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Ford Freestyle 2005 passenger door latch won't secure closed. I manually moved the jam mechanism which allowed it to close and lock.

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Hi. Have you checked the "child safety" catch the prevents the door being opened from the inside? That might be in the wrong position and causing a problem. I had a problem on my 93 Golf and I got it working again by exercising the catch mechanism with a screwdriver - pushing the locking mechanism- the greasy bit on the edge of the door - up and down numerous times and lubricating it again.


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Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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I had the same problem of the door not closing because of that little mechanism locked down. I kept wiggling and poking the little mechanism and it finally let up after i just pulled open on the inside door handle. hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Ford Freestyle Driver door will not close/lock in cold weather

There is a recall on this exact problem. I would contact your Ford Dealer. I recently was advised of the recall when I called Ford.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Driver's side door not latching / closing

pull the outside handle and unlatch the latching assembly by hand by insertins a screwdriver where the striker would normally be if the door were closed - and pry out.

You can adjust the striker by loosening the bolts, and moving it in toward the cabin.

If the door itself is droopy, adjustments are made by the hinge by loosening the bolts and lifting up or down.

Multiple attempts will be necessary to get it just right.

Dont get frustrated if it doesnt fit properly in the 1st or second attempt.
Good Luck!!

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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it happens sometimes.........

grab the door handle and move it to the open position....then use stivk a screw driver in the middle of the lock.....and push it out......it should work.......

"unless something is broken in there....then in that case you might have to remove the pannel and lots of other things...

Posted on May 24, 2009

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