V70 XC

Door Lock Assembly May Fail on Volvo V70 XC

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: 143,697 (80,000–195,000)
5 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002
23 people reported this problem
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Tailgate door becomes stuck from time to time. After someone slammed my door a little too hard, something came loose inside and I can hear it rattling inside. Immediately afterwards, when trying to open the rear tailgate, it felt like the latch would not release, even when door was unlocked and I was fully engaging the door handle. The knob that moves up and down is also at a sharp angle.

Some days the rear door releases, some days it doesn't.
drivers door wouldn't unlock, had to drill out lock to get door open, passenger front won't lock. Expensive repair.
Doors lock randomly with the rear left door and petrol filler cap randomly popping up when locking. Now have to resort to locking the car from the door console as that seems to ensure that all doors lock properly. Not fixed.
I the passenger front door would not lock or unlock automatically. Now, the whole locking system acts goofy. I have not yet had it looked at or fixed.
The temperature dropped to 26 degrees overnight and when attempted to use the key to unlock the driver's door, it did not turn over. Had to use hot water to unlock the door.
Press the key fob lock button and the driver's door will automatically unlock after about 1 second. Continues for several cycles but will usually lock eventually. Can also open the driver's door, lock the car and manually push down the door lock. Sometimes that will secure the vehicle.
Driver side door lock (with key)failed, have not fixed yet. Also passenger rear window switch only worked in down mode, temporarily disconnected switch to avoid being stuck w/ open window. Bypassed switch to get it back up.
When unlocking the doors with either the key or from the door panel only the driver's side and the passenger side will unlock, the other locks go halfway and cycle back to the lock position this having to roll the window down and unlock the rear doors that way. The tailgate can be unlocked with the key at least.
My car is actually a 2005 - option was not available on drop down menu.

I went out this afternoon to go somewhere and my car would not unlock electronically or by turning the key on the driver's door. The lock on interior of door only lifted half way, and went back down when I tried to open using the door handle. I called Volvo and was told it may be the locking system. Waiting for secondary key holder to check if their key works, in case the problem is with my key.
i have to unroll window & open door from the outside. I just hope my elec. window keeps working. I don't want to crawl over to the passage door!