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Last year I had problems with rear right door. It wouldn't open from the in or outside. I don't know how, but I fixed it myself by spraying some contact spray in/on it. The reparation would have cost me 400 euros.
Now after a year, I have had the same problems with front right, 2 days later rear left and another week later was my rear right again broken.
How come Volvo doesn't think this a failure from their side? This is not normal...
Any help? Claims? Fixing?
Thx in advance
 

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Hi All

Re V40 CROSS COUNTRY REAR DOOR LOCK 2013 failure / door stuck shut after using key fob and handle together

I have just sorted out one nearside us rear door lock and opened the door

I posted the explaination under " engine and technical " Sorry I thought "TECHNICAL " I'm new to forum ,

Its possible to open door with out major damage to the inner door card but its very difficult job
JC
 

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Hi my mirror fell off yesterday, luck did not break, so used the old double sided tap to fix back in place, but at also back door drivers side wont open now , has the car has only done less than 32,0000, I contacted Volvo to see if they can do anything, apparently Volvo have a policy, not a recall on this book in for a Tec to say yes the door wont open!!, in the hope Volvo pay for the repair wall keep you all posted
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Looks like we have a Volvo V40 etc Rear Door stay's locked club, which I appear to have joined. Miraculously today it unlocked, I was considering removing the inner panel and 'sprying the lock with some stuff', but reading the posts this would seem futile. Volvo e-mail time it seems.
 

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Hi
4 months ago I had same problem, on just one door to start with.
My son said it happened when he was trying to use the key fob to open the car at the same time as someone lifted the rear door handle .
DON'T TRY THIS. What a fool I was.
We DID and " no surprise" we had two locked doors.
I was able to sort it out, but it is an awfully difficult job, I listed the process in engine and technical.
I am ex H craft technician and have a good tool kit but It is a struggle.
In short (IN MINE) the electric actuator bar in the lock rotates and operates the child lock. Due to corrosion / wear a tension spring slips off the bar so it stays in
 

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Sorry slipped on the pad keys
In mine the bar could not return or rotate, so the child lock was permanently on. Volvo have modified the door card to ease its removal.
But from other posts it looks like new lock is £300 job, I repaired both of mine as my car is outof warrenty
If your door is OK now that's good news. Hope this info helps the decide your next actions Regards JC
 

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HI welcome to the None Opening Door club, we had it on our 15 plate car only 30,000 on the clock, our bill was reduced bu 50%, and I did quote this forum a lot during negotiations with my local Volvo dealer, as well as facebook, twitter you name it every social site I could think of
 

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I've recently bought a used V40 which at the start had door problems, but I was promised by the store that they will take care of it (they are Volvo partner). They have replaced the locks at both front doors which had the problem and now it doesn't happen anymore that doors don't unlock from inside. But if you exit the the car and want to open any other door from outside they remain locked until I press the unlock button (on drivers side or from the remote). Is this normal behaviour or I need to go back to service?

Also the option which unlocks the car by having the key nearby only works for the trunk door.


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In lock settings there is an option to open drivers door first only, and then other doors with second push of the remote button. So could be lock settings.
 

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My driver side rear door is locked and won’t unlock. All other doors are working fine but the rear door is locked and won’t open from the inside or outside. It doesn’t sound as if the mechanism inside is ‘catching’ when the other doors are locked/unlocked.

Has anybody else encountered this problem or has anyone got any advice please?
Same problem with my V40 - cannot understand why there has not been a vehicle recall. Have filed a report via the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency - straightforward thing to do - and they have indicated that they will investigate. Suggest that all those affected file similar reports, the more that the DVSA receive the more likely that they will require a recall.
 

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I have a 2013 V40 Cross Country with the same issue. Scoured these forums and some great advice on here, also took mine to a local mechanic who was also an auto-electrician. He gave me some advice to try before bringing the car back if I was still stuck, combined with the info here I got it to work.

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Previously occurred and rectified itself but stuck for weeks now. Both rear doors would not open. I know one had the child lock on as well. Pressing the fob/door release you can hear/feel the solenoids trying to work in both doors so I knew power was getting there.

Fix:
Tried pushing/pulling door previously whilst pressing key fob. Did not work. Final method that did work was (This I think was the key factor) having the engine running when trying so more voltage could go to the solenoids. Back windows down, me intermittently pushing/pulling whilst trying the handles both inside and out and the same time. Also had my wife pressing the unlock button from the drivers door. As I said I tried if before but the only difference was having the engine running. Managed to get both doors open, but the one with the child lock seemed harder (Turned off the childlock after that).

I've squirted a lot of WD40 in there now and I'm bordeline on if I should replace at this point when they are working or not But I will let you know how long it lasts. Just putting this on there to say there is hope of fixing without paying or at least getting a temporary resolution/cheaper repair job without the damage.
 

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OK so if you have the doors open, take the locks out and give them a good clean an lub, use penetrating oil not WD, when mine went I was told it was because water gets in Volvo now install new ones with a bigger rubber cover to prevent this so fit a plastic/rubber cover
 

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I have a 2013 V40 Cross Country with the same issue. Scoured these forums and some great advice on here, also took mine to a local mechanic who was also an auto-electrician. He gave me some advice to try before bringing the car back if I was still stuck, combined with the info here I got it to work.

Situation:
Previously occurred and rectified itself but stuck for weeks now. Both rear doors would not open. I know one had the child lock on as well. Pressing the fob/door release you can hear/feel the solenoids trying to work in both doors so I knew power was getting there.

Fix:
Tried pushing/pulling door previously whilst pressing key fob. Did not work. Final method that did work was (This I think was the key factor) having the engine running when trying so more voltage could go to the solenoids. Back windows down, me intermittently pushing/pulling whilst trying the handles both inside and out and the same time. Also had my wife pressing the unlock button from the drivers door. As I said I tried if before but the only difference was having the engine running. Managed to get both doors open, but the one with the child lock seemed harder (Turned off the childlock after that).

I've squirted a lot of WD40 in there now and I'm bordeline on if I should replace at this point when they are working or not But I will let you know how long it lasts. Just putting this on there to say there is hope of fixing without paying or at least getting a temporary resolution/cheaper repair job without the damage.
 

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Hi Jon
I have a V40 CC 2014 just had rear drivers door fail to open from inside and out after parking the car and trying to remove my coat from rear seat.
I unfortunately pressed the key fob at the same time as pulling the handle which appears to cause the lock to fail.
After reading several post including yours I tried a few things my self to open the door.
I found with the engine running rear window down and key removed from ignition I then reach in through the window and use the internal handle on the locked door and press the door lock switch above the window switches on drivers door this then activated the door lock and released the door which would not open.
Everything now working fine.
Hope this helps anybody else with the same problem.
This has just saved a lot of hassle and time and money.

Also whilst on just replaced drivers seat heating element which took about 1.5 hours
This was not to difficult to do just bought some hog ring pliers and hog rings for £15 on eBay these hold the leather in place under the foam and need to be cut of to get access to heating element and a heating element for £40 on eBay
Was quoted £580.00 for element replacement and £165 for diagnostic before job can be done by Volvo dealers.
The only thing you need to do is remove battery lead and discharge electrics before starting work on removing seat to stop activation of air bag in side of seat
 

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I have had this problem 3 times in the last 15 months, each time it happened through my own stupidity. Like many others if you try to open the door handle at the same time as using the key fob to open central locking. Each time I have tried the many variations mentioned on this and other forums of pressing central locking button on drivers door and pulling door handles etc.
I have to say none of that worked for me. Each time 10 days later the problem corrected itself, call it luck or good fortune but it’s true patience won out. Twice it was right before mot due so feared the cost.
 

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[QUOTE = "David111, message: 275985, membre: 45857"]
Ma porte arrière côté conducteur est verrouillée et ne se déverrouille pas. Toutes les autres portes fonctionnent bien, mais la porte arrière est verrouillée et ne s'ouvre ni de l'intérieur ni de l'extérieur. Il ne semble pas que le mécanisme à l'intérieur «accroche» lorsque les autres portes sont verrouillées / déverrouillées.

Quelqu'un d'autre a-t-il rencontré ce problème ou quelqu'un a-t-il des conseils s'il vous plaît?
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Bonjour,

J'ai eu exactement le même soucis il y a quelques moi j'ai réussi à régler le problème en ouvrant en examinant la poste et l'éprouvant simultanément sur le bouton de déverrouillage des porte sur la clé de la voiture. Après 2 ou 3 tentative miracle la porte c'est déverrouiller et le soucis a dispru tout refonctionne normalement
 

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There are several threads here (and on other Volvo-forums) regarding this issue so I looked around the internet again and found something.
Here is a link to Swedish Vi Bilägare-magazine who has looked into this issue in late 2020 and contacted Volvo Cars:


Sadly only in Swedish but the interesting part here loosely translated.
Karin Wik, pr- and head of communications at Volvo Cars states that they are aware of this issue with the V40 and:

"A fix is underway next year for just V40-cars".

“We understand that lock problems are difficult and tedious for our customers, and we really regret that these problems sometimes arise. There are several reasons why there is a problem with a lock. It is complicated to change the basic concept of the locks or its location ", she writes in an email reply to Vi Bilägare.
Karin Wik can not answer exactly when it will arrive or what it consists of, but it looks like it will be at the beginning of the summer of 2021."

So it looks like the V40 is about to get another improved door lock mechanism.
Mine has all four locks replaced to the improved model in 2015 I think and that was supposed to sort out the door-not-opening issue.
Mine has not stuck completely since but this "improved" model still suffers from a lot of freezing issues, some of my locks freeze every winter,
will have to warm up the car completely to get the locks working. Now at -26 deg. C only the left back door frozen so not so bad 😄.
 

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I look forward to the communication of them, but I don't think they will help us like they should.

I have had discussions about this topic with my official dealer and they act like it isn't a factory fault and offer very expensive solutions. Our family really loves to drive Volvo cars, but some of the solutions, communication or Volvo assistance is really beneath standards.

My experience with this topic:
Winter 1018-2019: 1 door locked
Winter 2019-2020: 3 doors locked

I think moister can settle in in the locks and with cold weather corrosion starts, resulting in bad connections.

My solution to it: put the car in a warm place so you can open the doors again, once open, spray WD40 (or alike) in the holes. Now I am doing this just before winter starts. This winter no problems. Fingers crossed!
 

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When I had Volvo assist come out to my broken drivers door lock, they said they didn’t know what caused it!

It’s common knowledge on several user groups that the locks fail though...

Perhaps if they admitted it, they would have to replace all the locks on all the affected cars for free.
 
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