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Front passenger door remains locked from inside

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:23 pm
by davethesteam
I stop the car for my passenger to get out but they cannot open their door - handle moves but the door remains locked. The driver's door can open as usual.
This happens wihether ignition is on or off.
Any ideas please?
Kia Niro PHEV 2018 / 68

Re: Front passenger door remains locked from inside

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:01 pm
by Gerd_NL
Gear switch in Mode 'P'?

Re: Front passenger door remains locked from inside

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:11 pm
by davethesteam
Yes it is - thank you for your reply

Re: Front passenger door remains locked from inside

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:22 pm
by AlanW55
Is there any resistance when you pull the handle, or is it very loose. If the latter, it's likely the cable from the handle to the lock is broken.

Re: Front passenger door remains locked from inside

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:24 pm
by davethesteam
Problem solved - went to Kia agent (Brindley Wolverhampton) and they diagnosed faulty door lock. Returned 1 week later, new lock fitted whilst I waited.