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Door locks have mind of their own

When you hit the auto door lock not all doors lock all the time. when you hit unlock the same thing. doors that locked might not unlock and not the same locks lock and unlock all the time. sometimes my key will unlock my locked door and sometimes not. I just decided to never lock the doors and hope i don't get locked out. my back driver side door decided one day to lock and will not unlock no matter what.

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The fords are well known for the little motors inside the doors to freeze up and stop working!!
but since you say sometimes they work and sometimes they don't, could mean that your BCM is bad!!
(BCM= Body Control Module)

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