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Door latch frozen open

Now that it's freezing outside, I'm having problems with the driver's side door. I can open the door from the outside and inside, but when I try to shut the door, it bounces, and won't latch. Sometimes pushing the lock button up and down repeatedly will help, but I don't want to have to do that all the time all winter. What can I do to make sure the door will shut and latch?

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  • bsteffy Dec 08, 2008

    My daughter is having the same problem with her Taurus.

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    have same **** on BMW x5 2002 :-( hate that

  • allwords Dec 17, 2008

    I am a 2004 Taurus owner also and have the same problem - Please help

  • jacobsla Dec 21, 2008

    Same problem with my husbands 2001 Taurus, except it's the passenger door. I had to hold it closed for our trip back home from church this morning. Never had any issues with my '97 Toyota.

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    2006 taurus drivers door will not close in cold temps.

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    I have a mazda 626 and the door will not latch as well. Its freezing outside. someone help!

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    door bounces back open and will not latch

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    adjust door latch extended cab

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    BACK DOORS WONT OPEN FROM INSIDE . CHECKED SAFETY LATCH AND WD40"D WORKING LATCH UP AND DOWN...WHATS NEXT MY DEAR PRO.?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    BACK DOORS WONT OPEN FROM INSIDE. LATCHES WD40"D ...WHATS NEXT PROS.

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Saturate latch(best you can) with wd40 after cleaning.Clean with starting fluid then lube with wd 40

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My 2000 Sable does it evey winter - all 4 doors. I have found spraying WD 40 into the latch on the door works quickly to allow you to close the door.

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