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Hyundai door jammed - Elantra Hyundai Cars & Trucks

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    Liz Gantzer May 15, 2014

    I should clarify - this car is not under warranty or wrecked. We know how to fix it once we get it open, but given that all the screws are unreachable with the door shut. We know how to fix it but can't get the door panel off with the door shut.

  • Ernest Taliaferro May 15, 2014

    I've removed door panels on several vehicles but never a Hyundai. I assume there's no way to get the door open without removing the panel. Have you tried removing the door handle. Somew panels come in two sections and if you can remove the handle, you should be able to remove a section or pull the panel out far enough to get access to the inner part of the door to release it. Once you get the door open, it appears you what to do. Since I no longer have my Hyundai, I have no way of checking the door handle buty it should be removable from the inside. Sometimes there are set screws; sometimes they can be pried off. Auto parts stores have inexpensive tools designed specifically for that purpose and they're available by mailorder from the large parts suppliers like J.S. Whitney. I've never needed one because I've always found the door handles fairly easy to remove. You might try the library for one of the major fix it books on Hyundai. They should have specific instructions for removing the handle and the panels ev3en with the door closed. Good luck!!!

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This is a problem for the dealer if the vehicle is still under warranty (and it might be with Hyundai).

However, if the vehicle has been in an accident, the warranty may not apply. If that's the case, you should check with your insurance agent who will likely send an adjuster out to investigate and possibly recommend a body shop.

My Hyundai dealer was great as long as the warranty was in force but I had one nagging electrical problem they couldn't solve.

As soon as the warranty expired even though it had been an on-going problem, they wanted to make up all the money they had spent over the previous five years trying and failing to fix the problem so I got rid of the car. And, I didn't buy another Hyundai.

A jamming door can be as simple as a lack of lubrication or as complex as a bent frame. It's gonna take a hands on mechanic to determine exactly what it is and the dealer is the best place to start...especially if the warranty is still in force.

When I bought my Hyundai new, the warranty was transferable and if I had traded while the warranty was still in force, the warranty would have still been in effect for the new owner

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