What to know about the Door Latch:
The car has at least two door handles per door: one on the inside and another on the outside. Due to regular use, they will eventually break down and could need repair. Sometimes the handle itself is fine, but there is a problem with the door latch assembly that prevents the door from shutting and locking properly.
Facts to Note:
A damaged door latch can be the result of a damaged exterior or interior door handle.
Damaged door latches cannot be repaired only changed.
How to Fix:
Remove the door panel to gain access.
Remove and replace the broken door handle.
Inspect door latch and replace if not working.
Check door for proper operation.
Reinstall door panel.
Anytime you notice a problem with a door in your vehicle, you should schedule an inspection. If your door feels stuck or finicky, or if it needs an extra hard slam to close it fully, then it’s time to schedule an inspection before the damage worsens.
Common symptoms indicating you may need to change the Door Latch:
Door will not open.
Door will not shut.
Importance of this service:
A door latch is in control of ensuring that your vehicle’s doors stay closed. When this latch becomes damaged, your door won’t be able to stay closed. A door that won’t close is an extreme safety hazard, as you’ll have no way of securing the door and keeping it from flying open.