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Rear door wont unlock or sometimes wont lock

On my 2003 tribute when I press my remote to lock the doors , all the doors lock. sometimes when I press remote to unlock the doors , the rear door wont unlock.only when it wants to. Now recently I noticed that when I press to lock, the rear door wont lock.How can I fix this problem

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The rear door lock actuator needs to be replaced. If you have the dealer do it you will pay $300.00+. If you do it, you can do it in an hour for about $20.00. Just buy a universal actuator kit that looks similar to the one already in there from the factory. Do A Google Search on "Mazda Tribute Rear Door Lock Actuator" to find sources for them.

This is a VERY common problem on Ford Escapes and Mazda Tributes, all years. I am surprised there has not been a recall on this.

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Have to adjust the latch

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