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Honda Civic Door Lock May be Sticky and Not Work Due to Worn Door Lock Tumblers

Honda Civic Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2004, 2009

Average Mileage: 96,333 mi (36,000 mi - 130,000 mi)


Worn door locks (tumblers) can cause the lock not to work. Removing the lock and replacing the worn parts (tumblers) is needed to get the lock working again.

  • Visitor, , 36,000 mi

    Driver's side door won't allow the key all the way in and will not turn. Tried WD-40 and also some graphite. I loosened up a bit, but still can't get the key to work. I called the local dealership and they advised using my second key or the valet key. The primary key shows no sign of wear and works fine in the passenger door lock. Should have gone keyless!!!

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  • Visitor, , 87,000 mi

    Same issue with lock. THis will be second time to replace it. Never had this happen with any other car I owned.

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  •  Rookie

    my driver side door does not unlock with key. i'm not sure if this is the same problem but it sounds similar

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  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    havent gotten it fixed yet, just stopped working yesterday.

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  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    Three of the five timbers have quit working

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  • Visitor, , 125,000 mi

    Driver's side door lock stopped working at about 80000 miles. Tumbler had to be replaced.

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