Drivers door not opening from inside the car.

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Fraser B
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Drivers door not opening from inside the car.

Post by Fraser B » Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:39 pm

Happy new year to everyone.

I am new to this forum and not really too sure how they work but here goes.

My drivers door won't open from the inside but will still opens from the outside. Has anyone else had the same problem and know what causes it.


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Re: Drivers door not opening from inside the car.

Post by scratch113 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:22 pm

Not that uncommon a fault across most of VAG's products I'm afraid. Not sure about other manufacturers though.

I had similar on both the passenger door of my A5 and also the rear door of my wife's old VW Touran.

My advice would be that if the car is less than 3 years old, then it should be a warranty issue. If you're out of warranty then take it to an independent VAG specialist, who will be able to fix it for you for less than your local Skoda dealer.

The only other point would be don't ignore it and just live with it. The independent place that fixed my wife's Touran did say that they'd seen a few where the initial symptoms were that it wouldn't open from the inside handle, but then the outside handle became intermittent as well. If that then fails completely, it's a case of drilling into the door from the inside, which becomes both messy and very expensive!
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Re: Drivers door not opening from inside the car.

Post by Colin Lambert » Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:30 pm

Welcome to the Forum!.
I agree with scratch!
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