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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 25-05-2013, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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Door Locking

I had noticed on my V40 that on occasion the driver's door wouldn't open at the end of a journey until I had unlocked all doors, so I decided to experiment.

At the end of a journey a few days ago I stopped and turned engine off. Then I pulled the door handle towards me, and unlocked then locked the doors. At that point I was deadlocked in on the driver's side.

I unlocked all the doors, but couldn't get the driver's door to open. No matter what I did, I was locked in. The other doors could open OK. I restarted the engine, unlocked again, even opened the window but the door couldn't be opened from outside either!
I played with all the settings in My Car regarding security and arming the door locks and alarm, to no avail.

I ended up getting out the passenger door.

The next day the doors were back to normal and since then my door opens even if the rest are locked, but what happened was strange. Can someone else try the above to see if it's a generic problem or just something I need to get looked at?

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Although the door locks now seem to be OK, the problem might just conceivably reoccur on an occasion when you need to get out of the car quickly. I think you should ask your dealer to look into the problem.

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I had the same issue, with the front passenger door, as mentioned on my blog in the quarterly reports. The lock was replaced by Volvo. The issue has yet not returned.

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I had noticed on my V40 that on occasion the driver's door wouldn't open at the end of a journey until I had unlocked all doors, so I decided to experiment.

At the end of a journey a few days ago I stopped and turned engine off. Then I pulled the door handle towards me, and unlocked then locked the doors. At that point I was deadlocked in on the driver's side.

I unlocked all the doors, but couldn't get the driver's door to open. No matter what I did, I was locked in. The other doors could open OK. I restarted the engine, unlocked again, even opened the window but the door couldn't be opened from outside either!
I played with all the settings in My Car regarding security and arming the door locks and alarm, to no avail.

I ended up getting out the passenger door.

The next day the doors were back to normal and since then my door opens even if the rest are locked, but what happened was strange. Can someone else try the above to see if it's a generic problem or just something I need to get looked at?

many thanks

I had the same problem with N/S/R door, and yes the next morning it was back to normal, very strange but frustrating at the time with grandchildren in the back.

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when the doors are automatically locked, it is not possible to open the front passenger door without having to unlock all doors from the driver's door. should it be like this?

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when the doors are automatically locked, it is not possible to open the front passenger door without having to unlock all doors from the driver's door.
Not possible in ours as far as I could see. Noticed this for the first time on the same day as your post

[/QUOTE] should it be like this?[/QUOTE]
Not, IMHO but is. Overkill on safety?
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Not possible in ours as far as I could see.
A further check - the front passenger can open their door while central locking is on, even when being driven.
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Just to follow up on this - the lock was replaced under warranty and is now working OK
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Hi, I've a V40 Cross Country dated april/2013. I've had a similar problem multiple times. First with the rear/left door which, at the end of the journey occasionally could not be opened, neither form inside nor outside, even after repeatedly pressing the unlock button. usually after one or two days it "unlocked" itself and could be opened again.
My service shop replaced the lock mechanism once, then the problem started again after 4-5 months and replaced it again.
Now I've the same problem on the driver door, though this time if I press the unlock button the door can be opened, and they are replacing the lock mechanism again.
I asked the get it replaced on all four doors, but they said this is not a "known defect" so they cannot replace it under warranty.
What does it take to make it a known defetct?
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when the doors are automatically locked, it is not possible to open the front passenger door without having to unlock all doors from the driver's door. should it be like this?
No your lock is faulty take it back to the dealer they will replace it straight away (or should do), my dealer looked at me gone out when I just told them to fix it without booking it in, I pointed out it was safety issue, they said nothing further and sorted it.

The issue with the door locks seem this is happening quite regularly now
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