The failure mileage was 36,000 and current mileage was 39,000. Problem can not be fixed by dealership. I do not know if you still need this information, but I am going ahead and answering it anyway. I have to keep my windows open to open my car doors. I only have 33,000 miles on my car, but the 3-year warranty has expired.
What if I were being chased and needed to get into my car to stop someone from attacking me and the handle broke off in my hand. The contact stated that the door latch has failed three times when she attempted to open the driver side door. I would estimate the downward force to be in excess of several hundred pounds per square inch since one of the guide pins created a 2 cm impression in my back about 2 inches from my spine. You can have codes read at Auto Zone, Pep Boys, O'Reilly's, etc. Open the fuse box found on the far left side of the dash with the drivers door open. Replace the latch plate and bolts as described above. Springs are no longer available because of changes Chrysler has made so I have to pay to have springs rewelded.
Sometimes you might have to help it with your finger or a screw driver. The trunk was repaired and is working properly; however, the contact feels that the failure could recur at any moment. Ago my door panel on the drivers side malfunctioned and will not let me open the driver door. I am personally going back to answer your unanswered questions. Seals, 3rd taillight assembly, side weatherstrip, deck lid weather strip, top weather strip have been replaced repeatedly. Try opening it with the button near dash or remote. I spoke with a representative and she only gave me a number to call, I want results!! I've had this issue for the past year or so where the trunk latch won't engage after the trunk release button on the fob or the dash is pushed.
The consumer was informed by Chrysler she was responsible for making sure the struts on the lid were in working order as the problem was considered a maintenance issue. I had not yet repaired this problem, but now the driver side door handle has fallen off. I've fixed it a few times before, but have never actually figured out what it was that fixed it. On the latch there is a small white switch. You'll need to get into the trunk through the back seat. Is there any way to get Chrysler to address and fix these problems?. If the trunk releases manually, but does not open with the fob or interior button, the problem is likely a failed trunk solenoid.
By making a good attempt to narrow down where and what may be causing the problem you save those trying to help many steps in diagnosing the problem. I have had to replace my passenger door handle once and now the driver side has broken and needs to be replaced. Aug 24, 2010 A lot of times the latch will get stuck in the lock position and not allow it to latch. The contact took the vehicle to different mechanics and they replaced the locks and latches twice. When I do press the trunk release button, the latch motor solenoid possibly? I removed the horn fuse. I am not sure what change was made. Whenever the contact lifts up the trunk, it does not remain open and the trunk slams back down.
By actively helping the moderators with this you ensure that the community continues to be a worthwhile and knowledgeable resource for car repairs. The current mileage was 70,000 and failure mileage was 60,000. During the process of lowering the retractable top,I reached into the trunk while standing next to the car to free an object cardboard box that I feared would encumber the operation or damage the top. Your trunk release button will now work without the key for a several minutes. I did a search on this but couldn't come up with an answer. I didn't want to take it to the dealer because they would charge me an arm and a leg.
I presume that these are to lessen the blow? YouTube has many helpful topics. StoneWhite04 wrote: The struts are failing at the end of travel when they're compressing that's why they still hold up the lid when open but eventually that will fail too. You have to be careful or you will drop the washers. The locking latch plate is easy to pull apart. From there it's pretty straight forward.
This mechanism exerts an extraordinary amount of pressure and will only stop when it encounters an object that it cannot cut or crush. This method will provide better stability. If you would: Before Clicking: Let me know if this helped you, or if you have any additional information or questions. Someone needs to look into the defect of these door handles. It has the Belt Diagrams you will need. By the way, if not grabbing them from a local yard, your best bet is a local parts store; they are relatively inexpensive, even though I have seen some crazy prices on the struts on eBay.
Attempt to investigate the repair issue on your own. They designed it to avoid theft during vallet parking. The struts are failing at the end of travel when they're compressing that's why they still hold up the lid when open but eventually that will fail too. Once I had my arm free, the mechanism had me pinned facedown while it continued to close. I hope I could help!!! It may take a couple different tries, and if it is still not succeeding, consult your manual to ensure the correct fuse is being pulled. I also noticed that there are two springs that compress on either side of the latch. I now have no horn.