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BACK DOOR Hello, My 2006 Saturn Vue drivers side back door will not open from the inside or outside. It has nothing to do with any child proof devices. My car just went out of warrany 500 miles ago! So, I went to the dealership last night and they want $113 just to diagnose the problem. I did not have the money so I left. Does anyone know what the problem could be? I am curious how serious this is. Wow...I sure wish I had purchased the extended warranty. Linda

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  • ooceaneyes Nov 07, 2008

    I have the same problem, the only way i have gotten the door to open is to start the car, put it in reverse, then put it in park, get out lock the doors with the remote, hit the button a second time and make the horn beep. then hit the button once and hit the button again to unlock back doors. lol

    believe it or not that is how i resolve the problem. what i cant figure out is what is causing it. is your onstar expired? mine just expired and i was wondering if that had something to do with it.....please email if you have found a solution, as the dealership wont do anything unless they can duplicate the

  • hankr1161 Dec 14, 2008

    My 2006 Saturn Vue has the same problem with the drivers side door. Sometimes won't open from the inside or outside and/or won't even close. Safety hazard in my opinion. Sprayed the door latch with silicon and that freed it up for 10 months, but now it's happening again. Brought to dealer under warranty 10 months ago, but they could'nt replicate problem, even over the 3 days while I drove around the rental they gave me. When I picked up the car I replicated the problem within 30 seconds. DO NOT BRING YOUR VEHICLE TO SATURN OF WHITE PLAINS FOR ANYTHING BUT OIL CHANGES. THEY ARE IDIOTS. GM will be bankrupt soon so we'll all be on own anyway.

  • sfurnman Jan 07, 2009

    My 2006 Saturn Vue drivers door is stuck closed and wont open from inside or outside. I took it to the local dealership and they said the only way to fix the latch was to rip off the door panel. Total cost 735 dollars. They said if I can get the door open myself, the cost for latch and labor would be 230 dollars, minus the 85 dollar diagnostic fee I've already paid. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    My daughter has same problem with driver side rear door on her 2005 Saturn Vue. My husband was able to remove the door panel. Could not find what was causing problem. Door still won't open. Dealer wants $100 to run diagnostics. Anyone find a solution for this?

  • rbr04 Apr 28, 2009

    We own a 2006 Saturn Vue Redline. We have had problems with the front passenger and back passenger doors NOT opening, and now the back driver's side door will not stay latched. Very frustrating issue especially since we would like to stay loyal to GM vehicles. We have had the problem fixed previously and they just lubed up the door, but the problem has come back and now affecting 2 of my doors!!! Very irritating!!

  • Anonymous May 08, 2009

    I have the same problem, I am pretty sure the inside linkage is no longer connected.

  • paula_presen May 11, 2009

    I also have a 2006 Saturn Vue with front passenger door permanently locked yet all auto lock mechanisims work. Cannot open from inside or out. Dealership asking for $110.00 to diagnose. Any solutions?

  • Anonymous May 12, 2009

    I have a 2003 Vue and my driver's side back door has stopped opening. It did this a couple of times and I was able to lock and unlock it a few times to get it to open. Now it refuses to open at all.


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If you can get the door open, pull the interior panel off. Find the lock mechanism and cable assembly. Buy some DRY LUBE. I usually use PB Blaster TDL Lube. Lube up the mechanism and the assembly. Use the door locks about 10 times to distribute the lube a little. Lube up the handle mechanism while you are at it.

Now, Check the physical placement of the lock stryker. (the "D" ring sticking off of the B pillar) Look to see if it is scratched, etched, or worn. if so, it "MAY" have come out of alignment. If that is the case, take it to a local body shop - not your dealer - and ask them to realign it. Offer them 20-30 dollars cash. They will usually have it done in about 3 minutes.

Funny thing about these Saturns, the Plastic doors are held together by very THIN strips of metal that come out of alignment very quickly. Find a body shop that is willing to "adjust things on an as needed "cash basis" and you will find that you will save a trmendous amount of money.

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Had the same prob. with door locked, diagnosis $110.00 per hr. I called General Manager of dealership and he said he will cover it under a "Goodwill Warranty" As it happens, it only took them 15 minutes by putting a device down inside lock ( like the car thiefs do) and then lubricating the lock.
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Have someone pull the handle from inside and you pull the handle from outside at the same time,door will get open.
then lubricate the hinge and latch.

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