outside. Basically it's my fault from taking the darn door panel off so many times while installing and reinstalling front speakers on the car stereo. I'm very disappointed and will not be purchasing a Kia the next time around! I haven't figured out what is causing it as it starts to work again. The challenger is built with a carrier plate assembly in the door.
Do not want to have to pay hundreds of dollars for this. It also has to be opened from the outside handle only. Now my passenger side back door won't open from the outside. Since you draw quite some attention to yourself when opening the doors I figured this is the first thing I wanted to fix! Next step - Used panel and all the parts in a different color and change passenger side as well so they both match. Report posts and comments that fall outside the guidelines. Try using the key to unlock the door and see if the outside handle works. Last year my passenger door stopped opening from the outside.
Do it yourself with simple hand tools. Does anyone know if it's possible to replace the cable yourself? You'll see a lever with a spring that for outside handle and operates up and down. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Most repairs have already been covered multiple times somewhere in great depth that will satisfy your needs. It's always something with these Nissans.