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Door lock stuck, and won't let me out!

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Got a 2010 mkz, 

Recently the wife noticed that the drivers side door lock has been sticking and the lever won't allow her to open the door. 

I was hoping someone might be able to identify with this situation, thanks everyone!

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That was a common issue on the Fusions, Zephyrs, and early MKZ. 

A new interior door handle is what you need,  it's pretty simple, and there a a bunch of videos on Youtube to assist you.  Most videos show a Fusion, but it should be very similar.

You can try this trick for now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCt7T5LOf9E

One repair video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he2Frs8tcxk

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8 hours ago, fusionff said:

That was a common issue on the Fusions, Zephyrs, and early MKZ. 

A new interior door handle is what you need,  it's pretty simple, and there a a bunch of videos on Youtube to assist you.  Most videos show a Fusion, but it should be very similar.

You can try this trick for now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCt7T5LOf9E

One repair video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he2Frs8tcxk

Right on,  i will check it out, thanks for the reply and I'll let you know how it goes thanks

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So let me get this straight..... My wife comes home with my MKZ and parks in the garage and she could get locked in there overnight until I find her in the am? Frankly this does not sound all that bad.... Was this an option on my 2017? I may have ordered that option if available! Probably called "Free night locking system for the guys check box 2"

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On 9/17/2018 at 7:45 PM, willy j said:

 

Recently the wife noticed that the drivers side door lock has been sticking and the lever won't allow her to open the door. 

 

I don't see the problem unless she has a pizza with her.  But then she can pass that to you thru the sunroof.

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On 9/18/2018 at 2:15 PM, ZED said:

So let me get this straight..... My wife comes home with my MKZ and parks in the garage and she could get locked in there overnight until I find her in the am? Frankly this does not sound all that bad.... Was this an option on my 2017? I may have ordered that option if available! Probably called "Free night locking system for the guys check box 2"

Yeah well you gotta realize that she is able to unlock the window and therefore access the handle from the outside.

   That's good shit right there, thanks bro!

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3 hours ago, Chris109 said:

I don't see the problem unless she has a pizza with her.  But then she can pass that to you thru the sunroof.

Well it'd better be a JETS pizza then!

Lol

Thanks guys!

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On 9/19/2018 at 3:59 PM, willy j said:

Well it'd better be a JETS pizza then!

Lol

Thanks guys!

Do the JETS give away a pizza when they win?  The Brownies gave away a beer..

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On 9/17/2018 at 9:45 PM, fusionff said:

That was a common issue on the Fusions, Zephyrs, and early MKZ. 

A new interior door handle is what you need,  it's pretty simple, and there a a bunch of videos on Youtube to assist you.  Most videos show a Fusion, but it should be very similar.

You can try this trick for now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCt7T5LOf9E

One repair video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he2Frs8tcxk

Well i wanted to say thanks for your advice, the trick has worked great and i finally got a new handle for her today and everything seems to be working as expected. 

 I did notice that the new install doesn't seem to fit exactly the same as the old one, but at least it's working. 

Btw it was obvious to me that someone else had been there before, probably to replace the door handle. 

 Thanks again!

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On 9/21/2018 at 12:04 PM, Chris109 said:

Do the JETS give away a pizza when they win?  The Brownies gave away a beer..

If us Jets fans depended on wins for food, we'd all be wearing skinny jeans.

4 hours ago, willy j said:

Well i wanted to say thanks for your advice, the trick has worked great and i finally got a new handle for her today and everything seems to be working as expected. 

 I did notice that the new install doesn't seem to fit exactly the same as the old one, but at least it's working. 

Btw it was obvious to me that someone else had been there before, probably to replace the door handle. 

 Thanks again!

Glad it worked out, maybe if you open it up again you can get it to fit better.

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