If you can find emergency release in the trunk that will open it and you can find the switch from the outside. The failure mileage was approximately 48,000. The dealer claims I was at fault,and it was not latched properly. The dealer was contacted and notified of the failure. Suppose that it is not the latches at all but something connected to the latches that made them both fail.
I think their is a seal defect. The problem itself is rather simply to understand but can have very dangerous ramifications. Sometimes you might have to help it with your finger or a screw driver. Fortunately for me the person behind be was alert and did not plow into the rear of me. My major concern is that if you don't know why it happened to begin with how do you know that it is fixed. This was extremely dangerous and nerve racking and could have been worse in extreme heat or winter conditions without proper ventilation. They said that I must have somehow kicked the hood release.
Then passenger side door lever wont open. Please rate this reply so i will know if it fix's the problem. The failure mileage was 96,000 and the current mileage was 110,000. The towing company would not even tow it because it would damage the car further. Thanks Feb 24, 2010 For some stupid reason Chrysler put a switch in the trunk that if tripped prevents it from being opened. Even if I had, however, that doesn't explain why the secondary safety latch failed as well. I noticed there was a lot of wind noise with the top up.
This is the second time I am bringing this to the attention of Chrysler and I am demanding further inquiry and resolution be offered on my request. What if I were then raped or worse someone found me dead all because I could not get into my car. This method will provide better stability. And to there is a distributor you will have that problem I notice with a 1998 Chrysler Sebring it will die on you. 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.
I assured them I had not. This is an expensive repair, so my door handle is still broken. The car was locked, with the engine running and my child inside the car. I almost had an accident in rush hour traffic. Posted on Sep 12, 2010 I had the same problem on my 08 convertible. I checked to make sure it was latched properly.
He essentially said that there was nothing more that Chrysler could do. The contact stated that both the driver and passenger side door latches malfunctioned and could not be utilized to open the doors. The contact stated that the driver's side front door lock is inoperative, preventing him from opening the door from inside the passenger compartment. The failure and current mileages were 38,000. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for repair; however, the part is on back order. You need to move it to the unlock position.
She accidentally depressed the car lock while closing the door. Too quickly I suppose because when I called the Chrysler, llc office they special investigator said in error that there was nothing that they could do because the evidence was destroyed. The vehicle was not repaired. I hope the manufacturer will cover these costs as I have read about five similar cases reported on this website and I'm sure there are many more unreported cases. The contact stated that the door latch has failed three times when she attempted to open the driver side door.
If I weren't such a shorty this could have been an even bigger issue. Unfortunately to date, Chrysler has not done anything other than to guide me to this site. Place 2 to 3 washers behind the latch plate over the bolts, not between the bolts and the plate. 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. This series of events if unresolved will seriously sway my decision of Chrysler products in the future. A bright pink plastic piece breaks where a spring attaches to it, that allows the interlock to disengage when the brake is depressed.
A lot of times the latch will get stuck in the lock position and not allow it to latch. I don't see anything in the recalls, but wonder if you have received similar complaints. The trunk lid won't go down. Aug 24, 2010 Behind your back seat cushion. The contact has to wait 6-8 weeks to have the vehicle repaired.