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Land Rover Discovery Door Won't Open Due to Internal Failure of Rear Cargo Door Latch

 
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Model Years Affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Average Mileage: 96,035 mi (12,400 mi - 207,000 mi)

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Internal failure of the rear cargo door latch can cause the door to not open when using the outside door handle.

  •  Rookie

    Rear door would not open inside or out. I fixed the problem. The outside handle was frozen inward.I took a screwdriver and on the side of the handle (not under the center, but on the side using friction)
    GENTLY got it back to the position that would open the door. It opened. I then sprayed WD 40 in a small hole above the latch on the side of the door (located by the child lock lever)

    It apears to work fine now.

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  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    Cargo door won't open from inside or out.

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  •  Rookie

    Removed the Land Rover plastic logo from the rear door latch, and sprayed WD-40 in there.

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  • Visitor, , 98,000 mi

    Rear cargo door would not open from inside or outside. The outside handle sticks where it still moves about a quarter inch but doesn't open. Simply take a small flathead screwdriver or butter knife and pry the handle back towards the door. Squeeze and it should open. Once open lubricate with PB Blaster or WD 40 in the handle area and the door catch. Works well after that.

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  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    Back door would not open.Screwdriver and WD-40 fixed the problem.

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  • Visitor, , 105,300 mi

    Rear door won't open

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  • Visitor, , 48,409 mi

    door will not open from inside or outside. outside handle now has little movememt. no warning

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  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    back hatch door only open with key. Door will not open normally. Need to replace door mechanisms whatever they are, have not done so yet.

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  • Visitor, , 105,000 mi

    Sprayed inside latch with silicone spray to lubricate.

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  •  Rookie

    When I turn off the car the lock in the rear door goes crazy and then will not open. It stays locked???

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