Honda Civic Problem Report
Honda Civic Door Lock May be Not Turn Due to Worn Tumblers
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.
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!!! - Visitor
door lock problem ,key goes half way in and thats it.sounds like a common problem to me,needs to be a recall. - Visitor
Same issue with lock. THis will be second time to replace it. Never had this happen with any other car I owned. - Visitor
Same as everyone else, key doesn't work on drivers side. - Visitor
Ignition lock failure at about the same time we noticed the door looks were getting bad. Ignition lock replacement was in the $500 range. We ignored the door locks; until now, when some miscreant violated our interior space. Three locks, all going bad; at the same time. Something stinks in Hondaville. Have appt. w/ dealer today.. Hope to file a happier update... - Visitor
Takes a couple minutes to unlock driver side door handle. Lock seems to be worn out. - ecb1264
Just picked up my 2009 Civic after 3 days in Honda repair -- was having trouble w/key in driver's door - wouldn't always lock/unlock but was able to deal with it. Door lock tumblers have already been replaced once about 2 years ago. Saturday the keys wouldn't work in the ignition. Car had to be towed. Thankfully the problem occurred locally. DX: worn tumblers. $890.00 later - all new locks/tumblers. Hope this is the last time with this problem otherwise could be the last Honda I own...Will be sending letter to Honda with a copy of the invoices for both replacements. It will be interesting to see what they do. - blanchemadison
Driver's door luck and trunk lock have not worked in years. Used WD40 at first, bought a few extra months but nothing since. - Visitor
This is the second time this has happened in my 2009 civic - Visitor
Drivers side door lock will not unlock with original key. Had spare key made at dealers and it works with the new key only. - willkay
my driver side door does not unlock with key. i'm not sure if this is the same problem but it sounds similar - bobnep
havent gotten it fixed yet, just stopped working yesterday. - Visitor
Three of the five timbers have quit working - Visitor
Driver's side door lock stopped working at about 80000 miles. Tumbler had to be replaced. - Visitor
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