Door Lock Assembly May Fail on Volvo V70

Problem Description and Possible Solution

One or more door lock assembly may fail and cause door locking/unlocking problems.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 144,963 (70,800–204,177)
7 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2008
32 people reported this problem
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Right rear door lock doesn't respond to electronic fob or unlock control on driver door panel. It must be opened by manually lifting knob. Fob or driver door controls close door without a problem. I understand this is due to R/R door lock mechanism and must be replaced. Is there another solution.
Erratic unlocking behaviour, typically during heat of day, fail to unlock with remote key central lock, have to unlock manually. Resolves on it's own.
When unlocking the doors, the drivers side rear door doesn't unlock.. weither with the key, or the lock control button inside the car, it does not unlock. the only way to unlock it is to manually pull up the lock . however, the door does lock when you lock the doors from the button, and the key. haven't fixed this issue yet, thats what im looking for on this site.
right front door will not lock
Constant clicking on and off from my passenger side door lock. I disconnected the unit to stop the clicking the window was on the same connection which was shorting anyway. But then I have to manually turn off the cab lights every time i get out of the car since it won't receive the message the door is closed. Left for vacay a week, came back and the battery died from the clicking. SO BAD that none of the locks would work on the fob. Buyers beware.
Rear door lock fails to unlock with keyless or driver door control.
Front passenger wont open from outside.
Door looking system non working ,only driver dor OK ?
Driver side back door sometimes does not unlock with key unlock, never unlocks from electronic
Front passenger & back driver's side doors no longer unlock using fob or master locking/unlocking button. NO resolution yet.
so far, no solution. I'm stuck
rear passenger door inop with key or remote fob. makes a whirring noise like the gears are stripped. have to manually unlock door.
passenger side backseat door lock is making noise but not responding to
the auto key. I won't unlock or lock other than manually
Back passenger side door locks everytime it is closed and doesn't unlock from the inside.
I have to roll down the windows on both the driver and passenger doors and open them from the outside. A mechanic took the passenger side door apart to repair it but he couldn't fix it. I was hoping it was just a fuse but the local mechanic wanted to charge me $70 just to take the panel off the door and diagnose the problem. hmmm...
yes door locks have a mind of their own
RH front door will lock but will not open.
Driver door is stuck closed and locked. I do not know how to remove the panel with the door closed.
pass side front won;t unlock