The driver's door latch assembly can break internally, which causes the door to stay closed. The interior and exterior door handles do not work to open the door. Our technicians note that the door panel must be removed while the door is closed (likely damage will occur) and the latch assembly must be drilled in a specific spot for the door to open.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Honda Accord Driver's Door Latch Assembly May Break Internally
Honda Accord Problem
Average Mileage: 167,565 mi (15,500 mi - 338,000 mi)
Tried going to work and my door was jammed shut, had to crawl through the passenger side... Why is my accord having so much trouble?
Visitor, 2003 Honda Accord, 130,000 mi
passenger side door will not open from inside or out..
Visitor, 1998 Honda Accord
The driver's door latch assembly can break internally, which causes the door to stay closed. The interior and exterior door handles do not work to open thedp
Visitor, 2000 Honda Accord, 124,000 mi
I cannot open the driver's side door from either inside or outside latches. I have taken a look at my latch and found that it is indeed broken internally.
Door lock assembly/actuator does not work. Dorr will not open from inside or outside. Need instructions on drilling to free cam that holds door shut.
Visitor, 1998 Honda Accord, 199,000 mi
Driver side door latch assembly broke internally cannot open door.
Visitor, 2011 Honda Accord, 68,000 mi
door will not open not fixed yet
Visitor, 1998 Honda Accord, 202,745 mi
I Have a 1998 honda accord lx v6 and it runs fine but im constantly climbing over my center console to enter and exit my vehicle and I am over 6' ft tall! I cant deal with this anymore! I have not been able to go where i want because I am HIGHLY embarassed about climbing out on the passenger side and I cannot find anything or anyone online that can show an actually decent video of give simple instructions to fix this problem! HOW DO I FIX THIS ISSUE???? I thought Honda's were reliable and USER/ DRIVER FRIENDLY??? Im starting to seriously doubt that reputation........
Visitor, 1991 Honda Accord, 160,000 mi
Cannot open driver side door from interior or exterior. Cannot get to the assembly because door pannel screws are inaccessible when door is closed
Visitor, 1991 Honda Accord, 176,520 mi
cant open door from the inside or outside