Passenger door stuck

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Passenger door stuck

Post by b4rkie » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:27 pm

Hi all

I have an Oct15 HSE LUX and yesterday the passenger door has been stuck closed.

Pulled up outside the house and the passenger just couldn't open the door. I tried unlocking, locking several times to no avail.

Fuse is ok because window works.

Called LR Assist and they couldn't do anything. Looks like yet another visit to the garage.

I think the superlock is jammed.

Any one had this before? Is it a common prob?


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Re: Passenger door stuck

Post by Chippy » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:43 pm


I've certainly not heard of this on the forum before.

Try using the search function if you've not already done so and if that doesn't help then it's certainly a case of back to the dealer.

Good luck
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Re: Passenger door stuck

Post by jonet » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:24 am

We had this problem with our new DS a couple of months after collecting it. Rear passenger door wouldn't open, did cause our son to get very distressed in the car - tried repeatedly to open them, locking and unlocking etc and finally opened later on. Our issue with this was probably because of a water ingress issue onto the electrics in the boot/roof area. Yours is still under warranty so I hope you have success with your dealer, it could be a major problem if it happened when you needed to get someone out quickly, so make sure they give you a satisfactory solution.
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Re: Passenger door stuck

Post by Woolmeister » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:25 am

Door latch mechanisms are notoriously poor on all Land Rover vehicles. Could equally be electrical.

I replaced all 4 - and the tailgate latch - in my Discovery 3 in the first 6 years of ownership.

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Re: Passenger door stuck

Post by flycop2000 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:33 pm

When I picked up my new Disco Sport from the dealer my front passenger done jammed shut with the salesman stuck inside, he had to climb over the seats to get out! This was to the amusement of other customers as we were parked right outside the customer waiting area.

Courtesy car given to get me home whilst a new door lock was ordered and fitted the next day.

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Re: Passenger door stuck

Post by b4rkie » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:59 pm

Thanks all. Appreciate your comments.

My biggest headache right now is that LR Assist have told me that a car is available at LR Swansea but they ain't ringing me back to confirm despite my leaving 3 messages this afternoon.

I'm driving down there tomorrow whatever!

Doesn't help that I'm 200 miles from home on holiday with the family.

I do love my DS but in the 7 months I've had it, I've had a new CAT, new DPF and now the door!
Thank God for the warranty!


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Re: Passenger door stuck

Post by Lolo85 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:04 pm

Not sure If it’s the exact issue, but my driver’s door was stuck also. I thought it was the lock initially but after a very hard pull it opened and it was in fact the door panel/card that was completely popped out and had jammed the door.

Not sure what caused this (maybe the extreme heat we have experienced recently) but it has warped and won’t clip back in so I have a new door card ordered under warranty with the dealer. Vehicle has approx 20,000km on it.

It was also causing a problem locking the door saying the door was opened even though it wasn’t.
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