Problem Description and Possible Solution
One or more door lock assembly may fail and cause door locking/unlocking problems.
Average mileage: 141,714 (80,000–195,000)
21 people reported this problem
drivers door wouldn't unlock, had to drill out lock to get door open, passenger front won't lock. Expensive repair.
Tailgate door becomes stuck from time to time. After someone slammed my door a little too hard, something came loose inside and I can hear it rattling inside. Immediately afterwards, when trying to open the rear tailgate, it felt like the latch would not release, even when door was unlocked and I was fully engaging the door handle. The knob that moves up and down is also at a sharp angle.
Some days the rear door releases, some days it doesn't.
Press the key fob lock button and the driver's door will automatically unlock after about 1 second. Continues for several cycles but will usually lock eventually. Can also open the driver's door, lock the car and manually push down the door lock. Sometimes that will secure the vehicle.
Driver side door lock (with key)failed, have not fixed yet. Also passenger rear window switch only worked in down mode, temporarily disconnected switch to avoid being stuck w/ open window. Bypassed switch to get it back up.
My car is actually a 2005 - option was not available on drop down menu.
I went out this afternoon to go somewhere and my car would not unlock electronically or by turning the key on the driver's door. The lock on interior of door only lifted half way, and went back down when I tried to open using the door handle. I called Volvo and was told it may be the locking system. Waiting for secondary key holder to check if their key works, in case the problem is with my key.