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My '06 Kia does the same thing. I need to have my car because of work-but heaven forbid an accident happen. I have to open the passenger door 1st;, leave it open until the drivers door is open. It used to lock after i would drive away. Not anymore. Just as others have said....the doors re-lock themselves instantly unless I hold the handle a specific way. One complaint is too many. They have to do something. Is it covered by my warranty?

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I have an 04 kia optima and my drivers door did the same thing. there is something wrong with the door lock assemly. I paid $400 to have this fixed after a year of going in and out of passenger side. I have heard of this happening a lot...this really should have been a recall item. i don't know if warrenty covers, you have to call them.

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