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Drivers Power door lock?

Sometimes when I unlock the car with the remote the drivers door doesn't unlock. I'm also have the same issue on my 03 Santa Fe. Is this known Hyundai problem?

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  • dogert Aug 01, 2008

    06 Sonata with the same problem. Seems like it might be the actuator but at times it work perfectly. May remove the trim panel to check for a loose connection before I spend 150 for a new actuator

  • amariana Aug 10, 2008

    I had the same problem on my 2006 hyundai sonata that I had purchased luckily still under warranty and the dealership had to replace the actuator.

  • Anonymous Sep 07, 2008

    My problem is exactly the same. The driver door lock will not lock or unlock with the remote, or the control on the doors. It wil lock with the manual lock, and will unlock with the key.

    Have taken door panel off, but can not get to the lock.

  • teapotgal Sep 23, 2008

    I have a 2002 Sonata. My problem is that the remote will lock the car but it won't unlock the car. The button on the driver's side door that is suppose to unlock the doors will also not work. HELP!

  • bobroush Dec 19, 2008

    The driver's door will not work with the remote.

  • Anonymous May 21, 2009

    Hyundai is the worst vehicle I have ever owned...I have the same problem with a multitude of addtional problems. Can wait to get rid of this car.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    All doors were locked, went to unlock the front drivers door and wouldn't unlock with key, but was able to unlock the passenger front door with key, but immediately all doors locked again.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Since driver door is locked and cannot and will not unlock from outside or inside, where can the lock actuator be found.



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The most common fix for this is what is called the accuator that must be replace it is part of the latch assembely

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