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I also have a door lock stick issue but mine is that it never goes in and always sticks out even when door is locked. I tried taking it to dealer to fix but they said car has to stay at their shop for 2-3 days before someone can take a look since they are completely backlogged.
 

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I also have a door lock stick issue but mine is that it never goes in and always sticks out even when door is locked. I tried taking it to dealer to fix but they said car has to stay at their shop for 2-3 days before someone can take a look since they are completely backlogged.
Those knobs screw onto the lock rod. Just screw it down until it's correct.
 
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I think they are assuming you can unlock the door and the stick will pop up. I assume the problem is that it's stuck in the down position and won't come up?
Correct, the stick won鈥檛 come up no matter the door is locked or unlocked. I will probably ask the dealer to fix it during the first service.
 

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I had a similar issue way back. Try to slide a wider plastic straw down around the plunger while locking/unlocking. The straw should help guide the plunger up. If it works unscrew the plunger a little.
 
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It looks like the knob is still in the guide, but the lock rod may be disconnected from the lock arm inside the door.
 

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One of three likely reasons causing this, IMO:
1) Friction from improperly manufactured or aligned components;
2) Failed/broken actuator;
3) Wiring/Connector issue for actuator

If I'm betting, I'm going for failed actuator. Some components fail prematurely, and actuators most always fail with it's mechanics "frozen"/locked up as a result.

Best of luck.
 

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One of three likely reasons causing this, IMO:
1) Friction from improperly manufactured or aligned components;
2) Failed/broken actuator;
3) Wiring/Connector issue for actuator

If I'm betting, I'm going for failed actuator. Some components fail prematurely, and actuators most always fail with it's mechanics "frozen"/locked up as a result.

Best of luck.
First thing is you need to know if the door locks and unlocks and if it will open
from the inside and outside release handles.
 

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So the door functions as normal, it is just the stick got stuck. I think the only purpose of the stick is to lock the door from inside. I don't think my kid would understand anyway :)
So out of my three possibilities, all were wrong 馃榿馃槄. If the lock mechanisms are locking and unlocking, but the stick/indicator is stuck like Chuck, that leads me to believe it has had the linkage become physically disconnected somehow..... a number of possibilities here, an attempted break in is one of them, but definitely not a certainty.
 

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So out of my three possibilities, all were wrong 馃榿馃槄. If the lock mechanisms are locking and unlocking, but the stick/indicator is stuck like Chuck, that leads me to believe it has had the linkage become physically disconnected somehow..... a number of possibilities here, an attempted break in is one of them, but definitely not a certainty.
If I have to pick between attempted break in vs build quality, I will definitely pick the latter.
 
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