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Old 06-05-2013, 10:01 PM
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Hi,

D/S rear door lock is weak and not always locking or unlocking the door with the Fob or the buttons on the driver door. It's not a battery issue, and it's only happening with one door. The boot housing the wires appears to be ok and not pinched. There's nothing binding the mechanism that I can see or feel, pushing and pulling on the door lock knob seems smooth.

My gut is telling me it's the door actuator on the way out.

A few questions:
1. does it sound reasonable?
2. I bought the lifetime bumper to bumper at the dealer when I got the truck new. I think this is covered, which begs the question: why am I messing with it myself? I guess I'm just inclined to take a look myself. I believe this would be covered, but wanted to confirm if anyone has had problems with this sort of repair at the dealer?


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Your assumption is correct. At about 50k miles my Passenger rear door actuator went out. I had a warranty at the time and had the dodge dealer replace it without issue.

I was having the exact same symptoms you are.
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Your assumption is correct. At about 50k miles my Passenger rear door actuator went out. I had a warranty at the time and had the dodge dealer replace it without issue.

I was having the exact same symptoms you are.

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Thanks. Always good to get feedback.

I wonder if the dealer has it in stock. It seems that nothing is ever in stock at the dealer , no matter how common you think it is.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:45 PM
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They had to order one for mine. Took about a week to get in and about an hour for the job.
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I've lost 3 actuators so ar, all replaced with extended warranty. Ironically, the only one to not go so far is the drivers door, which gets by far the most use since I don't unlock all doors on the first click.
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Call the dealer and see if they have it and will schedule it for you.

Wouldn't hurt to send them flowers or candy
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